Fellowship for the Performing Arts is committed to your privacy because we're committed to our privacy. We appreciate that you've trusted us with personal information and we treat it as if it were our own. By this we mean that Fellowship for the Performing Arts does not sell, rent, lease, or give away personal information such as e-mail address, phone number, name, home address, etc... Your information will only be used for internal Fellowship for the Performing Arts purposes. By giving us your e-mail address, you have given us permission to send you e-mail periodically unless you specifically request otherwise.
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Fellowship for the Performing Arts is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA's purpose is to help Christ-centered evangelical nonprofit organizations earn the public's trust through their ethical practices and financial accountability. The ECFA seal is tangible evidence to donors that ECFA member organizations adhere to the highest standards of financial integrity and Christian ethics.
Information Collection and Use
Fellowship for the Performing Arts is the sole owner of the information collected on this site, with the exception of the Daily Manna devotional which is a joint partnership with International Bible Society. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Fellowship for the Performing Arts collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
In order to use certain sections of this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), but it is encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
We request information from the user on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number & expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. 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. A cookie is used to remember your log-in number when you revisit our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
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 may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we may share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we (Fellowship for the Performing Arts) 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 Fellowship for the Performing Arts.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or daily e-mail service, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this ministry.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. Fellowship for the Performing Arts will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. Fellowship for the Performing Arts does not store this information.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox 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 on-line, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only people 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. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Anytime 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 cage.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's 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 at the member information page or by e-mailing our Customer Support or calling (212) 582-2920.
Notification of Changes