Rod Downey Ministries (“we” or “us”), the operator of this web site, is committed
to preserving the privacy of those who
visit https://www.RodDowneyMinistries.Org site (the “Site”). This document will
outline how we gather and utilize various sources of information obtained during
this Site. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you
should contact us.
other websites to which we link. You agree that your use of the Site signifies your
authorized to use this site.
Notice of Information We Collect And How We Use It
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a
safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide
services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our
service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal
information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, our collection and use of information is as follows:
Rod Downey Ministries will not sell or disclose your name or email address to
third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy
When you subscribe to Rod Downey Ministries, we will collect personal
information such as your name, e-mail address, shipping address and credit card
information. We use this information to process and fulfill your order and to notify
you of your order status. All archived credit card information is maintained in a
Rod Downey Ministries automatically receives and records information on our
server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages
Rod Downey Ministries uses information for the following general purposes:
products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication,
services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP
addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web
page. Your IP address is stored in Rod Downey Ministries user registration
databases when you register with Rod Downey Ministries. IP addresses may be
used for various research purposes, and/or delivering unique functionality to our
Information We Collect About Anonymous Visitors
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site.
We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics,
interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our
Like many Web sites, we automatically gather certain information about our Site
traffic and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP)
addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages,
operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this
information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to
administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather
demographic information about our user base.
We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable
Our Site may pass a “cookie” (a string of information that is sent by a web site to
be resident on your system’s hard drive, and/or temporarily in your computer’s
memory blocks). The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have
returned to a particular page. The Site may retain information gathered in cookies
to allow you access to password-protected areas of the Site. You may set your
browser to decline cookies. If you do so, however, you may not be able to fully
experience some interactive features of the Site.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs, also referred to as web
beacons or web bugs, that help manage content on the Site by tracking what
content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in
function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In
contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs
are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the
end of this sentence.
We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally
Information We Collect To Respond To Your Choices and Requests
In order to use some features of this Site, you must first subscribe to the Rod
Downey Ministries service. During registration you are required to give truthful
contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with our
site in which you have expressed interest.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally
identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact
information (such as name, email, shipping address, and pet information) and
financial information (such as a credit card type, number and expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have
trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Surveys or Contests
We may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our
site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information
from you. The requested information typically includes contact information (such
as name and shipping address) and demographic information. We use this
information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic, or to
personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys)
and to send participants an email newsletter.
Communication from Us or the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals,
and promotions. You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types
of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out.”
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when
it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for
maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not
promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to
deactivate your account.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send
you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will
communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you
request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or
telephone, in accordance with your wishes. You may contact customer service.
Conditions Under Which We Share Information
Aggregate Information (Non-Personally Identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our
partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users.
We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Except as discussed below, we do not share Personally Identifiable Information
with Third Parties.
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card
processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not
retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as
required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our
rights; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served
on us or the Site; or in connection with an actual or proposed corporate
transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or asset
to which the information pertains.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable
information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For
example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any
additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications,
you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each
newsletter or communication or by contacting us.
Links to Other Sites
The Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Rod
Downey Ministries. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy
policies of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy
policies of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our
service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making the change on
our member information page or by emailing customer support.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter
sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number)
on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure
socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal
information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No
method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is
100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially
acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove
what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we
may disclose it to anyone. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to