Your Instant Church Directory account is protected by a username and password that only you should know. Search engines do not crawl any of the directory data located within the password-protected portion. We take your privacy and your church members' privacy very seriously. We are always making sure the Instant Church Directory website and databases are up to date with the latest security patches to protect against any current and future security threats.
We have a fully secure system for the online access just like the mobile app. Only members who are entered in the directory can login to the website, and once that member is removed they no longer have the ability to access the directory. You can also make members inactive if they do not want their information to be shown on the online directory or app.
We built a fully secure system for all our mobile apps. Only active members you authorize can gain access to your directory, and access is revoked as soon as you change any member to inactive. If you prefer that your directory is not available via the app, simply disable the feature.
We send down the member data from our server to the mobile devices via SSL/encryption. Once a device has synced, that data is stored locally on the device (and therefore is not encrypted).
One output of Instant Church Directory is a PDF file, which we highly recommend you password protect. We do not post these PDF files to anyone but the account administrator (you). The URL to your PDF is unique to your account. You control whether it is made public and available for search, for instance, by posting it to your website.
If you put the URL on your website, search engines are able to find your Church Directory PDF. It is still protected by the password you assigned and members' information is inaccessible without the password.
Even though your data is stored with us, we at Instant Church Directory do not access your members' data, except for specific troubleshooting purposes within the directory. All data provided by members is held securely and we do not use member information such as phone numbers or emails for marketing purposes (either internally or by selling the information to other organizations).
Directory data is stored using a private cloud environment in a private data center (meaning it does not operate in a "share environment" with others).
We use industry best practices for securing and backing up our servers and data, including proactive 24-7 monitoring of our services for possible intrusions.
If you'd like to download a Security Facts PDF for your church to have in-hand, you can view and print that here. Please let us know if you have any other concerns. We want you to feel completely comfortable and at ease using Instant Church Directory Online to create, generate and store your church's directory.