UNITED TRIBES FOR CHRIST FELLOWSHIP
If and when you should choose to visit or use this site, understand that you do so at your own will and discretion, and are responsible toward the legal terms and conditions outlined herein, which are publicly disclosed.
What personal information do we collect from the people who visit our blog or website?
• When subscribing to The UTFCF Blog on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email to receive the blog posts to your personal email inbox.
• When you donate via PayPal your name, possibly your address, and your financial institution is disclosed to us for the sake of tax purposes.
When do we collect information?
Your personal information is given at will. We collect information from you when you subscribe, donate, contact us, post comments, or enter information on our site that could be posted publicly via comments on our blog.
How do we use your information?
• Blog Subscriptions: We may use the information we collect from you when you subscribe to send automated blog posts to your personal email inbox. In this case, your email is the only piece of data collected.
• Blog Comments: We may use your personal information to verify authenticity of any comments that will be permanently posted to this site for pubic viewing. Any information you choose to share with the community via blog posts is entirely at your discretion. Once those comments are received and verified by administration, they go live and will remain on this site indefinitely. Administration reserves the right to modify comments prior to publishing to filter inappropriate content by removing vulgar words, foul language, or deleting third-party links. Administration reserves the right to REFRAIN from posting comments that are inappropriate, in which case they will be permanently deleted.
• Contact: When you fill out the form on our contact page your information is used to verify authenticity, protect against spam and malware, and to make a direct reply to you.
• Donations: When you donate via PayPal we use your personal information to file taxes with the IRS under our 501-c3 and also to send you receipts if you request them.
How do we protect visitor information?
United Tribes for Christ Fellowship is a secured site. PayPal, which is a third party site has an SSL certificate, which encrypts all user information shared via the web. This is a critical layer of security. Your personal information shared directly with us is stored in a secured database which can only be accessed by administration.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You have the right to disable all cookies. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies by turning them off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the efficiency of the user’s experience, but some of our services may not function properly.
Third Party Disclosure
United Tribes for Christ Fellowship will NEVER sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Third party links to other blogs, videos, websites, and media sources will occasionally be used to further legitimize, support, or give credibility toward the message and work of this ministry when appropriate. In such instances links are checked for accuracy. If ever they are in question, such links can be reported by the said audience(s). If ever such links are erroneous, re-routed, or broken, please kindly notify us in writing so this can be resolved as quickly as possible.
United Tribes for Christ Fellowship maintains the sole responsibility and right to determine which third-party links are initially acceptable for use, and upon what basis they are to be added, modified, or deleted.
United Tribes for Christ Fellowship will honor any written request to permanently remove (delete) a third-party link, immediately and without question, when notified by its primary owner or author. Such requests will be confirmed with written documentation upon completion of that request. All such correspondence and the documentation accompanying it will be kept on file indefinitely.
Many sites have enabled Google AdSense as a means to increase their SEO ratings by driving traffic to and from their site, and to increase monetary gain by providing a platform for third-party advertisements. United Tribes for Christ Fellowship has NOT enabled Google AdSense on our site, nor will we ever do so in the future. Google AdSense is one of many third-party advertising services, which we strictly prohibit.
Third Party Advertisements
We do NOT, nor will we ever allow third-party advertisements on this site, regardless of their kind or affiliation. United Tribes for Christ Fellowship maintains the belief that third-party advertisements do not uphold the core principles of this ministry, nor do they advance its vision and mission, and are therefore strictly prohibited. United Tribes for Christ Fellowship does not serve the public as a platform for third-party advertisements, regardless of their kind or affiliation. Any such request to do so will be denied without question or apology. If ever a third-party advertisement is found, please notify us in writing immediately, as this would indicate a serious security breach.
Third party advertisements are not to be confused with the ministry work we perform, by which we make events or products known to the public on behalf of other individuals or ministries. Nor are they to be confused with third party links which we offer to help and service the public in our seven points of ministry.
We desire to be respectful and professional toward all our visitors, and we desire everyone to have a pleasant and peaceful experience while reading and browsing here. Therefore, we maintain that pop-ups are intrusive, rude, and an unnecessary interruption. Regardless of their kind and how they are presented, pop-ups are generally unwelcome among the public, and are considered a nuisance. Therefore, we do NOT, nor will we ever allow pop-ups on this site. They are strictly prohibited. If ever a pop-up is found, please notify us in writing immediately, as this would indicate a serious security breach.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
• Users can visit our site anonymously.
• Users will be able to change their information by unsubscribing and then re-subscribing with their new information. No registered account is offered for users in which information is stored or accessed.
How does our site handle ‘DO NOT TRACK’ signals?
We honor ‘Do Not Track’ signals. We do not track OR plant cookies when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. DNT’s are not to be confused with third-party behavioral tracking.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking? And how does this tracking affect your privacy?
Absolutely. Yes, we do. We allow third-party behavioral tracking for the following purposes:
(1) SECURITY: Security is our priority, and therefore we take it very seriously. The internet is global, and so is the security that protects users and entities. United Tribes for Christ Fellowship employs strict security. We are a highly secured site which contracts with several third parties to ensure its security, privacy, and safety both for us and our visitors.
However, when it comes to IP addresses, internet reporting agencies publicly disclose user/owner information to us via our security teams on a consistent basis — whether there is a threat or not. This information, although sensitive, is not the same as PII (Personal Identifiable Information). This user/owner information, unlike PII, is solely linked to the IP address, giving us the opportunity we need to watch for malicious behaviors that require blocking and reporting that specific individual or entity who poses a threat. This user/owner information is public and therefore lawfully disclosed for the sole purpose of internet security via internet reporting agencies.
All visitors to this site, regardless of their origin or internet behavior, are logged by our professional security teams and reported directly to United Tribes for Christ Fellowship administration in real-time: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Let it be known that certain behaviors generate an automatic block by our security teams, which we may choose to make permanent. In the event of any possible security violation, breach, threat, hack, or brute attack, all such visitors are immediately and permanently blocked, being automatically reported to the appropriate internet agency. We maintain a very strict code, and therefore certain countries are blacklisted. That blacklist is extensive, and unfortunately continues to grow.
As stated above, our security teams provide United Tribes for Christ Fellowship the necessary information required to manually investigate any IP address (individual or public), watch for malicious or suspicious behavioral patterns, and block them at our discretion. In doing so, user/owner information is automatically disclosed. Our response to any visitor who violates our code is always to permanently block them. We will never compromise that standard. That block automatically generates a report whereby their IP address and owner/user information is logged and sent to the appropriate internet agencies for investigation via our security teams.
(2) SEO DATA COMPILATION: United Tribes for Christ Fellowship has contracted with professional SEO companies for the purpose of SEO data compilation, which is essential for the success of any website within web portals such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Data such as the number of visits to this site, their native origin (including city, state, country, and IP address), searches conducted, third parties that have linked this site to their own (pingbacks), and the links or pages visited within this site, are all logged into our database by our contracted companies that specialize in SEO software and marketing. United Tribes for Christ Fellowship realizes that our success is measured by our ability to reach our target audience. Such information helps us do that wisely and efficiently.
(3) SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIONS: United Tribes for Christ uses third-party companies who report to us with regard to our social media influence. Likes, shares, and other social media correspondence and interactions are officially logged and reported to this site on a daily basis via each respective social media platform, as well as our third party entities. Those reports are reviewed and compared on a weekly basis for the purpose of accuracy, applicable influence among our target audience, and furthering our global reach.
Regarding your privacy and PII: The above compiled data is crucial in keeping this site productive, safe, and secure for a worldwide public audience. Third party behavioral tracking does not make you vulnerable in exposing your PII — unless you commit an internet crime which would warrant a legal investigation against you by the aforementioned entities. With that said, all users with good will and intention are kept safe and secure when third-party behavioral tracking is employed appropriately. And that means your privacy is well-protected.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
United Tribes for Christ Fellowship takes great care to abide by COPPA. United Tribes for Christ Fellowship DOES NOT market to children under the age of 13.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under 13. Please note that this website is rated “G” for General Audiences and is family friendly. However, we always recommend that parents and/or guardians provide oversight and/or preview the material their children are viewing.
If ever there is a topic presented on this site that would consist of adult material that may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13, we will provide the necessary and appropriate warning prior to reading or viewing so parents can take appropriate action without delay.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify the users via email as soon as the breach is detected and verified.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to send automated blog posts and to make replies submitted via our contact page.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can click the unsubscribe button within the designated email sent to you, and you will never hear from us again. You will promptly be removed from the database and ALL correspondence will cease. Emails received via our contact page are stored in our email database. Once that reply has been made and correspondence is satisfactory, that email is officially deleted and rendered ‘complete’ or ‘closed’. Emails regarding legal information, contracted services, and *consumer correspondence will be saved indefinitely and are the only exception.
*A consumer is any individual or entity who has purchased our product or used our service, who then requires our personal interventions on behalf of that purchase made or service rendered to achieve a reasonable satisfaction upon mutually agreed terms with this ministry.
Updated: 13 July 2016
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