What Information is Collected and Why?
On our website, you can provide information for ministry-related purposes to order and pay for literature, register and pay for courses and events, or make ministry contributions. Here are the types of personal information that we collect:
- Contact Information: Name, Organization, complete address, phone, email address.
- Payment Information: Method of payment, credit card ID, and essential verification information.
- Personal Information: Social Security Number
- Shipping Information: Name, organization, and complete shipping address.
- Correspondence Information: Suggestions, comments, messages, questions, and requests for further
- Usage Information: IP address, browser type, operating system, and date stamps.
How is the Information Used?
Family Pathways Counseling uses contact information to communicate
with you. We use payment information to complete a purchase or contribution transaction. Credit card numbers are
used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any other purpose. Social Security
information is only used to initiate background screenings on Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers as required by
our Child Protection Policy. We use shipping information to deliver resources. Correspondence information is used to
accept recommendations, answer questions and facilitate future correspondence as requested.
We use log files to track trends and improve the user experience. This data is not linked to personally identifiable
information. We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply
with the law or protect the rights, property, or safety of CEF, our users, or others.
Family Pathways Counseling never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges any
information obtained online with other organizations. CEF never discloses the identity of its donors to others. While
Family Pathways Counseling contracts with printing, credit card verification,
auditing, and other like firms to help us in our work, use of the information is limited to the internal purposes of our
How We Protect What We Know About You:
Family Pathways Counseling is committed to ensuring the security of
your personal information. We use Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when collecting
or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Credit Card information you enter is encrypted at your
browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our server. Your Credit Card information
is only readable by STRIPE or GIVELIFY to process payments or donations, respectively. Social Security information
is only requested of Board members, staff, and volunteers and is safeguarded and only used to initiate background
screenings through the Protect My Ministry database.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drives containing information about the user. Cookies allow us to
keep track of your user name and password, so you don’t have to re-enter that information each time you visit one of our
sites. Most browsers contain information on setting your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or disabling
cookies entirely. However, if you don’t accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of various features on our
sites available to other visitors.
Limitation of Liability
Family Pathways Counseling will not be liable for any damages or injury
that accompany or result from your use of any of its sites. These include, but are not limited to, damages or injury
caused by any:
- Use of or any inability to use the sites
- Use of or inability to use any site to which you hyperlink from our sites
- Failure of our sites to perform in the manner you expected or desired
- Error or omission our sites
- Interruption of availability of our sites
- Defect our sites
- Delay in operation or transmission of our sites
- Computer virus or line failure
We are not liable even if we’ve been negligent or if our authorized representative has been advised of the
possibility of such damages or both.
Our Web sites may contain links to other sites. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval, or
agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our sites. Please be aware
that Family Pathways Counseling is not responsible for the 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 each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Notification of Changes
those changes on our privacy-related Web pages, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how
we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.