Horizons Church
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Privacy Policy

Horizons Church - Statement of Security, Authorization and Privacy System Requirements


Security Standards 
We understand that security is very important to you.  We have taken the following steps in both the security of data that is transmitted across the internet and also the personal information that is stored in our databases.

  1. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to securely transfer your information across the internet to us. This technology encrypts the information you provide so it's nearly impossible for anyone other than Horizons Church to read it. This technology is used whenever confidential information, such as your bank account number, is transmitted.
  2. We use the highest industry standard for online security, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, to secure your online sessions. This process safeguards your session from intruders.
  3. The Web application also encrypts sensitive data to conceal your personal identity.

Access to your profile first requires that you authenticate through our secure Login Profile system.   This is accomplished by entering your unique login and password.   We have included a security question that only you know the answer to as well as an image that requires interpretation in order to complete the login process.  You have the ability to change your login and password through your profile.

  1. Please help us keep your information safe, protect your login information.  Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. Horizons Church will never call you and ask you for your login information. 

We use the state-of-the-art firewall protection which places safeguards between internet and local data storage.  Additionally, every secure page on our Web site has been certified and noted with a digital certificate.  This is shown through the "site certificate" that is resident on all secure pages. To view this certificate, please click on the image of the closed lock on the bottom bar of your browser window.      

Software & Browser Requirements 
Operating Systems:
Microsoft® Windows 2000, XP and Vista  
Browsers: Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Firefox    
Cookies:  Like many other sites, we use a technology called "cookies".  A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which will be stored on your system. A cookie does not retrieve any data from your hard drive, carry computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address. Our Web site requires that you accept all cookies in order for the Web site features and security mechanisms to function fully. Once you terminate the browser application or "log off" our site, this session    cookie will be deleted from your computer.  Cookies must be enabled on the end user’s browser to enable proper functionality.

It's Safe and Secure

Security is a top priority.

We understand that you may be concerned about privacy and security issues surrounding the use of the internet for giving contributions. We´ve taken steps to give the best security possible.

  1. When you are entering and viewing Online Giving information you are using our secure servers.
  2. We require that you use not only your name and password, but also a Personal Identification Number (PIN) when setting up or viewing your giving records. Although this adds steps to the process, it assures that no one besides you will be able to access your account. (A password and PIN gives your online account the same level of security as your ATM.)
  3. Our Servers are located behind strong security firewalls and use a complex mathematical process, an encryption algorithm, to encode all information before it is sent and then decoded with a "key" when it is received. Without this key, the information is undecipherable. Computers use a binary number that is usually 40- to 128-bits in length as the "key". The larger the key, the more difficult it is to break and decipher the message in transit. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you select a browser version that uses 128-bit encryption if possible.
What is 128- bit encryption? 128-bit encryption is 300 septillion times stronger than standard encryption. Browsers with standard 40 and 56-bit encryption make available billions of possible keys. 128-bit encryption means that there are 2128 billion possible keys to your information and every time you access the Horizons servers the key is changed. 128-bit SSL encryption has never been broken and according to RSL Labs, it would take a "trillion-trillion years" to crack the code using today´s technology.