Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries, Inc. (UMA).  This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site.  It will notify you of the following:

The personally identifiable information collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared. The choices available to you regarding the use of your information. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.

We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, and to serve our current and prospective members.  We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to process a registration or membership, etc.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about special events, new programs or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.  You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security
We take precautions to protect your information, employing appropriate measures, including advanced technology, to protect personal information collected online against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These may include, among others, encryption, physical access security, computer firewalls and other appropriate technologies. UMA reviews and enhances its security systems, as necessary.  When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.  You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Registration
In order to use portions of our website, such as to send us a message via our website, a user may be asked to first complete a 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.

Event Registration
We request information from you on our event registration form. You must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date).  This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your order.  If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Cookies
We use “cookies” on this site.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, blog hosts, business partner links, etc.).  However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

We sometimes use an outside company to process event registrations, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies should not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order. They may have specific policies you should view on their websites.

We may also partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.  These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links
This web site 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.

Surveys
From time-to-time UMA requests information via surveys.  Participation in these surveys 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 address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level).  Contact information may be used to notify participants and other UMA members of survey results.  Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and our Association.

Protecting children’s privacy online
We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 without parental consent. If you are under 13, please do not enter your personal information. For more information about the  Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), visit the Federal Trade Commission website.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 662.269.2955 or via email by clicking here.

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