At Life in Messiah, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
Who are we?
Life in Messiah is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that’s been sharing God’s heart for the Jewish people since 1887. We are headquartered near Chicago, Illinois and not owned by any parent companies.
What type of information do we collect about you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.
If you make a donation online, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors, who specialize in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.
If you are a Facebook user, your Facebook-related data regarding website usage is not held by us. It is collected by Facebook, who is responsible for securing that data, and is not individually accessible to us. This holds true for other social media providers (e.g., Twitter, Instagram) used by Life in Messiah, as well.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
Process a donation you made.
Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about inquiries, speaking engagements, campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities.
Promote new information to you by email or social media.
Process a job application.
Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
Third Party Volunteers and Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third-party volunteers, service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organizations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have an agreement in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the Life in Messiah network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third-party payment processor, who specializes in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct communications from us about the vital work we do for Jewish people and the Church, then you may request that your name be removed from any and all of our mailing lists by emailing us at [email protected] or calling (+1) 708-418-0020.
We will not contact you by post, email, phone or text message if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your preferences at any time by contacting us by email at [email protected] or telephone at (708) 418-0020.
Right to be forgotten
If you would like for us to remove all personally identifiable information we have about you, please email us at: [email protected], or telephone (708) 418-0020.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption.
Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may analyze your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
Use of “cookies”
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.
16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent’s/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Transferring your information
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us is transferred to countries both inside and outside the United States.. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in June 2018.