The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

This site governs the use of personal information of members, friends and visitors by the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship in regular operations, on our website at, and for purposes of publicity both online and in print. By using this site, you agree to follow and be bound by Privacy. If you do not agree with any of the terms of Privacy, please do not use this site.


Personal Information

Personal identifying information about our members and friends, such as email addresses and other contact information, is collected on a voluntary basis. Any information that we collect and that you provide is strictly used to extend the ministry of our church. We do not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any commercial entities.

If you are or become a member of our congregation, your contact information will be shared with the Unitarian Universalist Association to enable your free subscription to UUWorld magazine. You may opt out by contacting

Our website,, may be visited without submitting any personal identification information. Users may voluntarily submit email addresses or other personal identifying information to take part in an activity via the website, such as to sign up for a mailing list or request information. We will not sell or rent personal information collected via the website to any organization, including UU organizations.

The names of members and friends may be mentioned on the website and in promotional materials, particularly in articles in the newsletter. In order to protect the privacy of these individuals, we would only provide names but no other personal identification information.

Who has access to the information?

  • Authorized BUF staff members responsible for keeping information up to date. Our office administrator maintains most mailing and emailing lists for example. Our software permits staff to access only the information needed to do their jobs.
  • Our security measures protect data from unauthorized disclosure and damage as well as unauthorized changes, disclosure or destruction of data.

Use of Photographs

Photographs of church activities will be posted on our website and used occasionally in our newsletter or other promotional materials. Personal identification information such as names will not be associated with any photograph unless identification is warranted and permission of the individual or parent (guardian) of the person photographed has been obtained.

If you see a photograph of yourself or your child that you prefer not to be included on the website, or if you would like to ensure that no photo of you or your child is used for these purposes, please contact


Website Use by Children

If you are under 13, be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any personal information (for example, your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating. See COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).

Tracking Website Use

A “cookie” is a small text file sent to your web browser to store information into your computer’s hard drive. Its purpose is to capture and remember certain information. Our website software automatically gathers information from your browser and may set a cookie to determine trends in peak activity, determine the number of visitors, track the frequency that individual pages are accessed, and to ensure our links are working properly. For each visitor to our website, our website hosting server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name, IP (Internet Protocol) address, and browser software. It may also recognize the operating system and the site from which the visitor linked to us. It does not harvest email addresses or other personal information. This tracking information is not shared with other organizations.

We do not employ spyware or adware of any kind.

Links to Third Party Sites

This web site contains some hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than, for your reference only. The inclusion of hyperlinks to other websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on these websites or any association with their operators.

Information Accuracy

We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We will make every effort to ensure that the information presented on our website is accurate. If inaccuracies occur, we will make every effort to correct them in a timely manner. To report any web site inaccuracies or for questions about Privacy, please contact


This Website is owned and operated by the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, which is entirely responsible for its content. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License.

Changes to Privacy

This is a living document and may be changed or updated from time to time. By using the site after a change, you agree to follow and be bound by the Privacy as changed.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about Privacy, you can contact us at