Privacy Policy

churchHive, LLC™™


1. Introduction.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of churchHive, LLC™, and all websites (also, collectively, the “Site” or “Sites”) owned or operated by churchHive, LLC™, and its subsidiaries and corporate affiliates (also, collectively, “We,” “Us,” and “Our”) to all users (also, “You”) of the Sites.

2. What Information We Collect.

The types of information that We collect fall under two (2) general categories: personally identifiable information (PII) and non-personally identifiable information (non-PII).  PII consists of any information which can be used to specifically identify You as an individual, whereas non-PII consists of aggregate information or any information that does not reveal Your identity.  The following sections describe how Your PII and non-PII are collected by Us, and how We use such information.

3. How We Collect and Use Information.

Log Files.  Any time that You visit any of Our websites, Our servers automatically gather information from Your browser (such as Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks) to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.  For example, We may log Your IP address for system administration purposes.  IP addresses are logged to track a user’s session.  This gives Us an idea of which parts of Our site users are visiting.  We do not share the log files to any external parties.

Cookies.  We use “cookies” to keep track of some types of information while You are visiting Our website or using Our services.  Cookies are very small files placed on Your computer, and they allow Us to count the number of visitors to Our website and distinguish repeat visitors from new visitors.  They also allow Us to save user preferences and track user trends.  We rely on cookies for the proper operation of Our website; therefore if Your browser is set to reject all cookies, the website will not function properly.  users who refuse cookies assume all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality.  We do not link the cookies to any PII.

Web Beacons.  “Web beacons” (also known as “clear gifs” and “pixel tags”) are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies in order to further personalize Our website for Our users and to collect a limited set of information about Our visitors.  We may also use web beacons in email communications in order to understand the behavior of Our customers.  We do not link the web beacons to any PII.

Mobile Analytics.  We use mobile analytics software to allow Us to better understand the functionality of Our mobile software on Your phone.  This software may record information such as how often You use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from.  We do not link the information We store within the analytics software to any PII You submit within the mobile application.  

Information About You.  When You register or subscribe to any of Our services, We collect a wide variety of information about You.  For Our users’ service, for example, You provide Us with answers to Our proprietary questionnaire, and We use Your answers to build a profile for You and to match You with other compatible users.  Your individual responses to the questions about Your profile in Our questionnaire will be held strictly confidential, while other non-PII about Yourself (such as first name, denominational preference, work history, etc.) will be used to build Your “Profile.”  We may also display Your most recent log-in date and other profile/account information to Your matches.  Finally, for interactive content where You may choose to have a public profile, We may display Your information to other community members and visitors if You wish.  You may choose to provide Us with Your photo(s) or video(s) and by providing Us such content, You agree that We may make them available to Your matches and users of churchHive’s services.  Except as otherwise stated in this privacy statement, We do not disclose Your PII to Your matches or other users of Our services.

Submitted Resumes and Background Checks.  We make it optional for Our users to upload their resume and background check to their profile.  churchHive assumes no responsibility as to the accuracy and legitimacy of the information held on these uploaded documents.  You are solely responsible for due diligence for researching the accuracy and legitimacy of these documents.  In the case that You find a discrepancy We ask that You report the profile to which the document belongs by clicking the “Report Abuse” button.  churchHive assumes no responsibility in the case where a lead is hired and afterwards a discrepancy in documentation or in match results is found or revealed.

Purchase Information.  To process purchases, We may require Your name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information.  Such information is used primarily to process Your order or as otherwise described herein.  Credit card transactions are processed through industry standard Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) which only uses Your information for that purpose.

Emails and Telephone Calls.  We require an email address from You when You register for Our services.  We use Your email for both transactional (e.g., order confirmation, refund and renewal processing, notifying matches for Our users’ service) and promotional (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, event notifications, special third-party offers) purposes.  Email messages We send You may contain code that enables Our database to track Your usage of the emails, including whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked.  If You would rather not receive promotional emails from Us, please see the section below labeled “Choice/Opt-Out”.  We reserve the right to send You certain communications relating to the churchHive services, such as service announcements and administrative messages, without offering You the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.  We may also contact You by telephone or text message (including to any wireless number You may provide to Us) solely in connection with churchHive’s services.  If You would rather not receive telephone calls or text messages from Us, You may change or delete Your number from Your account preferences page(s), or ask to be removed from Our contact list if You receive a call or text message from Us.  We fully comply with the requirements of the United States CAN-SPAM Act.

Mobile Device.  If You use a mobile device to access Our site or download any of Our applications, We may collect device information (such as Your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system and version information, and IP address.  We collect Your geolocation information only upon Your consent.  

Demographic Data.  Demographic data is also collected at Our site.  We use this data to tailor Our users’ experience at Our site, showing them content that We think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.  Some of this information may be shared with advertisers on a non-personally identifiable basis.

Online Survey Data.  We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys.  We encourage Our members to participate in such surveys because they provide Us with important information regarding the improvement of Our services.  You may also volunteer for certain surveys that We may offer to Our users, and any additional rules regarding the conduct of such surveys will be disclosed to You prior to Your participation.  We do not link the survey responses to any PII, and all responses are anonymous.  

Information Regarding Your Friends.  We encourage You to refer a friend to Our users’ service by sending Us a friend’s name and email address.  We will keep this information in Our database, and send that person a one-time email containing Your name and inviting them to visit Our site.  This email will also include instructions on how to remove their information from Our database.  You agree that You will not abuse this feature by entering names and addresses of those who would not be interested in churchHive’s services.  For some of Our services, You may also give gift memberships to Your friends, in which case We will use Your friends’ email address that You provide in order to deliver the gift.

Public Forums.  Our blog contains posts which are relevant to lead generation within the ministry genre and is available to Our users and visitors.  Any information that is disclosed in the comments section of any post becomes public information and You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any PII.  Please consult the “Safety Tips” guide when posting comments on them for other specific information.  To request removal of Your personal information from Our blog, contact Us at  In some cases, We may not be able to remove Your personal information, in which case We will let You know if We are unable to do so.  

Use for Research.  In addition to the uses outlined above, by using Our site, You agree to allow Us to anonymously use the information from You and Your experiences to continue Our research into successful leads.  This research, conducted by web analysis, may be published.  However, all of Your responses will be kept anonymous, and no PII will be published.

4. Mobile Device Additional Terms.

Mobile Device.  If You use a mobile device to access Our site or download any of Our applications, We may collect device information (such as Your mobile device identification (“ID”), model, and manufacturer), operating system and version information, and IP address.  

Geo-Location Information. We do not ask You for, access or track any location-based information from Your mobile device at any time while downloading or using Our Mobile Apps or services.

Push Notifications. We send You push notifications if You choose to receive them for notifying You of matches for Our users’ service, letting You know when someone has sent You a message, or for other service-related matters.  If You wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications You may turn them off at the device level.

5. Disclosure of Your Information.

Disclosure to Your Matches.  As an integral part of providing the churchHive service, We will disclose Your profile information to Your matches.  Photos and other profile information posted by You will be available to subscribers that are matched with You.

Disclosure By Law.  You acknowledge and agree that We may disclose information You provide if required to do so by law, at the request of a third party, or if We, in Our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to: (1) comply with the law, respond to requests or orders from law enforcement, or assist any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law); (2) protect or defend churchHive’s, or a third party’s, rights or property; or (3) protect someone’s health or safety, such as when harm or violence against any person (including You) is threatened.

Disclosure to Protect Abuse Victims.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Statement or Our Terms and Conditions of Service, We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to disclose any information that You submit to the services, if in Our sole opinion, We suspect or have reason to suspect, that the information involves a party who may be the victim of abuse in any form.  Abuse may include, without limitation, elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.  Information may be disclosed to authorities that We, in Our sole discretion, deem appropriate to handle such disclosure.  Appropriate authorities may include, without limitation, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, or court officials.  You hereby acknowledge and agree that We are permitted to make such disclosure.

Disclosure to Trusted Third Parties By Us.  This is the advertisements section.  We may share Your non-PII with third parties, but not in a manner that would reveal Your identity.  We may share Your PII, sometimes in conjunction with Your non-PII, with service providers that may be associated with Us to perform functions on Our behalf.  For example, outsourced customer care agents or technology assistants may need access to Your information to perform services for You.  Your information will be treated as private and confidential by such service providers and not used for any other purpose than We authorize.  In addition, from time to time, We may share PII (such as email or mailing address) about Our user base with carefully selected third parties, so they can offer goods and services that We believe may be of interest to Our users.  If You do not wish to receive offers from Our trusted partners, You can change Your email preferences at any time by following the steps outlined in the “Choice/Opt-Out” section below.

Disclosure to Trusted Third Parties at Your Request.  When purchasing a churchHive subscription or while visiting Our site, We may provide You with advertisements, promotions, sweepstakes and offers from third party providers.  If You choose to accept any such offers, You may either (depending on the situation) directly provide Your information in connection with the offer to such third party provider, or We will provide Your information, including billing information, to the third party provider by pre-populating the offer registration forms.  Your information will not be transferred until You actually accept the offer.  You may opt-out of the offer at any time up until this point.  Please refer to the third party provider’s own privacy policy (provided on the third party provider’s offer pages) if You have any questions regarding how Your information is used by such providers.  Please be aware that these offers may be presented on pages framed by a churchHive website.  We do this to provide a seamless experience.  Although these offer pages have the look and feel of Our websites, You will be submitting Your information directly to the third-party advertiser.  You agree that We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, including the sharing of the information You supply to Us with third party providers described here, or as the result of the presence of such providers on a churchHive site.

Search Engine.  Some portions of Your profile may be available to search engine crawlers and therefore may appear in internet search results, but no PII (e.g., last name, photos) will be included in such search results.  Because Your submissions of Your profile may be publicly available, We strongly encourage You not to disclose PII or contact information in such areas of Your profile.

Information Transferred As a Result of Sale of Business (if We are bought out).  As We develop Our business, We may buy or sell assets and, depending on the transaction, Your PII may be one of the transferred assets.  In the event that We are acquired by another company, Your PII may be part of the assets transferred to the acquiring party.  If this occurs, You will be notified if there are any material changes to the way Your PII is collected or used.

Leads Communication Abuse.  In the rare case that abuse of communication takes place outside of Our Site: We DO NOT monitor the activity, and We have no way of gaining control or responsibility of the communication that takes place.  Example: You share Your phone number, and the lead continues to contact You even after You have stated that You no longer wish to have communication.  We then cannot, and DO NOT, assume any further responsibility for their actions.  We recommend that You report this activity to the appropriate authorities.

6. Third-Party Advertising.

We may use third-party advertising agencies or other service providers to serve advertisements on Our website on behalf of churchHive or third-party advertisers (e.g., retailers of goods or services).  These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness.  Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is completely anonymous.  Some of these third-party advertising agencies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers You the option to opt out of ad targeting from its member agencies by following the procedures listed here.

Third Parties, with whom We partner to display advertising based upon Your web browsing activity, use Browser and Flash cookies to collect and store information.  Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored.  Cookie management tools provided by Your browser will not remove Flash cookies.  To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, click here:

We will only share Your information with third parties in the ways defined in this Privacy Statement.

7. Age Restrictions.

Our age restrictions for different services are set forth in each applicable Terms and Conditions of Service.  We do not target Our sites or services to children under the age of 13, and in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, any information We may receive from users We believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from Our database.

8. Security.

We have extensive security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information stored in Our database.  These measures include the use of Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology during credit card transactions and administrative access to site data, as well as other proprietary security measures which are applied to all repositories and transfers of user information.  We will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between Your computer and Our servers, but given that no information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to Us over the Internet, and hence We DO NOT accept liability for any unintentional disclosure.

9. Links to or Access from Other Sites.

You may be able to access Your account or content of Your account from third party sites, such as social networking sites, by way of various applications.  The privacy policies and practices of such sites in connection with information You disclose on such sites may differ from the practices of churchHive as set forth in this Privacy Statement, and You should review their policies and practices to ensure that the privacy of the information You submit on their site does not conflict with and is consistent with how You wish Your information to be treated.  Such sites may also place their own cookies or other files on Your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from You.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of any other websites that may provide access to, or be linked to or from, this site, including that of any social networking sites and third party advertisers whose offerings require You to navigate away from Our site.

10. Choice/Opt-Out.

You may use the following options for removing Your information, including an unauthorized profile, from Our email database if You wish to opt out of receiving promotional emails and newsletters.

Click on the “unsubscribe” link on the bottom of the applicable email;

For the churchHive users service, select Our FAQs link from Your account home page and search Our FAQ's to find the answer You are looking for, or send Us an email at, and Our Customer Care agents will be happy to assist You; or

For any services that allow You to control which emails You receive, go to the Profile settings page from Your account home page, and un-check the undesired promotions.

11. Updating Your Information.

churchHive provides users the following options for changing and modifying information previously submitted, including deletion of Your personal information.

For the churchHive users service, select Our FAQs link from Your account home page and search Our FAQs to find the answer You are looking for, or send Us an email and Our Customer Care agents will be happy to assist You; or

For any services where You have an account page, You may change Your credit card (if applicable), email address, password, and other information from the account settings or preferences page.

12. Data Retention.

Because many users tend to use Our service at different points of their lead-seeking, We retain Your personal information for continued service and convenience purposes until You notify Us not to do so.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, We may retain personal information in order to comply with applicable laws, keep accurate records, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, enforce Our Terms and Conditions of Service or other agreements, or for any other legally permissible purpose.

13. Contacting the Website.

If You have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or Your dealings with any churchHive websites, You may contact:

Site Administrator

churchHive, LLC

14. Acceptance of Privacy Statement.

Your use of Our website(s), including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this privacy statement and the applicable Terms and Conditions of Service.  BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES SET OUT IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND THE APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE.

If We decide to change Our privacy policy, We will post those changes to this privacy statement page and any other places We deem appropriate so that You are aware of what information We collect, how We use it, and under what circumstances, if any, We disclose it.  We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If We make material changes to this policy, We will notify You here, or by other means, such as email, at Our discretion.

Your continued use of any portion of Our website following posting of the updated privacy statement will constitute Your acceptance of the changes.

15. Effective Date.

This Privacy Statement was last revised on January 16, 2017.

Copyright © 2017 churchHive, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.  churchHive, LEAD GENERATING SYSTEM, and several other marks, colors, and images are registered and common law trademarks (goods and/or services) of churchHive, LLC.  Other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: churchHive, LLC™;™ (rev. January 2017)




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Make Your churchHive Experience Safe.

Finding the right lead online is not only possible, but likely.  churchHive works hard to deliver you the most compatible matches possible.  We at churchHive believe in empowering you to make the best choices by providing guidance and support to help you discover your best fit for potential employment throughout your search.

As with anyone you meet—online or offline—your sound judgment and instincts are necessary to protect yourself.  There is no substitution for acting with caution when communicating with someone you are just getting to know.  Here are some essential “rules-of-the-road” you may wish to use for safely navigating any interaction, but especially one that begins online.


1. Always Use Your Best Judgment.

While churchHive routinely monitors account activity and investigates complaints of unusual, inappropriate or falsified accounts, churchHive does not conduct criminal background checks at the time an account is registered.  As with any personal interaction, keep in mind it is always possible for people to misrepresent themselves.  Assessing a match’s truthfulness and honesty is ultimately your responsibility.  Don’t ignore any facts that seem inconsistent or “off.”  Trust your instincts and remember that you have control over the situation.  If you’re talking to someone online or by phone and they say things that raise your suspicions, consider ending the conversation.  If you’re on an interview and you feel uncomfortable, end the interview.

Also, be aware of these common red flags when you’re getting to know someone new.  Watch out for someone who:

  • Immediately requests to talk or chat on an outside email or messaging service.
  • Claims that your introduction was “destiny” or “fate,” especially early in communication.
  • Claims to be from the United States but is currently living, working, or traveling abroad.
  • Asks for money, goods, or any similar type of assistance, especially if you have never met in person. 
  • Asks you to assist with personal transactions (depositing funds, shipping merchandise, etc.). 
  • Wants the interview process to progress faster than you are comfortable going.
  • Reports a sudden personal crisis and pressures you to provide financial assistance.  Be especially wary if the person’s demands become increasingly aggressive.
  • Asks inappropriate questions.
  • Requests your home or work address under the guise of sending gifts.
  • Tells inconsistent or grandiose stories.
  • Gives vague answers to specific questions.
  • Urges you to compromise your principles.
  • Constantly blames others for troubles in his or her life.
  • Disappears suddenly from the site then reappears under a different name.

If a match does any of the above activities or makes you suspicious in any other way, please report this as a match concern by clicking on the “Report Abuse” button on your dashboard so that we can investigate the matter.

2. NEVER Share Financial Information or Certain Personal Information.

  • NEVER give out your credit card number or bank information.
  • NEVER share your Social Security Number, mother’s maiden name, or other private information that can be used to access your financial information.
  • NEVER send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer.
  • Immediately stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.  

3. Protect Your Account.

When accessing your account from a public or shared computer, use caution and be aware of your surroundings so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

4. Be Cautious When Sharing Personal Information.

We strongly encourage you to be cautious when sharing personal information that could reveal your identity.  Take full advantage of our secure and guided communication process.  Once you’ve given out personal information, you cannot take it back!  We encourage you to get to know a match well via our secure “churchHive Mail” system before taking the next step and sharing a telephone number, instant messenger handle or email address.

Phoning with the other person is an important step in getting to know each other better.  But before you share phone numbers, make sure you have discussed the need to respect each other’s privacy.  If either of you decide to end communication in the future, make sure to agree to delete/remove any contact information you acquired.  For added security, try using your phone’s privacy features when you call, like private number blocking.  We recommend using Google Voice™ service for calls.  You may always be able to delete the old Google Voice™ number if need be.

5. Do Your Own Research.

While we conduct certain types of screening and utilize a variety of screening technologies, it is important to remember that such screenings are inherently limited.  Registries can be incomplete or inaccurate, and states and jurisdictions differ as to what type of crime must be registered on their registries and what types of crimes get removed.  Many crimes often go unreported and perpetrators are not always convicted.  Relying solely on screening can provide a false sense of security, so we strongly recommend that you follow up with your own inquiry regardless of any screenings that we may perform.  When it comes to your leads, you are in ultimate control.

We rely on the honesty of our members when filling out our churchHive questionnaire(s) to supply us with their correct city and state of residence, occupation, educational background and other information.

Regardless of the degree of match you feel you have, we encourage you to do your own research before meeting in person.  This can include typing your match’s name into a search engine, contacting your state or local municipalities to obtain public information, or using a paid service to obtain a full background report.  Above all else, use common sense.  Pay attention to the details someone shares with you.  If you find anything that doesn’t seem to add up, follow your intuition and stop communicating with that person.

6. Use Caution When Deciding to Click on Any URL Link.

We understand that a match may share a Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) link to a favorite website or article as part of the get-to-know-you communication process.  However, as a general practice, you should always use good judgment and be cautious when deciding to click on any URL links.  In particular, be aware of links that lead to web pages which look similar or identical to the churchHive homepage, including its log-in fields.  These links are typically sent as attempts to “phish” for log-in information from users in order to compromise user accounts.  You should report any such phishing attempts to churchHive immediately.  The only way to log in to your churchHive account (through our webpage) is by directly accessing the churchHive website at

7. Take Your Time.

While online communication can accelerate one’s sense of perceived familiarity, we can’t stress enough how important it is for you to take your time getting to know your match.  We encourage you to use the “churchHive Mail” system as long as necessary to find out as much about your match as is reasonably possible.

Even though churchHive’s Lead Generating system creates compatible matches, compatibility alone does not replace the need for real-life communication.  It is vital to get to know each other in a deep, revealing and meaningful way.  The more communication you share, the better your chances of avoiding hidden and sometimes unpleasant surprises.  So allow time for a variety of communication to occur.  Move slowly and pay attention to the reality of this new lead.

8. Always be Respectful and Kind.

Always be respectful and treat your matches as you would want them to treat you.  Not every match is going to be right for you so closing communication with matches and having matches close communication with you is a natural and healthy part of the process.  churchHive is about bringing matching leads together who have a solid foundation from which a long-term hopeful employment would have a high probability of success.  You still need to carefully consider whether this particular person is one with whom you would like employment.  If you feel the need to end communication, then be honest, direct and polite.  The sooner you address this determination, the better for both of you.

If a match feels the need to close communication with you, please respect their wishes.

9. Report Concerns About a Match to churchHive.

churchHive works hard to close individuals who misrepresent who they are on our site, and we take member complaints seriously.  If you have concerns about a particular match, please do not hesitate to contact us so that appropriate steps can be taken to keep churchHive safe.  First report the abuse by clicking the “Report Abuse” button then if the occurrence keeps taking place email your concerns to:

In the rare case that abuse of communication takes place outside of churchHive sites, churchHive DOES NOT monitor the activity, and churchHive has no way of gaining control or responsibility of the communication that takes place.  Example: you share your phone number, and the lead continues to contact you even after you have stated that you no longer wish to have communication.  churchHive then cannot, and DOES NOT, assume any further responsibility for their actions.  We recommend that you report this activity to the appropriate authorities.

If churchHive closes an account for suspect activity, inappropriate behavior, or falsified identity, you may be notified via email to discontinue communicating with the match in question.  We strongly encourage all of our members to review emails received from churchHive to ensure that a communication like this is received promptly.

We hope these guidelines will help to make your churchHive experience a success, and that you will find your lead as so many others before you have done.


churchHive Customer Care

This Privacy Statement was last revised on January 16, 2017.

Copyright © 2017 churchHive, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.  churchHive, LEAD GENERATING SYSTEM, and several other marks, colors, and images are registered and common law trademarks (goods and/or services) of churchHive, LLC.   Other trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

SAFETY TIPS: churchHive, LLC™;™ (rev. January 2017)