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Privacy Policy

MDSOM Online Store Privacy and Cookie Policy

Overview

Effective: 10 July 2018

MDSOM Online Store is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This page will share the data protection and privacy practices for stores.mdsom.org, specifically:

• What personally identifiable information is collected
• Which organization is collecting this information
• How this information is used
• Our policy on sharing this information
• How we protect your information
• How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Plain English Summary

We take your privacy very seriously.

MDSOM Online Store does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us a contact email via a web form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us. This information is kept private. We will store this information within our email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address, and message will be stored in our website database. This makes your name, website address, and comment (not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd Party/Tracking/Advertising cookies.

None of the information we gather via cookies identifies you as an individual – it is all entirely anonymous.

Which organization is collecting this information

MDSOM Online Store is a website owned by the Church of God Division of Education.

What Information is Collected

We collect your personal data for a legitimate business interest related to product offerings and services. In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing your personal data. When each user visits our web page, our web server automatically recognizes the user’s IP address, the Internet domain address from which users visit us, the website where users accessed a link that lead them to our site, the user’s type of browser, the user’s device and hardware used to access the site, search terms the user supplies on our website, and IP-based geographic information. We also match this data with purchase information from the site if a user makes a purchase. We analyze this data to develop information on trends and statistics, but individual users remain anonymous in this analysis. We do not treat this data, when not connected to your name, as personal data. There may be times (such as when you purchase or order a product, or participate in contests, or promotions, etc.) when we ask you to provide certain information about yourself like your name, shipping/billing address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, birth date, gender, occupation, personal interests, etc. We also maintain a record of your online product purchases. Whether or not you provide such information is your choice. But, if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to purchase products or access certain services, warranty service, offers, or content on our website. Our website uses ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Generally, we use cookies to record session information, such as items that you add to your shopping cart. You can generally set your browser to not accept cookies or to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

We take reasonable and appropriate steps to help keep information secure and to help prevent it from being unintentionally disclosed. Even though we follow reasonable procedures to try to protect the information in our possession, no security system is perfect so we cannot guarantee, and you should not expect, that your information will be secure in all circumstances. In the event that we are required to notify you about a situation involving your data, we may do so by email, telephone, or mail to the extent permitted by law.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us

Please use the this contact form to contact us.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy in whole or in part, we will inform you by posting a notice on our web sites, as applicable. Those changes will go into effect on the effective date posted in the notice and at the end of the revised Privacy Policy. The new policy will apply to all current and past users of our web sites and will replace any prior policies that are inconsistent. Your continued use of our web sites or other services constitutes your acceptance of the practices described in the revised Privacy Policy.