Collection of Your Personal Information
You can use the Ministries Web site without divulging any personally identifiable information, including your e-mail address. This Web site does not collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number, except when you specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis, such as when registering at the Ministries Web site, or requesting material from it. When possible, the Ministries also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Ministries. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the Ministries for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding how the Ministries Web site is used. The Ministries uses such identifiable information collected to continually improve the content of its Web site and to offer its visitors products and services that best meet their preferences, needs, or desires. In so using this information, the Ministries is able to refine their Web site and enhance the benefits it offers. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Ministries’ public message boards, this information may be collected and used by other users outside the control of the Ministries. Please be advised that the Ministries cannot interfere with or otherwise limit the use of such personal information when provided on public forums. Note: the Ministries does not read any of your private online communications. The Ministries encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites to which you choose to link from the Ministries so you can understand how those Web sites collect, use, and share your information. The Ministries are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside the Ministries and the Ministries’ family of Web sites.
Use of Your Personal Information
The Ministries Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can be read only by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Ministries’ pages or register with the Ministries’ site or services, a cookie helps the Ministries recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This allows the Ministries to deliver messages and material more specific to your needs and to simplify the process of recording your personal information, such as your billing address, shipping address, and so on. When you return to the same Ministries Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the Ministries’ features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the many valuable interactive features of the Ministries’ services or Web sites you visit.
Security of Your Personal Information
The Ministries makes every effort to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Ministries protects the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to This Statement
The Ministries will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Ministries encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the Ministries is protecting your right to privacy and your information.
The Ministries welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Ministries has not adhered to this statement, please contact the Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.