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Our Commitment to Privacy
Crossroads Prison Ministries values your privacy. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Personal Information We Collect
On some areas of our site, you are prompted to provide us with personal information when you, for example, donate, order products, register to receive newsletters, apply to be a volunteer, or fill out a contact-request form. Also, some areas of our site require personal information before access is granted. The types of personal information collected at these pages vary, but may include the following kinds of general information:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Credit/Debit Card Information
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you submit an enrollment request form, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
We may from time to time give users the opportunity to participate in online surveys to provide feedback on aspects of our ministry. These surveys are always optional, and data collected in them will only be used to provide more personalized content, as well as to better understand how people respond to our ministry efforts and how those efforts might be improved.
The Way We Use Personal Information
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order to complete that order.
We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order to ship the product and to confirm delivery.
We use email addresses to fulfill your requests for newsletter subscriptions and to answer the email we receive.
We also use email addresses and mailing addresses to send updates about various ministry activities. To exclude yourself from any of these mailings, electronic or postal, please contact us. (You may also opt out of electronic mailings by clicking the unsubscribe link included in each mailing.)
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are small text files that web servers typically send to users’ computers when they visit a website. Cookies are stored as text files on users’ hard drives and can be accessed by web servers when the user visits a website or views an advertisement. A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user is using the Site but is deleted once the browser session is finished. A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user utilizes the Site and stores and uses that information in connection with future visits of the user to the Site. Third-party cookies and/or web beacons are cookies or web beacons provided by our technology and/or advertising partners. Any third-party cookie or web beacon that we authorize for use on the Site only collects that information described below for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third-party cookie or web beacon, the third-party will have access to the collected information to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the Site.
The cookies and web beacons we use collect non-personally identifiable information about users of the Site, including: browser used to access the site, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, users who have visited a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, device and operating system used to access the Site. The information we collect from these cookies and web beacons is used to determine information about a user’s visit to our Site, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance the user’s experience while visiting our Site and to improve the performance of our Site by, among other things, allowing us to monitor Site performance, making the Site easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the Site (including the ads and offers a user receives) to better match a user’s interests and preferences.
Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive. If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent us from tracking your activities in relation to our Site, however, it may also disable some of the functions and features of the Site and the Site may not work properly.
If you do not wish to accept cookies or web beacons in connection with your use of this Site, please discontinue use of the Site.
Our email newsletter software tracks people subscribing or unsubscribing from each email newsletter, who opens email messages we send (if your computer supports such capabilities), and who clicks on which links in the email. In general, we use this information only in aggregate to analyze the success of email campaigns. However, we may at times target email newsletters based on this activity.
We contract with companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending email newsletters, shipping products, maintaining databases, and sending mail. These third parties use your information only to fulfill the task we have hired them to perform.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Crossroads Prison Ministries will never sell, trade, or share personal information provided by donors with third-party organizations. This applies to both online and offline donations, as well as all donation types and methods.
From time to time, we acquire details about people who are in our database from third parties, such as the National Change of Address system, to update the data we already have.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Crossroads Prison Ministries uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Crossroads staff that have been specially trained in processing this information.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is extremely important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we know are under 13, and no part of our website is designed to attract anyone under 13.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access your personally identifiable information, make corrections, or request that this information be removed from our system by calling us at (800) 668-2450.
How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these policies, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (800) 668-2450.