OUR PRIVACY COMMITMENT
If you are visiting this page you may have been directed from one of our group of websites (‘our Websites”).
We hold the privacy of your Personal Information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for these Websites.
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the Personal Information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our sites. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Websites you may provide us with two types of information:
1. Personal Information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and
2. Website Use Information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Website.
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) as including ‘any information or an opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.’
This can include ‘Sensitive Information’ which means:
a. information or an opinion about an individual’s:
1. racial or ethnic origin; or
2. political opinions; or
3. membership of a political association; or
4. religious beliefs or affiliations; or
5. philosophical beliefs; or
6. membership of a professional or trade association; or
7. membership of a trade union; or
8. sexual orientation or practices; or
9. criminal record; that is also Personal Information; or
b. health information about an individual; or
c. genetic information about an individual that is not otherwise health information; or
d. biometric information that is to be used for the purpose of automated biometric verification or biometric identification; or
e. biometric templates.
When you purchase goods or services from us we will ask you for your consent to collect your Personal Information in order to assist us in providing you with the goods and services you require.
However, you may withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us in writing via email@example.com.
But please keep in mind that this may inhibit our ability to continue to provide you with the goods and services.
A Special Note About Children
Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 18) do not submit any Personal Information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission
and guidance from your parents or guardians.
Personal Information You May Choose to Provide:
1. Registration Information
When you purchase any of our products, services or subscribe to SOMA Ministry newsletters you will provide us with Personal Information about yourself including your name, and contact details etc.
2. Credit Card Information
If you choose to avail of our services, you may need to give further Personal Information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
b. Mailing address
c. Email address
d. Credit card number
e. Name on credit card
f. Credit card billing address
g. Business and home phone number
3. Email Information
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Personal Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use Personal Information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Personal Information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.
Occasionally, we may also use the Personal Information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.
Sharing and Selling Information
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the Personal Information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your Personal Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.
You must advise us of any updates or changes to your Personal Information and can do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information we have collected (including Personal Information) when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Website.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
Please note that your Personal Information will be stored and processed on our computers in Canada. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of your Personal Information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect online.
Eligible Data Breaches
An Eligible Data Breach occurs when:
a. there is unauthorized access to, unauthorized disclosure of, or loss of any Personal Information held by us; and
b. the access, disclosure or loss of such Personal Information is likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relates.
If we become aware of an Eligible Data Breach or that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that there may have been an Eligible Data Breach:
a. we will immediately take all reasonable steps to contain and protect the Personal Information from any further authorized access, disclosure or loss;
b. we will then conduct an assessment of the circumstances to determine if there was an Eligible Data Breach and identify the breach;
c. If the unauthorized data breach would be likely to cause you serious harm, we will notify you and any relevant authority as soon as possible; and
d. If necessary, we will also provide you with the steps that you should take in response to the breach.
This Website allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
WEBSITE USE INFORMATION
Similar to other commercial Websites, our Websites utilize a standard technology called “Cookies” and web server log files to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through Cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the Websites visited just before and just after our Website.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Acquisition or Changes in Ownership
In the event that our Website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your Personal Information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.