This policy explains how God Conversations (“we”, “our”, “us”) and the website comply with the Privacy Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. By providing your personal details you agree to allow us to contact you by mail and email in connection with its charitable purposes either on the basis of consents you have given us or for our legitimate interests in accordance with current data protection regulations.
Storage and Security of Your Information
Personal information about visitors to our site is collected or stored only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services, to answer or forward any requests, or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws.
Much of the information we collect can be “aggregated” — meaning that the information from many users is grouped together in a way that does not reveal the personal information of any particular user. We may use this aggregated information to evaluate which services are successful and which ones are not, and in order to evaluate which new services we should make available on the God Conversations website.
We will take reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information, which we hold and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Personal information, held electronically, is stored in a secure server or secure files.
The internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, we cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information. We take security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, and damage. Your information will be held for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires or permits.
Credit card information is not stored by us on our servers.
We do not knowingly collect children’s personal information. Users under the age of 16 must ask parent or guardian permission to use this Website, request information from God Conversations, or purchase any resources on this Website.
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a member ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.
Additionally, after you’ve entered your contact and delivery details during a session on our service, you can elect to save that information so you don’t have to re-enter it on your return to the site. If you do not want this information to be saved, you must indicate “DO NOT SAVE DETAILS” when prompted.
When we send you emails or other electronic messages, we may keep records if you open the message and click on particular links. This helps us to better understand what information is of interest to you.
The use of these technologies allows them to deliver customised advertising content, measure the effectiveness of their advertising, evaluate users use of the God Conversations website and other websites and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Those third parties may also transfer the information they collect to others where required to do so by law, or where those others process the information on their behalf. The services we may use from time to time include Google Analytics, Facebook, Google Adwords, Adroll, Constant Contact, and MailChimp. You can find more details in the privacy policies for those services, including information on how to opt out of certain conduct.
We participate in some third party ‘online behavioural advertising’ (OBA), on a non-personally identifiable basis. This allows online advertising displayed to you to be tailored according to your browsing behaviour on various websites, not just our own. You can find you more details about OBA, the best practice guidelines and how to opt out from OBA with participating companies at the industry website www.youronlinechoices.com.au.
Access to Your Information
You can request access to the personal information that God Conversations holds about you by contacting the Board as set out below. We will provide you with access to your personal information unless we are legally authorised to refuse your request.
If you wish to change personal information that is out of date or inaccurate at any time please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information wherever practicable.
We may refuse your request to access, amend or delete your personal information in certain circumstances. If we do refuse your request we will provide you with a reason for our decision.
God Conversations uses social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. Users must verify the authenticity of sites before posting or providing personal information on such sites.
Our website and communications may provide social media buttons, permitting sharing of our web content directly to a social media platform. Use of such buttons is at your own risk.
Unless it is material supplied or officially posted by God Conversations we do not endorse social media website(s) and have no responsibility for the content nor for the cookies they may contain.
Writing: God Conversations Board, c/o 53 Kentwell Crescent, Stanhope Gardens, NSW, 2768