Online Giving FAQ

Is it safe to give online? - Milestone respects your privacy rights

We understand that the Internet can be a powerful asset to your life. At the same time, we strive to respect and protect your privacy. When you are visiting this website, we may collect all types of information concerning your viewing patterns, your browser, operating system and IP address, and any personally identifiable information that you provide to us, regardless of whether it is required or not. Personally identifiable information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally. This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, email address, telephone number, zip code, gender, birthday, credit card information and hobbies. In order to provide you with a customized website and to track your viewing patterns, we may place a "cookie" on your computer that allows us to recognize you when you visit our site.


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What type of information does Milestone collect?

We collect two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as registration information for events, membership information, or shipping and billing information. The other type of information is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. The information that Milestone collects helps us to provide information and service to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

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What does Milestone do with the information that is collected?

Any information that you provide to Milestone or that is obtained through this website may be used for church purposes. We may disclose your information to related or affiliated entities or to other sister churches for church purposes, but we will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to commercial entities.

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How does Milestone protect the security of information collected about me?

The security of the information that you provide to us is very important to us. Consequently, we have taken several measures to protect your information. All transactions involving sensitive information, such as your credit/debit card number and expiration date, are conducted using a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This connection provides increased security to the information as it is transmitted to our website. In the event that our security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.

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Milestone reserves the right to change or amend this policy.

Therefore, you should revisit this page from time to time to determine the current policy.


Your affirmative consent to Milestone’s collection and use of personally identifiable information. By using Milestone’s website, you are giving us your express consent to use the information that we collect about you in the manner described in this policy.

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What type of bank accounts can I give from?

You can give online from either your checking or savings account.

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What types of Credit Cards are useable?

At this time we are not accepting Credit Cards but will be considering this in the near future.

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Are there any fees involved with giving online?

As the donor, you will not pay any fees with an online gift. However, the church does incur fees for processing. It is most cost effective for the church if online tithes and offerings are set up as ACH transactions rather than credit cards.

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Do I have the option to give one-time or a recurring gift?

Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to process from your account at a frequency chosen by the donor.

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Can I review my giving history online?

Yes. The church will continue to mail out giving statements throughout the year to the address we have on file for tax and accountability purposes. If you move, please send your new information to our office administrator

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