Open Gate Christian Fellowship Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to, and Open Gate Christian Fellowship and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Open Gate Christian Fellowship include and Open Gate. The Open Gate website is an informational site for those attending or looking to attend Open Gate Christian Fellowship. By using the Open Gate website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered, Open Gate may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

First and Last Name

Mailing Address

E-mail Address

Phone Number

If you give or make any online donations at, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the transaction.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when making a gift or donation. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Open Gate collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.

Open Gate may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Open Gate and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Open Gate does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Open Gate may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Open Gate, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Open Gate may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Open Gate or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Open Gate; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Open Gate, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Open Gate may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Open Gate, in order to determine what Open Gate services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Open Gate to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Open Gate. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Open Gate website.

Use of Cookies

The Open Gate website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Open Gate pages, or register with Open Gate site or services, a cookie helps Open Gate to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Open Gate website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Open Gate features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Open Gate services or websites you visit.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

Open Gate secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Open Gate uses a third party merchant (Planning Center) for the processing of online gifts and donations. The following are some of the security, compliance, practices, and procedures at Planning Center:

SOC 2 Type 1 Certified

Planning Center is SOC 2 Type 1 certified. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) created the Service Organization Control (SOC 2) framework to test organizations’ ability to protect data from potential threats.
To pass SOC 2, Planning Center worked with an AICPA-approved auditor, Johanson Group, to critique their company based on five areas: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. This audit included a review of Planning Center policies, backup and disaster recovery, incident response, firewall configurations, and other critical areas of their business. After completing the audit, Planning Center received an Auditor’s Report, proving Planning Center meets and exceeds the SOC 2 criteria. Planning Center can provide the full report upon request.

PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS, or more commonly, PCI) are a set of standards set forth by the four major card associations to protect cardholder data. All merchants and processors need to have physical, electronic, and procedural controls in place to ensure that cardholder data is stored and handled securely at all times.
Planning Center is a PCI Level One compliant merchant.
Planning Center’s payment processor, Stripe, is one of the largest, most advanced payment processors in the world. They handle payment processing for services like Kickstarter, Lyft, Shopify, Pinterest, Twitter, Heroku, SurveyMonkey, and many other companies. Stripe is also a certified “PCI Service Provider Level 1” payment processor.

Technical Security and Encryption

Whenever your data is in transit between you and Planning Center, everything is sent encrypted over HTTPS, and Planning Center’s databases utilize encryption at rest. Planning Center limits brute force attacks with rate limiting, and all passwords are filtered from all Planning Center logs and are one-way encrypted using industry standard bcrypt.


Open Gate secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Open Gate uses the following methods for this purpose:

TSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number or bank account number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Open Gate strives to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.


Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

Open Gate does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Open Gate may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Open Gate, you may opt out of such communications by requesting to be removed from future email updates at the email address listed below..

Changes to this Statement

Open Gate reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Open Gate welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Open Gate has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Open Gate at:


Open Gate Christian Fellowship

P.O. Box 1022

Willows, California 95988


Email Address:


Telephone number:

(530) 934-5790


Effective as of July 23, 2022