Information Collection and Use
Ray Stedman Ministries (RSM) only gathers personally identifiable data: addresses, zip codes, email addresses, etc. when submitted voluntarily. Except as stated herein, RSM will not disclose, sell, share, trade or rent personally identifiable data collected on this site. This information is used by RSM for the purpose of executing transactions, and for other internal purposes, including communicating with you regarding RSM to make you aware of donation opportunities, events, newsletters and other general information relating to RSM.
Any outside entities contracting with RSM will sign a non-disclosure agreement stating that personally identifiable data will not be used for any purpose other than for the purposes authorized by RSM. RSM may also share personally identifiable data with its affiliate agencies. We will also release personally identifiable data about you, if necessary, in order to comply with valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order, and RSM reserves the right to use all information including personally identifiable data at its disposal and to share this information with ISPs and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or information systems.
Other web sites that you may link to from our site, including any partner web sites, have their own privacy policies. RSM is not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites or affiliate agencies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of web sites or affiliate agencies before providing them with any of your personally identifiable data. The information which RSM automatically gathers, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its areas, is used only in the aggregate very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. This collective data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the site, enabling us to improve our site and assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many of you as possible. We also may provide aggregated statistical ratings information, never information about you personally, to RSM partners about how our visitors, collectively, use RSM.
We take every precaution to protect the safety and security of your transaction both online and off-line. We use a high-grade encryption and the https security protocol, SSL, to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which helps keep your personally identifiable data as secure as possible.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. Only RSM authorized personnel are granted access to personally identifiable data. All servers that store personally identifiable data on are kept in a secure environment.
You are given the opportunity to opt-out of having your personally identifiable data used for communication purposes. You can select to opt-out on any of our email, registration or donation forms. You may also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It may be necessary to deviate from this general policy in unique instances and for specific purposes. In such instances, a link will be provided to a description of the deviation. If we change our privacy statement we will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.
This policy was updated August 25th, 2008.