1.1 Great Commission Ministries is committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully. This policy is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and principles and to inform you of the way your information is collected and used.
1.2 If you have questions about this policy, please contact by writing to Great Commission Ministries, PO Box 154 River RD, Orrington, ME 04474 or calling (207) 600-7770.
1.3 Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. BY USING OUR WEBSITE OR PROVIDING US WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, YOU AGREE TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BEING USED AND STORED IN A MANNER SET OUT IN THIS POLICY. We may update this policy periodically so please check it regularly.
Information you provide us
2.1 We may collect information from you in the following ways:
2.2. If you interact with us in one of the ways listed above, we may collect and process personal information about you such as:
2.3 We do not collect “sensitive personal data” about you, such as religious beliefs, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health, unless there is a legitimate reason to do so. If we need to collect this type of data, we will obtain your consent or draw this specifically to your attention so you understand what information is needed and why we need it.
Information we receive from other sources
2.4 Your information may be given to us by third parties, such as online tracking technologies. Collecting information in this manner allows us to collect statistics about our websites’ usage and effectiveness and to personalize your experience while you are on our third-party websites (please see section 8 for more information regarding our use of online tracking technologies).
2.6 These third parties are often processing your data on your behalf so as the data controller, Great Commission Ministries is responsible for the security and proper processing of your personal data.
3.1 We will process your personal information in accordance with this policy and our obligations under applicable data protection laws and regulations, for one or more of the following reasons:
3.2 While we generally seek consent to process your data at the point we collect it, in some cases, we may process data without consent where we are legally allowed to do so, and where we have legitimate reasons for doing to, provided we respect your legal rights.
3.3 If you request to receive no further contact from us or request to have your personal data deleted from our system, we will keep some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted communications in the future. If we do not retain this information, then this could result in us contacting you again as we would no longer have a record of your request not to be contacted.
3.4 We will keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed, in accordance with our internal policies.
4.1 The information we collect from you will be stored in the U.S. However, there may be times when we need to transfer your data to a destination outside the U.S. to provide you with requested services (e.g. You request information from one of our offices). If we send your personal data outside the U.S., we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your information. By submitting your details, you agree to this use of your data.
4.2 Online payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential. We will not ask you to share your password with anyone.
4.3 The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure (though note that our online payment transactions are securely encrypted). Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorized access.
5.2 We will not trade, share or sell your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
5.3 We may disclose your information to other organizations and agencies if we are under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any agreement; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us or others.
5.4 In accordance with our Child Protection Policy and our commitment to protect vulnerable children from all forms of exploitation and abuse, we may share details, including personal data, relating to serious breaches of our Child Protection Policy and procedures with statutory authorities such as the police.
6.1 We may need to disclose your information to other offices in some circumstances with your consent. Great Commission Ministries has its international headquarters in the U.S and Kenya, but works in over 5 countries.
6.2 For example, if you provide support or are involved in an GCM project or activity in one of our international locations, elements of your personal data (e.g. your name and address) may be shared with the relevant GCM office in that country in accordance with this policy. We will only share your details with another office in accordance with data protection laws and regulations and where we have your consent to do so.
6.3 Other GCM offices may legally be required to share data in accordance with their relevant domestic legislation and potential law enforcement requirements.
7.1 To request details of the information we hold about you, to request that we no longer contact you or that you no longer wish to receive information from us, to update us on your contact details, or to change your preferences, simply let us know by:
7.2 Instructions for unsubscribing from emails will also be included in each email communication we send.
7.3 Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), EU citizens are granted a number of additional rights. These include:
7.4 If you not satisfied with the way we have processed your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the contact information set out in the introduction and section 7.1 of this policy.
8. Cookies and how we use them
8.2 We use the following types of cookies and online tracking technologies:
8.3 Third-party websites and social networks
8.4 Disabling cookies
9.1 We are concerned about the privacy of young children, and we do not collect any more personal information than is reasonably necessary to enable them to participate in the activities we offer on our sites. We encourage you to become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child’s online experience, visit OnGuardOnline.gov.
10.1 We retain personal information for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. In determining data retention periods, Great Commission Ministries takes into consideration data protection regulations, local laws, contractual obligations and the expectations and requirements based on the nature of the relationship with Great Commission Ministries.
(Last updated: June. 26, 2023)
Great Commission Ministries is a non-profit 501©(3) organization to support those in need throughout Africa, While keeping the focus on Jesus Christ and His church.