Privacy Policy

ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Inc.) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors and users of its website.

This Privacy Policy is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and to inform you of the way your information is collected and used. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at info@abwe.org.

Who We Are

ABWE is a family of ministries and operates in the United States as Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Inc, ABWE, ABWE Foundation LLC, ABWE International, ABWE North America, EveryEthne, Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship, and Live Global.

ABWE has its international headquarters in the United States but works in over 70 countries.

We may need to disclose your information to other locations in certain circumstances with your consent as our locations in other countries may be the best place to manage the relationship and provide you with any necessary support.

For example, if you provide financial support or participate in service opportunities for an ABWE project or activity in one of our international locations, elements of your personal data may be shared with the relevant ABWE location in that country in accordance with this policy. We will only share your details with another location in accordance with data protection laws and regulations and where we have your consent to do so. Other locations may legally be required to share data in accordance with their relevant domestic legislation and potential law enforcement requirements.

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 and print publication. Those on the email list receive periodic broadcast emails with news or information about  ABWE  ministries or services, opportunities to serve, or opportunities to receive resources made available in exchange for suggested donations. Every such email includes an opportunity to opt out of future communications.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

ABWE's legal basis for gathering and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we accumulate and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • ABWE needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given ABWE permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in ABWE's legitimate interests
  • ABWE needs to comply with the law

ABWE will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will keep and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

As a user, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update, or delete the information we have on you
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to object
  • The right of restriction
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Inquiries regarding these rights and access to your data can be directed to info@abwe.org.

Log Files

ABWE follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this, as it is a normal method of hosting services' analytics. The information acquired by log files includes:

  • Internet protocol (IP) addresses
  • Browser type
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Referring/exit pages
  • Number of clicks

This data is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is solely for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies

Like all law-abiding websites, ABWE uses "cookies," a privacy legislation standard that requires our website to receive consent from visitors to store or collect information like:

  • Visitors' preferences
  • Pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited

This data is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Privacy Policies

This section relates to the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of ABWE.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are incorporated in their respective advertisements and links that appear on ABWE, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that ABWE has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for anything other than the aforementioned purposes.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

ABWE does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child has provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately, and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in ABWE. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.