Our Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on July 9, 2019

Who We Are

PastorsKids.org is a ministry extension of Care for Pastors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of Care for Pastors is to uphold pastoral families in ministry by providing: The safest place for them to turn, an ongoing relationship of encouragement and counsel, and resources that ignite growth in the pastors’ family, church, and community.

Your Agreement

Please take a moment to read this policy as it explains how we collect, use, share, and process your personal information. If you choose to use this website, then you agree with the collection and use of information as mentioned in this policy. We will not sell or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect personal information in several different ways on our website. Our purpose for collecting this information is to provide you the best possible experience while using our website. The following are examples of when we ask for and collect your personal information.

  • Email Sign Up – We provide you the opportunity to receive regular emails from us. When signing up for our email list, you may be asked to provide information such as your email address, name, and preferences. The information you provide will be used to send email to you, personalize your experience, and improve our offerings. We will only send emails to users who have opted-in to receive our emails. If you signed up for email at one time but no longer wish to receive emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.
  • Submission Forms – When filling out submission forms on our website, whether for counseling or for any of our other offerings, you may be asked to provide personal information, such as name, email address, phone number, date of birth, and other relevant information. This information is used to connect with you accordingly. We do not share the information with anyone other than our staff.
  • Contact Us – Our Contact Us form allows you to contact us directly with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. This information is used to respond to your questions, comments, and requests.
  • Blog Subscription – We offer a subscription to our blog through email. If you would like to subscribe to our blogs, you will be asked to provide your email address. You may unsubscribe from our blogs at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.
  • Website Comments – We encourage comments on our blogs. If you do so, you can choose to provide personal information, including your name and email. Comments coming through our website are reviewed by our staff before being posted. Please note that any information that is posted to comments will be seen by anyone visiting our website.
  • Transaction Forms – All forms used to process transactions, such as our donation form, require your personal information, including your name, address, email, and payment method for billing purposes. This information will never be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason without your consent, other than for the purpose of providing the service requested.

When you provide us with personal information, we use it to provide services, keep you up-to-date on our offerings, as well as to provide opportunities to engage with our ministry.

Protecting Your Information

We take the security of your information very seriously and use a variety of measures to ensure the safety of your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. All financial information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which protects and encrypts your information as it is submitted to our payment gateway provider’s database. This data is only accessible by those authorized to access such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.

Confidentiality Policy

Protecting your confidentiality is important to us. For those that request counseling, we keep all information shared during initial consultation and sessions confidential and only provide the information to our counseling staff for the purpose of providing the requested service. We ask those that join our private Facebook Group(s) to maintain the confidentiality of those in the group. We are legally required to break confidentiality and report to local authorities in cases where there is a reasonable concern for safety, such as abuse, suicide risk, or illegal activity.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to collect information about your visit to our website. Cookies are files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember information. We use cookies to help us understand and save your preferences for future visits.

Providing Personal Data to Others

In order for us to provide the features and functions needed to run our website, we work with several third-party companies. Some of these companies and what we use them for are:

  • Google Analytics – Provides us with usage statistics on our website. For example, how long you spend on a particular page on our website and where you came from.
  • WordPress – Provides the experience you see and interact with on our website. For example, information from registered users on our website is stored in WordPress.
  • Blackbaud eTapestry – The donor management tool we use to perform all financial transactions, such as donations, on our website. We also use eTapestry for all of our email communications.

Accessing and Controlling Your Information

You are entitled to view, change, or delete any personal information we have on record. If you would like us to do so, we would be happy to help. Please send us an email letting us know at info@pastorskids.org.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. We include these links as a convenience for you and if you click on any of those links, you will be directed to that website. These external websites are not owned or operated by us. We strongly advise that you review the Privacy Policy of those websites. Please note, we do not endorse or assume responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any external websites or services. If you decide to use these links, you do so at your own risk.

Children’s Privacy and Safety

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, we recognize we are not necessarily required to comply with COPPA rules and regulations. However, because of the nature and content of our website being geared towards pastors’ kids (some of which may be under 13 years of age), we opt to maintain a high level of accountability and safety for those that provide personal information to us, including parental consent and reasonable information gathering.

For children under the age of 18 requesting support, such as counseling, receiving our texts, or PK 2 PK, we ask for informed consent from a parent or legal guardian before continuing contact. In cases where informed consent is not received or unverified by the actual parent/legal guardian, we reserve the right to discontinue contact and delete all personal information received. Parents of children under 18 maintain the right to have access to their children’s information and may contact us at any time to get that information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Occasionally we may need to update this Privacy Policy. We will notify all our users of any changes by adding the new Privacy Policy to this page. These changes are effective as soon as they are posted on this page. We encourage you to come back and check this page for the latest version of our policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or suggestions, feel free to reach out to us via this form or at the address below:

Care for Pastors
1300 Citizens Blvd, Suite 390
Leesburg, FL 34748