What personal information do we collect from people visiting our website?
When donating or requesting information on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, or other details, so that you can take the action you want to take or so that we can send you the information you want.
When do we collect your information?
We collect information from you when you make a donation, sign up for our weekly prayer email, place a book order, respond to a survey, fill out a form, or enter other information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you make a donation, sign up for our weekly prayer email, place a book order, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To quickly process your donations.
To serve you in responding to your information requests.
To send periodic emails about your donations, our prayer needs, and our mission.
To improve our website in order to better serve you and fulfill our mission.
How do we protect your information?
Our entire website, every page, is secured and encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All transmissions between your computer and our website are encrypted and transmitted securely, every time. If someone “listens in” on the wire, they’ll only get encrypted information.
In addition, our website, in particular our donation page, is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Once transactions are completed, your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is accessible only by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and who are required to keep the information confidential. All sensitive/credit transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. We honor do not track signals and do not track or plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as these parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable site data may be provided to other parties.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or link to third parties on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
You can learn more about CalOPPA here.
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Users are able to change their personal information by emailing or calling us.
Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, COPPA puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We comply, and we do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles, and how they should be implemented, is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur:
We will notify our users via email within 7 business days.
We will notify our users via in-site notification within 7 business days.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
Send you information about our mission and respond to your inquiries.
Process your donations and send you information and updates pertaining to donations.
Send you additional information related to your involvement in our mission.
Send emails to our prayer partners and our donors after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
We do not use false or misleading subject lines or email addresses.
We identify advertisements as advertisements in some reasonable way.
We include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
We monitor our third-party email marketing services for compliance.
We honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
We allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from us, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from the email list.
How can you contact us?
New Directions for Academic Advancement
P.O. Box 1429
Carlsbad, CA 92018