Privacy Policy

Audio Scripture Ministries is committed to respecting your privacy and abiding by all applicable laws concerning secure data governance. We provide this Privacy Policy to be transparent with the information we collect and our policy for using and safeguarding the information, and to provide a clear way of requesting removal of your personal information if you so desire.

 

Website Visitor Data Collected. When you visit our website (audioscripture.org or asmtoday.org) we use cookies to collect anonymous information and generalized reports about how visitors use our website. We also collect any information you choose to submit via our contact form or sign-up forms.

 

What visitor information is collected?

  • We use cookies to only collect the following information in an anonymous, aggregated form: number of visitors to the website, generalized location data, referring websites, time spent on our website, and specific pages visited on our website. All IP addresses are automatically anonymized.
  • Feedback and inquiries: any questions, comments, suggestions you submit
  • Your request to receive periodic updates: if you request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fundraising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

 

How is your website visitor data used?

  • We use your feedback and inquiries, along with anonymized web traffic information, to better serve you and respond to visitors, in line with our mission to “help connect people to God’s Word in their own heart language.”
  • If you choose to submit your name, email, and email preferences to us in a contact form or sign-up form, we will add you to that distribution list accordingly, using a third-party email service (Mailchimp.com), which is certified to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For more details: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

 

Donor Information Collected. When you donate to the ministry, we securely collect:

  • Contact information: name, organization/church, address, phone number, email address
  • Payment information: Your donations are processed through a fully PCI- and Privacy-Shield compliant payment processor (“Stripe.com”), and your donation record is stored in their secure servers. Technical specs: PCI-Compliant, SSL-certified and SHA-2 encrypted (or 256-bit encrypted). Privacy policy: Compliant with EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Policy. More info at: https://stripe.com/privacy-shield-policy
  • Shipping information: name, organization/church, complete address
  • General website usage: anonymized IP addresses, generalized website traffic patterns, collected and reported through Google Analytics. More privacy info at: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance
  • Feedback and inquiries: any questions, comments, suggestions you submit
  • Your request to receive periodic updates: if you request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fundraising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

 

How do we use your Donor Information?

Audio Scripture Ministries uses the information you provide to complete your tax-deductible donation in accordance with USA federal policy and Michigan law, respond to your needs or requests, thank you for your donation, and keep you updated as requested.

 

Specifically:

  • we use your information to process your desired one-time or recurring transactions,
  • mail any donation receipts,
  • communicate with you regarding your donation,
  • and update you on ministry happenings.  
  • Credit card numbers are only used for processing your donation, and are not retained for other purposes.  
  • We use the comments you offer to provide you with requested information or resources, and we take seriously each recommendation or request as to how we might improve communication.

 

No Outside Sharing of Personal Information. Audio Scripture Ministries will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations.  We are committed, with all due diligence, to keep your information confidential and secure. Access to and use of your information will solely be limited to the internal functions of Audio Scripture Ministries and only to fulfill your requests and further the ministry activities and mission of Audio Scripture Ministries.

 

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List.  We seek to be wise stewards with mailings, and avoid sending unwanted mail or unrequested email updates to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list, or if you would like to receive a copy of your data.

 

Contacting Us.  If you have questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, or want to request any or all of your information be removed from our database, please email us at info@audioscripture.org or call us at (616) 396-5291.