Privacy Policy

At ABWE we respect the confidentiality of your personal information, and it is our responsibility to ensure that it is protected. We are providing you with this statement to tell you how we safeguard information you give us and inform you of how we use this information. This policy applies to any information you give us through any of the online forms or email communication opportunities provided on this site.

We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties.

We distribute personally identifiable information about you within the ABWE family of ministries only to the extent necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which you have provided the information. For example, if you request specific information to be sent to you or you order resources, we will provide the appropriate information such as your name and address to the department fulfilling your request.

At the time you fill out an online form or send us an email, you are provided with an opportunity to tell us regular information which you wish to receive. We are likely to send you information about ABWE or its ministries by mail or email, but will respect any request to stop receiving this information at any time, and all regular email communications include an opportunity to opt out of receiving further broadcast email.

ABWE provides opportunities for credit card transactions, and voluntarily provides below more detailed information such as is required from commercial sites about our privacy procedures.

Information Collected

Personally identifiable information that you disclose depends on what you are requesting. It may include credit card information to process your request for resources or to make a donation, information needed for one of our departments to process your request for information such as opportunities for missionary or volunteer service or giving opportunities, both current and deferred through specialized contractual arrangements (gift annuities, trusts, etc.), information you supply when completing a survey or evaluation, and information you supply when contacting donor services, church relations or other "customer service" representative.

You are not required to answer any question or provide any information requested, and can decline to the exchange of your information within the ABWE family of ministries at any time. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, especially items shown as "required" in a form, we may not be able to provide you with some of the resources or services which are dependent on this information, or to process your request.

When you surf the Internet, your browser automatically transmits some information to us each time you access content on our site. We use this data for evaluating the usefulness of site information, and not to promote third party products or strategies.

As a matter of policy, ABWE does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without verifiable permission from a parent or guardian.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information to fulfill your request for information or services. In doing so, we add it to our mailing list and, if we have an email address, to our email list. It is our practice to send those on our list a complimentary subscription to our quarterly publication, the MESSAGE. This informative magazine contains missionary reports, challenging articles about missions subjects, a pastor's page, children's page, and other material relevant to our purposes as a missionary sending agency proclaiming the gospel throughout the world. Those on the email list receive periodic broadcast emails with news or information about ABWE ministries or services, or about opportunities for specialized missions resources made available to our constituents in exchange for suggested donations. Every such email includes an opportunity to opt out of future communications.

ABWE does not do regular "crisis appeals," but we send occasional mailings to those on our list, inviting them to participate in an important missionary project or informing them of real emergencies they may prayerfully wish to help with. Those on our list who contribute to our ministry may get additional appeals related to the ministries in which they have an interest. We honor all requests to discontinue such appeals. At no time do we sell or rent our information or supply it to third parties, whether commercial or ministry entities. When it is made available to a missionary or other employee of ABWE, it is only for an approved mission purpose, and our employees are reminded not to retain or pass on this information for any purpose whatever. Our employees are subject to a corporate code of ethics and other policies that require maintaining the confidentiality of your information. We also maintain prudent security standards and procedures to protect against unauthorized access or use of your personal information and records, including a system of password protection and physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal guidelines.

If you initiate a relationship with an ABWE missionary or department, they will be given access to your information for their ministry purposes. Again, they are expected to limit their use to these purposes and have no permission to pass it on to third parties.

Notice Concerning Information and Images on this Website

ABWE and its employees are the primary source of information on this site. Unless otherwise noted, it has been generated as work product, and all rights belong to ABWE Ministries, Inc. or its related entities. Images or information from others are used here by permission and all original rights apply. Any use of site contents is protected by copyright laws and, unless otherwise stated on the site, prohibited without the express permission of ABWE as provided by its corporate counsel. Permission is hereby given for use of ABWE's logo by ABWE missionaries or by donor churches or individuals. Under no circumstances is it to be used as a part of any appeal, fundraising material or commercial message without express permission. At no time may any personal information on this site, including email addresses of employees, be used for any purpose other than personal correspondence or contact. It may not be made a part of any other list to be used for marketing or other mass mailing.