UUA Privacy and Data Security Policy

December 1, 2014

This policy addresses the collection, use, and safeguarding of data about individuals in the Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA's) electronic database. It's of particular interest to members, leaders, and staff of Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, as well as to employees and contractors working for the UUA or a District.

1. Who do we keep information about?

2. What information do we keep?

3. What information don't we keep?

4. How complete is the data, and how far back does the data go, and how long is it retained?

5. Where does the information come from?

6. Who has access to the information?

7. What about mailing lists and email addresses?

8. What do we use the data for?

9. Where is the information stored, and how is it kept safe?

10. How is data about minors kept safe?

11. What about online hackers or "bots" getting into the database?

12. What happens when a UUA staff member or a congregational administrator trusted with access to the database quits or leaves their job for other reasons?

13. How often is the information updated?

14. Does the UUA comply with laws and industry standards regarding data security and privacy?

15. Whom should a person contact with a question or to have information corrected or removed?

For more information contact data_services @ uua.org.

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Last updated on Thursday, December 18, 2014.