This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our websites at www.baptistmissionscentre.org (collectively our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.
What Personal Information We Collect
You may be asked to provide information that can be used to identify you (your “Personal Information”) when you respond to certain inquiries or choose to use certain sections of our website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and, where appropriate, credit card number. Also, when you visit our website, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will place a “cookie” – a text file containing a randomly assigned number on your computer – so that we have the ability to customize the look and feel of our website for you. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may impede your use of certain of our website’s features. Using embedded tracking technology, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will also collect a variety of other information regarding your usage of our website, including your IP address, your session ID, the name of the browser you are using, information regarding web pages you view, and information regarding referring web pages, when you access our website.
How We Use Personal Information
Not surprisingly, much of the value that we provide through our website requires the use of your Personal Information. To be specific, we or third-parties acting on our behalf use your Personal Information in the following ways:
- To customize the look and feel of our website for you;
- To internally monitor our customers’ usage of the various aspects of our website in order to enhance the products and services that we currently or will offer in the future;
- To send you material about topics on which you have requested more information; and
- To provide you with technical and other support.
While we or third-parties acting on our behalf use information about our users on an aggregated basis and will often share such data with unaffiliated third parties, this information, by its aggregate nature, contains none of your Personal Information. When we refer to an “unaffiliated” third party, we mean one that (i) is not controlled by us, (ii) does not control us, and (iii) is not controlled by the same party controlling us.
Sharing of Information
We do not share your contact information or financial information with third parties except those who are providing services to us, such as a mailing service. Even then, we carefully screen those whom we use to provide such services. At Baptist Missions Centre, we treat such information, and more importantly your trust in providing it, very seriously. In certain instances, we may share your contact information with our wholly-owned affiliated organizations or our foreign associate offices, if it makes sense for one of those entities to contact you on behalf of Baptist Missions Centre. But even in those cases, our affiliated organizations and our foreign associate offices are also bound to maintain the confidentiality of the shared information.
We may share demographic information and traffic information, with advertisers and other third parties. The information that we share is not personally identifiable, and is mixed with similar information from others.
Your Access to and Control over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
The Use of this Website by Children
We do not collect information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 please do not attempt to create an account at baptistmissionscentre.org. If false age information is given and an account is created by a user under 13, we will delete the information as quick as possible. For those minors 13 years of age or older, we strongly urge you ask your parents’ permission before creating an account and submitting any personal information about yourself over the Internet.