PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

This Policy was last updated on June 6, 2021.

 

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE TREAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WHAT CHOICES AND RIGHTS YOU HAVE IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, YOU HAVE AN OPTION NOT TO USE THE CONTENTS, MATERIALS, AND SERVICES OF OUR WEBSITE.

INTRODUCTION

CORE Ministries (referred to as “we,” “us,” and “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal information we collect, use, share and otherwise process as part of our non-profit organization. We also believe in transparency, and we are committed to informing you about how we treat your personal information. We have established this Privacy Policy to inform you about the privacy practices that we apply to personal information and to inform you about your rights and choices in this regard.

 

WHAT PROCESSING ACTIVITIES ARE COVERED?

This Policy applies to the processing of personal information when you:

  • Visit our website, https://coreministries.org/ (the “Site”);
  • Receive communications from us, including emails, phone calls, faxes, texts, video chats, etc.
  • Request information from us online.
  • Apply to volunteer with us via the Site.

 

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

If you are a user in the European Union (the “EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”), for purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we act as a data controller with respect to the personal information described in the “What Personal Information Do We Collect” section of this Policy. In this role, we are responsible for implementing the applicable data protection principles and for safeguarding personal information.


HOW DO WE PROCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION?

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect and process the following personal information from you for the purposes set forth below, including in the “Other Processing Activities” section of this policy:

Category Description and Purpose
Contact Information When you visit our Site, request our services, or register for events or programs with us, we may ask you for your name, address, telephone number, email address, or other contact details in order to respond to your request or inquiry.

We process Contact Information to operate the Site, to provide our services to you, to honor our terms of use and contracts, to ensure the privacy and security of our Site and services, to maintain our databases and back-ups, to manage our relationships with you, to communicate with you, and to keep records of our communications with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent or, where applicable, our legitimate interests in the proper administration of our Site, the proper management of our relationships, and the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Your Communications and Feedback If you provide us with feedback or contact us for support or to ask us questions, we will collect your name, address, telephone number, email address, organization/affiliation, message, and other information needed to respond to your feedback or request for support, or to answer your question. When you communicate with us, we may retain your communications in order to process and respond to them, as well as to improve our services. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services or send you periodic emails if you decide to sign up for one of our newsletters.

If you want to make a comment on a blog post on the Site, we will collect your name, email address, comments.  As for prayer requests, you have the option to send them anonymously.

We process Your Communications and Feedback to operate the Site, to honor our terms of use and contracts, to provide our services to you, to ensure the privacy and security of our Site and services, to maintain our databases and back-ups, to manage our relationships with you, to communicate with you, and to keep records of our communications with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent or, where applicable, our legitimate interests in the proper administration of our Site and organization, the proper management of our relationships, and the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Membership Information We collect personal information as needed to register you for membership. For example:

We process Membership Information to operate the Site, to provide our services to you, to honor our terms of use and contracts, to ensure the privacy and security of our Site and services, to maintain our databases and back-ups, to manage our relationships with you, to communicate with you, and to keep records of our communications with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent or, where applicable, our legitimate interests in the proper administration of our Site and business, the proper management of our relationships, and the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

 

IS ENTRY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED?

You may choose not to provide us with any personal information. Even if you choose not to provide any personal information, you may still access and use much of the Site. However, you will not be able to access any portions of the Site that require your personal information. Some pages on the Site may give you the option of providing certain of your personal information about yourself. If you want to change any information about yourself that you have submitted, you may contact us via the “Contact Us” details at the end of this Policy.

OTHER PROCESSING ACTIVITIES

Other GDPR Processing Activities

We may process any of the personal information identified in this Policy when necessary for:

  • The establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, whether in court, administrative, or other proceedings. (The legal basis for such processing is our legitimate interest in the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights, and the legal rights of others.)
  • Purposes that are consistent with, related to and/or ancillary to the purposes and uses described in this Policy for which your personal information was provided to us.

We may process your personal information in connection with any of the purposes and uses set out in this Policy on one or more of the following legal grounds:

  • Because it is necessary to perform the services you have requested or to comply with your instructions or other agreements between you and us;
  • To comply with our legal obligations as well as to keep records of our compliance processes;
  • Because our legitimate interests, or those of a third-party recipient of your personal information, make the processing necessary, provided those interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms;
  • Because you have chosen to publish or display your personal information on a public area of the Site, such as a comment area;
  • Because it is necessary to protect your vital interests;
  • Because it is necessary in the public interest; or
  • Because you have expressly given us your consent to process your personal information in a particular manner.

We do not use personal information for making any automated decisions affecting or creating profiles other than as described herein.

HOW DO WE SHARE OR DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

When we are acting as a data controller and where the GDPR does not apply, we may share your information in the following contexts.

Category Disclosure Contexts
Affiliates We may share your personal information with our subsidiaries and affiliates and with their respective officers, directors, employees, accountants, attorneys and agents.
Legal Obligations and Rights We may disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, warrants, court orders or other legal process, or to comply with relevant laws. We may also share your personal information in order to establish or exercise our legal rights, to defend against a legal claim, and to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our contracts. We may also disclose personal information as needed to protect vital interests.
Public Some areas of our Site, including our blog, may offer forums or provide the opportunity for users to post comments or reviews in a public forum. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. If you decide to submit your personal information in these areas, you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that the information will be publicly-available.
Service Providers We may share your personal information with our service providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services on our behalf. Among other things, service providers help us to administer the Site; support our provision of services requested by you; provide technical support; and provide payment processing; and assist with other legitimate purposes permitted by law.

 

HOW LONG DO WE STORE AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We will retain and use your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, to comply with our organization requirements and legal obligations, to resolve disputes, to protect our assets, to provide our services, and to enforce our agreements.

We take reasonable steps to delete the personal information we collect when (1) we have a legal obligation to do so, (2) we no longer have a purpose for retaining the information, and (3) if you ask us to delete your information, unless we determine that doing so would violate our existing, legitimate legal, regulatory, dispute resolution, contractual, or similar obligations. We may also decide to delete your personal information if we believe it is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued storage of your personal information is contrary to our legal obligations or business objectives.

To the extent permitted by law, we may retain and use anonymous or aggregated information for performance reporting, analytic purposes, and service improvement. When we delete personal information, it will be removed from our active servers and databases; but, it may remain in our archives when it is not practical or possible to delete it.