Information We Collect
How We Collect Information
In order to personalize our interactions with you and complete transactions you request, we collect information that you provide when:
- You request information or materials from our organization;
- you give us information to make online donations; and
- via various online tracking technologies.
Collecting information allows us to compile statistics about our website’s usage and effectiveness.
How We Use Information
The Baptist World Alliance uses information you provide to understand your needs and interests and provide better experiences and contacts with you. Consistent with local law and options and controls available to you depending on your legal residence, we may also use your information to:
- Provide you with information you request from us;
- Complete any transactions you request or issue donation tax receipts. (Credit card numbers are used only for donation processing and are not retained for any other purposes.)
- Communicate with you about your donation or registration transaction with us;
- Send you information about our ministry or features on our websites and applications;
- Personalize content and experiences on our websites and applications;
- Provide promotion and communication about our ministry based on your activity on our websites and applications and on third-party web sites and applications;
- Improve or optimize our contact with you and your experience with us;
- Detect, investigate, or prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
Keeping Your Information Secure
The Baptist World Alliance is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The BWA diligently employs technologies for internet communication to enable applicable Internet Encryption Software and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Information you enter can be expected to be encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at the server where it reaches us. Please be aware that, despite best efforts at every juncture, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Personal Information Sharing
The Baptist World Alliance never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges your personal information to third parties.
Your personal information will only be shared if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or when disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- Meet applicable regulations, laws, comply with a legal process, or enforceable governmental request;
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
- Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Baptist World Alliance, our constituents, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Identities of all who contact us through this website will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of Baptist World Alliance and further, will be used only as will meet our ministry activities and purposes.
Third Party Websites
Because some partners or interested parties place a link to our website on their website, you may reach our website from a third party internet location. Third-party organizations may also collect anonymous information about your activity on our websites and applications and on third-party web sites and applications using online tracking technologies. Tracking data collected by these third-party companies is used to decide which advertisements or organizational links you see on third-party websites and applications, but does not identify you personally.
You may choose not to receive targeted advertisements from many ad networks, data exchanges, marketing analytics and other service providers by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative on the Internet.
Committed to Operate with Integrity