The Union Gospel Mission is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all privacy matters in the use of our website and in all fundraising efforts; including the ethical collection, retention, and use of information on our donors and website visitors.
What Information We Collect
Our donation forms require us to collect certain information including your name, email address, address, and credit card numbers, as well as your preferences in receiving other communication from us. We request and record only the minimum amount of information relevant to the transaction.
We do not store credit card information on our web servers.
If you use our contact form, we collect your name, email address, and in some cases, your phone number.
This information is forwarded to the responsible staff member within the organization for purposes of responding to or completing the correspondence.
In the course of using our website, we collect non-personally identifiable information such as IP address, the URL referring you to our site, which pages you visit on our website, what browser you are using and in which city your Internet Service Provider is located, or in which city your company is located if you are accessing our web site from work. We collect this information solely for the purpose of evaluating the ease of use and effectiveness of our website for our visitors.
How We Use Information About You
If you donate to the Union Gospel Mission or send us correspondence, such as emails or use the contact forms on this website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you for purposes of identifying your preferences in communicating with you or recording the history of your interactions with us.
If we need to complete a request or a donation, we may use your email address or, in rare instances, your mailing address to contact you regarding administrative issues.
If you have indicated during correspondence with us that you wish to be added to our email lists, we will store your email address in the appropriate email distribution list.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
All information that we collect about you or your company is held confidentially within the Union Gospel Mission.
Our organization does not exchange, sell, or distribute any personally identifiable information of any kind about you to any other organization or non-profit.
Information on our donors may be given to persons who need such information to perform their assigned duties for the organization. This includes companies who prepare our mailings, analyze data, troubleshoot website technical issues, or other uses related to fulfillment of direct Union Gospel Mission purposes.
Any outside person or company receiving information to fulfill a direct Union Gospel Mission purpose must agree to the terms of our privacy policies, including:
* The names and addresses contained in the data file will only be used for their specified purpose
* The electronic file will not be forwarded in any format or manner to any other person other than for the
purpose of completing agreed-upon Union Gospel Mission project(s)
* No archival paper or electronic copies of the data files will be made before, during or after the execution of the
relevant Union Gospel Mission project
* Data files containing the names and addresses will be irrevocably destroyed after completion of the relevant
project; or returned to the Union Gospel Mission in a timely manner.
When you make a donation via our website, we collect only the personal information required to process the transaction including, name, address, credit card number, security information, donation amount, memorial information, and/or “acknowledgment” information.
We maintain this information in our secure database and it may be used to contact you regarding further involvement with the organization unless you have specifically requested that you do not wish to be contacted.
We may use this information to contact you to verify personal information to complete a donation or other related information.
If you make a reoccurring donation you will be requesting that the Union Gospel Mission process a monthly donation. After you complete the initial donation, future donations will be processed automatically. You will receive a receipt in the form of a letter or email for each reoccurring donation.
You will be able to maintain or change your donation preferences (amounts, frequency, billing information) at any time. You may cancel your reoccurring donation at any time.
For more information about our data retention policies or to review your personal information in our database or make corrections, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-447-3268.
The Union Gospel Mission uses state of the art industry standards to safeguard the security and confidentiality of all personally identifiable information provided us, such as firewalls and “Secure Sockets Layers.”
Other Web Sites:
Our website contains links to other websites and social media sites. Please be aware that when you click on one of these links you are leaving the Union Gospel Mission site and entering another website for which the Union Gospel Mission has no responsibility, and whose privacy policies differ from our policies. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites.