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KnowingGod.org (KG) Privacy, Security, and Terms of Use Policy

(KG) is a service of Bible.org with the following policies

The KnowingGod Discipleship Project (KG) knowingGod.org is a Bible.org initiative that is looking to help the church and Christians worldwide become better disciple makers as Christ commanded in Matthew 28:19-20. In light of this vision we would like to talk to others who have a similar vision on how best to implement this vision worldwide on the over 7.2 billion cell phones. (yes, this is more than the number of people worldwide). As a starter we have adopted the modified Bible.org Privacy, Security and Terms of Use Policy as shown below: Bible.org/KG is committed to respecting and protecting your personal privacy when you use our web sites and protecting your security when you buy items from our store. We make it a priority to maintain industry standard safeguards to protect information you provide to us. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our sites and we provide this statement which applies to Bible.org’s mobile, the KnowingGod.org applications, services and websites worldwide (collectively known as “services”).

Personal Information Definition

This policy applies to personally identifiable information (“personal information”), which is information that we directly associate with a specific person or entity (for example, name; email addresses; wireless device location). Personal information does not include “anonymous” or “aggregate” information – neither of which are associated with a specific person or entity.

  • Bible.org/KG collects personal information when you register for a Bible.org/KG service or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. We may combine personal information collected from you with information from other Bible.org/KG services or third parties to provide a better user experience, including customizing content for you.
  • Bible.org/KG (like Google and other web providers) uses cookies and other technologies to enhance your online experience and to learn about how you use Bible.org/KG services in order to improve the quality of our services.
  • Location-Based Services: For mobile apps, like others in the industry our systems capture details about the type and location of the wireless device you use, unless you have the GPS locations services turned off. Our application detects your device’s approximate location. We use this information for the sole purpose of providing information related to the applications services. We do not share this information with anyone. You do, however, have the choice to share this information with Facebook or Twitter. You alone have control on how you share your location.
  • Bible.org/KG’s servers (like Google and other web providers) automatically record information when you visit our website or use some of our products, including the URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.

Uses

  • We may use personal information to provide the services you’ve requested, including services that display customized content and advertising, verify our identity, make internal decisions about current and future services and protect our rights and property. We may contact you by e-mail, about your services and periodically send you our newsletter.
  • To the primary account holder. We cannot be held responsible for information provided through our service if you share your logon information with others who use your device.
  • We do not sell, lease, or rent your personal information. We will only release information that is appropriate to comply with law, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our network and services or to protect the rights or safety of our users. We may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties outside of Bible.org/KG.
  • When we use third parties to assist us in processing your personal information, we require that they comply with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Access and Your Choices

  • We offer you choices when we ask for personal information, whenever reasonably possible.
  • For some users living in regions without religious freedoms, you may need to provide fictional personal information or you may decline to provide personal information to us and/or refuse cookies in your browser, which may cause some of our features or services to not function properly. (Remember, however, that your ip and cell data is vulnerable so take appropriate steps) Also, for some of our services we do need an active email to keep the large amount of spammers and registration robots under control. We are working on how to support those in hostile countries better. Pray for us.
  • Access to Your Information: You may access and modify your information by logging on to your the account your are using . You can edit your data or you can email us and we will make good faith efforts to resolve requests to correct inaccurate information except where the request is unreasonable, requires disproportionate technical effort or expense, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical.

Protecting Your Own Personal Information and Internet security.

  • You play an important role in ensuring the privacy of personal information, including protecting against unauthorized access to your device. Many mobile devices store information both in the phone and on the SIM card. Therefore, before discarding, trading in, or giving away your device, be sure you remove and retain your SIM card and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for deleting personal information or other data on the device. (This can be found in your owner’s manual or on the manufacturer’s Web site.) If you provide a third-party access to your device, you should understand that personal information will remain on the device and may be accessible, deleted, altered, or transferred to another device by the person using the device, and that we will treat that user as you for purposes of this policy.
  • We encourage you to use strong passwords (i.e. caps, numbers and special characters at least 8 characters long) to prevent unauthorized access to your device, your online account, and your voicemail. We recommend that you use unique, non-obvious passwords, that you periodically change your passwords, and that you not share your passwords with others.

Security for Financial Transactions

  • Bible.org/KG Website Store: Protecting your privacy is extremely important to us, therefore your online credit card transactions and your donations to the ministry will be processed by a secured 3rd party. Our Website’s e-commerce system processes everything about your order except your sensitive credit card information. This step in the order process is performed by a trusted 3rd party company who uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL encryption is an advanced technology recognized as the online industry security standard. This technology is used by all major e-commerce organizations including banks and credit card companies. We have set it up this way so that your credit card information is not maintained by Bible.org/KG’s website and therefore can never be stolen from a Bible.org/KG’s website.
  • Mobile Applications: Bible.org/KG mobile apps are normally acquired through the service providers stores e.g. Apple (iTunes/app store); Android App Store. When you purchase through these channels, Bible.org/KG has no access to your financial information.

Message Boards/Walls/Group Postings

Please remember that information posted to message boards, user groups, discipleship groups, social networks walls, forums, chat rooms, or the like on the Bible.org/KG family of websites and mobile apps becomes non-private information. Bible.org/KG is not responsible for any unacceptable language or topics discussed, but we have put in place guidelines and moderators who take great effort to ensure that these areas are monitored and that the appropriate Christian behavior is observed. note: forum PM’s and posting on discipleship/mobile apps are not private as they can be monitored for quality of service and abuse detection.

Other Privacy Information

  • We do not solicit children to purchase or use our products. If, however, parents want to authorize their child to use our products by providing them access, You must comply with COPPA and provide Bible.org/KG with a signed permission stating such authorization. You can fax that to our fax number located on Bible.org’s contact us page. Personal information associated with your child’s use will be treated as your information in accordance with this policy. Our Websites are not designed to attract children under the age of 13 and we do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information on our sites from anyone under the age of 13 without authorization by the parent. We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities (including wireless Internet browsing) of their children to ensure that no information is collected from a child without verifiable parental consent.
  • Our services may provide links to external Websites maintained by individuals or organizations external to Bible.org/KG. Once you access information that links you to another Website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that Website.

Customer Service Monitoring

We may monitor and record phone calls, e-mails, or other communications between you and our Customer Service/moderator representatives or other employees for training and quality assurance purposes and to review specific transaction requests.

Changing Your Information and Mailing Preferences

Your information is used to send items you ordered. Donors are sent thank-yous and for USA donors we send donation receipts at year end for IRS tax filings. Occasionally we will also send you information we believe will be of interest and useful to you including ministry updates and offers to support the ministry. You will always be able to remove yourself quickly and easily should you prefer to no longer receive these newsletter updates. If you would like to change our information about you or your emailing preferences, simply log in and change your contact information. If you are having trouble contact us at the below address.

Contact Us

Please direct all questions, concerns or comments regarding this privacy policy to Bible.org/KG via email here.

Changes to this Statement

Bible.org/KG reserves the right to make changes to this privacy statement at any time and requests that you review this statement periodically for updates.

Additional Information

Bible.org/KG has made great effort to offer trustworthy Bible study resources for research, teaching, Discipleship training and personal maturity. Bible.org/KG offers one of the largest collections of Christian resources on the web, for free as a component of our ministry. To get the most out of your visit and your relationship with us please read the additional information below. To find out more about the KnowingGod organization, please visit their About Us. Thanks again for visiting Bible.org/KG and using our services.

Copyright

Bible.org/KG’s mission is to make trustworthy resources available for use in teaching, training and disciple-making. Please review the KnowingGod.org Copyright statement.

Posting and Submission Policy

KnowingGod.org is actively soliciting material to be used in the KG platform. If you have material or would like material considered, then contact us.

  • All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, comments, or other information that you send and submit to Bible.org/KG through our sites (other than information we promise to protect under our Privacy Policy or a separately signed non-disclosure agreement NDA), and that we accept for posting, becomes and remains our property. This means that you (and not Bible.org/KG) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Limitation of Liability

Bible.org/KG and its mobile applications/websites are made widely available in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the website or mobile app is with you. Should the mobile application, website or resources provided by Bible.org/KG (including but not limited to software and electronic downloads) prove defective; you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. If you purchase the product that you deem defective, we will refund your purchase price. In no event, unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, will Bible.org/KG be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use any resources provided by Bible.org/KG or its websites (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or a third party), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Since there is no warranty we may provide a “report issue” support system or a forum that will be monitored by users to assist other users.

And Also…

The above hopefully makes the lawyers happy, now let’s discuss our relationship from a Christian point of view. You can expect us to operate at the highest level of integrity and as one would expect a servant of Christ to act. If you have a problem, please let us know, and we will attempt to the best of our ability to address it.

Acceptance of This Policy

Use of the Bible.org/KG website(s) and/or the mobile apps will constitute the user’s acceptance of this Privacy, Security and Terms of Use Policy. If you have any questions about these policies, please feel free to contact us. God Bless you and please enjoy.                                                            Changed 8/7/17 da