The Skybridge Community (Skybridge) has created this Privacy Statement in order to explain Skybridge’s approach to privacy on Skybridge’s website, www.skybridgecommunity.com, as well as other websites owned and controlled by Skybridge. Skybridge’s Privacy Statement describes only Skybridge’s practices for gathering, using, and disclosing personally identifiable information collected by Skybridge solely at Skybridge’s website. Skybridge’s website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Skybridge. Skybridge is in not in any way responsible for the privacy practices, collection, use, or disclosure of personally identifiable information by such other websites, nor is Skybridge responsible in any way for the content of such other websites.
For purposes of this privacy statement, the term “Skybridge” includes all Skybridge offices worldwide, all Skybridge employees and contractors subject to Skybridge control and partner entities owned by Skybridge.
Skybridge encourages its users to be aware when they leave Skybridge’s website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects any personally identifiable information.
The Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
As used in Skybridge’s Privacy Statement, the phrase “personally identifiable information” is personal information that identifies a specific natural person and means: (a) a first and last name; (b) an address, including a street name, city or town, and zip code (but excluding a post office box); (c) an e-mail address; (d) a telephone number; (e) a Social Security number; and/or, (f) an account number or credit card number. In Skybridge’s Privacy Statement, the phrase “personally identifiable information” is abbreviated as “PII”.
Skybridge is the owner of all PII that is collected by Skybridge on Skybridge’s website. Skybridge may collect PII from users, customers, and in responses to online surveys and group discussions at several different points on Skybridge’s website.
Skybridge will not sell or rent PII to other organizations in ways that are different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Statement.
Skybridge may use PII to contact the user about Skybridge, the goods and services available on Skybridge’s website, and to provide information about other topics and discussion groups.
Skybridge may disclose PII to third parties as required or permitted by law.
Skybridge may share aggregate demographic information that does not contain PII.
Skybridge’s website uses IP addresses to help Skybridge analyze trends, administer Skybridge’s website, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses do not contain PII.
Skybridge’s website uses "cookies". A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on a user's hard drive that contains information about the user. A cookie does not contain and is not linked to PII while a user is on Skybridge’s website. For instance, by setting a cookie on Skybridge’s website, a user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on Skybridge’s website. If a user rejects the cookie, the user may still use Skybridge’s website, but would be limited in some areas of Skybridge’s website. Cookies can also enable Skybridge to track and target the interests of users to enhance their experience on Skybridge’s website.
In order to receive certain updates or use certain features on Skybridge’s website, a user may have to complete a registration form. During registration a user may be required to provide PII, such as the user’s name and/or an e-mail address. If requested, it is optional for a user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender) and unique identifiers which enable Skybridge to provide a more personalized experience on Skybridge’s website.
A user may subscribe to Skybridge’s newsletters or other publications on Skybridge’s website. In that case, Skybridge will request PII, such as the user’s name, mailing address, and/or an e-mail address. PII may be used to send such newsletters and may be used to contact the user about Skybridge, the goods and services available on Skybridge’s website, and to provide information about other topics and discussion groups.
Skybridge’s website includes an online catalog for customers to order goods and services related to Skybridge’s ministry, and contact forms for customers to request information and services. In such instances, Skybridge collects customer PII, such as a name, an e-mail address, a mailing address, an account number and/or credit card number.
Online Surveys and Discussion Groups
Skybridge may conduct online surveys, which may request PII, such as a name, an e-mail address, and/or a mailing address.
Information collected by Skybridge’s online surveys may be used to help Skybridge understand the interests and concerns of Skybridge’s supporters and website users, and how they perceive Skybridge and Skybridge 's mission.
Skybridge may provide opportunities for e-mail discussion groups. Information collected by Skybridge from such discussion groups may be used to contact users about Skybridge, the goods and services available on Skybridge’s website, and to provide information about other topics and discussion groups.
Third Party Contractors
Skybridge may contract with third parties to provide services to Skybridge, including services relating to the internal operations of Skybridge’s website, the storage and retrieval of information, including PII, and other services. PII, on-line survey information, discussion group information, and aggregate demographic information may be maintained on Skybridge’s servers or on Skybridge’s third party contractor’s servers. Skybridge may use a third party contractor to facilitate the serving of targeted content and may transmit data to the third party to facilitate this service. Except as may be required by law, Skybridge is not responsible for the acts of any such third parties with regard to their handling and treatment of PII.
Use of Shipping Companies and Credit Card Processing Companies
Skybridge may use shipping companies to ship orders and credit card processing companies to process and bill customers for goods and services related to Skybridge’s ministry. Skybridge may affiliate with other organizations to provide goods and services related to Skybridge’s ministry. When a user or customer signs up for or orders goods or services, Skybridge may share PII as necessary to provide such goods and services, and to provide information about Skybridge, the goods and services available on Skybridge’s website, and information about other topics and discussion groups. Except as may be required by law, Skybridge is not responsible for the acts of any of the entities discussed in this section with regard to their handling and treatment of PII.
Skybridge’s website has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information, including PII, that is under Skybridge’s control.
However, because of the nature of the threats to the security of information, Skybridge cannot guarantee that it can prevent security breaches that could compromise information, including PII, which is under Skybridge’s control.
Protection of Children
Skybridge is committed to the protection of children. Skybridge works to voluntarily comply with applicable provisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and its accompanying Federal Trade Commission regulations, which establish United States Federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet.
Skybridge opposes the use of unsolicited commercial email and mass posting to inappropriate newsgroups (spam) as a way to promote or advertise. Skybridge attempts not to send email to persons who are not related to our ministries or who have not otherwise requested contact from us, nor do we post advertisements to unrelated newsgroups. If you receive any unsolicited commercial email that appears to be from Skybridge or an employee of Skybridge, please notify us immediately.
Skybridge will reasonably investigate instances of unsolicited commercial email that appears to originate from Skybridge. If we find persons or entities using Skybridge’s name inappropriately, we will contact our lawyers and take reasonable steps, which may include legal action, to stop the unauthorized use of Skybridge’s name.
Skybridge has measures in place to attempt to require double opt-in, which means if someone receives a forwarded email or is added to an email list by another person or entity, the receiver of the forwarded email must nonetheless still agree to a subscription for themselves before they become a subscriber to that list.
Correcting Updating, and Removing Personally Identifiable Information
Skybridge will use reasonable efforts to provide a way for Skybridge’s website users and customers to request that Skybridge correct, update, or remove that respective user's or customer’s PII in or from Skybridge’s database. If a user's or a customer’s PII changes, or if a user or customer no longer desires Skybridge’s goods or services, such user or customer may contact Skybridge as directed in this Privacy Statement and request that Skybridge correct, update, or remove that respective user's or customer’s PII in or from Skybridge’s database.
Skybridge’s website provides users and customers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further mailings and e-mailings from Skybridge at the point where Skybridge requests information about the user, customer, survey participant, or discussion group participant.
Skybridge’s website also provides users, customers, survey participants, and discussion group participants with the following options for removing their PII from Skybridge’s database and for notifying Skybridge that they do not want to receive future communications or services from Skybridge’s website by contacting Skybridge as directed in this Privacy Statement..
(a) The user or customer can contact Skybridge at www.skybridgecommunity.com, or
(b) The user or customer can send Skybridge a request by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org