Prison Fellowship International Privacy Notice

Our Commitment to Privacy

At Prison Fellowship International, we value your privacy and acknowledge the responsibility that comes with safeguarding sensitive data. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining the privacy practices for www.pfi.org, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

We hope you will find this privacy policy clear and transparent. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@pfi.org if you have questions.

Personal Information We Collect

On some areas of our site, you are prompted to provide us with personal information when you, for example, make a donation, sponsor a child, register on our site to view and track your transaction history, to receive newsletters, send us a prayer request, or submit a query via an online form.

Also, some areas of our site require personal information before access is granted. The types of personal information collected at these pages vary, but may include the following kinds of general information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information
  • (etc.)

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily and explicitly give us via online forms, email, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

The Way We Use Personal Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order to complete that order.

We use email addresses to fulfill your requests for newsletter subscriptions and to answer the email we receive.

Unless you ask us not to, we may also contact you in the future through the use of email addresses and mailing addresses to send updates about various ministry activities. To exclude yourself from any of these mailings, electronic or postal, please contact us. You may also opt out of electronic mailings by clicking the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of each mailing.

Cookies and Other Automatic Information

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to help analyze our site traffic and better design our site. Cookies are small identifying tags that are transferred to your computer through your web browser. They do not provide us with any personal information about you. We use them, for example, to analyze how many times people visit each area of our site or whether they’re first-time visitors, how long they stay, the type of browsers used, certain demographic and affinity information, and how many people click on various web promotions. We analyze this data in aggregate, not at an individual level. Cookies are also an essential component of the authentication system used for logging into our site. Transient cookies are created and used while you log into the site to ensure the correct identity of our previously verified users. Without these cookies it would be impossible to provide site login functionality. These cookies expire upon log out and they store nothing more than a unique session ID. This information is collected primarily through Google Analytics. If you do not wish for this information to be captured, please sign out of all Google accounts prior to visiting the website. You can also opt-out of all Google Analytics features, for all sites, via their opt-out tool.

Our email newsletter software tracks people subscribing or unsubscribing from each email newsletter, who opens email messages we send (if your computer supports such capabilities), and who clicks on which links in the email. We use this information only in aggregate to analyze the success of email campaigns. However, we may at times target email newsletters based on this activity. You can opt out of all electronic mailings at anytime by clicking the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of each mailing.

Sharing Information with Third-Parties

We contract with companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending email newsletters, shipping products, maintaining databases, sending mail, and processing donations through a security encrypted payment gateway. These third parties do not retain, share, store, or use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond fulfilling the task we have hired them to perform.

Prison Fellowship International will never sell, trade, or share personal information provided by donors with third party organizations. This applies to both online and offline donations, as well as all donation types and methods.

Data Appends

From time to time we acquire details about people who are in our database from third parties, such as NCOA, to enhance or update the data we already have.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We take precautions to protect your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Prison Fellowship International uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of www.pfi.org. Your information is then stored in a secure system that provides Prison Fellowship International with an identifier that allows us to process your donation charges. This means your credit card details are never visible or accessible by anyone at Prison Fellowship International.

If we receive your credit card information via phone or any other method, your personal information is accessible only to a small number of trusted Prison Fellowship International staff who need the information to perform a specific job and have been specially trained in processing this information.

In the event of a security breach, we will notify you with information on the nature of the breach, the information at risk, and our action plan for securing the breach.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information on our website from those who are under age 13, nor is our site built to attract user who are under the age of 13.

Off-Site Links

Our website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

You can access your personally identifiable information at any time by logging into your pfi.org account, calling us at (703) 481.0000, or emailing us at info@pfi.org, to do the following:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Your request will be responded to within 30 days of receipt of request.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these policies, please contact us via at (703) 481.0000 or info@pfi.org.

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