The American Bible Society is committed to protecting your privacy. We allow you to provide as much personal information as you feel comfortable providing. We take all reasonable steps to protect your privacy, regardless of how much information you provide. You may provide us information about yourself to help us make our web sites more responsive to you.
You control what personal information you provide to us online and what we can do with such information. At any time, you may contact us with your preferences. If you wish to be removed from our database or to “opt-out” of receiving further communications from ABS, simply tell us what you wish to be opted out of by contacting us in any of the following ways (“Opt-out Policy”):
Please note that ABS makes no representation regarding the length of time this process may take, only that we will perform the update as soon as reasonably practicable.
American Bible Society is committed to making your visit with us an enriching, empowering and informative experience. We will honor our pledge to protect your privacy.
You should be aware that it may not be technologically possible to remove or verify each and every record of information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Data may exist in archived systems. However, after receiving your request, all Personal Data stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed, deleted or confirmed to you, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may release personal data if required by law or court order.
Personal data is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, e.g. your name, e-mail address, postal address, or phone number (“Personal Data”). ABS requests Personal Data from you when you register or enroll for use of the Site. Some of this information is given voluntarily, and the word “optional” appears next to the relevant questions. The registration or enrollment process requests that you provide your name and email address, and agree to the terms and conditions and, should there be any, to Other Agreements, presented at the time of registration or enrollment. ABS requests additional Personal Data from you when you agree to make a donation or a purchase. Depending on the process, we may request that you provide your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, credit or bank card or other form of payment, and agree to the terms and conditions and, should there be any, Other Agreements, presented at the time of donation or purchase. In addition to information collected during registration or enrollment, or when making a donation or a purchase, ABS may collect Personal Data knowingly provided by you in e-mails to the Site or, among other things, online forms, order and registration forms and surveys. Providing this information is always at your option.
On occasion, we collect additional personal information in optional survey forms, order forms, donation forms and contest registration forms. Demographic information voluntarily provided by you may be combined with site usage reports to create a profile of users and their preferences.
In all of these cases, we will collect Personal Data from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We may, from time to time include on the Site or in e-mails, alerts or other mailings you have agreed to accept from us, advertisements or offers from or information about a sponsor or other third parties interested in serving you (“Third-Party Providers”). This does not and will not mean that ABS endorses any specific materials, information or services available from such Third-Party Providers. Such materials from those Third-Party Providers, regardless of their relationship with us, are provided merely for informational purposes and users should make their own judgments and evaluation of any services or products available on any other web sites.
To reduce our cost of fundraising, American Bible Society may exchange portions of our donor list with other like-minded organizations. If you do not want to receive information from these other organizations, please contact us following the “opt-out” procedures above and we will gladly respect your wishes.
You do not have to provide us with any Personal Data to visit the Site. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to visit all sections or use all features of the Site.
In addition to Personal Data, ABS may collect and/or track information that by itself is not used to identify you personally or to contact you, e.g., demographic information, domain names, computer type, browser types, screen resolution, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the Site (“Monitoring Data”). We use Monitoring Data to help us understand who uses the Site and to improve and market it and ABS’s other web sites.
ABS assigns a random number anonymously to each user for tracking content preferences and traffic patterns. This random number enables us to record how many times users access certain pages, without “naming” who those users are. This random number, called a “cookie,” is kept in a file on your computer.
We also log Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration. These IP addresses are not used to track your session nor are they linked to anything personally identifiable. Cookies and IP addresses (“Tracking Tools”) by themselves cannot be used to determine the identity of any user.
We ask for some optional information so we can maintain a further dialogue with you about our new products and services. When you revisit the Site, ABS may recognize you by a Tracking Tool and customize your experience accordingly. For example, once you have completed the registration or enrollment process, a cookie will be used to avoid having you register again. You may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of your Web browser software, if available. If cookies are disabled, however, all features of the Site may not operate as intended. Information about the procedure you are required to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s websSite.
In each e-mail we may send you, you will have the option to unsubscribe and not receive future e-mail from us. We cannot make such assurances on behalf of any Third-Party Provider. Please review our Opt-Out Policy (above) for how to avoid receiving further e-mails.
The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites maintained by third parties (“Other Sites”), either as a hyperlink or through a direct data feed accessed by you. ABS does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices, terms and conditions of use, and/or the content of these web sites. You should review the applicable privacy policies in connection with your use of such third party web sites.
ABS has established reasonable precautions to protect collected Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction, which include contractual, administrative, physical, and technical steps. Technical measures include use of firewall protection and encryption technology where appropriate. Although ABS takes reasonable precautions to assess the reliability of such technology, it relies on the statements of the vendors of those products and services as part of its security evaluation. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT TO THE FACT THAT ABS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR FAILURES OF SUCH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND THAT YOU SHALL HAVE RECOURSE SOLELY AGAINST THE MANUFACTURERS OR VENDORS THEREOF. Please note that while ABS has endeavored to create a secure and reliable site for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from ABS or the Site or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.
By using the Site, you acknowledge and consent to the fact that Personal Data provided by you or collected by us through your use of the Site is stored and processed by us in the United States where data protection laws may not afford the same level of protection as those of the country in which you are located (for example, this may be the case for users located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”)). You also acknowledge and consent to the fact that we may, at our discretion, store and process such data in other countries (including countries outside the EEA) where data protection laws or law enforcement systems, policies or professionals may not afford the same level of protection as those of the country in which you are located.
Protecting children's privacy is important to us. For that reason, consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not collect or maintain information on our Site from those we actually know are under the age of 13, nor is any part of our Site targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors to our Site who are under 13 not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that any user is under the age of 13, or that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 through the Website, we will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s information from our records.