The Gideons International has created this privacy statement in order
to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We hold ourselves
accountable before God to protect any information you supply to us. The
following discloses our information gathering and dissemination
practices for our website at www.gideons.org.
Information Collection and Use
The Gideons International is the sole owner of the information
collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this
information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this
statement. The Gideons International collects information from users at
several different points on our website.
In order to use this website, a user may first need to complete the registration form if registration is required.
During registration the user is required to give contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used solely to inform the user about the site services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
Information is requested from the user on our order form, for the
purpose of contact information (like name and shipping address) and
financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This
information is used to process customer's orders and for billing
purposes. The contact information is also used when we experience
difficulty in processing an order.
A cookie is a unit of data stored on the user's hard drive containing
information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any
personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user
closes his browser, the cookie terminates. For instance, by setting a
cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more
than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the
cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that
the user will be limited in some areas of our site.
The Gideons International uses Internet Protocol addresses to analyze
trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad
demographic information for aggregate use. Internet Protocol addresses
are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Outside vendors are used in processing credit card information and
shipping Scripture orders. We only use companies who agree not to
retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any
secondary purposes. However, The Gideons International is not
responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties.
We partner with certain third parties to provide specific services.
When the user signs up for these services, which will be identified to
you before or during the sign-up process, we will share names, or other
contact information necessary for the third party to provide these
services. These parties have agreed not to use personally identifiable
information except for the purpose of providing these services. However,
The Gideons International is not responsible for the privacy practices
of any such third parties.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will consider, and may release,
individually identifiable information to third parties: (1) to comply
with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant,
subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical
threat to you or others. Furthermore, The Gideons International reserves
the right to disclose to third parties information about usage of this
site and any related services, including information gathered during
your use of the site. Any information so disclosed will be in the form
of aggregate data (such as overall patterns or demographic reports) that
does not describe or identify any individual user.
Subscribers may have access to certain electronic forums, such as
chat rooms, bulletin boards, e-mail lists, or others, to which other
subscribers also have access. The Gideons International does not
routinely monitor these forums, and is not responsible for protecting
the privacy and confidentiality of any information that you disclose in
such a forum.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that The
Gideons International is not responsible for the privacy practices of
such other sites. Users are encouraged that when they leave our site
they should read the privacy statements of each website that collects
personally identifiable information.
From time to time, our site requests information from users via
surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the
user has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
Information requested may include contact information (such as name and
shipping address), and demographic information (such as ZIP code, age
level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or
improving the use and satisfaction of our ministry.
SecurityThis website takes every precaution to protect our users'
information. When users submit sensitive information via the website,
the information is protected both online and off-line.
When sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social
security number), is requested from users, that information is protected
with the best encryption software presently available in the industry -
Secured Socket Layer. [While on a secure page, such as our order form,
the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator
and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked,
or open, when you are just 'surfing'.]
While we use Secured Socket Layer encryption to protect sensitive
information online, we also have in place procedures to protect user
information off-line. Use of user information is restricted and
monitored in our offices. Only employees who need the information to
perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer
service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your
ZIP code), we provide a Change of Address form on theConnection. You may also mail us at our regular mailing address to notify us of any changes to your personal information.
Notification of Changes
information was collected.
Revised September 2012.
Copyright © 2012 The Gideons International. All rights reserved.