(Last Updated: May 2018)

Scope and Consent
Information We Collect
Uses and Retention
Disclosure
Your Choices
Cookies and Tracking Technologies
Accessing Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information
Third Party Websites
Security
Children’s Privacy
International Transfer
Updates to this Policy
Contact Us

In the event you read this policy in any language other than English, you agree that in the event of any discrepancies, the English version shall prevail.

We want you to share the things that matter to you most. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and trust us with your information when you visit the Berean Beacon website (“the Site”). Please take a few minutes to read this Privacy Policy, so that you understand what information we collect, what we do with it and why.

In general, we only collect information that allows us to provide you with our best Services. We do this only when you sign up either to subscribe to our updates under “Newsletter” or if you write us directly under “Contact”.  We keep your name and Email address in our database.

Importantly, we do not market or share your data with third parties.  Our goal is to minister to you through free access to the information we provide on the site.  We do not intend to make money through your personal information.

Our new website is hosted on Go-Daddy and is under the https: proxy.  This means that all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.  Encryption makes it difficult if not impossible for a third party to see your information when you visit the website.

Scope and consent

It is important you understand that by using the Site and signing up either via “Newsletter” or “Contact”, you allow us to collect, use, disclose, and retain your personal information and other information.  However, we will not market your information to third parties.

Information we collect

We collect the minimum information required to achieve the purposes set out in this Policy (see below), and you have the ability to limit such collection, as specified below under “Your Choices”:

  1. Name, addresses, and voluntary information: When you use our various Services you voluntarily give us personal information (e.g., name, email, and, if you give it, mailing address and phone number) and you are not anonymous to us.
  2. Social Media Information: If you befriend Berean Beacon through third-party social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or VK, you agree to give us ongoing access to your personal information on such sites (e.g., your public profile). We may receive certain information about you which is stored on social media sites if users of those sites give us access to their profiles and you are one of their friends or connections, depending upon your settings on those sites.

Uses and Retention

Our mission is to constantly improve our Services and provide you with new experiences. As part of this mission, we use your information for the following purposes:

  1. Give you updates of new information on the Site: We use your Information to (i) register you for regular updates; (ii) respond to your requests; and (iii) for those who have opted-in, mailings of hard copies of our updates, such as but not limited to the newsletter.

Data Retention: Unless otherwise specified, we retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for us to achieve the purposes referred to above or to enable us to comply with our legal data protection retention obligations. Upon deactivation of your account, we will minimize the personal data we keep about you only to such data which we are required to keep to comply with laws, or other legal reasons. We may keep activity data on a non-identifiable basis to improve our services.

Disclosure:

Your data is kept safe with us, but we do share your personal information with third parties we trust in order to provide you with our services.  (See the section “Third Party Websites and Apps”.)

Legal and Law Enforcement: We may disclose your information to law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to terror acts, criminal investigations or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or others to legal liability.

Because Viber is global, the recipients above may be located outside the country in which you are located. See the section on “International Data Transfers” below for more information.

Your Choices

Unsubscribe: You always have the option to unsubscribe or change the subscription to our updates.  Simply visit the Sign-Up page on the Site and check “Unsubscribe”.  Alternatively, you can also check “Unsubscribe” on any Emails that you receive from us.  You can also contact us either through the Site under Contact or else writing us to unsubscribe at:

Berean Beacon

P.O. Box 73

Walloon Lake, MI 49796

info@BereanBeacon.org

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

When you visit the Site, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies for a variety of purposes.  Such purposes may include assessing the performance of the Site, telling us if you are a new or returning visitor, and indicating what areas of clicking were the most popular.  We do not use Target-Related technologies to share information with third parties.  By visiting our site, you consent to allow us to use cookies for the purposes mentioned above.

You do have the option of opting out of cookies.  You can find more information on this here and here .  You can also consult your browser’s website for further information.

For further information, you may write us at the above addresses.

Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Your Personal Information

As a registered member, you can review and change personal information at any time.  Visit the Sign-Up page on the Site and check “Unsubscribe”.  Alternatively, you can also check “Unsubscribe” on any Emails that you receive from us.  You can also contact us either through the Site under Contact or else writing us to unsubscribe at:

Berean Beacon

P.O. Box 73

Walloon Lake, MI 49796

info@BereanBeacon.org

Third-Party websites and Apps:

Our app may contain links to other third-party websites or you may access Apps from a third- party site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party sites. You may read about the privacy policies at Mailchimp and/or Little Green Light.

Mailchimp is a service we use for coordinating our Email campaigns.  They also help us to improve our communication with readers by giving us data about clicks (how many people open which Emails or click certain links).  We do not market this data to third parties.

Little Green Light is a database provider that helps us store reader data.  We use it for hard copy mailings of the newsletter and other items. It also helps us to provide charitable receipts for those who donate to the Berean Beacon Ministry.  It does not store, process, nor accept sensitive payment data (credit cards, check routing numbers, etc.).

Security

We know that security is important to our users and we care about the security of your information. We maintain technical, physical, and administrative security measures to protect the security of your personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use include firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers and information access authorization controls.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. Therefore we do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services, or tools from anyone under 13. In the EEA, certain default privacy settings will be applied to users under the age of 16 and can only be changed if the legal guardian instructs so in writing.

International Transfer

We operate internationally. That means that your personal information may need to be processed in countries where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in your home country.

Updates to this Policy

From time to time, as our services evolve, we may update this Policy. You agree that we may notify you about material changes through updates via Email or on the Site. Please check the Site frequently for updates.

Contact Us

If you still have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to send us an email to info@bereanbeacon.org, or using the contact us form on the Site. You can also contact us in writing at:

Berean Beacon

P.O. Box 73

Walloon Lake, MI 49796

info@BereanBeacon.org