Last updated: 20 January 2015
This page sets out:
- how we collect your personal information
- what we use it for; and
- your rights,
when using either our website or our apps.
“Platform” is our digital product. This can be either a Website or an App (downloadable via an App store for use on your mobile or tablet).
“Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Product. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within our Product. Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.
Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Product. As a Visitor, you can browse our website to find out more about our Product. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.
When you use our Product, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Product. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. We also collect the following:
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device when you visit our Website. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyse trends among our Users to help improve our Website.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
Customising Our Product
We may use the Personally Identifiable information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to customise our Product.
We retain the right to collect and use any Non Personal Information collected from your use of our Product and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Product and Service as well as for use or resale to others. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to us with regards to our Product (i.e. payment processors, website hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective services and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of Scripture Union, our Users, employees, and affiliates.
Information that you share
Our Product allows you to share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines and we can’t control where it goes. Please ensure when using any sharing features that you do not submit any personal data that you do not want to be seen, collected or used by other users. This is your responsibility.
Our Email Policy
We fully comply with national laws regarding SPAM. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us and/or our affiliates. We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission.
Your personal information, location information and marketing
If you do not want us to use your personal information in the way set out above:
- For marketing purposes: remember to tick or untick (as appropriate) the relevant box or option when you create an account to say that you don’t want your personal information used for marketing purposes;
- For location information: do not turn on, or if you have, turn off the location services using the setting on your device
For changing your preferences in relation to marketing and/or location information or if you wish us to stop processing your personal information, you can contact us at any time to withdraw your previous agreement. Please note that we will need to process your personal information for you to use the features of the app. If you withdraw your agreement, you may no longer use the Product. You can also ask us to correct, view or update the personal information you provide to us.
Where your information is stored
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for your account that enables you to access our website or app, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may collect and store personal data on your device using application data caches and browser web storage and other technology.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You can access the personal information we hold about you by writing to us. We may charge you a fee to cover our costs in providing you with details of the personal information we hold about you.
Other sites (that aren’t ours)
Other sites or app stores will have their own privacy policies and may collect and use your personal information in different way. We recommend that you read these sites’ terms also as we have nothing to do with them and are not responsible or liable for their policies.