BRIDGES OF FAITH PRIVACY POLICY

WELCOME TO BRIDGES OF FAITH

Bridges of Faith provides means of communication and access to our Service through this website, our Discord server, our social media, and any other assets therein. Please note that the programs we use also have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to read those for a bigger idea of their privacy policy.

Our Privacy Policy covers your legal right and protection to reasonable privacy whilst you use anything from our Service. We will elaborate on what information we get from you, what we do with that information, who has access to that information, and how you can remove that information from our database. Under applicable law, Bridges of Faith and the owner, Zachary (Ocean#0001), is the data manager and controller of the information you put directly on our website or the Service. 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you interact with us through the Service, we may collect information from you, as further described below:

  • Information You Provide: We collect information from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you register for access to the Service or use certain parts of the Service. Information we collect may include but not be limited to username, site password, email address, and any messages, images, or other content you send via the Service;

  • Data We Collect Automatically: When you interact with us through the Service, we may receive and store certain information such as your non-precise location (general city) and your activities within the Services. In the future, through third-party services we apply to this site, we may be able to view your IP-address for security and safety reasons. We may store such information or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by the platforms or providers we run on. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of messages users have sent, as well as the sources which refer visitors to ours. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including first name, email, site password, communications), comments, feedback, recommendations, and your personal profile & settings;

  • Cookies: We employ cookies and similar technologies to keep track of your local computer’s settings such as which account you have logged into and notification settings. Cookies are pieces of data that sites and services can set on your browser or device that can be read on future visits. We may expand our use of cookies to save additional data as new features are added to the Service. We only apply cookies that are essential to the function of your account and the Service, and the cookies collected are managed by the program we have used to formulate this site (WIX). On Discord, we do not control any data collection or cookies from the platform, and you should read Discord's privacy policy for information on that;

  • Third-Party Tools: We may use third party web site analytic tools such as Google Analytics on our website that employ cookies to collect certain information concerning your use of our Services. However, you can disable cookies by changing your browser settings. Further information about the procedure to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen.

WHY WE COLLECT SUCH INFORMATION

We collect such non-personal and personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our users with assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our visitors and users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal information, which we or the platforms we utilize may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

HOW WE USE, STORE, SHARE, AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

Our site is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to operate the site and help provide you with our services. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases, and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  

 

We do not offer any monetary purchases, donations, or services, and therefore we do not collect any payment information.

Your information is used to help better your experience on the site, efficiently provide you with services or support, help moderate and keep the site safe, help us gain statistics and data to evaluate how our site is doing, contact you by means of communication you provide us whenever necessary, and comply with local, federal, municipal, state, or other applicable laws. We never intentionally leak your personal information, and none of your information is sold or taken advantage of by Bridges of Faith.

As of now, the only individual who has access to the site's database and software, henceforth is able to see some of your information, is Zachary (Ocean#0001), and sometimes any other Wix.com employees whenever technical support or program administration is needed.

COMMUNICATING WITH YOU

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, to notify you of upcoming events, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, site messages, Discord, or any other means of communication you provide us with.

DATA RETENTION

We generally retain personal data as explained in "Information We Collect" for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes identified herein. To dispose of personal data, we may anonymize it, delete it, or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies made for backup and organization continuity purposes for additional time. Otherwise, Wix.com will anonymize or delete your data overtime after the necessary time period is passed.

UNSOLICITED INFORMATION

Any information you provide us with outside of the protected areas is considered unsolicited information. This includes any survey responses, feedback, reviews, questions, or otherwise information that is not protected by this Privacy Policy. Such information may be shared publicly depending on what it is; such as a suggestion being posted for people to vote on. Any messages you send us via email, unless private communication or information, are also not protected by this Privacy Policy. Any content you post on our site or the Service that is shared with other members is defined as public information, and therefore is not protected by this policy. For example, if you send a direct message via our site, that message should not be expected to remain completely private. Unsolicited Information also covers information you provide us or the public with without our request. We can not guarantee the privacy of information you provide publicly or with other members that is outside of the information of your settings or that we request.

UNDERAGE CHILDREN

Our Services are for individuals aged 13 and over, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13, and you believe he or she has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at bridgesoffaith.community@gmail.com. Note: In some countries, the age of digital consent is older than 13. If you are in those countries, you must be at least that age to use the Services. For example, for residents of the EEA, where processing of personal information is based on consent, Bridges of Faith will not knowingly engage in that processing for users under the age of consent established by applicable data protection law. If we learn that we are engaged in that processing with such users, we will halt such processing and will take reasonable measures to promptly remove applicable information from our records.

 

YOUR SECURITY

We take reasonable steps to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Service may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information via the Internet, including our site. Please contact Wix.com for more information about their methods of protection with keeping your data and privacy protected.

YOUR DATA RIGHTS & OPTIONS

In order to fulfill the expectations and rights of our members, we are making the following options to control your data available to all users, regardless of your location:

You can update certain information by accessing your "Account Settings." You can also unsubscribe from certain emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link they contain. If they don't contain one, contact us to establish an agreement for communication and restriction of contact. You can opt out from certain cookie-related processing by turning them off on your browser, disabling them for this site, or contacting us if you need assistance doing so.

Individuals in California, the European Economic Area, Canada, Costa Rica, and some other jurisdictions outside the United States have certain legal rights to obtain confirmation of whether we hold personal data about them, to access personal data we hold about them (including, in some cases, in portable form), and to obtain its correction, update, amendment, or deletion in appropriate circumstances. They may also object to our uses or disclosures of personal data, to request a restriction on its processing, or withdraw any consent, though such actions typically will not have retroactive effect. Because of this, we offer these options to all of our members.

  • How can I access the personal data you have about me?

If you would like to submit a data access request, you can do so from the “Account Settings” page of the Service, where there is a button to request your data. We will then start the process and email you within 30 days of all of the data we have or have access to regarding you.

  • How do I correct, update, amend, or delete the personal data you have about me?

In addition to the functionality available through the “Account Settings” of the Service, in which you can correct, update, amend, or delete certain personal data, you can also request other modifications from us directly. Please write us at bridgesoffaith.community@gmail.com with the words “Personal Data Request” in the subject of your message, along with an explanation of what data you would like to be changed or deleted. 

  • How do I object or restrict the manner in which Bridges of Faith processes my personal data?

You have a right to ask us to stop using or limit our use of your personal data in certain circumstances—for example, if we have no lawful basis to keep using your data, or if you think your personal data is inaccurate.

Individuals in the European Economic Area have the right to opt out of all of our processing of their personal data for direct marketing purposes. To exercise this right, please contact us. You may also click the “unsubscribe” link in any of our marketing/notice emails, or contact us to stop receiving them.

The rights and options described above are subject to limitations and exceptions under applicable law.

  • How are you collecting personal data from me?

Our site operates with Wix.com, and Wix.com processes and displays some of your data to us by default for the purposes as explained in this Privacy Policy. We also get data from the information you give us, such as your first name, email, etc..

  • Are you able to view the password I use for this site?

We do not view the password you use for this site, but we can change it at anytime with or without request. This could be for reasons such as a password reset request sent by you, or a temporary suspension of your account.

  • How do I delete my account from this site?

To make your account inaccessible and private from the public, please view your Account Settings.

To discontinue usage of your account, simply log out and your account may expire in the future.

To delete your account, please contact us at bridgesoffaith.community@gmail.com.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

CONCLUSION

As lengthy as this Privacy Policy is, it is not as worrying as it seems. We only collect information that the program we run on (Wix.com) provides us with. None of this information can identify your precise location, full name, payment information, or otherwise irrelevant personal information - unless you provide it to us as explained in Unsolicited Information. We only collect information absolutely necessary to be able to run this site, maintain and secure your account, and function the community aspects of this website.

This Privacy Policy mostly covers just the website. In regards to our Discord server or other means of communication, please refer to their privacy policies. https://discord.com/privacy