Consent Statements

If I agree to be contacted by the church about upcoming activites and other news, I consent to receive regular email communication from the Church of the Good Shepherd, usually consisting of two emails per week but occasionally including special emails in the event of emergencies or other suddenly timely information. Consent may be revoked at any time by unsubscribing.

If I consent to photo and video use by the Church of the Good Shepherd, I agree to grant permission to record on photo, video, or audio recording their participation in Good Shepherd services and activities. They further agree that any or all of the material recorded may be used, in any form, as part of any future production(s) made by or for the Church of the Good Shepherd; and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit, or other compensation.

If I grant permission for my child to engage in youth activities, I understand that the Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Group is an active indoor/outdoor program for youth from 6th to 12th grades. This program may include, but is not limited to, spiritual and social development, church involvement, community outreach, retreats, skating, skiing, bowling, hiking, swimming, etc. Permission is hereby granted for our child to participate in all organized Youth Group activities. I/We take full responsibility for the actions of our child and relieve all adults and The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of any liability in conjunction with these activities.

If I consent for photo and video of my child to be used by the Church of the Good Shepherd, I/We give permission for the child named to be photographed and/or videotaped during any parish event and for the images and/or recordings to be published, reproduced, or distributed by the Church of the Good Shepherd in all outlets, including, but not limited to, television, newspapers, internet, church publications, and promotional materials without liability or limitation on my or my minor’s part. Furthermore, such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit, or other compensation.

If I agree to emergency medical consent for my child, I/We give permission, if I/we cannot be contacted, for our child to be treated at any hospital or licensed health care facility by any physician when deemed immediately necessary or advisable by the physician to safeguard our child’s health. I/We waive the right of informed consent to such treatment.

Cybersecurity disclosure statement

General: Good Shepherd collects and retains a certain amount of personally identifiable information about our parishioners in electronic databases, including names, addresses, contributions, and donations. Some of this information is also available in printed form through our Parish Directory. This is done so we can communicate with you effectively, manage our finances, and help you communicate with each other. Also, personal images are available through our parish directory and online through our website, Facebook, and YouTube. We follow applicable regulations regarding the recording and retention of such images and make reasonable precautions to avoid unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of personal information. We do not sell or disclose information to commercial entities or other not-for-profit organizations and only share information in aggregate with the Diocese of Olympia, the Episcopal Church, and other church organizations for the purposes of planning and reporting Church of the Good Shepherd activity.

VANCO: For the convenience of our parishioners and to facilitate donations, we maintain an electronic giving interface through VANCO. Those parishioners who use VANCO have agreed to the VANCO terms and conditions of service. In addition, because of the way VANCO is set up under a master Diocesan account, several people at the Diocesan level can access individual donor financial information, and our assistant treasurer also has that access. Our financial policies strictly prohibit the assistant treasurer from accessing bank account or credit card information, and we will not, under any circumstances, change contributions or redirect contribution amounts or initiate or close individual accounts.