PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy explains how WMU uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our websites and social media pages. By using this Website, you are accepting the practices described in this policy. If you do not agree with the data practices provided herein, you should not use the websites owned by WMU. Privacy Policy is between you and the following organization:

Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU)
 
100 Missionary Ridge
 Birmingham, Alabama 35242
 Phone: 1-800-968-7301
 Email: [email protected]

This policy applies to all WMU websites and social media accounts.

DISCLAIMER FOR CANADIAN USERS

As defined under Canadian law, Personal Information means information about an identifiable individual (“Personal Information”). The disclosures mentioned herein are meant to transparently convey the methods of collecting, managing, storing, using, protecting, and sharing Personal Information by users (“Privacy Policy”). Users grant their consent to this Privacy Policy through it being readily available for viewing in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”).

DISCLAIMER FOR EUROPEAN USERS

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR require us to explain the valid legal bases we rely on in order to process your personal information. As such, we may rely on the following legal bases to process your personal information:

Consent. We may process your information if you have given us permission (i.e., consent) to use your personal information for a specific purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us below.

DISCLAIMER FOR CALIFORNIA USERS

Your privacy and rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (Cal OPPA) are important to us. We offer this document as a resource to view how we collect, manage, store, and use your Personal Information in the day-to-day running of our website. This Privacy Policy, intended for California residents, can be applied to all website users to disclose how we collect, manage, store, and use your Personal Information as defined under CIV 1798.140(v) of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, up to twice a year free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal information refers to any personally identifiable information that can be linked back to you such as your IP address, information gathered from submission forms, name, address, church name, phone number, or email address.

Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please contact us.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you call our customer service line, use our websites, express an interest in obtaining information about our products and services, or otherwise when you contact us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us, the choices you make, and the products and features you use.

Websites. We collect certain information from your activity on our websites, starting when you first arrive and accessing it on an electronic device. We may collect your IP address, device ID, advertising identifiers, browser type, operating system, internet service provider, pages visited (including clicks and duration), and other related log and usage information. For mobile phones, we may collect your device’s GPS signal or other information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. We also collect information indirectly from you or your authorized agent. This can be done through information we collect from you while providing content, products, or services.

Device and Location Data. We may collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet, or other device you use to access the websites. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model, internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system, and system configuration information. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the websites.

COOKIES POLICY

WMU potentially uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the website below tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, it is possible that some of our website features may not function as a result.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

HOW WE USE/PROCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION

We only process/share your personal information when we believe it is necessary and we have a valid legal reason to do so under applicable law, like with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide, improve, and administer our services, to enter into or fulfill our contractual obligations, to protect your rights, or to fulfill our legitimate business interests. We may use or disclose your Personal Information for the following purposes:

SECURITY AND PROTECTION

We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures. WMU uses reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with generally accepted standards to protect and limit access to Personal Information. This includes device safeguards used in accordance with industry standards. However, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Specifically, we recommend that you do not use unsecured or public channels to communicate sensitive or confidential information.

RIGHT AND CHOICES

This Section describes your rights and choices regarding how we collect, share, use, and protect your Personal Information, how to exercise those rights, and limits and exceptions to your rights and choices.

Exceptions. The rights and choices in this Section do not apply to you if the information being collected is:

Access to Information. If the above exceptions do not apply, and you have not made this request more than twice in a 12-month period, you have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months from the date we receive your request. Once we receive and confirm your request on your behalf, we will disclose it to you or your authorized agent.

Deletion (Erasure) Request Rights. You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collect from you and retain, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and verify your request, we will delete and direct our service providers to delete your Personal Information from our records unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the Personal Information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information is related to you.

Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use Personal Information provided via a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Authorized Agent. An authorized agent is any person or legal entity registered with the Secretary of State or similar office that you have authorized to act on your behalf. If a request is made by an authorized agent acting on your behalf, we may require the following:

We reserve the right to deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf and cannot verify their own identity to us. 

Response Timing and Format. As required under privacy laws, we agree to respond to any verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time, with a maximum of 90 days, we will inform you, in writing, of the reason. Such notification will be by email unless there is another preferred communication method provided.

If applicable, the response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the Personal Information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

RIGHT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

We do not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights in this Privacy Policy and under applicable laws. Unless permitted by law, we will not:

CANADIAN CUSTOMERS/VISITORS

We may process your information if you have given us specific permission/consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose, or institutions where your permission can be inferred (i.e., implied consent). You can withdraw your consent at any time. In some exceptional cases, we may be legally permitted under applicable law to process your information without your consent, including, for example:

IS YOUR INFORMATION TRANSFERRED INTERNATIONALLY?

We may transfer, store, and process your information in countries other than your own.

Our servers are located in the United States. If you are accessing our Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed by us in our facilities and by those third parties with whom we may share your personal information in the United States, and other countries.

If you are a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) or United Kingdom (UK), then these countries may not necessarily have data protection laws or other similar laws as comprehensive as those in your country. However, we will take all necessary measures to protect your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and applicable law.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In some regions (like the EEA, UK, and Canada), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Withdrawing Your Consent. If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, which may be express and/or implied consent depending on the applicable law, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us by using the contact details provided below.

However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal nor, when applicable law allows, will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

Opting Out of Marketing and Promotional Communications. You can unsubscribe from our marketing and promotional communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us below. You will then be removed from the marketing lists. However, we may still communicate with you—for example, to send you service-related messages that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, order processing, or for other non-marketing purposes.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some in formation in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our legal terms and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.

WHAT ARE YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights.

Depending on where you are located geographically, the applicable privacy law may mean you have certain rights regarding your personal information.

How do you exercise your rights? The easiest way to exercise your rights is by reviewing this Privacy Policy or by contacting us below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Every user is entitled to the following:

DATA COLLECTION OF MINORS

We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using our websites, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of our websites. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under age 18, please contact us below.

PRIVACY POLICIES OF OTHER THIRD (3rd) PARTY WEBSITES

WMU websites may contain links to other websites, applications, content, or software. Our privacy policy applies only to our websites. When visiting other sites, you will be subject to their privacy policy and the jurisdiction of governing law. It is recommended to familiarize yourself with its terms and disclosures regarding your Personal Information. We are not responsible for the handling of your Personal Information when using, accessing, or visiting third (3rd) parties.

MARKETING

Our company may send you information about our products and services that we think you might like. If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

WMU keeps its Privacy Policy under regular review. We may update this Privacy Policy periodically. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

This privacy policy was last updated on March 25, 2024.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the ways in which we collect and use your Personal Information, your choices, or your rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us by using the details below:

Email: [email protected] 

Call: 1-800-968-7301

Or write:

Woman’s Missionary Union
 100 Missionary Ridge
 Birmingham, AL 35242
 United States