for The First Church of Christ, Scientist &
The Christian Science Publishing Society
Posted May 25, 2018
1. What information do we collect?
A. “Personal Data” means the following types of information that we may gather, store, and use relating to an identified or identifiable User of the Sites in order to provide that User with access to products and services on the Sites:
i. “Registration Information” means any information provided when voluntarily registering for access to products and services of either Site, including, but not limited to: name, mailing address, username, password, email address, product(s) purchased and/or subscribed to, and billing and credit card information.
ii. “Customer Service Communications” means any information that is reported to us about the operation of the Sites, including comments about the Sites, bug reports, or requests for enhancements.
iii. “Log Information” means information that your application sends when you use either Site. Our servers automatically record basic information that your application sends. These server logs may include information such as your message, Internet Protocol address, other addressing information, the date and time of your request and an authentication token used to validate the identity of you and your computer.
B. CHILDREN. Children under the age of 13 may not subscribe. Only a parent or guardian can subscribe for or give a gift subscription to a child under the age of 13.
In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), The Christian Science Publishing Society does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without permission from their parents. If it is learned that such information has been collected without parental consent, that information will be deleted from our database as quickly as practical or the child's parent(s) will be contacted to obtain consent for the collection of the information. If you are a parent and have questions about such information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 877-695-3776.
Children between the ages of 13 and 18 may subscribe on their own behalf or be given gift subscriptions without the express consent of parents or guardians. However, parents or guardians may request the termination of such subscriptions at any time.
2. How do we use this information and for what purpose?
We ask for Registration Information in order to verify your identity and to enable your access to Site products and services. We use third-party banking organizations and other providers of payment services to bill you, and in that case, you are providing the necessary billing and credit card information directly to such provider(s).
We respect the privacy of personal e-mail accounts, and we will store your e-mail address(es) just as securely as other Personal Data. Your Registration Information will not be passed to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit permission. We will use e-mail to send you messages about Site faults and issues. We may also use e-mail to keep you up to date with news about the Sites and other products we and our affiliates offer. You may opt-out of receiving these e-mail messages through the link provided in such communications. However, we reserve the right to use e-mail to notify you of any Site faults and issues and of any claims related to your use of the Sites, including without limitation claims of violation of third-party rights.
Customer Service Communications
Information which is voluntarily submitted in feedback is used for the purposes of reviewing such information and improving the products and services of our Sites. We reserve the right to utilize anonymous information for marketing purposes, for instance by displaying selected anonymous comments on our website or in other communications. Further, we may from time to time ask you to provide information on your experiences which will be used to measure and improve quality. You are at no time under any obligation to provide such data. We will never use any personally identifiable (feedback) information without your explicit permission.
We will use this routing information to provide you with access to the Sites and for statistical information used to measure and improve quality.
3. To whom do we transfer your Personal Data?
Except as provided below, we shall not sell, rent, trade or otherwise transfer any Registration Information to any third party without your explicit permission, unless we are obliged to do so under applicable laws or by order of the competent authorities.
The Sites may supply subscriptions and Content through service providers. Purchases of subscriptions are processed by third parties on behalf of CSPS, and such third parties collect credit card and personal information solely to process these purchases. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for CSPS. Personal Information that you provide to us may be sent to service providers in order to deliver the service provided by them; similarly, personal information (except credit card information) that you provide to those sites may be sent to us in order to provide you products and services from our Sites or otherwise use according to these Terms.
We may collect anonymous, aggregated data from our Sites and provide it to our service providers to help us with our market research and for statistical purposes. We may use such information to help determine ways to improve the Sites. We reserve the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information regarding visitors to our Sites for promotional purposes and to represent audience numbers for potential advertisers. Please note that this is not personal information, only general summaries of the activities of our visitors and customers.
Information collected by us may be stored and processed in any country in which we, our affiliates, or our service providers maintain facilities. We reserve the right to transfer information outside of the country where you reside and/or from which you use the Service. By using the Service you consent to any such transfer of information.
4. How do we protect your Personal Data?
We use commercially reasonable measures to protect the data provided to us or collected by us. When you submit Personal Data via the Sites, your information is protected both online and offline from unauthorized access or modification, improper use, or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. We do not retain such information any longer than necessary in order to provide our products and services or as required under relevant legislation, with due observance of the applicable obligations and exceptions under the relevant legislation.
If we learn of a security systems breach, we may post a notice on our Sites or we may attempt to notify you through the e-mail address you provide, so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing, in which case, contact us at email@example.com.
You should be aware that internet communications are not always secure. We cannot promise you that third parties cannot access your Registration Information; in this regard, you are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your account passwords. It is a condition of your use that you agree we are not liable for any such disclosure.
5. How long is your Personal Data kept by us?
6. What are cookies and how do we use them?
"Cookies" are text files stored on the User’s hard drive that are used to collect information about the User’s visits to the Site(s). Cookies help us create an overall profile of how a User uses our Site(s), and how often visits occur. Cookies cannot be used to collect data from any User's computer - cookies can only be used in conjunction with visits within our Site(s).
See http://www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.htm for more information about cookies.
7. How far does our responsibility extend?
9. What rights do you have and how can you contact us?
If you would like to exercise your right to view, correct, complete or remove your Personal Data, please contact us at csps firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon verification of your identity, we will attempt to quickly fulfill your request, provided we will not act contrary to applicable legislation by fulfilling your request.
Effective: June 5, 2013