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Website Privacy Policy

Introduction

Unfolding Word ("Company" or "We") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.unfoldingword.com (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. As used in this Privacy Policy, our Website includes the unfoldingWord website, as well as the Door43 Discussion Forums and Door43 Slack Channel, which are linked to in various locations on www.unfoldingword.com.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website, to include the Discussion Forums at forum.door43.org and the Door43 Slack channel.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party; or
  • Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 18

OUR WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. No one under age 18 should use this website, to include providing any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website, to include any information about yourself such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. Please have your parent or guardian use the site on your behalf.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at:

10524 Moss Park Road
Attention: Privacy
Ste. 204-402
Orlando, FL 32832-5898

California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or other personally identifiable information you may provide to us ("personal information");
  • Information you provide through communications, such as posts on Discussion Forums, through Slack, and through contact forms on the Website; and
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies or other legal tracking technologies.

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website.
  • Information when you download an application from our Website.
  • Information when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Details of donations you carry out through our Website. You may be required to provide financial information before making a donation through our Website.
  • Your search queries on the Website.
  • Information you provide on Discussion Forums or the Door43 Slack.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, "posted") on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "User Contributions"). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Information you provide on public areas of the Website, to include the Discussion Forums and the Slack Channel, will be viewable to other users.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may include personal information, and we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size, broad demographic trends, and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.
  • Enhance website security.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
  • To respond to your questions and feedback provided through webforms.
  • To interact with you through interactive sections of our Website, the Door43 Forums, or the Door43 Slack.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties' missions and services that may be of interest to you. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of unfoldingWord's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by unfoldingWord about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • Pursuant to a Court Order requesting the disclosure of specific information.
  • Where we determine that the disclosure of specific information is necessary to comply with the request of a law enforcement or regulatory agency.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of unfoldingWord, our customers, or others.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe's website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Promotional Offers from the Company. If you do not wish to have your email address used by the Company to promote our services, you can opt-out by replying to an email from us, stating your request to be omitted from future email distributions.

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

Nevada residents who wish to exercise their sale opt-out rights under Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A may submit a request to this designated address:

10524 Moss Park Road
Attention: Privacy
Ste. 204-402
Orlando, FL 32832-5898

We do not currently sell data triggering that statute's opt-out requirements.

Links and Third Party Privacy Practices

The Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OR THE CONTENT OF THIRD PARTY WEBSITES. We provide these links only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link on this Website does not imply endorsement of the linked website by us. If you provide any personally identifiable information through any third party website, your transaction will occur on the third party’s website and not on this Website. The personally identifiable information you provide will be collected by and controlled by the privacy policy of that third party. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of all third party websites arrived at from links on the Website.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can review and change your personal information by contacting us by mail at:

10524 Moss Park Road
Attention: Privacy
Ste. 204-402
Orlando, FL 32832-5898

Or by calling us at: (407) 900-3005.

Please note that changes may not be effective immediately. In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed or clearly indicate that you wish to have your personally identifiable information removed from our database. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. Note that, despite any request for removal of or change to personally identifiable information, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes (e.g. records related to donations for purposes of complying with tax and reporting laws). There may be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records that will not be removed or changed. We also reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former users of the site for important administrative purposes. Finally, we are not responsible for informing third parties with whom we have already shared your personally identifiable information pursuant to this agreement of any changes requested pursuant to this section or for removing information or causing information to be removed from the databases or records of third parties.

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit The California Department of Justice website at https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.

Data Security

Our Website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personally identifiable information under its control. We employ reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice to help protect against public access to personally identifiable and account activity information collected on the Website and used by us. For instance, access to our databases with personally identifiable information is logged for security purposes and access is limited to key personnel. Personally identifiable information and account activity are also protected through the use of user names and passwords.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like the Door43 Forums or Door43 Slack. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Florida, USA, without regard to its choice of law provisions.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, or to raise a concern, contact us at:

10524 Moss Park Road
Attention: Privacy
Ste. 204-402
Orlando, FL 32832-5898

or you may call us at the following number: (407) 900-3005

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