Bethany Fellowship Inc. (DBA’s Bethany International, Bethany Global University, Bethany Gateways, LEAD Internship, and Publish4All) (“Bethany International,” “we,” “us” or “our”), is committed to making your experience online satisfying and safe. Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost important to us.
As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
Information Collection and Use
We also collect the other information that you provide as part of use of the Sites and Mobile Apps (e.g., without limitation, zip code (on its own), city and state, age and individual preferences) (“Non-Identifying Information”).
We use your Personally Identifiable Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to administer and provide the Sites and to administer your inquiries.
Certain Non-Identifying Information, which would be considered a part of your Personally Identifiable Information if it were combined with other identifiers such as your zip code and street address in a way that enables you to be identified, is considered to be Non-Identifying Information when it is taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information. We may combine your Personally Identifiable Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users of the Sites to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Sites and Mobile Apps, and to analyze and understand how our Sites and Mobile Apps are used.
You may opt out of email communications from Bethany Fellowship Inc. at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of every email. Requests are processed as they are received; however, some email communications are planned in advance and may continue to be sent for a few days following your unsubscribe request.
Usage Tracking Information
Bethany Fellowship Inc. collects aggregated information regarding user traffic patterns mainly by tallying page views throughout the Sites and Mobile Apps (“Usage Tracking Information”). Bethany Fellowship Inc. does break down overall Usage Tracking Information according to a user’s domain name, browser type, IP address and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser). Usage Tracking Information may also include the pages you were visiting before you came to our Sites or Mobile Apps, the time spent on those pages, search terms that you enter into our Search function, access times and dates, and other statistics. Nevertheless, we do not correlate Usage Tracking Information with data about individual users. We use Usage Tracking Information to determine which areas of our Sites and Mobile Apps that users visit 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 better Sites and Mobile Apps for you.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to Bethany Fellowship Inc.. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your login information, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
Bethany Fellowship Inc. Limits Information Shared with Third Parties
Bethany Fellowship Inc. does not share Personally Identifiable Information with third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve third-party advertisements on the Sites or Mobile Apps.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that includes your Personally Identifiable Information, Non-Identifying Information and Usage Tracking Information with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
Service Providers. We may engage certain trusted third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Sites on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, hosting and maintenance services, customer relationship services, web analytics, payment processing and database storage and management services).
Affiliated Programs. If you contact us to request information regarding our courses or degree programs, we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliated programs, the LEAD Internship, and Bethany Teams. Our affiliated programs may use your Personally Identifiable Information to contact you to provide information regarding their programs.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. Bethany Fellowship Inc. cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and to comply with applicable law or valid legal process. Bethany Fellowship Inc. may disclose information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Bethany Fellowship Inc. or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Updating Your Privacy Preferences and Information
To update or correct your information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications), you may write Bethany Fellowship Inc. at:
Bethany Fellowship Inc.
6820 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN 55438
You can use the same contact information above to request information under California Civil Code Section 1798.83.
We do not take measures to protect non-sensitive Personally Identifiable Information. Bethany Fellowship Inc. is very concerned with safeguarding your information. The security of your Personally Identifiable Information is important to us. But remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). In some cases, we also encrypt sensitive information where it is stored on our systems.
Links to Other Sites
The Sites may include links to other websites maintained or controlled by third parties unrelated to Bethany Fellowship Inc. . If you to click on such a link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information. We advise you to review the individual privacy policies of each external site that you use.
Our Policy Toward Children
The Sites are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 and has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without verifiable parental consent, we will delete such information from our files.