At the Religion News Foundation (RNF), we are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information.
What is Personal Information?
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing personal information about yourself, including your e-mail address. Our web server may collect anonymous information related to your visit to our website, such as IP address and domain used to access our website, browser type, the website you came from to access our website, the page you entered and exited at, any website page within our website that is viewed by that IP address and the country where you are located. We use this information to monitor our website’s performance (such as the number of visits, average time spent, page views, etc.) and for our operational purposes, such as working to continually upgrade our website.
In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to our website, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide. Collection may occur, for example, when you:
- Use the “contact” portion of our website;
- Create a personal account;
- Make a donation, resulting in an appropriate receipt;
- Receive and review online information about our ministries;
- Apply for a position or to volunteer through our website;
- Request resources, book an event, or
- Correspond with a representative of Religion News Foundation.
Where you request information from us, we may use the e-mail address that you provide to send you information about our ministry and resources that may be of interest to you. If you have agreed to receive communications from us, such as by e-mail, you may ask us to remove you from the list at any time (using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each e-mail).
What about Links to other Websites?s
Our website may contain links to other websites. To allow you to interact with third-party websites on which you may have accounts (such as social media websites) or join communities on such websites, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow you to login, post content, or join communities from our websites.
Why Do We Collect, Use, and Disclose Personal Information?
The personal information collected through our website is used and disclosed for our ministry and business purposes. For example, we may collect, use and disclose your personal information to:
- Establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you and fulfill orders that have been requested;
- Be able to review the products and services that we provide to you so that we may work to improve our products and services;
- Be able to comply with your requests;
- Protect us against error, fraud, theft and damage to our property; and
- Enable us to comply with applicable law or regulatory process (for example, we may collect personal information to satisfy the obligations imposed on us by various regulators).
- Communicate with you about our ministry and resources which may be of interest to you.
Religion News Foundation never sells, rents, leases or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. In order to fulfill the ministry and organizational purposes for which you provided us your personal information, it may be shared with our employees, affiliates and ministry partners, and other parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you and providing ministry products and services. For example, Religion News Foundation may provide certain information technology, data processing services, and consulting services to affiliated organizations and ministry partners (in the US or abroad) from time to time so that we or they may provide ministry services you have expressed an interest in. As result, your personal information may transit through or be collected, used, processed, stored or disclosed in both the United States and other countries, under the control of Religion News Foundation or one of our affiliated organizations or ministry partners. Where your personal information is provided to ministry partners or service providers, we use confidentiality agreements that restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided.
Please note that we may collect, use or disclose your publicly-available personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.
Your Consent is Important to Us
You may change or withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, by contacting us at [email protected].. All communications with respect to such withdrawal or variation of consent must be in writing, and it may take us up to 30 days to process your withdrawal of consent. Please note that in some circumstances, withdrawing or changing your consent to certain uses of your personal information may affect: (i) our ability to provide you with the products or services you request; and (ii) your ability to access this website.
How is Your Personal Information Protected?
Religion News Foundation endeavors to maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification or disclosure.
Religion News Foundation 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 decrypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted BGEA employees who have been specially trained in processing this information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while this website strives to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once this website receives your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Please advise us immediately of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.
Updating Your Personal Information
It is important that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current. If your personal information happens to change during the course of our relationship, please keep us informed of such changes. In some circumstances, we may not agree with your request to change your personal information and will instead append an alternative text to the record in question.
Access to Your Personal Information
You can ask about personal information we have about you. If you want to review, verify or correct your personal information, please contact us in writing at [email protected].
When contacting us about your personal information, we may request specific information from you to confirm your identity and right to access, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal information that we hold about you.
Your right to access the personal information that we hold about you is not absolute. There may be instances where applicable law or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide some or all of the personal information that we hold about you. In addition, the personal information may have been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
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