Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Mission Eurasia Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Last Updated: September 2018

 

Index:

1. Introduction
2. Description of Site and Services
3. Terms of Use
4. Information We Collect
5. Cookies
6. How We Use the Information We Collect
7. How Long We Keep Personal Data
8. Security
9. Children Under 18
10. Links to Third-Party Sites
11. Restrictions on Use of Material
12. Rules for Linking to Our Site
13. Copyrights and Trademarks
14. License and Site Access
15. Disclaimers
16. Limitation of Liability
17. Indemnity
18. Special Admonitions for International Use
19. Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
20. Removing Your Name from Our Mailing List
21. Refund Policy
22. Policies and Guidelines for Social Media
23. More Information/Contact Us

 

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and principles and to inform you of the way your information is collected and used. We take your privacy very seriously, and we treat your information with respect and care.

You can visit and enjoy our website without disclosing any personally identifiable information about yourself. There may be times when you will have the opportunity to share limited, personally identifiable information to access or utilize certain features of this Site. We limit our collection of personal information to pertinent information for the activity you choose to undertake. This privacy policy tells you how we collect information from you and how that information is used and kept.

Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By using our website or providing us with your personal information, you agree to your personal information being used and stored in a manner set out in this policy. We may update this policy periodically so please check it regularly.

2. Description of Site and Services

This privacy policy applies to the Mission Eurasia (“we,” “our,” or “us”) website at www.missioneurasia.org (“Site” or “our website”). If you do not agree with the terms of our Privacy Policy, you should immediately stop using or visiting this Site.

We may provide, through the Site, services (defined herein as “Services”) that include without limitation the:

(a) provision of the Site and other online services and internet sites;
(b) display, performance, provision, and use of: information such as educational, promotional, marketing or other valuable information (“Information”); copyrighted works, photographs, text, music, video, sound, graphics, messages, and other Materials, including Our Materials and Third Party Materials (“Content”); and our and Third Parties’ Trademarks;
(c) offering of products and services for sale, license, distribution or use.

You may contact us about this Site or about accessing and changing any personal information you provide at this Site through contact information contained on the Site.

3. Terms of Use

By using or accessing the Site or Services, you agree to adhere to the following Terms of Use. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Site, and to refuse any and all current or future access to, or use of, the Site and Services for violation of any of the following Terms of Use rules:

(a) You agree not to use obscene, racist, vulgar, discourteous, indecent or sexually explicit language or images. You agree not to e-mail, transmit, distribute, or otherwise make available, any such content or materials onto any aspect of the Site;
(b) You agree not to communicate infringing material or harassing communications or advertisements. You also agree not to communicate, e-mail, transmit, distribute, or otherwise make available:

• any material or content that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party (including its intellectual property and proprietary rights), or any law;
• any harassing, slanderous, libelous or derogatory information or content, or
• any advertisements for products or services, “junk mail”, spam, chain mail, pyramid schemes, or other forms of commercial or illegal solicitation;

(c) You agree not to use the Site for commercial purposes of any kind;
(d) You agree not to harm, or attempt to harm, lure or deceive minors in any way by your use or access of the Site or Services;
(e) You agree not to create or use a false identity for the purpose of misleading others;
(f) You agree not to collect or store personal data about other users;
(g) You agree not to distribute any software or other materials that contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disabling code or component;
(h) You agree not to interfere with, or disrupt, the operation of the Site and/or Services, or with servers or networks connected to, or used in connection with the operation of the Site;
(i) You agree not to disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations established by the owners or operators of any networks, hardware, or software connected to, or used in connection with the operation of the Site, or any requirement that we post on the Site; and
(j) You agree to respect the privacy of others. You agree not to disclose phone numbers, addresses, Social Security numbers, or any other private information, relating to any other person.

4. Information We Collect

Users can visit the Mission Eurasia website without revealing any personally identifiable information. If one chooses to provide personal information while on our website for the purposes of signing up to receive ministry updates, making a donation, signing up to volunteer, requesting resources, filling out a mission trip inquiry form, or registering for an event, then it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information.

Personally identifiable information includes:

Contact Information
• Name
• Phone Number
• Physical address
• Email address

Payment Information

• Credit/debit card information
• Bank account checking /routing number
• Financial Institution Information

When you make a donation online, we ask for your name, address, phone, e-mail address, and credit card or bank account information. We use this information to process your donation and verify credit card data. Credit card numbers and bank account numbers are used only for donation processing and are not retained for any other purposes. Sensitive payment information is not stored on our server.

We may contact you if necessary in order to resolve donation processing issues or other questions. We use your mailing address to send your tax-deductible receipt and to keep you informed about our ministry’s work. If you make a donation or choose to fill out a form on our Site giving us your contact information, you may expect to receive our communications in the mail or by email, as well as possibly be contacted by a team member via phone to thank you, ask a question, or ask how we can pray for you. You can request to opt out from being contacted at any time, and we can always customize how much mail you receive to fit your preferences. Donor information collected both online and offline is never sold or shared.

When you visit our website or open e-mails we send, we collect some non-identifying basic information. Non-identifying information is information that cannot be used to personally identify you. This includes:

• Total number of visitors
• Pages viewed
• Time spent on the Site
• Referring websites
• Web browser used (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari)
• Device type (e.g. mobile or desktop)
• Operating system (Windows XP or Mac OS)
• The domain name of your internet service provider (e.g. AT&T or Verizon)
• Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
• Other non-identifying information

We gather broad demographic information about which countries and domains our visitors originate from and use these analytics to improve our Site and make your experience as smooth as possible.

5. Cookies

As with most other internet sites, our web servers utilize “cookies” to track a user’s activity within our Site as well as record the IP address of each visitor. A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer and can be removed at any time. A cookie contains a unique identifying feature that allows our computer to recognize you when you return to our Site. The recorded IP address tells us where you visited from, but not any other personal and private information, unless you choose to share this with us by filling out and submitting a form on our Site.

6. How We Use the Information We Collect

We respect your privacy. Mission Eurasia will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties. The identity of all who contact us through our website will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of Mission Eurasia and only to further the ministry activities and purposes of Mission Eurasia. We protect and do not share information we receive from all online visitors.

Mission Eurasia uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate with you, update you on ministry happenings, and personalize our website for you. Credit card numbers and bank account information are only used for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. From time to time we may contact you for market research or to provide you with information we think would be of particular interest. At minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to decline such direct marketing or market research contact.

We may disclose to third party’s aggregate statistics regarding donations, but these statistics do not include personal identifying information. Information given may include: total number of donors, total amount of donations for specific periods of time or categories, and referring websites.

We use one or more third-party financial institutions to process our credit card and bank account transactions. They receive the credit card number, bank account number, and other personal information of our donors only to verify the account numbers and to process these transactions in a secure environment.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and prohibit them from using online giver information for any other purpose unless the user has given specific permission to do so. These third parties are subject to their own policies on data protection and privacy. It is a good idea to check their privacy policy when you provide your information to them to fully understand how they will process your data and may share it with others.

Authorize.net Privacy Policy
Paypal Privacy Policy
Paymentech (Chase Merchant Services) Privacy Policy

7. How Long We Keep Personal Data

We retain personal information for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. In determining data retention periods, Mission Eurasia takes into consideration data protection regulations, local laws, contractual obligations, and the expectations and requirements based on the nature of the relationship with Mission Eurasia.

8. Security

Mission Eurasia is committed to ensuring the security of your information. Our online donation processing system allows you to make safe and secure donations. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information to protect your information.

Our online credit card verification system is handled by a third party, which collects your name, address, phone, and credit card information in order to process your donation. Their encryption technology offers an extremely high level of security. They also have state-of-the-art firewalls and other security technology in place to ensure the confidentiality of your transactions.

Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

9. Children Under 18

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 18. If you are under age 18, please do not submit any personal information through this Site. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under age 18, please contact us immediately at info@missioneurasia.org.

10. Links to Third Party Sites

This Site contains links to other websites not owned or operated by Mission Eurasia. Mission Eurasia is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. This privacy policy applies solely to personally identifiable information collected by Mission Eurasia.

Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials, products, content, ideas, or communications displayed on, or disseminated at or through those websites. We reserve the right to disable links from third party sites at any time without prior notice.

11. Restrictions on Use of Material

This website is operated by Mission Eurasia. No material from this website or any website owned, operated, and controlled by Mission Eurasia may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without permission from Mission Eurasia. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Mission Eurasia.

All materials contained on this website are Copyright ©2018 Mission Eurasia or are licensed or otherwise published by Mission Eurasia with the permission of the owner of the material. All rights in such materials published with the permission of the material’s owner are reserved to the respective owners.

For copyright/trademark questions or permissions, please email info@missioneurasia.org.

12. Rules for Linking to Our Site

We may provide the option for you to post a link to our Site or to materials on our Site from your website or other third party sites. We reserve the right to, at any time and without prior notice, ask you to remove the link should we determine it to have a negative effect on our website, search engine results, or other negative impact on our visitors. You agree to remove the link immediately upon request.

13. Copyright and Trademarks

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 Mission Eurasia or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Mission Eurasia’s trade names, trademarks, trade dress, and service marks, including those marks indicated on our website, are the sole and exclusive property of Mission Eurasia including, without limitation, designs, logos, page headers, button icons and scripts (“marks”). Mission Eurasia’s marks and trade dress may not be used in connection in any way not expressly authorized in writing by Mission Eurasia or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Mission Eurasia. All other trademarks not owned by Mission Eurasia that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

For copyright/trademark questions or permissions, please email info@missioneurasia.org.

14. License and Site Access

Mission Eurasia 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 Mission Eurasia. 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, 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 Mission Eurasia. 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 Mission Eurasia’s website without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Mission Eurasia’s website name or marks without the express written consent of Mission Eurasia. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Mission Eurasia to access this Site.

15. Disclaimers

Your use of the Site, Services, all content, all information, and all materials are offered on an “as is” basis, “with all faults,” and “as available,” without any warranties whatsoever, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. We expressly disclaim all warranties, express or implied, relating to the Site, all information, content, materials, the software, and Services, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the Site and/or Services will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects or errors will be corrected promptly or at all; and/or that any of the Site, information, content, materials, or Services (and/or any software, server, computer, hardware, or network relating to the operation, or hosting of, any of the foregoing) will be free of viruses, errors, or harmful components. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you.

We expressly disclaim any warranties, representations, or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, content, and materials contained, displayed, or posted on the Site or otherwise available through our Site, or on sites that link to or from the Site. All such information, content, and materials are subject to change without notice. We do not warrant, or make any representations with respect to, the use, or the results that may be achieved through such use, of any of the sites, any part of the Services, and/or any information, content, and/or materials.

At any time and without notice, we may, for any reason whatsoever and without incurring any liability or obligation to you or any other party, terminate or suspend the display, operation and/or provision of (a) the Site (or any part thereof, including any content, information, and/or materials); (b) any part of the Services; and/or (c) your access to the Site or any part of the Services.

While we will make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and timely information, reports and prayer requests on our Site, you should not assume that the information provided is always up to date, accurate, complete or that our Site contains all of the relevant information available. In particular, if you are making a contribution decision, please consult a number of different and independent sources, including the charter membership information at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

16. Limitation of Liability

In no event and under no circumstances shall we be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages that result from your use of, or inability to use, any of our Site, any information, any content, any materials, and/or the Services, or any part thereof, even if we have been expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages. So the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, including, but not limited to, negligence, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing or using any of the Site and/or for using the Services or any part thereof. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the Site and/or Services, if you do not agree with any provision of these terms of use, or if you have any other dispute or claim, with or against our organization with respect to these terms of use of any of the Site or any part of the Services, then you acknowledge and agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and/or using the Site and/or Services.

17. Indemnity

You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under, or relating to, your use of any of our Site and any part of the Services.

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, and our affiliates, our officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors, and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”), harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of, or relating to:

(a) any breach by you of these Terms of Use;
(b) any unauthorized use by you of any information, content, materials, our Site, or any part of the Services;
(c) your use of our Site and/or any part of the Services; and
(d) all activities relating to, or conducted under, your passwords and/or Your Accounts.
You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any claim against you or use that is subject to indemnification by you. You agree that in the event of any unauthorized use of our Site, any information, content, materials, and/or any part of the Services, we shall be entitled to obtain an injunction proscribing such unauthorized use, without the necessity to post bond, and in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.

18. Special Admonitions for International Use

Unless otherwise specified, the Site, the information, content, materials, and Services are presented solely for the purpose of furthering your spiritual and educational awareness and understanding, and promoting certain programs, videos, and other products and services available in certain countries. We reserve the right to limit the provision of any of our Site, any content, any information, any materials, and any part of the Services to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we so choose in the exercise of our sole discretion. The Services, or any part thereof, is void where prohibited.

You agree to comply with all local rules regarding the use of our Site, any information, any content, any materials, and any part of the Service, including any local rules regarding acceptable online conduct. You also specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data or other information exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

19. Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Mission Eurasia reserves the right to make changes to this Site and our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time. If any of these terms shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term.

20. Removing Your Name from Our Mailing List

If you would like to remove your name from our email list or our mailing list so that you do not receive future communication from our ministry, please send us an email at info@missioneurasia.org.

When contacting us to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on our lists, such as complete contact information (name, postal address, telephone number, and email address), or information about venues in which you gave us your contact information.

21. Refund Policy

All donations are final and are not refundable. Please email info@missioneurasia.org for more information.

22. Policies and Guidelines for Social Media

Mission Eurasia encourages and allows the submission of comments via our various social media platforms, which are linked to on our Site.

Mission Eurasia has instituted the following comment policy for our social media platforms:

We encourage you to share your thoughts on any topic being discussed.  We will review and post comments according to the policy below. We reserve the right to remove comments that are inconsistent with our policy, at our complete discretion.
The views expressed in comments or replies on our social media accounts reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Mission Eurasia.

To stay up-to-date, Mission Eurasia sometimes “likes” or follows the social media pages of other organizations and individuals. These “likes” and follows do not imply endorsement and/or approval of the individual or organization by Mission Eurasia.

Please be mindful of the following suggestions as you engage with our social media platforms:

• “Like” posts you enjoy and want to see more of.
• Comment on posts you find interesting with your feedback.
• Share posts you find most compelling with your network by clicking the “share” button.
• Please keep conversation relevant to the topic at hand.
• Encourage others by offering insight, personal experience, and/or prayer.
• Please be respectful to all fans regardless of age, race, religion, or opinion.
• Feel free to ask questions!

Comments or replies that include the following are prohibited and will not be tolerated:

• Vulgar, profane, abusive, or bullying language; personal attacks of any kind; inappropriate religious, sexual, political, or racial references; unsupported accusations.
• Endorsements of commercial products, services, organizations, or other entities.
• Endorsements of political parties, candidates, or groups.
• Content that infringes on copyrights.
• Solicitation of funds.
• Comments on any ongoing investigation of any sort.
• Comments that encourage illegal activity.

Additionally, personal requests for assistance or aid should not be shared on our social media platforms.

Please remember that your comments are public. When commenting, please do not include sensitive information (e.g., Social Security number, address) about yourself or anyone else in the text of your comment.

We reserve the right to block anyone who repeatedly violates our guidelines, to delete any post or ban any user at any time and for any reason and to modify or change these guidelines without notice. All content included on this Site, which includes but is not limited to text, graphics, logos, photographs, images and videos, is the sole and exclusive property of Mission Eurasia or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

In posting your comments or other work to websites and social media platforms owned or administered by Mission Eurasia, you irrevocably grant Mission Eurasia permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display, or perform your work publicly and free of charge.

We welcome your comments at any time. However, given the need to responsibly manage our organization, reviewing comments will generally occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. We will make every effort to deal with comments that are not in line with the stated policy in a timely manner.

23. More Information/Contact Us

If you have comments or questions about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, or if you no longer wish to receive communications from Mission Eurasia, please contact us at info@missioneurasia.org or use our Contact page.

If you determine that the information in our database is inaccurate or has changed, you may contact us to update your information using the links above.