Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the GainingGroundMinistries.org and Gaining Ground Ministries and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Gaining Ground Ministries include GainingGroundMinistries.org. The Gaining Ground Ministries website is a religious site. By using the Gaining Ground Ministries website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Gaining Ground Ministries may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase Gaining Ground Ministries’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Gaining Ground Ministries. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Gaining Ground Ministries website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Gaining Ground Ministries’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Gaining Ground Ministries encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Gaining Ground Ministries so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Gaining Ground Ministries is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Gaining Ground Ministries website.

Use of your Personal Information

Gaining Ground Ministries collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Gaining Ground Ministries may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Gaining Ground Ministries and its affiliates. Gaining Ground Ministries may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Gaining Ground Ministries does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Gaining Ground Ministries may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Gaining Ground Ministries, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Gaining Ground Ministries may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Gaining Ground Ministries, in order to determine what Gaining Ground Ministries services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Gaining Ground Ministries to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Gaining Ground Ministries will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Gaining Ground Ministries or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Gaining Ground Ministries; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Gaining Ground Ministries, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Gaining Ground Ministries website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Gaining Ground Ministries pages, or register with Gaining Ground Ministries site or services, a cookie helps Gaining Ground Ministries to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Gaining Ground Ministries website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Gaining Ground Ministries features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Gaining Ground Ministries services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

To secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, Gaining Ground Ministries uses a GeoTrust RapidSSL.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen

Gaining Ground Ministries does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Gaining Ground Ministries by contacting us here.

Changes to this Statement

Gaining Ground Ministries will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Gaining Ground Ministries encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Gaining Ground Ministries is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Gaining Ground Ministries welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Gaining Ground Ministries has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Gaining Ground Ministries here.

Effective as of May 18, 2016