BMDMI takes seriously the commitment to maintain your trust and confidence in our ministry. In summary, we will not sell, trade or share personal information about our volunteers, donors or members with any individual or organization outside of BMDMI. We will not send you donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us; and this volunteered information will be kept confidential unless the donor has given us specific permission to share it for appropriate purposes. Following are the detailed policies we have established to protect and secure the personal information you provide to our organization.
Non-Personal Information Collected and Stored Automatically
You can access our Web site and browse our site without disclosing personal data. We collect your personal data only with your knowledge or your consent.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
1. The Internet domain (for example, "your company.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "your school.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
3. The date and time you access our site;
4. The pages you visit; and
5. If you visited us from a link on another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Except this automatically logged non-personal information, we do not collect any other data about you. We collect the personal data that you volunteer on request for information, registration forms, orders, other forms, or by email.
Personal Information We Collect
There are two ways in which we collect personal information from visitors on our Web site:
1. From persons requesting a representative of BMDMI contact them, a request for additional information or materials from our organization; and
2. From our online donations.
The online information that we collect may include name, address, city, state, zip, telephone number, e-mail address, and, in the case of online giving, credit card number and expiration date.
How the Information is Used
We may use your personal data to fulfill your request for additional information, 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 mailing list, if you desire to do so.
No Sharing of Personal Information
BMDMI never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of BMDMI and only to further our ministry activities and purposes. Furthermore, we will not send you donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
BMDMI 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. Our online donation software uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep donors' personal information secure. This security protocol encrypts credit card numbers so they cannot be copied. The secure environment is indicated on the browser with the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar. The display of the secure icon indicates that encryption has been activated. Conventionally, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: rather than http:, so that's an easy way to tell the difference. (Donors should ONLY enter sensitive credit card information through the online donation links, i.e. credit card information should not be entered in forms/links used for submitting general information.)
Removing Your Name from our Mailing List
Our Web site gives you the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list so that you do not receive any future communications from our ministry. If you desire to remove your name you will find a link to do that at the bottom of every subscriber email we send.
If you determine that information in our database is inaccurate or it has changed, you may modify the previously provided information by Contacting Us.