Privacy Policy

SparkFellowship connects Churches, Ministries, and Christians through Services intended to strengthen relationships, increase participation, and encourage donations. Any registered User of the SparkFellowship Services can follow Churches and Ministries, share contact information, connect with small groups within churches, donate, and discover ways to serve their communities.

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how and when SparkFellowship collects, uses, and shares your various information while using the Services. SparkFellowship receives information through various websites, including, email notifications, APIs, Radiate Ministry Content Management Systems, applications, widgets, and commerce services (the "SparkFellowship Services"), and any of our other services that link to this Policy (collectively known as the "Services") and from third parties and our partners. For example, you send us information when you use our Services on the web, or updating your website with Radiate Ministry. When you use any of our Services you agree to the collection, storage, transfer, adaptation, disclosure, publication, and use of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Regardless of your country of use or citizenship, you agree to allow SparkFellowship to use your information in the United States and any other country where SparkFellowship operates.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at

Information Collection and Use

Basic Account Information: When you create or manage your account, you provide personal information, such as your name, address, email address, password, and/or phone number. Within the Services your name and profile picture are listed publicly, including in search results, your profile page, and Church and Ministry follower listings. These listings may not require registration to view.

Contact Information: You may use your contact information, including address, phone number, and email address to customize your account. You agree to allow us to use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, prevent spam, fraud, and abuse, and help others find your account and connect, including third party services and applications. You may control your account settings to manage the notifications you receive from the SparkFellowship Services. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions within the correspondence. Your account privacy settings control who can view your information and who or whether others can view your information on the SparkFellowship services.

Additional Information: You may choose to share additional information within the SparkFellowship Services, such as a biography, your location, a profile picture, or your family relationships and status. Providing the additional information addressed in this section is optional.

Posts, Following, Groups: Our services are designed to help you connect with Christians. Most of the information you provide us through the SparkFellowship Services is intended to be shared with other users. Posts to Church, Ministry, or Small Group profiles are public to other followers of such entities, as well as the metadata associated with such posts, including date and time and timezone associated with your account. In addition, the Churches, Ministries, or Small Groups you follow will be publicly available to other followers of the same Church, Ministry, or Small Group. Administrators of a Church or Ministry will also be able to view when you follow a Small Group under the umbrella of that Church or Ministry. Please understand the extent of the audience when you share information with SparkFellowship and exercise caution when sharing personal information or content, such as text, photos, videos, or links.

Location: SparkFellowship may collect information about your location. We may collect this information from your account information, data from your device (such as GPS location), wireless network or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may store and use your location information to provide features of the SparkFellowship Services and improve and customize the Services to you. For example, we may display upcoming events in your community that are located in proximity to you.

Links: SparkFellowship may track how you interact with links across the Services, including the website, email notifications, third party services, and applications, by redirecting clicks or other means. We do so to improve the Services, track statistical performance, and provide relevant content to you.
Cookies: Like many websites, SparkFellowship uses cookies to collect website usage data, store data, and improve the Services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred and stored on your computer or mobile device. We do not require cookies to view Church and Ministry profiles, although some features of the Service will be reserved or withheld for registered users who have logged in. We may use session and persistent cookies to understand how you interact with the Services, to monitor usage and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve and customize the Services. Most Internet browsers accept cookies by default, but you modify your browser's settings to stop accepting cookies or prompt you before accepting them. Some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Log Data: When you use the Services, SparkFellowship receives and logs information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring web page, pages visited, location, mobile carrier, device information, search terms, and cookie information (collectively "Log Data"). SparkFellowship uses the Log Data to provide, improve, and improve the Services, understand what topics you may be interested in, and customize the content provided by the Services to you.

Commerce Services: You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, "Payment Information"), along with your billing address, to complete a commerce transaction through our Services, sometimes referred to as Online Giving or Donation. You may also provide your credit or debit card number to register for card-linked services. To facilitate future purchases, we send your Payment Information to our third party payment processor (Braintree Payments). We consider your Payment Information and billing address private and do not make such information public. We collect and store information created by your purchases made through our Services ("Transaction Data"). If you register your credit or debit card with SparkFellowship for card-linked services, we receive information about the card transactions from a third-party payment services provider or card network ("Registered Card Data"). Transaction Data and Registered Card Data may include the merchant's name and the date, time and amount of the transaction. SparkFellowship uses Registered Card Data to verify eligibility for card-linked services, and may also use Registered Card Data to limit the number of offers available to you and keep track of your offers.

Third-Parties and Affiliates: SparkFellowship uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services and to help us understand and improve the use of the Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address).

Information Sharing and Disclosure
SparkFellowship does not disclose your private, personal information except for the following circumstances:

User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction. For example, when you authorize Radiate Ministry to access your SparkFellowship account. If you've shared information with SparkFellowship with a third party service, or shared information with users who access the Services through third party services, that information may be shared with the third party service.

Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States and other countries. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions. We share your Payment Information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit or debit cards. We may share your credit or debit card number with payment services providers or card networks to monitor card transactions at participating merchants and track redemption activity for the purposes of providing card-linked services.
Online Giving and Donation Recipients: If you use our Online Giving Services we may provide the Church or Ministry receiving the donation with your name, email address, billing address, Payment Information, and Transaction Data for payment processing, dispute resolution, or applicable tax-records and to help prevent, detect, and investigate fraudulent or prohibited activities.

Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process or government request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect SparkFellowship's rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party's, including a government's, request to disclose your information.

Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that SparkFellowship is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates' services, including the delivery of ads.

Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of the Services, we provide the ability to manage Account Settings, to access, correct, delete, or modify your personal information you provided to us and is associated with your account.

You may also disable your SparkFellowship account from your account settings. Other third party apps and services may retain copies of your information, even after you have disabled your account.

Children on SparkFellowship

Our Service is not intended for persons under the age of 13. If you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we come aware that we have received information from a child under the age of 13 we will take steps to remove such information and deactivate the child's account.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is important, we will notify you via an email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: September 25, 2015