- That MAF is permitted to use your personal information as set forth below.
Our commitment to you…
It is the policy of MAF to honestly and accurately share the challenges and situations we face in all areas of worldwide ministry. We make known these needs and potential solutions so friends can prayerfully consider sharing financially as the Lord leads and enables.
We believe motivation for all true giving comes from God as He moves in the hearts of people. Our part is to inform and provide giving opportunities without imposing undue obligation or pressure.
As responsible stewards, when funding requirements for a preferred need or project are met, it is MAF policy to apply remaining funds to the next priority or pressing need. An audited financial statement is available upon request.
We assure you that your identity as a constituent is kept confidential. We will not sell or rent your name to any other organization or corporation. We pledge to be responsible in our management, truthful in our advertising, and cost-effective in our finances.
When you create an account on this Site, MAF collects your personal information through securely encrypted Web forms. This information includes your name, contact information and unique identifiers, such as your MAF account number.
When you make an online donation to MAF via this Site, we collect all necessary, personal information through securely encrypted Web forms. This information includes your name, contact information, including email and street address; financial information, such as your credit card type, number and expiration date; and unique identifiers, such as your MAF account number.
Your contact information is used to get in touch with you or to resolve customer service issues. Your MAF account number is used to match your current donation with your donation history in our records. This information is used to process your donation, get in touch with you, when necessary, about questions or issues regarding your donation, supply a receipt and provide you with future MAF publications, such as FlightWatch. If you do not wish to receive these publications, please let us know through our online comment form.
You can correct or update your personal information stored on this Site by visiting the “My Account” section, or by submitting our online contact form. You may also contact Donor Services at (800) FLYS-MAF (359-7623.
When you subscribe to our emails, we collect any necessary contact information through securely encrypted Web forms. You can remove yourself from these mailing lists at any time via the "My Account" section on this Site.
You can change your communication preferences at any time by visiting the "My Account" section of this Site. The "Email Subscriptions" box allows you to subscribe or unsubscribe to our emails. If you have any further questions, please contact us at (800) FLYS-MAF (359-7623).
Please note: Other MAF entities maintain their own mailing lists. The aforementioned entities are headquartered in other countries. For example, MAF-UK hosts and maintains their own website and mailing list in the United Kingdom. Please contact each organization directly regarding your communication preferences.
Surveys, Polls and Contests
From time to time, we may collect information on this Site via voluntary surveys, polls and contests. This information may include, but is not limited to: contact information, such as your name or address; and demographic information, such as your zip code or age.
Information collected through surveys and polls will be used to analyze the use of our Site and improve our Site’s content and features. Contact information provided through contests will be used to notify winners and award prizes. Contestants will not receive additional communication from MAF, except by request.
Other Online Services
We also collect voluntarily submitted information for other online services. This information is used for the sole purpose of providing our services and will not be used for any secondary purposes.
Aggregated Tracking Information
We collect several types of aggregated tracking information on this Site, derived mainly by tallying page views. This information includes, but is not limited to: IP addresses, browser types, and page views. We track this information in order to track movement throughout our site to analyze trends and to improve the content and features for our user’s needs. This information is never linked to personal identification information.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information collected on this Site to:
- Process your requests and donations.
- Personalize the types of information you receive from MAF
- Offer additional information and services.
- Assess trends in the use of our Site.
- Develop content and functionality to better serve users’ needs.
- Improve the services we provide.
When you register for an account on this Site, you will receive a confirmation email for your records.
From time to time, we will also email you Site notifications, which include important information about the Site or your account. These notifications may include, but are not limited to:
- Changes to the Site.
- Site maintenance.
- Issues with your account.
Because these emails include significant information about the Site or your account, you cannot unsubscribe to site notifications.
Sharing of Information
To provide specific services, we partner with third-party vendors, such as credit card processing companies and consultant organizations. We will share only the information necessary for these vendors to provide their services. MAF will make reasonable effort to insure any information shared with third-party vendors is not retained, shared or used for any secondary purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law, or to comply with legal processes such as search warrants or subpoenas. We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information if we believe the information must be shared to:
- Address technical problems or perform network maintenance.
- Protect the rights, interest or property of MAF.
- Investigate reports of users sending material using a false email address, or of users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages.
- Protect against fraud, misuse or unauthorized use of our Site or ministry.
- Address emergencies, such as the risk of someone’s physical safety.
MAF takes every precaution to protect your personal information, both online and offline. Our Site has been designed with security as a priority, and we have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the information we collect via this Site.
We employ encryption for all sensitive portions of the Site, including "My Account," online donations and all contact forms. The information you enter into any of these areas is protected with the strongest encryption supported by your browser.
However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will be unable to bypass these safeguards and access the information you provide via this Site. If you have any questions about the security of our Site, please submit our online comment form.
"Cookies" are pieces of data stored on a user's hard drive containing information about the user. They are in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.
If you reject our Site’s cookies, you can still use the Site. However, you may be limited in some areas of the Site.
Links to External Web Sites
Our Privacy Statement applies solely to the information collected by this Site. This Site contains links to external Web sites, and MAF is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Children Under 13
Visitors under 13 years old should not submit information to this Site without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. To have your child’s information removed from our Site and databases, please submit your request through our online comment form.
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