Protecting the privacy and security of data about you is a responsibility GenerousChurch, Inc. (“Company”, “our” or “we”) does for our visitors. This policy describes the types of information we may collect when you visit the website www.generouschurch.com (our “Website”).
This policy applies to information we collect on this Website. We also collect in email, text, and other electronic messages. This policy applies to information we collect through other interactions with our customers and visitors. This includes our surveys, phone and email communication, and our social media accounts. This policy does not apply to information collected by any third party linked from the Website.
Please read this policy to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you decide that our practices and procedures meet your expectations, no action is needed. If you object with our policies and practices, your choice is to decline using our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this policy.
What information do we collect?
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website. We receive some of this information from you, such as when you:
submit an online form
buy a product or service
download a resource
sign up for updates
post a comment
complete a survey
communicate with us
Other information we receive as you access, navigate and interact with the Website. We may receive information from and about you from third parties. The types of information we collect include:
Information by which you are identified (“personal information”), such as:
(1) your name
(2) e-mail address
(3) mailing address
(4) telephone number
Answers to specific questions about you that we request in our online forms, such as the name and location of your church or ministry.
The contents and records of your correspondence with us by email, telephone, etc.
The comments, inquiries, stories and data you submit through our online forms, surveys and questionnaires.
The contents of your comments and posts on our Website and social media accounts.
Details of the transactions you conduct through our Website.
Certain social media account information (e.g. name, username, email address) if you
(1) engage our social media pages
(2) share our Website content
(3) follow us or use the social media or other share plugins and applications accessible through our Website.
Information about your internet connection, such as the:
(1) Internet protocol (IP) address associated with your device
(2) the location information associated with your IP address
(3) your browser type and version
(4) your screen resolution.
The details of your visit to the Website, such as:
(1) a record of the content you view
(2) the date and time that you view such content
(3) your search queries on the Website
(4) your shopping cart and order history.
GenerousChurch, Inc. requests information through online forms. You are asked for information via email if you have requested such an email or transaction from us. Contact us before responding to an email (especially unsolicited email) which asks for personal or account information.
How can you update personal information?
You can change information you have provided, including your current email address by:
sending an email to info@GenerousChurch.com
How do we protect your personal information?
We have implemented standards of security to safeguard your data. We have physical, technical and administrative safeguards in place to protect your data. We review the technology to protect your data and improve as needed.
The pages of our Website for placing orders utilize an internet method known as Secure Socket Layers (SSL). With SSL engaged, you receive pages in an encrypted (scrambled) format. Any information you submit to GenerousChurch is encrypted. Encryption transforms data into a form readable by GenerousChurch. This method of transferring sensitive data is the industry standard for the Internet.
For added security, close your browser completely when you finish using this site. While online, your browser is using part of your computer’s memory. Leave your browser open, and it may be possible for someone using your computer to go back and use this memory to access your information. Closing your browser clears this memory. You may also want to consider clearing your browser’s temporary files.
For your security, we recommend you upgrade your browser to versions that support SSL. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari are three browsers that support these encryption techniques. A solid lock graphic will display when the SSL mode engages and the connection is encrypted. Check with your service provider to see if your browser is compatible.
We have taken steps to protect your information. Keep in mind that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure to unauthorized parties. Some risk exists in using our website.
What do we do with your information?
We use the information provided to us in one or more of the following ways:
To respond to your inquiries for things such as product information or contact from a GenerousChurch representative.
To send you products and services that you order from us.
To send you information if you have not opted out of these communications.
To provide a safe, user-friendly online environment for our Website visitors.
To help with technical difficulties while visiting our site.
To look at website trends and customer interest.
To research, develop and improve products and services.
To obligate, enforce and fulfill any contracts or billing between you and us.
To help resolve disputes.
To fulfill any other purpose.
Who has access to the information we collect?
We may disclose aggregated information about our users without identifying any individual, without restriction.
To the following contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business such as our:
(1) payment transaction processor
(2) web hosting service provider
(3) delivery service provider who ships and delivers your online order.
To our collaborative business partners.
To marketing or promotion arrangements to market products and services to you unless you have opted out.
To a buyer or other successor in which personal information held by GenerousChurch, Inc. about our Website.
To a company controlled by GenerousChurch Inc.
To fulfill the purpose provided.
When you inform us about anything.
With your consent.
We may disclose your personal information:
If we comply with any legal process including a response to any government request.
To enforce or apply our billing and collection contractual terms.
If we believe disclosure is necessary to protect GenerousChurch, our customers, or others.
How do you opt out?
To opt out of certain data sharing and email marketing, as described below:
(1) email us at info@GenerousChurch.com
(2) write us at GenerousChurch, Inc., P.O. Box 211, Madison, MS 39130-0211
(3) call us 601.707.5551. We are available to answer calls between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Central time Monday – Friday.
You may select one or more of the following options:
Tell us to discontinue using your personal information to send you further communication.
Direct us to discontinue sharing your personal information with our partners.
If you opt out of receiving communication from us, we will continue contacting you for transactional purposes. You should know that our regular service mailings may contain marketing materials. You will continue to receive such emails.
How do we respond to “Do Not Track” signals?
GenerousChurch, Inc. avoids collecting or sharing information about your online activities through web tracking mechanisms. We disregard “Do Not Track” signals.
Do we use cookie technology?
Cookies are messages which include anonymous unique identifiers given to your web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message on your computer. The server receives the message each time your browser requests that site.
Will inform us about you for data that you have revealed with permission.
Will withhold reading data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites.
Will avoid using executable programs that may damage your computer or files on your computer.
How can you set or delete your computer’s cookies?
You may be able to set your computer’s browser to opt-out of receiving and storing cookies. This may limit your access to certain sections of our site. You can delete cookies stored on your computer’s browser. The process to set or delete cookies differs by browser. See your browser’s “Help” feature or contact the manufacturer for instructions on how to set/delete your browser’s cookie options. Check your mobile device separately about controlling cookies.
Do we use Flash cookies?
Certain features of our Website may use Flash cookies to collect and store information about your navigation preferences. Browsers manage Flash cookies differently than for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, click here. [HYPERLINK: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html].
Do we use web beacons?
Web beacons are small electronic files that permit us to monitor the behavior of site visitors based on IP address. We use web beacons for aggregate statistical purposes (for example, verifying system and server integrity).
What is our policy for children under 13 years?
Our Website is for individuals older than 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may inform us about themselves. We collect personal information for individuals older than 13 years. Individuals over 13 can inform this Website or its features. We will delete any information collected from a child under 13 without parental consent. Please inform us at Info@GenerousChurch.com if you believe we might have data about a child under 13.
Public posts to our Website
You can provide content and information that is published or displayed on public areas online. We welcome you to submit such content and information. It will be viewable by all visitors of the Website or social media page. Visitors may use the information without our control. It may remain viewable in cached and archived pages even if we delete it. Before deciding to provide such content and information, do it at your own risk.
What about other online links?
When you engage with our content through third parties on our Website, they may collect information about you. The respective privacy policies of the companies govern your actions on these sites.
Questions or comments?
Question our Privacy and Security Policy by sending a message using our online Contact Us form, or send your written request to info@GenerousChurch.com or:
PO Box 211
Madison, MS 39130-0211
If you receive email messages from GenerousChurch, Inc. about updates to our website, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list following the unsubscribe directions in the email.
Changes to this Policy
This policy may change from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes to this policy by posting an updated copy on our Website. Your accept these changes by your continued use of our Website. Please check the policy for updates.
Effective Date: June 1, 2018
Last Revision Date: September 9, 2021