For years I have declined giving my email address to a company I deal with. I'm much more comfortable with snail mail (and my email and Facebook accounts were mostly created so I could communicate with my children abroad). About 6 months ago, an individual from my church took over my account with this company and started sending me emails. Yes, my church does have email so I can receive prayer requests and urgent messages. However, I'm grieved by this breach.
Is there a 'safe church' policy whereby email addresses submitted to the church for church business are used just for this purpose? What do professionals recommend as far as a "policy" our church could adopt and recommend to our congregation (in a gracious way) to not abuse contact information?
Thank you for your thoughtfulness to my question.