Basic Confidentiality Policy
Where personal information is required to use or interact with the Sites, it is our policy that this information – such as your name or email address — is private and confidential. The personal information you provide to Prayers Unite the World is stored in a secure location, accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used for the purposes set forth in this policy, such as to reply to a question or to send requested materials.
We collect two types of information from visitors to the Sites: (1) Personal information; and (2) Non-Personal information, such as your IP address or cookies.
- Personal information
“Personal information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your email address. Prayers Unite the World collects and stores the personal information that you have provided to us. Here are some examples of manners in which we may collect your personal information on the site:
- We will collect your email address when you submit a prayer request;
- We may collect your email address if you contact us with a question;
The above list provides an example of the personal information that may be collected from you on the site. If you do not want Prayers Unite the World to collect your personal information, please do not provide it to us.
- Non-Personal information
“Non-Personal information” can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your age, gender, ZIP code or other geolocation data, or interests. Non-personal information does NOT identify you personally. Here are some examples of the non-personal information that is collected via the Sites and a description of how this information is used:
Internet Protocol (IP) address — Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the webpages you view. We use this information to deliver our webpages to you upon request, to tailor our Sites to the interests of our users and to measure traffic within our Sites.
Cookies are text files sent by Web servers to Web browsers and are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. If the browser is loading a page and the server requests the information stored in the cookie, the cookie is sent back to the server.
Cookies contain data about the user’s activities on the website, and can be used by Web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by the user). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the Web browser is closed.
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies the user, but information that we store about the user may be linked by us to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Prayers Unite the World uses the information we obtain from people’s use of our website through cookies for the following purposes:
- To recognize the user’s computer when the user visits the website.
- To track some user actions during website navigation.
- To improve the website’s usability.
- To analyze the use of the website.
- To administer the website.
When users visit Prayers Unite the World third-party cookies may be sent to their computers by Prayers Unite the World’s service providers.
They may use the information obtained from these cookies:
- To track users browsing across multiple websites.
- To build profiles of users’ Web surfing.
Most browsers allow users to refuse to accept cookies.
In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy,” and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.
In Firefox, you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.
In Google Chrome, you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options,” “Under the hood” and Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari, you can block cookies by clicking “Preferences,” selecting the “Privacy” tab and “Block cookies”.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to log on, access content or use search functions, for example.
Users can also delete cookies already stored on their computers:
In Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files.
In Firefox, you can delete cookies by first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.
In Google Chrome, you can adjust your cookie permissions by clicking “Options”, “Under the hood”, and Content Settings in the “Privacy” section. Click on the Cookies tab in the Content Settings.
In Safari, you can delete cookies by clicking “Preferences”, selecting the “Privacy” tab and selecting “Remove All Website Data”.
Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Use of Information Collected Via the Site
- Personal information
We use your personal information that is collected on the Sites primarily for the following purposes:
To deliver services, such as delivering your prayer request to our members;
To ensure the Sites are relevant to your needs;
To help us create and publish content most relevant to you;
- Non-Personal information
Non-personal information is used as described above and in other was as permitted by applicable laws, including combining non-personal information with personal information.
Release of Information to Third Parties
Prayers Unite the World’s member and affiliate directories are available only to members and affiliates in a members-only section of the site. All members’ and affiliates’ names are listed in the directory, but members have the option to suppress other information. Personal information collected as a function of Prayers Unite the World will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provided and in the following instances:
To fulfill a service to you. For example, if you choose to download information through the site, we may share your personal information in order to provide the information to you. In addition, if you email us a question, we may use your email address to process your request and respond to your question.
To unaffiliated third-party service providers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain our Sites and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, order processing and fulfillment, providing customer service, maintaining and analyzing data, sending customer communications on Prayer Unites the World’s behalf. We seek to ensure that these unaffiliated third parties will not use the personal information for any other purpose than to provide the administrative services for which they are responsible. Because such unaffiliated third-party service providers that help us administer our Sites will have access to users’ personal information, if you do not wish for our unaffiliated third-party service providers to have access to your information, please do not register or submit any personal information to us.
To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, including the rights and property of Prayers Unite the World or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.
To third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of all or substantially all of our assets.
To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.
Children Under 13
The Sites do not knowingly target children under the age of 13 and we do not collect personal information from any child under the age of 13. In the event we learn that such information has been provided to the Sites, we will delete or destroy it.
Third Party Websites and Advertisers
Forums, Chat Rooms and Other Public Posting Areas
Please note that any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don’t want people to know your e-mail address, for example, don’t include it in any message you post publicly.
PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS
We communicate with our members on a regular basis via email. For example, we may use your email address to confirm your request,to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, members cannot opt-out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to Prayers Unite the World is done at your own risk. However, Prayers Unite the World uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.
We realize there can be incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions, as almost every website, service and user encounters. In those instances, our goals are to move quickly to isolate the problem, ensure or restore proper functionality and minimize any inconvenience to our users. As appropriate and necessary, Prayers Unite the World will notify the relevant authorities of these incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions of the Prayers Unite the World website.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personal and non-personal information collected via the Sites.
Please email any problems or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. While we may not be able to respond to every report, we take each report seriously and will investigate it thoroughly.