International Way of Life Ministry (“IWOLM”, “we”, or “us”) values the privacy of our Web site visitors. We have created this privacy statement in order to disclose the information we collect through our websites and mobile applications (collectively “Site”), and how we gather, use and disseminate this information. This privacy statement applies to all domains associated with IWOLM.
Information collected on this site will be used according to the following guidelines:
1. Personal Information Policy. IWOLM maintains a strict ministry-wide policy that we will never sell, rent, or otherwise give your private information to other persons or organizations, commercial or non-profit. The only exception would be to comply with the law, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of IWOLM, our users, or others. Any personally identifiable information (name, address, telephone number(s), and/or e-mail address) that you submit to us is used only for the purpose for which it was given.
2. Collection and Use of Personal Information. Depending on how you use the Site, we may ask you to share personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) with us. It is your choice whether you share any Personal Information with us, however some parts of the Site may not be available without sharing Personal Information. Personal Information includes any information that identifies, or can be used to identify, contact or locate you. Some examples of when we ask for and collect Personal Information include:
1. When creating an IWOLM account. When creating an account you will provide your e-mail and mailing address and may also elect to provide preferential and interest-based information. This allows us to send you updates, contact you regarding announcements, system updates, new ministry products and offerings, and other information.
2. Contact Us. We use Contact Us forms located on various areas of the Site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. This information is used to respond to your questions, comments, and requests. We may also file your comments to improve the Site and program, or review and discard the information.
3. Email Registration. You have the opportunity to receive regular emails from IWOLM. When signing up for email you may be asked to provide Personal Information (including email address, name, country, and preferences). Information provided will be used to deliver email to you, personalize your experience and to improve and enhance what we offer. We only send emails to users that have opted-in to receive our mailings. If at one time you signed up for email but no longer wish to be a part of that email list, you may unsubscribe by clicking Unsubscribe within the email.
4. Mobile Apps. We offer various apps for mobile devices, including phone and tablets. Full access to all the features within the applications (including commenting, journaling, and bookmarks), will require the creation of an account.
3. Logged Files and Cookies. When you log onto the Internet, your ISP automatically assigns an IP address to your computer. Web servers identify your computer by its IP address, and we use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Site, and to constantly improve the value of the materials available on the Site.
4. Information Collected. We collect information from you in several different ways on the Site. One goal in collecting Personal Information from you is to provide an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. IWOLM may collect Personal Information from all who make donations in connection with IWOLM.org,orIWOLM Ministries. Any Personal Information you choose to share with IWOLM is used to (a) deliver services; (b) analyze and monitor visitor and customer activity; (c) promote and support the products and services offered; (d) help plan the future development of the Site and services offered; and (e) develop a knowledge base regarding Web site users and customers. To deliver you the product(s) or service(s) you requested, we may need to disclose Personal Information to any of our global IWOLM offices and affiliates.
1. We have entered into agreements with trusted agents and business members who provide support services and equipment necessary for IWOLM and its ministry associates to provide their products and services. We may share data with these trusted agents and business associates. For example, if you make a purchase from us, the information you provide will be collected by our processing agent, and your credit card information will be provided to our credit card processor so that we can complete the sale. Please do not submit information that you do not wish to have shared.
2. We collect anonymous 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) through Google Analytics. We use this information to improve and personalize the Site. We may also use this information to identify opportunities to tailor content to an audience(s).
Occasionally, we may request user feedback via surveys. This information will be used entirely by us to improve our products and services.
3. We may contact you about updating your personal details to enable you to be aware of additional products or services.
4. IWOLMis a non-profit ministry supported by the gifts of faithful friends and members. We do not send any direct gift solicitations to our contacts or anyone on our mailing list. However, we maintain the right to change this gift solicitation policy in the future as directed by the IWOLM governing board.
5. Security. Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority at IWOLM. We use commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of the Site and the confidentiality of collected data. Our employees and authorized volunteers are aware of our privacy and security policies and your information is only accessible to those employees and authorized volunteers who need it in order to perform their jobs. However, we cannot provide absolute assurance against, and will not be liable for, any breaches of confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties.
6. Restrictions. The Site is intended for users who are 18 years of age or older. If you are not 18 years of age or older, do not submit any information to us.
7. Update User Information. Upon request, reasonable access to Personal Information will be provided within 60 days of request at no cost to the user. If access cannot be provided within that timeframe, we will provide the user a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.
8. Links. The Site may contain links to other Web sites not owned or managed by IWOLM. These links do not mean we endorse or approve those Web site’s policies toward visitor privacy. We encourage you to visit these Web sites to learn about their privacy policies as theirs may differ from ours. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any Web site you may visit.
9. Message Boards and Comments. Any information that is posted to message boards, chat rooms, comments, or the like on the Site becomes public information. The viewpoints expressed in these comments are solely those of the individual commenting and are not endorsed by us and don’t represent the opinions or beliefs of IWOLM. IWOLM is not responsible for any unacceptable language or topics discussed, but we will do everything we can to assure that these areas are monitored and that the appropriate topics are discussed.
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12. IWOLM Terms and Conditions of Use
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