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In order to serve you, we collect certain personal information about visitors and users of our Sites.
The most common types of information we collect include things like: user-names, account names, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details, survey responses, payment information such as payment agent details, transactional details, tax information, contact/support tickets, and web analytics data.
How we collect personal information
We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us, automatically as you navigate through the Sites, or through other people when you use services associated with the Sites (like talking to our customer support representative, interacting with ads and offers we put out).
We collect your personal information when you provide it to us; when you buy or provide items or services on our Sites, subscribe to a newsletter, email list, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or send us a communication.
Personal information we collect about you from others
Although we generally collect personal information directly from you, on occasion, we also collect certain categories of personal information about you from other sources. In particular:
financial and/or transaction details from payment providers located in the US in order to process a transaction (we currently only use Gumroad, one of the world’s leading payment providers, but this could expand as our services expand);
third party service providers (like Google, Facebook) who are located in the US, which may provide information about you when you link, connect, or login to your account with the third-party provider and they send us information such as your registration and profile from that service. The information varies and is controlled by that service provider or as authorized by you via your privacy settings at that service provider; and
We also receive information about you and your activities on and off the childrenschurch.net platform through partnerships, or about your experiences and interactions from our partner ad networks.
How we use personal information
We will use your personal information:
To fulfil a purchase, or take steps linked to a purchase: in particular, in facilitating and processing transactions that take place on the Sites, like where you purchase an item from our marketplace.
Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties, legitimate interests. These interests include:
- operating the Sites;
- providing you with services described on the Sites;
- verifying your identity when you sign in to any of our Sites;
- responding to support tickets, and helping facilitate the resolution of any disputes;
- updating you with operational news and information about our Sites and services e.g. to notify you about changes to our Sites, website disruptions or security updates;
- carrying out technical analysis to determine how to improve the Sites and services we provide;
- monitoring activity on the Sites, e.g. to identify potential fraudulent activity and to ensure compliance with the user terms that apply to the Sites;
- managing our relationship with you, e.g. by responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the Sites or asking for your feedback or whether you want to participate in a survey;
- managing our legal and operational affairs (including, managing risks relating to content and fraud matters);
- improving our products and services.
- providing general administrative and performance functions and activities
Where you give us consent:
providing you with marketing information about products and services which we feel may interest you; and
For purposes which are required by law.
For the purpose of responding to requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.
When we disclose your personal information
We will disclose personal information to the following recipients:
projects that are within our company which is located in the US;
subcontractors, service providers and IT personnel who assist us in connection with the ways we use personal information (as set out above),
our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc.) which are located in the USA;
regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations;
a purchaser or prospective purchaser of all or part of our assets or our business, and their professional advisers, in connection with the purchase;
a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity;
a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address financial or reputational risks;
a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property infringement or any other infringement; and
other recipients where we are authorized or required by law to do so.
Where we transfer and/or store your personal information
We are based in the US, so your data will be processed in the Some of the recipients we have described in section 10 above, and to whom we disclose your personal information, are based outside the US in places mentioned above. We do this on the basis of your consent to this policy. In order to protect your information, we take care where possible to work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.
How we keep your personal information secure
We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by our service providers
How you can access your personal information
You have the right to make a request to access other personal information we hold about you and to request corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us for any of our Sites at any time. It’s really easy to make an access or correction request. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Choices regarding your personal information
Where we have your consent to do so (e.g. if you have subscribed to one of our e-mail lists or have indicated that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us), we send you marketing communications by email about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. You can ‘opt-out’ of such communications if you would prefer not to receive them in the future by using the “unsubscribe” facility provided in the communication itself.
You also have choices about cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies some parts of our Sites may not work properly in your case.
Cookies and web analytics
When you visit our Sites, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and does not reveal your identity. I We’re talking about the following kinds of details:
your IP address or proxy server IP address;
the domain name you requested;
the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
the date and time of your visit to the website;
the length of your session;
the pages which you have accessed;
the number of times you access the Site(s) within any month;
the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
the website which referred you to our Sites; and
the operating system which your computer uses.
Whether you accessed the mobile version of the site or the desktop version, and the associated resolution of your device.
We track the way you navigate our website so we can optimize the pages to be easier to use.
Occasionally, we will use third party advertising companies to serve ads based on prior visits to our Sites. For example, if you visit our Sites, you may later see an add for our products and services when you visit a different Site.
Information you make public or give to others
How long we keep your personal information
When we need to update this policy
We will need to change this policy from time to time in order to make sure it stays up to date with the latest legal requirements and any changes to our privacy management practices.
When we do change the policy, we’ll make sure to notify you about such changes, where required. A copy of the latest version of this policy will always be available on this page.