Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Revised: June, 2020

Thank you for visiting us at summitchurch.com and/or are otherwise interacting with our Service (defined below), which is owned and operated by The Summit Church (“Summit,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to any of our online services (e.g., website or mobile app) (“Site”), and also applies to all features, widgets, plug-ins, applications, content, downloads and other opportunities we make available to you and other visitors that we own and control and make available through the Site  (collectively, the “Service”), regardless of how you access or use it, whether via computer, mobile device or otherwise.

We are a private company, established in the U.S.A., registered at 2335 Presidential Drive, Suite 114, Durham, NC 27703, United States with the contact email address privacy@summitchurch.com, and for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) we are the data controller.

The Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we will process any personal information or usage information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, in connection with your use of the Site and Service regardless of how you access or use them. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you understand your rights in relation to your personal data, and how we will collect, use and process your personal information.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to data collection activities that occur outside of your use of our Service (unless otherwise stated below) and does not govern the data practices of third-parties that may interact with our Service.

To the extent we provide you notice on our Service of different or additional privacy policies or practices (e.g., at the point of our collection), those additional terms shall govern such data collection and use.

In addition, please review the Terms of Service, which governs your use of the Service. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and accept our collection, use and disclosure of your information and data, and other activities, as described below. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Service.

      I.         INFORMATION WE COLLECT

                      1.         Information You Provide to Us. As described in our Terms of Service, we use the term “you” to refer to any user of the Service. If you use the Service on behalf of a company, organization or other entity, then “you” includes you and that entity; you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity on its behalf; and you agree that your entity is legally and financially responsible for your use of the Service as well as for the use of your user account by others affiliated with your entity, including any employees, agents or contractors. In connection with your use, you  may provide us with Personal Information and Demographic Information or Business Information (each defined below):

             §   “Personal Information” is information about you, such as your first and last name, phone number, username and password, credit card information, date of birth, home address, and email address.

             §   “Demographic Information” is information about you, such as your gender, age, education level, occupation, and zip code.

             §   “Business Information” is information about your organization such as your legal name, tax ID number, tax status, employer identification number(s), location(s), phone number(s), business contact information, bank account information such as bank name, account number and routing number, first and last name(s), birthdate(s), job title(s), phone number(s), last-four digits of social security number(s), and email address(es) of person(s) authorized to operate your account.

We collect this information through various forms and in various places on the Service, including when you sign up for a Summit account, through “contact us” link on our Site, or when you otherwise interact with the Service. Any Personal Information, Demographic Information, and Business Information you provide to Summit must be true and accurate. Should you change any of your Personal Information, Demographic Information, or Business Information, you agree to notify us before the change goes into effect by updating your Profile (as such term is defined in the Terms of Service).

                      2.         Information Collected and Stored As You Access and Use the Service. In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us via our Service, we and our third-party service providers use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Service (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information will be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that will be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other device (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Service. To the extent we associate Usage Information with your Business Information and/or Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service, we will treat it as Personal Information. Usage Information includes:

             §   your IP address, UDID, Ad-ID, or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Service, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier;

             §   your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);

             §   the areas within our Service that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;

             §   content you post to the Service including messages you send and/or receive via the Service;

             §   your Device location;

             §   your Device characteristics; and

             §   certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.

We use various methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). A few of the Tracking Technologies used on the Service, include, without limitation, cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, browser fingerprinting, entity tags, UTM codes, and recognition technologies that make assumptions about users and devices. We use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:

(a)              Strictly Necessary. We use Tracking Technologies that we consider are strictly necessary to allow you to use and access our Service, including cookies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security or allow you to make use of Service functionality.

(b)              Performance Related. We use Tracking Technologies that are useful in order to assess the performance of the Service, including as part of our analytic practices or otherwise to improve the content, ads, products or services offered through the Service.

(c)               Functionality Related. We use Tracking Technologies that are required to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing the Service, including identifying you when you use our Service or keeping track of your specified preferences.

(d)              Targeting Related. We use Tracking Technologies to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests on our Service and third-party services based on how you interact with our advertisements and/or content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content and ads that have been delivered to you.

(e)              We use Google Analytics, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with our Service. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our Service. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Service. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our Service – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Further, third-parties may use Tracking Technologies in connection with our Service, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services as well as across your Devices. We do not control those Tracking Technologies and we are not responsible for them. However, you accept that you will encounter third-party Tracking Technologies in connection with use of our Service and accept that our statements under this Privacy Policy do not apply to the Tracking Technologies or practices of such third-parties.

                      3.         Information Collected and Stored When We Send You a Text Message. After you sign up for our Service (subject to your consent where required by applicable law), we will send you text messages that provide marketing, promotional, and/or other information. We and our third-party service providers use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever we s send you a text message. This information will be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that will be downloaded to your mobile device whenever you receive a text message.

                      4.         Location-Based Information. Our Service uses location-based services in order to verify your location and deliver you relevant content and ads based on your location. We also share your location with third-parties (as set out below) as part of the location-based services we offer and for other commercial purposes. You can change the settings on your Device to prevent it from providing us with such information. This location data is collected in a form that personally identifies you and will be used by us and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services or for other commercial purposes. You should consider the risks involved in disclosing your location information to other people. We share your location information with the following third-parties :  OnlineGiving, Twilio, RockRMS, Google Analytics, Subsplash

                      5.         Information Third-Parties Provide About You. We will, from time to time, supplement the information we collect directly from you on our Service with outside records from third-parties for various purposes, including to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities that may be of interest to you. To the extent we receive Personal Data from those sources we will apply this Privacy Policy.

                      6.         Interactions with Third-Party Services. The Service includes functionality that allows certain kinds of interactions between the Service and a third-party web site or application. The use of this functionality involves the third-party operator providing certain information, including Personal Information, to us. For example, we provide you third-party sites’ interfaces or links on the Service to facilitate your sending a communication from the Service, or we use third-parties to facilitate emails, tweets or Facebook postings. These third-parties retain any information used or provided in any such communications or other activities and these third-parties’ practices are not subject to our Privacy Policy. We do not control or have access to your communications through these third-parties. Further, when you use third-party sites or services, you are using their services and not our services and they, not we, are responsible for their practices. You should review the applicable third-party privacy policies before using such third-party tools on our Service.

                      7.         California Do Not Track Disclosures. Various third-parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms for the expression of consumer choice regarding the collection of information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services (e.g., browser do not track signals). Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms.

                      8.         Information You Provide About a Third-Party. You may send someone else a communication from the Service, such as sending a message to a friend. If so, the information you provide (names, email addresses, telephone numbers, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used by us for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Service, your contact information, name or username and message is included in the communication sent to your addressee(s). Third-party tools will be subject to third-party privacy policies.

                      9.         Information  Collected and Stored When You Communicate With Other Summit Users Using the Service. We work with a third-party partner, OnlineGiving, to facilitate phone calls and text messages between us and you for marketing, promotional, and informational purposes. We receive information about these communications including the date and time of the call or text message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of any text messages. We also monitor and/or record the contents of phone calls, text messages or voice messages made with us. By proceeding you agree to allow Summit to monitor and/or record your calls, text messages or voice messages made using the Service.

 

    II.         HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

                      1.         Generally. In order to perform our contract with you, we will process your Personal Information, Business Information or Usage Information:

 

§  to process and track the transactions you enter into using the Service;

§  to verify your identity, including your accounts on the Service;

§  to provide the Service;

§  to provide customer support, including to resolve disputes, collect fees and troubleshoot problems;

§  to contact you with regard to your use of the Service and, in our discretion, changes to the Service and/or Service’s policies; and

§  to enable you to participate in a variety of the Service’s features.

As it is in our legitimate interests to be responsive to you and to ensure the proper functioning of our Service and provide you with a user-friendly service, we will use your Personal Information, Business Information or Usage Information:

§  to provide you with information such as to send you electronic newsletters or to provide you with special offers or promotional and marketing materials on behalf of us or third-parties, including to let you know about new products, services or upcoming events;

§  manage risk, or to detect, prevent, and/or remediate fraud or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

§  manage and protect our information technology infrastructure;

§  to improve the Service, marketing endeavors or our Service offerings;

§  to customize your experience on the Service or to serve you specific content or ads that are relevant to you;

§  to identify your Service preferences so that you can be informed of new or additional products, services and promotions;

§  to improve the overall experience at the Service;

§  to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

§  for internal business purposes; and

§  for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Where required by applicable law, we will process information relating to your religious affiliations based on your consent in order to provide you with our Service and allow you to join or be affiliated to a specific organization.

                      2.         Telephonic Communications. If you are an Individual User, you acknowledge that by providing your telephone number(s) to Summit, you are providing Summit with your express written consent to receive promotional, marketing, and/or informational text messages and/or phone calls from us. You acknowledge that you may incur a charge for these messages and calls by your telephone carrier and that Summit is not responsible for these charges. You may opt-out of receiving text messages and/or phone calls at any time:

§  To  opt-out of text messages, text STOP to any text message you receive. For help, text HELP. You acknowledge and agree that you may receive to accept a final text message from Summit confirming your opt-out.

§  To opt-out of automated phone calls (but not text messages), please contact us at optout@summitchurch.com. Please allow up to thirty (30) days to process any opt-out request. 

§  Providing your consent to receive promotional, marketing, and/or informational text messages and/or phone calls is not a condition to use the Service, however, opting out of receiving such communications will limit your use of the Service.

§  If you opt out of receiving text messages and/or phone calls, we reserve the right to still contact you if it relates to verifying your account, any transaction made using our Service, or if required by law.

US National Do Not Call Registry (“DNC”). We work with a third-party partner to prevent us from sending any text messages and/or making any phone calls to Individual Users who have registered their phone numbers on the DNC.

  III.         HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

                      1.         With Third-Parties We share non-Personal Information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third-parties. Further, we share your Device Identifiers with third-parties along with data related to you and your activities. Where applicable, we share your Personal Information and/or Business Information with payment processing service providers so they can assist with processing tax-deductible donations and other transactions initiated to or from your Service account. For non-EU users, we share your Personal Information, Demographic Information, Business Information, Usage Information, and/or Device Identifiers with third-parties for other commercial purposes. If you are a California resident, you have the right to request additional information about this sharing, so please see Section IV(3) below. In addition, we share the information we have collected about you, including Personal Information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and as described below or otherwise in this Privacy Policy. Summit will additionally disclose your information with third-parties as follows:

x.    When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third-Parties. At times you may  be presented with an opportunity  to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third-parties or to have us send certain information to third-parties or to have us give third-parties access to your information. If you choose to do so, such Personal Data will be disclosed to such third-parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third-party privacy policies and practices of such third-parties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such third-parties and, therefore, you should review such third-party privacy policies and practices of such third-parties prior to requesting information from or otherwise interacting with them.

y.    Third-Parties Providing Services on our Behalf. We use third-party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Service, which include OnlineGiving, Twilio, Google Analytics, Subsplash. We provide these vendors with access to user information, including Device Identifiers and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Third-party analytics and other service providers may set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including Personal Information about you. We are not responsible for those third-party technologies or activities arising out of them.

 IV.         OTHER REASONS WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

                      1.         To Protect the Rights of Summit and Others. We will access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information (including Device Identifiers and Personal Information) to third-parties: (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law; (ii) to protect and/or defend the Service’s Terms of Service or other policies applicable to the Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property or security of the Service or any third-party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues. Further, we will use IP address or other Device Identifiers to identify users and will do so in cooperation with third-parties such as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third-parties, all in our discretion, subject to applicable law. Where necessary in accordance with applicable law, such disclosures will be carried out without notice to you.

                      2.         Affiliates and Business Transfer. We share your information, including your Device Identifiers and Personal Information, Business Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates. We will also disclose your information to third parties: (i) in the event that we sell any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets; or (ii) if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case information held by us about our users will be one of the transferred assets.

                      3.         Your California Privacy Rights. We may elect to share information about you with third-parties for those third-parties’ direct marketing purposes. California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits California residents who have supplied personal information (as defined in the law) to us to, under certain circumstances, request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. If this law applies to you, you may obtain the categories of personal information shared by us and the names and addresses of all third-parties that received personal information for their direct marketing purposes from us during the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2019 will receive information about 2018 sharing activities). To make such a request, please provide sufficient information for us to determine if this applies to you, attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. To make such a request (limit one request per year), please send an email to: privacy@summitchurch.com, with “California Privacy Rights” as the subject line or mail us a letter to: The Summit Church, 2335 Presidential Drive, Suite 114, Durham, NC 27703, United States. You must include your full name, email address, and postal address in your request.

 

 VI.         HOW WE TREAT PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION

                      1.         Public Information. The Service may permit you to submit ideas, photographs, video, audio recordings, computer graphics, pictures, data, information about your location, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, including Personal Information, Demographic Information and/or Business Information (collectively, “User Content”), such as on publicly available Profile. We or others may store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use User Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed) and may or may not attribute it to you. Others may have access to this User Content and may have the ability to share it with third-parties. Please think carefully before deciding what information you share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User Content. Please note that Summit does not control who will have access to the information that you choose to make public and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy or keep it secure. We are not responsible for the privacy or security of any information that you make publicly available on the Service or what others do with information you share with them on the Service. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any User Content that you disclose or receive from third-parties through the Service.

                      2.         Name and Likeness. This section does not apply to individuals using our Services from Europe. We may also publish your name, voice, likeness and other Personal Information, Demographic Information and/or Business Information that is part of your User Content, and we may use the content, or any portion of the content, for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities, as well as for any other commercial purpose. For full terms and conditions regarding User Content you submit to the Service, please review our Service’s Terms of Service.

 

VII.         THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND/OR APPS YOU ACCESS THROUGH US

When you are on the Service you may be directed to other sites and apps that are operated and controlled by third-parties that we do not control such as merchants who directly sell products and services to you (“Third-Party Owners”). If you go to these other sites and apps, such sites and apps will have their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for these third-party privacy policies or the practices of Third-Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personally identifiable information to a third-party application or otherwise interacting with it and exercise caution in connection with these applications and Third-Party Owners.

VIII.         CHANGING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of registration. The Service allows you to review, correct or update Personal Information you have provided through the Service’s registration forms or otherwise by updating your Service account, and you can provide registration updates and changes by contacting us by email at: privacy@summitchurch.com. If so, we will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable (but we may retain prior information for business records purposes). Please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. When you edit your Personal Information or change your preferences on the Service, information that you remove may persist internally for Summit’s administrative purposes. If you are an individual accessing our Services from Europe, please see your additional rights as set out under section XI below.

 IX.         CHANGING HOW WE COMMUNICATE WITH YOU

As a supplement to the information provided in Section II(2), you may cancel or modify our email marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional emails. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions and if your opt-out is limited to certain types of emails (e.g. opting out of one particular communication but remaining with us for other communications) the opt-out will be so limited. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Service, such as administrative and Service announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications.

   X.         HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

We will retain your information as follows for as long as we are required in order to provide the Service to you, as required to fulfil our legal requirements and defend legal claims. After you have terminated your use of our services, we may store your information in an aggregated and deidentified format.

 XI.         USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION

Our Service is operated in the United States and intended for users located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including Personal Data, will be transferred to, and processed, stored and used in the United States in order to provide the Service to you. Where the GDPR applies and our processors of your Personal Data are located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), such transfer will only be to a recipient country that ensures an adequate level of data protection.

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS PROVIDED TO EU INDIVIDUALS

Access and Portability: You have the right to ask us to access the personal data we hold about you and be provided with certain information about how we use your personal data and who we share it with. Where you have provided your personal data to us with your consent, you have the right to ask us for a copy of this data in a structured, machine readable format and to ask us to share (port) this data to another data controller.

Right to deletion: In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you:

                      3.         where you believe that it is no longer necessary for us to hold your personal data;

                      4.         where we are processing your personal data on the basis of legitimate interests and you object to such processing and we cannot demonstrate an overriding legitimate ground for the processing;

                      5.         where you have provided your personal data to us with your consent and you wish to withdraw your consent and there is no other ground under which we can process your personal data; or

                      6.         where you believe the personal data, we hold about you is being unlawfully processed by us.

Restriction: In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask us to restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data:

                      7.         where you believe the personal data, we hold about you is inaccurate and while we verify accuracy;

                      8.         where we want to erase your personal data as the processing is unlawful but you want us to continue to store it;

                      9.         where we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of our processing but you require us to retain the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

                  10.         where you have objected to us processing your personal data based on our legitimate interests and we are considering your objection.

In addition, you can object to our processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interests and we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate an overriding legitimate ground.

To exercise any of these rights above, please contact us at privacy@summitchurch.com.

Please note that these rights are limited, for example, where fulfilling your request would adversely affect other individuals where there are overriding public interest reasons or where we are required by law to retain your personal data.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at privacy@summitchurch.com.

Complaints: In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at privacy@summitchurch.com and we will endeavor to deal with your request as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to your right to raise a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.

XII.         CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Summit does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of sixteen (16) or knowingly allow such persons to sign-up for the Service. Summit and its Service are not directed at children under the age of sixteen (16). If you are a child under sixteen (16) years of age, you are not permitted to use the Service and should not send any information about yourself to us through the Service. In the event Summit becomes aware that we have collected personal information from any child under the age of sixteen (16), we will dispose of that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under the age of sixteen (16) has provided us with personal information, please contact us immediately at: privacy@summitchurch.com.

XIII.         SECURITY

We work hard to incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure all of your information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Service and provide us with your information at your own risk.

XIV.         CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy and your use of our Service indicates your agreement to the privacy policy posted at the time of use.

XV.         SEVERABILITY

To the extent any provision of this Privacy Policy is found by a competent tribunal to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed to the extent necessary for the remainder to be valid and enforceable. We are, however, not responsible for third-party policies or practices.

XVI.         Dispute Resolution

By using the Service in any way, you unconditionally consent and agree that: (1) any claim, dispute, or controversy (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) you may have against us and/or our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective members, officers, directors and employees (all such individuals and entities referred to herein as a "Summit Party") arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with the Service or the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of AAA; (2) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (3) the arbitration shall be held in Durham County, North Carolina; (4) the arbitrator's decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable user may have entered into in connection with the Service; (5) the arbitrator shall apply North Carolina law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (6) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only your and/or the applicable Summit Party's individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (7) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against you or any Summit Party; (8) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against any Summit Party exceed $125 USD, and you are unable (or not required under the rules of AAA) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Summit agrees to pay them and/or forward them on your behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator. In addition, if you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Summit will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (9) with the exception of subpart (6) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of AAA, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (6) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor Summit shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on AAA and/or the rules of AAA, visit their website at http://www.adr.org/.

XVII.         Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy or practices described in it or wish to contact the individual designated as our data protection officer, you should contact us at privacy@summitchurch.com.



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