Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Adventist Review Ministries

(Policy updated May 24, 2018)

1. Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of Adventist Review Ministries’ website visitors. This policy highlights how we use information collected through our websites, and apps.

1.2    In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Adventist Review Ministries, which is a Ministry of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

2. How we use your personal data

2.1    We automatically gather server log file information, such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We use this information to administer our website and our technical solutions, understand how visitors navigate through our sites and services, and enhance your experience while using our sites and services. We anonymize this data and use it to analyze the use of our websites and services and to enhance user experience.

2.2.    We may collect the following types of data from you: your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, credit card or payment information, relationship status, interests and hobbies, social media profile information, educational details and employment details.

2.3   We collect this data for the following reasons:

     (a) To communicate with you

     (b) To process payment for your subscriptions

     (c) To fulfil subscription requests for our magazines and other relevant goods and services that you request

     (d) To promote our products and services

     (e) To provide customer support

3. Sharing Your Personal Data with Others

3.1   We may share your personal data within our organization as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy (https://www.adventistreview.org/privacy-policy)

3.2   We may share your anonymized data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, and managing risks.

3.3   We may disclose anonymized partial personal data categories (example: browser type, country IP address, preferred language) to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary.

3.4   We share personal data with our payment service providers to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments.

3.5   With your consent, we may disclose your enquiry data to one or more of those selected third party suppliers of goods and services identified on our website so that they can contact you about their goods and services that you have expressed interest in.

3.6   In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may disclose your data to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to demonstrate compliance, and to enforce our rights and agreements.

4. Retaining Your Data

4.1    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes including to:

     (a) Provide products and services that you have requested;

     (b) To enable you maintain an account with us;

     (c) To communicate with you about a request you have made to us;

     (d) To manage your choices and rights you have exercised pursuant to this Privacy Notice;

     (e) To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to demonstrate compliance, and to enforce our rights and agreements.

5. Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website, if you consent to such communications.

6. Your rights

6.1   You have the right to:

     (a) access information we hold about you

     (b) have inaccurate information that we hold about you corrected

     (c) transfer data that we have on you in a machine readable format

     (d) have the information that we have you deleted and erased

     (e) lodge a complaint regarding the use of your data

6.2   You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us at dataprotection@gc.adventist.org.

7. Cookies

7.1    We use cookies on some of our websites. Insofar as these cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

7.2    We use cookies for the following purposes:

     (a)    authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;(b)    status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

     (c)    personalization - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you;

     (d)    security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

     (e)    advertising - we may use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you;

     (f)    analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services. Your information is anonymized for this purpose;

     (g)    consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally.

7.3    We use cookies from the following service providers:

     (a) Vimeo

     (b) Google Analytics

     (c) Google AdSense

7.4    Blocking cookies could have a negative impact upon the usability of our website and may mean that you will not be able to use all of the features of our website such…

8. Our Contact Information

You can contact us at:

        (a)   Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

        (b)    using our website contact form

        (c)   by telephone, on the contact number published on our website

        (d)   by email, using the email address published on our website

Additionally, if you have any privacy concerns you can contact our Data Protection Officer at: dataprotection@gc.adventist.org.