Privacy Statement

The United Church of Canada is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Personal information is collected, used, maintained, and disclosed in compliance with the principles of The United Church of Canada Privacy Statement, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and other applicable federal and provincial privacy legislation. The United Church may store information you provide through this service in databases owned and maintained by the United Church, or by our service providers. This data may be stored on servers located in Canada, the United States, or the European Union.


You may receive e-mail communication from the United Church Bookstore or Gathering Worship from time to time. Additionally, you will receive a monthly update e-mail from to which you can opt-out at any time.

We WILL NOT make any personal information about our subscribers available to any third party, or use the information for any purpose not directly affiliated with The United Church of Canada.


JavaScript and other codes are included on all pages on our website for use with Google Analytics. Additionally, subscription services are managed through United Church Bookstore, which uses Shopify and may include pixel tracking for Google or Facebook Ad services. The information collected includes IP addresses, browser types, page views, city/province/country of the visitor, cookie information, search terms used, whether you’ve visited our websites before, etc. This type of information may be used for analysis purposes, to provide a better service to site visitors or for marketing purposes on this website or others. Individual traffic patterns will not be disclosed to any third-party except those assisting with delivery of our services.


When you visit our website, we or our service partners may automatically set a cookie (a small text file) on your computer. Many sites, including this one, use cookies to track traffic flows and patterns for statistical and marketing purposes. Cookies can also be used to remember your preferences.

The default setting for most web browsers is to automatically accept cookies. You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last option is not recommended, and means that certain services may not be available, including your login to

You may choose to opt-out specifically to Google's use of cookies or device identifiers by visiting your Google Ad Settings page.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The United Church of Canada may from time to time change its Privacy Policy as new services are added or existing ones change. Changes will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated. Please review this policy regularly for updates.