Your privacy and what it means when you use this website

Awareness
The Christ Light Institute, Inc. (CLI) is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. CLI provides this online privacy policy to inform you of the way your information is collected and used as well as to make you aware of our security practices. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our postal mailing list, if you desire to do so.

Information We Collect
There are three different ways in which we collect information from visitors on our Web site:

  1. From online requests for information (i.e. e-mail newsletters, contact forms, etc.)
  2. From online requests for materials from our organization (i.e. requesting a free offer)
  3. From online donations and contributions
  4. From letters and correspondence sent to us by you

The information we collect online includes name, address, city, state, zip/postal code, telephone number, e-mail address, and, in the case of online donations or online shopping, credit card number and expiration date. In order to continuously improve our service to you and tailor our future communications to you, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your demographics, comments, professional interests, and contact preferences.

How the Information is Used
CLI uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better online service. We may use your information to complete a transaction, issue you an income tax receipt for a donation, or to personalize our Web site for you. If you so desire, we may also use this information to update you on ministry projects and activities. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any other purposes. We also provide you the opportunity to remove your name from our postal mailing list, if you desire to do so. Please review the corresponding section of this privacy policy below.

In addition, CLI will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may periodically send you e-mail announcing news and event information. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from us as well.

No Sharing of Personal Information
CLI never sells, rents, leases or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. CLI assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this Web site will be kept confidential. CLI may occasionally send mailings on behalf of other organizations or ministries when their interests align with CLI. Use of your personal information will be limited to further the ministry activities of CLI and partner ministries.

Security Issues
CLI is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. CLI uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted CLI employees who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Using Cookies
Some of our programming uses “cookies”. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Links to Outside Sites
This website links to documents located on websites maintained by other organizations or individuals. Once you access a link to another website, please be aware that CLI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Removing Your Name from Our List(s)
We give you the opportunity to remove your name from our list(s) so that you do not receive any future communications from our ministry. If you desire to permanently remove your name, or if our information about you is inaccurate or it has changed, you may notify us here.

Contacting Us
If you have comments or questions about our online privacy policy, please use our online form on the Contact Page. If you have spiritual questions, would like more information about CLI, or are experiencing technical trouble, please see our Contact Us page.

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