Explore God does not require anyone to share any personal information about himself in order to enjoy our website. That means you can visit our site without any need to log in with us. However, our site may contain special sections and privileges for those who log in. We do not collect any personal information from you unless it is voluntarily provided (e.g., signing up for services or tools at ExploreGod.com, completing our online surveys, or requesting information). The requested personal information may include: first and last name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and other information necessary to fulfill your requests through our website. In order to continuously improve our service to you and tailor our future communications to you, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your demographics, personal interests, and contact preferences.
We may collect personal information that can identify you, such as your name and email address, and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner, including personal information that may be contained in any video or other submission you upload or post to the website. This includes identifying information such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number. We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, and other demographic information.
ExploreGod.com offers website visitors the opportunity to sign up to receive ExploreGod.com services on a regular basis.
You may have the opportunity to send email to us. We may ask for first names, but we request no personally identifiable information except an email address, which we use solely for the purpose of responding to messages and/or requests. All information collected for email messages is used only to send the requested email message and to respond to email questions and/or requests, unless you voluntarily sign up to receive ExploreGod.com messages.
From time to time, our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include: contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of ExploreGod.com.
We may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other business partners, contractors and other third parties. Examples of information that we may receive include: updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and additional demographic information.
We also may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us. If you use our website to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) information that may interest them or messages (such as invitations), or site content through our system, we may store your personal information and the personal information of each such recipient. Similarly, if you use our website to upload, share and/or distribute content (including videos, comments, or other submissions), and such content contains personal information about others, such information may be stored in order to allow for uploading, sharing and/or distribution.
Explore God is committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without consent of a parent except in special, limited circumstances. From time to time, however, we may request limited personally identifiable information (e.g. child’s email address and/or email address of parent or third party) in order to provide electronic newsletters, offer other online activities or to respond/send email messages. ExploreGod.com does not require the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary for a child to participate in any of our online activities.
Upon proper identification, parents may review the personal information we have collected online from their child, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use by filling out a Parental Access Form and mailing it to the address on the form. However, if you ask us to delete your child’s information from our database, we may have to ask your child not to participate in our activities.
Explore God may use your collected information for a variety of reasons:
To understand your needs and provide you with better online services;
To manage your account and provide you with customer support;
To complete a request for information or personalize the website for you;
To email you to provide information on upcoming events, website updates, and promotions;
To perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, content, products, services, or content offered by others;
To analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use;
To enforce our terms and conditions;
To manage our business;
To perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Explore God currently does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that you provide except from time to time, we may transfer, disclose, or share such information with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain online activities (e.g. sending electronic newsletters). Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes. Additionally, in the event that all or substantially all of the assets relating to ExploreGod.com are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information submitted to us may be transferred to the acquiring entity. Finally, we also may disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with the law or requests by law enforcement agencies or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our website, users of our website, and others.
We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us and the referring website address.
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional email messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming, or other activities.
Explore God may contain links to third-party websites and documents located on websites maintained by other organizations or individuals. Once you access a link to another website, please be aware that ExploreGod.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the “privacy” link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in your being unable to use certain features of our website because such information may be required in order for you to register as a member, participate in a survey, ask a question, or initiate other transactions on our website.
To update your contact information, change your mail or email preferences on how we contact you, or instruct us not to share your information with a third party, you can access your account online if you have an online account with us. Please remember that it may take time for all of our systems to be updated. To opt out of receiving electronic newsletters or emails from ExploreGod.com at any time, follow the instructions in the email.
ExploreGod.com has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected in the future is secure. When you submit sensitive information via ExploreGod.com, your information is protected both online and offline.
When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry–SSL. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Chrome and Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or opened, when you are just “surfing.”
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only people who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Anytime new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a physically and technologically secure environment.