Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about the users of our Websites and Services, including information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information (for more detail, see below) or any other information the Websites and Services collect that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under an applicable law or that may otherwise be used to identify you (collectively, your "Personal Information"). We also may automatically collect information as you navigate the Websites and use the Services, including information such as usage details, IP addresses and information collected through the use of "cookies."
Credit Card Information. As a GT Church Account holder or an anonymous giver or purchaser we will not store full credit card numbers, credit expiration dates or CVV numbers on our servers. This info is sent directly to our payment processor and then the bank to complete the transaction. We do store other information related to the credit card such as name, address, phone number and email address in order to assist with your transactions. We also use this data to provide users with a history of their giving transactions once logged into their GT Church Account.
Information We Collect Automatically. When you download, access or use the Websites or Services, they may automatically collect: (i) usage details (including traffic data, location data, communication data and the resources you access and use through the Websites and Services); (ii) device information (including IP address, operating system, browser type, hardware ID, mobile network information and the device's telephone number); (iii) stored information (including metadata and other information associated with the files stored on your device, such as photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts and address book information); and (iv) location information (including real-time information about the location of your device). We also may use automatic data collection technology to gather information about your activities over time and across third-party websites, apps or other online services (behavioral tracking). If you do not want us to collect any of the information outlined in this section, you may opt out at any time by contacting our Web Support Team. Please note that we will not access any of your stored information (including photos, personal contacts and address book information), as well as your location information, unless you have specifically opted-in to allowing us such access.
The collection of information helps us to make your online experience with us more enjoyable, by allowing us to tailor your online experiences to you while using our Websites and Services.
Do Not Track Signals. Do Not Track signals are signals sent through a browser informing us that you do not want to be tracked. Because these signals are not universally supported by all browsers and sites, we do not currently assign any meaning to potential Do Not Track signals.
Information Collection Technologies. The technologies we use for automatic information collection may include cookies (including mobile cookies) or web beacons. Cookies are small files sent to and stored on the computer or device you use to access or use our Websites or Services. Cookies may be used to monitor use of our Websites or Services, customize content specific to your interests, ensure that you do not see the same information repeatedly, and store your user name and password (using encryption technology) so you do not have to re-enter it each time you access or use the Websites or Services. It may be possible to refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your computer or device. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain portions of our Websites or Services.
Third Party Information Collection. While we do not include any third party advertisements on our Website or in our Services, when you access or use our Websites and Services, or access their content, certain third parties, such as advertisers, analytics companies (e.g. Google Analytics), your mobile device manufacturer or your mobile service provider may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you, your computer or your device. We do not directly provide this information to such third parties and have no control over these third parties’ collection and use of your information. The information these third parties collect may be associated with your Personal Information or your online or mobile activities over time and across different websites, apps and other online services. Such third parties may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.