Our Online Privacy Statement & Conditions of Use
We are committed to respecting your online privacy and security. We’ve structured our Web site so that, in general, you can visit us on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Fond du Croix Ministries.
What we collect
On some web pages you can make donations and request materials or information. The types of personal information collected on these pages are name, contact and billing information, transaction and credit card information. In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experiences as a sponsor, and contact preferences.
How we use it
We use your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on special events, and to personalize our web site for you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or provide you with information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to decline such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.
Who we share it with
We will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we are required by law, we will not share the personal data you provide online with anyone or any organization.
Accuracy and Access
We strive to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. To review or correct your personal information contact us online. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.
We are committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.
Conditions of Use
We provide the services described on its web site to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future Fond du Croix Ministries web site service or visit any entity referenced by Fond du Croix Ministries, in its web site, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to any such entity.
Privacy and Security Statement
Information collected on our web site is subject to our Online Privacy Statement.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, photographs, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the sole and exclusive property of Fond du Croix Ministries or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Fond du Croix Ministries and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
Fond du Croix Ministries’ trade names, trademarks, trade dress, and service marks, including those marks indicated on our web site are the sole and exclusive property of Fond du Croix Ministries, including, without limitation, designs, logos, page headers, button icons and scripts (“Marks”). Fond du Croix Ministries’ Marks and trade dress may not be used in connection in any way not expressly authorized in writing by the Fond du Croix Ministries or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Fond du Croix Ministries . All other trademarks not owned by Fond du Croix Ministries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners.
License and Site Access
Fond du Croix Ministries grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, and revocable license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of the Fond du Croix Ministries. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any information, images, content or photographs or any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of another; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Fond du Croix Ministries. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Marks, photographs, content or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Fond du Croix Ministries’ web site without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Fond du Croix Ministries’ web site name or Marks without the express written consent of Fond du Croix Ministries. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Fond du Croix Ministries, to access this site. You may not create a hyperlink to the home page or any internal page of Fond du Croix Ministries’ web site without the express written permission of Fond du Croix Ministries.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY FOND DU CROIX MINISTRIES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. FOND DU CROIX MINISTRIES MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FM. FOND DU CROIX MINISTRIES. WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Site policies, modification, and severability
Fond du Croix Ministries, reserve the right to make changes to this site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
Are cookies used?
Cookies are used to determine the success of Fond du Croix Ministries’ website and marketing campaigns. This allows us to be good stewards with the donations that are given to us to determine our online effectiveness, which also helps keep our expenses low.
In addition to cookies, we use other technologies, including pixel tags, to gather information on how our users interact with our web site and to help us efficiently monitor our web site and marketing campaigns. These technologies, for example, show us popular pages, conversion rates, click-throughs and other information that can be used to improve our website. We also occasionally share select non-personal information with trusted third parties. Fond du Croix and its third party vendors use pixel tags to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage information to compile statistical traffic analysis or usage patterns.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a Web site, is placed by the Web server into the browser’s application folder on your computer. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the Web site to “recognize” you as a unique individual. Cookies do not collect data from the end user’s hard drive.
Can cookies be removed from my hard drive?
Yes, cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending on what type of Web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.
Updated August, 2010
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