This site is owned and operated by Good Works, Inc. (Good Works). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Good Works, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
We do not collect any personal information about you at our website unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily. We define “personal information” as information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you. Such information might include your phone number, name or email address. Generally, this information is requested when you are requesting information about Good Works, or making a donation to Good Works. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page.
Making a donation online
This information will be used solely for the purposes of completing your donation. We value your privacy and treat your personal information with due care and security. Good Works uses a third party software to process donations - Cart Manager. This is a secure site that can be trusted. Under no circumstances will Good Works share, sell or trade your personal or credit card information.
Electronic newsletters and prayer letters
We occasionally offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Good Works gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by sending an email to our office through the Contact Us page.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen without requesting parental consent.
Information Good Works gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites – this information allows us to better tailor our content to readers and to understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does Good Works divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Good Works tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Good Works does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
Good Works sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better website for you.
Use of Information
Good Works uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We occasionally send out newsletters to subscribers and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in the information we are sharing. Good Works never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or partners.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters and opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.