Privacy Policy

SAMMinistries does not collect personal information about visitors to its website except when visitors specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. Personal information will not be used by or distributed to third parties but will be used by SAMMinistries and the payment processor to securely process any donations.
SAMMinistries never sells or rents donors’ names and personal information. Furthermore, it is our practice to abide by all donors’ requests to opt out of receiving emails and/or be excluded from receiving fundraising appeals and/or any other type of mailing or phone call.

Internet Privacy Policy

  1. Your privacy is critically important to us. At SAMMinistries we have a few fundamental principles:
  2. We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  3. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, support our programs, or protect our rights.
  4. We don’t store personal information on our ervers unless required for the on-going operation of our websites or programs.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

San Antonio Metropolitan Ministriy, Inc. (SAMMinistries) operates websites which include samm.org and ffac.org. It is SAMMinistries’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team at [email protected]

Website Visitors

Like most websites, SAMMinistries collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
SAMMinistries’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SAMMinistries’ visitors use its website. From time to time, SAMMinistries may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites.
SAMMinistries monitors visitor potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses accessing our websites for the purpose of identifying potential terms and/or security violations or general misuse.
SAMMinistries collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our websites. SAMMinistries only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that a commenter’s IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the website where the comment was left.

Registration and Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
Certain visitors to SAMMinistries’ websites choose to interact with SAMMinistries in ways that require SAMMinistries to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SAMMinistries gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with SAMMinistries – by making donations online, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.
In each case, SAMMinistries collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SAMMinistries.
SAMMinistries does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

SAMMinistries may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. SAMMinistries may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SAMMinistries does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

SAMMinistries discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on SAMMinistries’ behalf or to provide services available at SAMMinistries’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SAMMinistries’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SAMMinistries will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SAMMinistries discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when SAMMinistries believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SAMMinistries, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SAMMinistries website and have supplied your email address, SAMMinistries may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SAMMinistries and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SAMMinistries takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
From time-to-time our websites will request information via surveys or promotions. Participation in these surveys or promotions is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore 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 participants. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our websites or programs.
Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SAMMinistries uses cookies to help SAMMinistries identify and track visitors, their usage of SAMMinistries website, and their website access preferences. SAMMinistries visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SAMMinistries’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of SAMMinistries’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Other Websites

SAMMinistries’ websites contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SAMMinistries may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SAMMinistries’ sole discretion. SAMMinistries encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:
August 26, 2010: Rewrote new Internet Privacy Policy

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