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Privacy Policy

Privacy and Security Policy

The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), and all of its web sites, is committed to respecting your privacy. We recognize your need for control of personally identifiable information that you share with us. Personally identifiable information is any information that is associated with your name. This policy was created with our readers' and consumers' interests in mind.

This site does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. This site may collect personally identifiable information through site registrations, online purchases, online surveys, or other means.

HCEF uses information it collects from you to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. To help us improve your experience, we might track your use of our website. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, to understand our customers' needs, and when you allow it, to contact you about our products and updates to our website. We may utilize the information we gather, along with information obtained from third parties.

HCEF will not provide, sell or lease your personally identifiable information to any third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. We may share your information with our business partners/entities in order to satisfy your business needs.

We will not ask for information from children under 13 years of age. Teenagers should ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves (name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet, and before making any purchases online.

Our website may contain links to other websites outside of our control. While we make it a practice to only link to credible websites, we have no control over these sites and our privacy policy does not apply to these linked sites.

Our site provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from our site or our partners at the point where we request information about you.

Updating Personal Information
If you would like to modify/update your password, personal information or preferences, we provide a way to do so on our site for your convenience.

Mail-to Links
This site may contain mail-to links for submitting information to HCEF. Information sent to us such as requests to be contacted are treated as confidential and are not shared with any third parties.

How and when can I update my account preferences?
Your account profile is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can update your preferences any time you wish. Your changes will be made effective immediately. Please keep your preferences updated in your account profile to take full advantage of our products and services on your terms.

A Few Words About Safety in Online Shopping
With the online shopping trend increasing on the Internet, shoppers have come to love the ease and convenience. Also, new advancements in security are making the experience as safe as placing orders over the telephone. For example, it is technologically easier for a thief to steal your credit card information by either tapping your phone line or stealing the information from the carbon copy of your receipt than it is to steal similar information from our online transactions.

Additionally, federal law protects online transactions handled by credit cards -- you are protected from fraudulent charges by law. Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges.

Security and SSL
At HCEF, we take the security and privacy of your information very seriously. We have taken necessary steps to assure you that our web site is legitimate by ensuring that information sent either way (from you to HCEF or vice versa) remains secure, private, and intact, even in the unlikely event that it is intercepted. Also, both parties can be assured that messages are received exactly as sent. This ultimately results in safe online transactions that protect you, our customer, and us.

To ensure the security of your information, our site uses "Secured Socket Layer (SSL)." SSL is one of the most sophisticated programs available used to encrypt data as it is sent across the Internet.

How do I know that my information is being transmitted via a secured connection (SSL)?
In Netscape Navigator 3.0 and earlier, the key icon in the lower left corner of the browser, which is normally broken, is made whole. In Netscape Navigator 4.0 and later and in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the normally open padlock icon becomes shut.

What information do we collect? How will we use it?
In order to purchase items from our web site, you may be asked to provide some required and optional contact and demographic information. The information you provide will be used in the following ways:

To help us serve you better (e.g. to help process your online purchases). To do this, we need to collect pertinent information such as name, email address, password, country, etc.

To send personalized, targeted information regarding your account, enhancements to our products/services and information on how to better take advantage of our special offers. To provide this service, we need to ask your name, email address, state, etc.

To send targeted advertising that allows us to notify you of special offers, new products, new events, etc. To provide this service, we need to ask your email address, state, etc.

To contact you for feedback and surveys.

Changes to this Policy:
HCEF reserves the right to change this Policy at any time, but we will not do so without posting the modified Policy on our website. We encourage you to review our Privacy and Security Policies whenever you visit our website so you'll always understand how your information will be used.