In case the GDPR rules may in the future apply to our EU viewers, we have preemptively updated our privacy controls. We also have a member’s only disclaimer, that states that this site is for member’s only, who have long been converted to our confessions, and maintain a balanced loving Christian attitude. Our members put love first, and therefore we don’t want any article to be twisted out of context by non-believers who aren’t faithful to their baptismal vows.
Who we are
The Christ’s Assembly Worldwide, US Number 714-983-6968 of Burkburnett, Texas (we, us, our, or The Christ’s Assembly Worldwide) collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. If you contract us to do so in the European Union (EU), or if you are located in the EU and request goods or services from us, we would be regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom (UK)) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
What personal information do we collect and use?
In the future we may collect information about you when you visit our website or in connection with our services, including but not limited to when you register, or download, our products, register for one of our mailing lists or visit, or register with, our The Christ’s Assembly Worldwide websites and or bookstore. We may also collect information about you when you engage with us at Orthodox Church events.
We may collect the following information:
your contact details including your name, email address, employer details, mailing address, phone number and mobile phone number;
your country of residence;
your, event attendee details (where applicable);
your financial information, such as your bank account or credit card details, for any product purchases and or donations; and any other personal information you provide to us in relation to the products or services.
If you access our websites or accounts on our websites we may collect the following:
When visiting our website or accessing our services, we may also collect and store the following details:
IP address from which you access our website or services;
the date and time you access our website or services;
any third-party website from which you linked to our website or accessed our Service;
statistics on page views, traffic to-and-from our website and services; and
other transactional information about your access to our website or services.
Information collected from other sources
We may also obtain personal information from other sources or third parties, including our affiliates (including in the UK) or our distributors, resellers, or others in your organization.
In visiting our website or accessing our services, we may also utilize “cookies” to enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently. A cookie does not identify you personally, but it does identify your computer. You can set your internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.
How do we use personal information and what reasons do we have for doing so where the GDPR applies?
We will use your personal information for the purpose of providing our services to you or your organization.
In addition to using your personal information to provide our services to you or your organization, this information may be used:
to administer our services including contacting you in relation to payments;
to administer and moderate the The Christ’s Assembly Worldwide website (as applicable);
to verify your identity, respond to your requests, and contact you when necessary;
to provide you with news, information and material in relation to our services or direct marketing and promotional content of us, our partners and affiliates;
to monitor who is accessing our website or using our services;
to profile the type of people using our website or services;
to improve our website or services; and
as otherwise permitted by law.
Where the GDPR applies we rely on the following lawful reasons to collect and use your personal data and on occasion more than one lawful reason (basis) set out below may apply to the processing:
our legitimate interests in marketing and providing our goods and services globally for both our benefit and that of our customers and contacts interested in what we provide;
to perform or enter into any contract we may have with you;
to comply with our legal obligations;
to protect your vital interests or that of another person (e.g. in an emergency); or
where you consent to the processing where we ask you to (e.g. for certain sorts of marketing or other processing where the law either requires this or where it is our policy from time to time to seek consent for such processing).
Our website may contain links and pointers to third-party services. These links to third party services are provided for your convenience only.
Third party services are not under our control and we are not responsible for third party services (including the suitability for your intended use of the third-party services). We do not endorse or recommend any third-party services or any associated provider organization or their product or services. You should make your inquiries as to the suitability of any third-party service.
Third party services may also utilize cookies.
You are responsible for reading the privacy policies or statements associated with the third-party services.
To whom do we disclose personal information?
We may disclose your personal information to:
parties to whom you authorize us to disclose your personal information;
third parties which provide services to us (for example our business outsourcing providers who assist us in providing our services to you and providing finance and IT services);
our partners, affiliates, contractors, and consultants, assisting us in the provision of services to you;
government and regulatory authorities, as required or authorized by law (including to comply with any obligation we (or our service providers) may have to give notice of any eligible data breaches in the United States (where our company The Christ’s Assembly Worldwide is located) or another relevant jurisdiction); or
other third parties as permitted by law.
Please note that some countries outside the UK or EU (including Australia) do not have the same data protection laws as the UK or EU. We will ensure that any transfer to such countries of your personal information in cases where the GDPR applies to such transfer, either by us or by any third party supplier to whom we provide your information, will (unless the European Commission considers their laws adequate) be subject to appropriate or suitable relevant safeguards (e.g. legally binding contract containing European Commission-approved model clauses or terms consistent with them, or for transfers to the US, the EU-US Privacy Shield) to the extent required under the GDPR that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information. If you have any queries about the basis upon which we may transfer your personal information outside of the US please contact us (our contact details are below in Section 14).
Under the GDPR (where it applies), you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
object at any time to the processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information where the processing is based on your consent you may withdraw your consent at any time otherwise, restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see for example the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
email, call or write to us (contact details below) and let us have enough information to identify you [(eg account number, username, registration details)],
let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving license or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill), and let us know the information to which your request relates, including any account or reference numbers, if you have them.
Can I opt-out of providing personal information?
The provision of your personal information is required in order to access, or use, our website, to enable us to provide you with the services or to contact you for marketing or promotional purposes.
In addition, we may still use or disclose that information if:
we subsequently notify you of the intended disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions;
to enforce our terms and conditions or to protect our rights;
to protect the safety of members of the public and users of our website and services; or
we are required by law to disclose the information.
Can I opt-out of promotional and marketing content?
You may elect to opt-out of receiving direct marketing and promotional communications by contacting us by email at the address below, or by any other simple means to opt-out we provide you. However, some of our services may include a direct marketing and promotional communications feature as part of the Service which cannot be removed and, as such, you may not be able to access or use some of our website or services if you elect to opt-out of all direct promotional and marketing communications.
Data security and storage; how long we keep your information
We will take reasonable steps to protect all personal information which we hold from misuse, loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
You should be aware that, when using our website or our services, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. We do not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet and you do so at your own risk.
We will destroy, delete or de-identify your personal information within a reasonable time after the end of the period mentioned in the previous paragraph unless we are required to retain it by law.
How can you access and correct or ask us to delete or cease processing your personal information?
We encourage you to update us regularly with your personal information to ensure we hold information about you that is up-to-date, accurate and complete. You may make a request for access to or correction of any personal information we hold about you. We may request you to verify your identity before processing your request.
In some circumstances where we correct a record, we may still require retention of the original record.
In some circumstances, we may refuse to provide you with access to or correct your personal information including, but not limited to, where:
giving access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others;
the information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings, and the information would not be discoverable in those proceedings;
giving access would be unlawful;
denying access is otherwise required or authorized by law; or
the request for access is frivolous or vexatious.
If we refuse to provide you with access to or correct your personal information, we will provide you with an explanation in writing.
Please note that if the GDPR applies to you then you will have additional rights (see section 9) and where your GDPR rights are different from what is stated here then we will respect your GDPR rights in preference to the rights in this Section 13.
How to contact us or complain
We would ask that any complaint should be made first in writing to us. We will then respond to your complaint in writing and in accordance with any timeframes required by law. We may require you to provide further information about your complaint to duly assess your complaint. If for any reason you do not wish to complain to us initially or if you are unhappy with how we propose to resolve your complaint then complaint may also be made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Please note that where it applies, the GDPR also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
services means any of our services or products including, but not limited to, use of our website or registration with, or accessing or downloading content from, any of our online or product-related services such as DVD’s and or Books, marketing or new product or service-related communications;
website means the websites at http://christsassembly.com or any affiliated websites
terms and conditions means the terms and conditions applicable to our services and available at our website;
third-party services mean internet sites maintained by third-party providers;
you, or your means any person, business, company or organization accessing or using the website or the services through the website.
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