Thank you for visiting ChristIsAlive®. Your privacy is important to us. As such, we provide this privacy statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this site.
The Information We Collect
At ChristIsAlive®, you can make donations, become a site sponsor, send communications requesting instruction on how to referral items posted. In order to interact with us, certain types of personally identifiable information must be collected. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include: name, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and information about your interests in and use of various resources and services.
At ChristIsAlive®, you are also able to submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e-mail address in order for us to send information or instruction on how to have content posted. Examples of the types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people include: recipient’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
Only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to participate in the site’s activities and offerings.
ChristIsAlive®, our service providers, advertisers and partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information when you visit any of our sites. A representative list of the types of non-personally identifiable information we may collect include: current Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), the web pages you have visited, the content you have accessed and the advertisements you have been shown and/or clicked on.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for information, to respond to your inquiries about specific posting items and/or opportunities, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of this site, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the information.
If you choose to submit content for publication, we may publish your name and other information you have provided to us.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of this site, to deliver more relevant messages and advertisements and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information to analyze usage of this site, as well as to offer better information and referral services.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
In addition, we may transfer personally identifiable information about you if we, or one of our business units, are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another entity.
Our agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy statement.
We may disclose personally identifiable information to third parties whose practices are not covered by this privacy statement (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that want to market products or services to you. If ChristIsAlive® shares personally identifiable information, it will provide you with an opportunity to opt out or block such uses either at the point of submission of your personally identifiable information or prior to any such disclosure.
If you have signed up to receive our e-mails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this site, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing e-mail you receive from this site.
To provide visitors with additional or more relevant resources, we may share non-personally identifiable information with third parties.
This section describes certain of our advertising practices, such as the collection and use of information to deliver advertising. We, our service providers, advertisers or partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information when you interact with us or visit any of our site. A representative list of the types of non-personally identifiable information that may be collected include: current Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), the web pages you have visited, the content you have accessed and the advertisements you have been shown and/or clicked on. The non-personally identifiable information collected may be combined with information from other sources and/or shared with third parties.
The non-personally identifiable information collected may be used to improve the design and content of our site, and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. This information may also be used to provide you with additional informational resources and to make inferences about your interests in order to deliver more relevant marketing messages and advertisements. We also may use this information to analyze usage of our site.
The practices described in this section are enabled by the technologies and relationships described in the “Cookies & Web Beacons” and “Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers, and Sponsors” sections below.
Cookies & Web Beacons
To enhance your online experience, we may use “cookies” or similar technologies. Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information; however, once you choose to furnish a site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
We, our third party service providers, advertiser or our partners may also use “web beacons” or clear .gifs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a web page, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers, and Sponsors.
Some pages on this site contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
We also use the services of reputable third parties to provide us with data collection, reporting and ad response measurement, as well as to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit or set their own cookies. We, our third party service providers, advertisers and/or partners may also place web beacons for these third parties. The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy statement. For more information on how our sites may use third-party ad servers and your ability to opt-out of targeted advertising from such third party ad servers, please see the section below on “Third Party Ad Servers”.
Third Party Ad Servers
We, our partners and/or our advertisers may use third parties to serve or present the ads that appear on this site and to conduct research about the advertisements. Below is a representative list of such third parties and a link to their privacy policies. For more information, visit the sites listed below
The NAI (Network Advertising Initiative) is a cooperative group of ad serving providers. The NAI has developed a set of privacy principles to which its members adhere. The NAI is committed to provide consumers with clear explanations of Internet advertising practices and how they affect you and the Internet generally. For more information about the NAI, third party ad servers generally, and the opt-out opportunities available through the NAI, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/index.asp
ChristIsAlive® operates globally so it is necessary to transfer your information internationally. In particular, your information will likely be transferred to and processed in the United States where our central databases operate. The data protection and other laws of other countries, such as the United States, may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using this site you consent to your information being collected and used as set forth in this privacy statement.
Our Commitment to Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the information we collect online.