Last Updated: 03/16/2015
What is covered by this policy
This policy covers the websites of Website Ministries (websiteministries.com, websiteministries.org, websiteministries.net, and any other wmtestsite.com) as well as other websites that are directly controlled by Website Ministries. This policy does not cover client websites (even if Website Ministries has created and/or manages such websites), emails sent directly to us or information provided outside of the website(s) (for example information submitted by mail).
We are committed to protecting your privacy
We may collect any or all of the information via both automated means such as communications profiles, Sessions and cookies. Personal Information you give us depends on the type of service, support, or sale inquiry, and may include your name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address, dates of service provided, types of service provided, domain name(s), past hosting history, past domain history, payment history, manner of payment, amount of payments, date of payments, domain name, or other payment information. We may also collect personal information relevant to a website design. This information could include images of you, information about your job, age, gender, and relationships. Please be aware that financial information will used to bill you for the products and services you purchased and will be provided to 3rd parties who help make payment possible (For example, if paying by Paypal – we will provide the financial information they will need to complete the transaction as well as additional payment information like invoice numbers and amounts).
This information is used for billing, marketing, internal record keeping and to provide service and support to our customers. We may also study this information to determine our customers’ needs and provide support for our customers. Precautions are taken to prevent unauthorized access to this information. This safeguard may require you to provide additional forms of identity should you wish to obtain information about your account details. Website Ministries may email newsletters to the contact e-mail(s) on file, but customers are able to opt out of this newsletter at any time.
We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our site and hosting, track access, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. It is possible that personal information about a customer may be included in the log files due to the normal functions of IP addresses and Web browsing.
3rd Party Website Links
Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.
If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics. You may also want to install an opt-out plugin from Google by going here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
We do not disclose, sell or lease, any personal information obtained about you from this website to third parties except when it is necessary for our day to day operations. For example, we may utilize a 3rd party marketing firm who send out our E-Newsletters. Your information would be shared with this 3rd party to facilitation the sending of the E-Newsletter. This does not apply to affiliates that provide services to you, wherein information will be shared to facilitate your use of additional amenities in the course of your use of our services.
We may use personal information to keep in contact with you and inform you of developments associated with our business. We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users to potential partners, partners, potential sponsors, active sponsors, our affiliates, and reputable third parties. We do not make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.
We also share personally identifiable information in accordance with our design contracts. For example, we usually reserve the right to share your website link and your information in our marketing and sales efforts. This type of sharing will be specified in the contract you accept.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if a customer no longer desires our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal data in our records. In most cases, this can be achieved via email. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opt Out & Modifications
By default, customers do receive any voluntary communications, such as the newsletters, invoices, and mailings. Any customer who voluntarily receives these communications may unsubscribe at any time. Customers may not opt out of possibly receiving important notifications from us. This would include billing notices, service notices, and other important communications related to their use of our services.
Website Ministries uses technical security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, alternation or unauthorized disclosure of information under our control. Website Ministries uses electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Although we provide what we would consider reasonable security controls no system is 100% effective. Therefore, we cannot ensure or guarantee that your personal and sensitive information will be secure on our system. We must also note that email is not secure and we therefore cannot guarantee that the emails you send us will be private or secured from outside intrusion or hacking.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We will cooperate with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about Users upon valid request by government or law officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including without limitation subpoenas), to protect our property and rights, to protect your property and rights, or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or stop activity we consider illegal or unethical.
Changes to this Policy
Transfer of Information
Some countries limit the export of personal information outside of the country without permission from you. By using our websites(s) or services, you are accepting this policy and you are explicitly giving permission to use your information in the US. If you are outside of the US utilizing our website(s) and services, you are agreeing to the transfer, storing and processing of information outside of your country.
HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
We do not support the Do Not Track browser setting. Do Not Track (or DNT) is a preference you can set in your browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you. At this point the site responds to all browsers the same and does not respond to the Do Not Track settings. This may not apply to 3rd party advertisements or affiliate programs enabled on this site. They may respond differently to those browser which have enabled the Do Not Track Signals.
This website is not meant for children under the age of 13 and consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.