Show Mercy International online privacy statement
What Information is Collected?
On our Web Pages you can become a sponsor, make donations, and request information or materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are name, contact and billing information, transaction and credit card information.
What we do with it?
Show Mercy International uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on your sponsored child, any projects that you are involved in, opportunities to get involved in special events, and to make our Website better for you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for information we think would be of particular interest. We will always give you the opportunity to decline such direct marketing or market research contact. We will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable. Data collected online may also be combined with information you provide when you register online as a Show Mercy International supporter or sponsor.
Who do we share it with?
Show Mercy International will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with Show Mercy International business partners who are acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above.
You have an option.
Show Mercy International will not use or share the personally identifiable information, which you provide to us online, in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you an option. As previously stated, you may let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited materials from us, and we will do everything we can to honor such requests.
Show Mercy International is committed to ensuring the security of the information that we collect. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and management procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.
Conditions of Use
Show Mercy Internationalprovides the services described on its web site to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future Show Mercy International web site service or visit any entity referenced by Show Mercy International, in its web site, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to any such entity.
Privacy and Security Statement
Information collected on the Show Mercy International web site are subject to Show Mercy International, Online Privacy Statement.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, photographs, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the sole and exclusive property of Show Mercy International or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Show Mercy International and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
License and Site Access
Show Mercy International grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, and revocable license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Show Mercy International. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any information, images, content or photographs or any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of another; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Show Mercy International. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Marks, photographs, content or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Show Mercy International’s web site without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Show Mercy International’s web site name or Marks without the express written consent of Show Mercy International. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Show Mercy International to access this site.
Changes to Site policies
Show Mercy International reserve the right to make changes to this site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
Are cookies used?
Cookies are used to determine the success of Show Mercy International’s website and marketing campaigns. This allows us to be good stewards with the contributions that are given to us to determine our online effectiveness, which also helps keep our expenses low.
In addition to cookies, we use other technologies, including pixel tags, to gather information on how our users interact with our web site and to help us efficiently monitor our web site and marketing campaigns. These technologies, for example, show us popular pages, conversion rates, click-throughs and other information that can be used to improve our website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a Web site, is placed by the Web server into the browser’s application folder on your computer. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the Web site to “recognize” you as a unique individual. Cookies do not collect data from the end user’s hard drive.
Can cookies be removed from my hard drive?
Yes, cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending on what type of Web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.