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’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.
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.
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
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.