Jaars Center

Privacy Policy

By using this site, you agree that: (1) You’ve read, understand, and accept our privacy policy, and (2) We can use your personal information as described below. Have questions? Contact us anytime.

What We Collect

You decide what personal information, if any, to give us. We will use it only as outlined below.

If you’re just browsing…

We track things like your browser type, location, and what you visit on our site. But it’s all anonymous and aggregated. We can’t connect any details to you individually.

We also use cookies, which are small pieces of data stored on your computer. These help our site remember your preferences, but they can’t tell us any personal information. You can always opt out; just change your browser’s settings.

How We Use It

  • analyze trends, tweak our site, and improve content

If you give…

We’ll collect everything we need to process your gift, such as your name, address, and credit card information. We go to great lengths to keep your information secure; see “Security” below for more information.

How We Use It

  • process your gift
  • send a receipt
  • get in touch if we have questions about your gift
  • if requested, send a card to acknowledge a gift in honor or memory of someone
  • send occasional news and updates, which you can opt out from anytime

If you register for an event…

We’ll collect anything we need to register you, including your name, address, email, and other details. If it’s a paid event, we will also collect your credit card information.

 How We Use It

  • share your registration with the event coordinators
  • get in touch if we have questions about your registration
  • send you more information or reminders about the event
  • process your payment
  • send a receipt

If you take a survey or enter a contest…

We might collect things like your name, contact information, zip code, or age.

 How We Use It

  • analyze trends, tweak our site, and improve content
  • tell you if you win
  • send your prize


What We Share

We will never share your information for advertising or marketing purposes. However, in some instances we need to share your information with our partners or other organizations, as outlined below.

With Our Partners

We might share names, contact information, or messages. Why?

  • to check our records for errors
  • to get answers to your questions
  • to pass along your message to the right person

With Our Vendors

We also share information (only what’s necessary!) with outside vendors—such as credit card processing companies, consultants, or spam prevention services.

Rare Exceptions

Warrants. Subpoenas. Legal processes. If the law requires it, we have to share your information. And in rare circumstances, we might share information to:

  • address site problems and maintenance
  • defend the rights, interest, or property of JAARS
  • investigate false email addresses or threatening messages
  • protect against fraud or misuse of our site and ministry
  • address emergencies that risk someone’s safety

Also, if we merge with another organization, your information might be transferred to their databases.



Believe us, it’s on our minds too. We’ve designed physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect any information you give us. But we can’t guarantee our safeguards are impassable. If you have any questions, contact us.


To protect your personal information as it is conveyed between your web browser and our web servers, both we and our payment gateway provider support the use of some of the highest-grade encryption widely relied upon by the banking industry, including military-grade 256-bit encryption.

Credit Card Information

Each time you donate or pay for an event registration via our web site, your web browser is instructed to transmit your private credit card information exclusively to our payment gateway, Authorize.Net, for processing. That information never reaches our web site, meaning it is never seen or stored by us or our servers.


A Couple Disclaimers

Links to Other Websites

Our privacy policy applies only to JAARS.org. We often link to other websites, but we are not responsible for their content or privacy practices.

Children Under 13

Sorry, but you’ll need to ask a parent or legal guardian before giving us any information about yourself. Parents: To have your child’s information removed from our database, just contact us.