- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site;
- Who collects such information;
- How such information is used;
- With whom your information may be shared;
- What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
What information we collect and how we use that information
Our registration forms may require or request users to give us information that may include name, email address, address, phone numbers, format preference (HTML vs. text), interests, or similar information. We do not store credit card numbers on any electronic database. We do not request sensitive information, such as social security numbers, from our visitors.
Our policy is to protect the privacy of our supporters by not renting or selling any personal information: We do not share, rent, or sell email addresses or phone numbers. CWS occasionally shares its address lists with other like-minded nonprofit organizations. If you do not want us to share this information you may call us at any time at 1-800-297-1516, ext. 361, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Protocol address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of "cookies"
Sensitive information provided to CWS is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of CWS. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Opt In for text-messaging
By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive texts, including autodialed and automated texts, to that number with important updates and impact notifications from CWS. If you have questions, you can call Reply HELP 888-297-2767 for help, or STOP to discontinue receiving messages. Message & Data Rates May Apply. Message frequency may vary. SMS opt-in will not be sold, rented, or shared.
Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which CWS has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Contacting us about the website
Church World Service
P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515