Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice
At Upper Room Ministries (“UR”), we believe it is important to respect the privacy of our website visitors, our contacts and others who provide us with personally identifiable information. Personally Identifiable Information is defined as information that can be used to identify an individual such as name, address, telephone number and any other information connected personally with an individual.
Our policy was created to affirm our commitment to maintaining the privacy of our constituents and to inform you of the practices we follow in protecting your Personally Identifiable Information.

Information We Collect
UR website does not automatically recognize information regarding your domain or email address.  We collect and store information you have voluntarily provided to us through our website, by email, or by any other means.  Examples of website interactions during which information might be provided may include registering for events, subscribing to our electronic mailing list to receive invitations and updates, making purchases or donations, or entering data in the message fields of our contact forms.  Information provided might include your name, email address, telephone number, postal address, and other such demographic content, as well as any other comments or questions you enter.  We may also request other such information by email or provide opportunities to participate in surveys on our website.  In all such cases, providing this additional information will be voluntary and you may easily decline to participate.  We do not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 13.

How We Use Information
We use the information gathered for the purposes you have specified, to enhance existing features or services, or to develop new features and services.

Sharing of Information
We may disclose and use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce our Terms of Use, or to notify you of changes in our policies that may affect your use of our Web site. We may also disclose personally identifiable information when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary or appropriate, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

Cookies
We use a feature of your Internet Web browser that is called a “cookie.” A “cookie” is alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your log in. Without Cookies you will not be able to log in. Cookies also allow information to be retained between visits. If you click the “remember me” option, it will set a log in Cookie to automatically log you in every time you visit the site.

Security Measures
To make online giving and shopping at the UR website, a safe and secure experience, we use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) capable browser. This means that any credit/debit card information you send is encrypted by your computer, and then decrypted again on our server, making it extremely difficult for others to access your private information during transmission.
While we will make reasonable efforts to store any personal information which we hold in a secure server or in secure files, and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date, the Internet is not a secure medium for the transmission of information. UR cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorized access to or use of that information.

Links to Other Websites
Websites to which this website links are not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy notice, and such linking should not be considered as an endorsement of the contents of those websites.  UR is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of sites linked to by this website, and we encourage you to study those privacy policies carefully.

Opting Out of Communications

Email
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by sending us email at the above address.

Mailings
If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, emailing us at the above email address, or writing to us at the above postal address.
Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will be sure your name is removed from our postal mailing list.

Updates to Privacy Policy
As additional features and services are provided on UR Website, this notice may be updated to reflect those changes.  In such cases, we will change the date on this policy notice indicating when the policy notice was last updated.  Should this policy notice be changed in any material way, we will inform users through additional measures such as announcements on this website.  However, no changes will lessen our commitment to protecting your privacy.  Please visit this website often to review the latest version of our Privacy Policy. 

New Uses of Information
From time to time, we may use provided information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.  If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward.

Corrections or Updates to Information
Upon request, we offer the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information. You can have this information corrected by sending us email at the above email address, calling us at the telephone number, or writing to us at the postal address.

Contacting Us
Should you have any questions or comments concerning this Privacy Policy notice and wish to communicate with us, please write to us at:  
Upper Room Christian World Center
722 Deer Park Rd.
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Attention: Privacy Policy
Telephone: 631-242-5359
If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above postal address, email address, or telephone number.

Last updated:  February 21, 2014