Privacy Policy 2018-01-31T22:50:39+00:00

PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DOES YOUTH WITH A MISSION NORTH CASCADES COLLECT?

We may collect personal information from you, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, credit card number, gender, birthday, personal interests, etc., when you visit one of our websites, place a donation by phone,  save your information with us online, contact us with a question or concern, or participate in a contest, promotion, or survey. We maintain a record of your interests and the donations you make online or by phone. We may combine all of this information with information about you that we acquire from our joint marketing partners, from unrelated third parties, and from our other brands.

HOW DOES YWAM USE MY INFORMATION?

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To process and complete your donation, including to send you emails to confirm your order status and shipment
  • To communicate with you and to send you information by email, postal mail, telephone, text message, or other means about our members, partners, services, contests, and promotions, unless you have directed us not to contact you with promotional communications
  • To administer and fulfill our contests and other promotions
  • To help us learn more about your donating preferences
  • To help us address problems with and improve our site design and services
  • To analyze trends and statistics
  • To protect the security or integrity of our websites and our business
  • To contact you if necessary

You always have the choice not to receive marketing information or calls. To opt out you can email us at registrar@ywamnorthcascades.com, call us at (360) 220-5954 or click unsubscribe on our newsletter.

DOES YWAM SHARE MY INFORMATION?

We may share your personal information in the following ways:

  • When you provide personal information to one of our YWAM locations, we may share that information with our other YWAM brands.
  • We may share your information with our service providers who manage our donor information and perform services on our behalf, such as fulfilling promotions, sending communications to our donors, conducting surveys, etc. We do not authorize any of these service providers to make any other use or disclosure of your information.
  • We may share your information when we team up with another company or ministry to offer or provide products, services, contests, or promotions to our donors.
  • We may share information about you if necessary, in our good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations or in response to a valid subpoena, order, or government request, or to protect the rights of YWAM or others.

In the unlikely event of a sale or merger of YWAM or any of our businesses, our donors’ personal information and other information we have collected as described in this policy may be among the transferred business assets.

HOW DO I ACCESS OR CHANGE MY INFORMATION?

You can change your information by asking us to update it through contacting us as described in the section entitled, “How do I contact you?”, below. Please note that any request to update your personal information may take up to 10 days for your email request and 6-8 weeks for your postal mail request.

HOW DOES YWAM PROTECT KIDS’ PRIVACY?

YWAM is concerned about the privacy and safety of children when they use the Internet. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information online from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. Our websites are general audience sites and are not targeted to or intended for use by children.

HOW DOES YWAM USE COOKIES?

Our websites use “cookies,” which are small data files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies enable you to donate on our websites and may be used in a variety of ways to enhance or personalize your online browsing experience.

For example, we may use cookies to enable you to use certain website features, remember your donation history, store your preferences, recognize you when you return to our website, track your donations, and monitor and maintain information about your use of our websites.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether or not to accept it. If you do not accept cookies, however, you will not be able to make donations on our websites.

HOW DOES YWAM USE PIXEL TAGS?

We use “pixel tags” (also called “web beacons” or “clear gifs”), which are tiny graphic images, on our websites and in our emails. Pixel tags help us analyze our donors’ online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our websites and our advertising. We may work with service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information.

Pixel tags on our sites may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the sites. This information may include your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, your browser type, your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. We may also track certain information about the identity of the website you visited immediately before coming to our site. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.

Pixel tags and cookies in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us.

We also may work with third-party companies that use tracking technologies to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to our websites and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having your information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

We may combine the information we collect through cookies and pixel tags with other information we have collected from you. This information may be used to improve our websites, to personalize your online experience, to tailor our communications with you, to determine the effectiveness of our advertising, and for other internal business purposes.

HOW DO I KNOW MY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SECURE?

We do our best to provide you with a safe and convenient donating experience. We have in place certain physical, electronic, contractual, and managerial safeguards to protect the security and privacy of your personal information.

When you enter your personal information on our websites, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect your information as it is transmitted to us. To make sure you are accessing our secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Location line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.”

If for any reason you cannot access the secure server, or if you’re not quite comfortable shopping online at any of our websites, please feel free to place your donation with us by telephone at the number listed in the section entitled, “How do I contact you?” below.

WHAT IS “PHISHING”?

“Phishing” is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an email that looks like it is from us asking you for your personal information, do not respond. We will never request your password or username through email.

WHAT ABOUT LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES?

For your convenience and information, our websites may contain links to other sites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked site. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site that you access through our sites.

HOW DO I CONTACT YOU?

For questions about our privacy policy, to make choices about receiving promotional communications, to update your personal information, or to place a donation, you can contact our accounting office by email, telephone, or postal mail:

Youth With A Mission North Cascades
PO Box 948
Lynden, WA 98264

accounting@ywamnorthcascades.com
(360)-220-5954