Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website https://store.4witness.org is associated with Witnesses for Jesus, Inc, a Christian ministry dedicated to sharing the good news of the eternal salvation in Jesus Christ to Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons (Latter-day Saints or LDS).   As our customers browse our store website, we hope that they will be encouraged to share their Christian faith through these resources.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We take the privacy of our website visitors seriously. We use browser cookies to collect general information about user-traffic patterns through the use of Google Analytics and Google Adwords. We record information from your server and browser, including your IP address, the pages you visited and the time and length of your visit on our website. However, the information we gather through the use of our website tracking technologies, cannot be matched with any identifiable personal information about you.

Comments

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you contact us through email, phone and/or mail, we collect personal information from you (such as your name, email address, phone number and/or mailing address). We use this information to keep in contact with you through mailings and email correspondence. If you order any of our ministry resource materials or you financially contribute to our ministry, we collect the (above) personal information as well as the details of the products you order from us and your financial transaction history with us. However, we do not collect or store the credit card or bank information you provide because we contract with verified third party payment services (Paypal and Amazon.com) for all of our credit card and bank transactions submitted online. See Paypal.com’s Privacy Policy. We keep your personal information confidential with limited access allowed only to employees in our donor relations department, financial book keepers and CPAs. We do not share your personal information with any other third-party individuals, non-profit organizations, or corporations for any marketing purposes beyond our ministry’s newsletter mailings.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We track general user-traffic patterns through google analytics. We record information from your server and browser, including your IP address, the pages you visited and the time and length of your visit on our website. However, the information we gather through the use of our website tracking technologies, cannot be matched with any identifiable personal information about you.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  Beyond this, we do not share your comments for re-targeting or marketing purposes.

What we collect and store on our Shop pages

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Products you’ve added to the wishlist: we’ll use this to show you and other users your favourite products, and to create targeted email campaigns.
  • Wishlists you’ve created: we’ll keep track of the wishlists you create, and make them visible to the store’s staff
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping on products we sell directly through our site
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart or wishlist contents while you’re browsing our site.  Many of our products link to Amazon.com for order processing, but a few items can be purchased directly from us through our website.  If you purchase anything from from us directly, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders. We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.
  • Wishlist details, such as products added, date of addition, name and privacy settings of your wishlists

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds, to offer you better deals for the products you love and to support you on anything you purchase from us directly.

What we share with others

We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example — Paypal.

Payments

We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

When shopping, we keep a record of your email and the cart contents for up to 30 days on our server. This record is kept to repopulate the contents of your cart if you switch devices or needed to come back another day. Read our privacy policy here.

Communication:

When you send an email or other communication to us, we may retain a record of your communications with us in order to respond to your inquiries, improve our services, or publish the correspondence on our website or newsletter. By sending an email or letter to Witnesses for Jesus Inc or to any of our Ministry Team volunteers, you agree to the following conditions: Witnesses for Jesus, Inc. has permission to publish (or not to publish) in whole or part any email or letter received on our website, in books, and in other printed matter. Witnesses for Jesus, Inc. retains permission from the author to reprint/post the email or letter, in whole or in part, indefinitely. Quoted emails or letters will not contain the e-mail address, full name of the sender, or physical address.

Donor Privacy:

We have strict policies to safeguard the personal information of our financial contributors. We do not sell or trade our donors’ personal information with any third party non-profit or entity. Except where required by law, we do not publish the names of donors. The names of donors are not used to encourage others to financially support our ministry.

Procedure for Updating Personal Information or Opting Out from Receiving Correspondence:

At any time you may contact us to update your personal information with us. You may request to be put on our mailing list to receive our printed newsletters by mail, or to receive our monthly ministry email updates. You may likewise opt-out from receiving this correspondence by contacting us by email, phone, or mail. When you contact us, please be sure to include any of the personal information relevant to your request. For example, if you contact us to request to be put on our mailing list or to opt-out from receiving our printed letters, you will need to include your name and mailing address so that we can comply with your request and properly add, update, or remove your personal information from our records.

Notice of changes to this privacy policy:

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, but we expect that most changes will be minor, and we will always post any changes on this page. However, if the changes are significant, we will provide email notification of the Policy changes to users who have provided us with their email address. If you have additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us through this website, or by writing: Witnesses for Jesus, PO Box 50911, Colorado Springs, CO 80949 USA.

 

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