Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this
notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make
about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy
to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where
designed to inform you of the types of information we collect, how we use that
information, and the circumstances under which we will share it with
nonaffiliated third parties.
Information Collection and Use
Covenant Media Foundation is the sole owner of
the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this
information to others in ways differently than we have disclosed in this statement.
Covenant Media Foundation collects information from our users at several different
points on our website.
Examples of the types of nonpublic personal information collected at these
- Web address
- Email address
- Phone Number
- Order Information
- Credit/Debit Card Information
- Checking Account Information
- Driver's License Number
- Social Security Number
- Federal Tax ID/Employer
Additionally, we collect nonpublic personal
information about you from the following sources (in addition to our website):
- Information we receive from
you on applications or other forms
- Information about your
transactions with us, our affiliates and others
- Information we receive from a
Categories of Nonaffiliated Third Parties to Whom we May
Disclose Nonpublic Personal Information Nonaffiliated third parties are those
companies not under direct or indirect ownership or control with Covenant Media Foundation.
We only disclose personal information about you to the
following types of nonaffiliated third parties: Financial services providers,
such as companies engaged in banking, credit cards, and consumer finance.
We may also share the information we collect, as described
above, with other nonaffiliated third parties such as third parties who may
assist us in preparing monthly statements, and credit reporting agencies to
whom we report information about your transactions with us.
Please be advised that any opt out rights described below will
not apply with the sharing of information necessary for us to process
applications, such as with consumer reporting agencies, or to perform services
that you request.
By way of further example:
In order to use this website, a user must first complete the
registration form. During registration a user is required to give their full
contact information. This information is used to evaluate the application and
contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed
interest. In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation to our
customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with
information from 3rd party sources. For example, to determine if our customers
qualify for our service as an ISO, we use the name, driver's license, and
social security number to request a credit report for use in evaluating the
creditworthiness of the applicant.
We request information from consumers making purchases from
our registered merchants within our shopping cart and order processing
interfaces. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and
shipping address), financial information (like credit card number, expiration
date), and identity information (like social security number or Federal Tax
ID). This information is used to fill customer's orders, for billing purposes,
and to verify the identity of the consumer to protect against fraud. If we have
trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch
with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive
containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to
any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes
their browser, the cookie simply terminates
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site,
track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate
use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We partner with other parties to provide specific services.
When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other
contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these
services. These parties are not allowed to use use nonpublic personally
identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. We
do not otherwise disclose nonpublic information to anyone, except as permitted
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware
that we, Covenant Media Foundation, are not responsible for the privacy
practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they
leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site
that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by this Web site. Operators may be
subject to the FTC's privacy regulations and if so, (i) the FTC's regulations
contain sample disclosures that operators may consider; and (ii) operators may
be required to send annual notices in addition to initial disclosures to their
This website takes precautions to protect our users'
information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your
information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order
form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number,
social security number, and/or Federal Tax ID), that information is encrypted
and is protected with SSL encryption software. While on a secure page, such as
our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape
Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked,
or open, when you are just 'surfing'. While we use SSL encryption to protect
sensitive information online, we also protect user-information off-line. All of
our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is
restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a
specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service
representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our
employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk.
When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your
information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and
privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added,
our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on
privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is
protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable
information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked door or cage.
If you have any questions about the security at our website,
you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement
updates. We may close your account and/or refuse additional services if Members
un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information
about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services
and in regards to issues relating to their account via email, fax, or phone.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user’s nonpublic personally identifiable information
changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we
will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's
personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by calling our
headquarters at (936) 564-3450 or by emailing our Customer Support Department at email@example.com for more instructions.
As provided in this policy, we only provide your nonpublic
personal information to a nonaffiliated third party in conjunction with the
services that you have requested that we provide to you. All nonaffiliated
third parties to whom we disclose your nonpublic personal information are
contractually prohibited by us to disclose or use the information other than to
carry out the transactions that you have requested. Accordingly, there is
nothing for a user to opt out of with respect to how we currently use their
non-public personal information.
Notification of Changes
changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at
any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner
different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users
by way of an email or US mailing so as to enable users to "opt-out"
if we use their information in this different manner. We will use information