Privacy Policy

PRIVACY & SECURITY

IFI respects the privacy of all individuals who visit our website. We are committed to protect and ensure that every individual’s personal information is safeguarded. For the web pages that collect personal information, we employ security measures to ensure and protect the loss or misuse or alteration of information in our direct control. International Friendships, Inc will not sell, lease, or rent confidential information.

IFI collects personal information when visitors:

  1. Ask for ministry information
  2. Sign into our website to register for student trips or ESL classes
  3. Complete a new volunteer application or register to for a volunteer activity
  4. Make a donation/contribution to our ministry
  5. Sign up for fundraising events
  6. Change personal information, and
  7. For a variety of any reasons not listed above

ACCESS & AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE & LINKS

International Friendships, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to link additional sites or to remove existing linked sites at any time and without notice.

EXTERNAL LINKS

The privacy and data on linked web sites are entirely separate from IFI and are not covered by our privacy policy. IFI links to encrypted 3rd-party services outlined below:

  1. Credit card services are through Stripe & MoonClerk
  2. Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) are through PNC Bank
  3. Applications and contact forms submitted are through FormAssembly, Gravity Forms, SalesForce and Planning Center.
  4. Fundraising for events such as Banquets are through Ministry Sync

IFI provides links to other Internet sites as a service to its users and is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites. IFI, its employees, and contractors do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. Any reference to a commercial product, process, or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by IFI, its employees, or contractors. For documents available from this server, IFI does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.

REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES

The service is distributed on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Web site visitor hereby acknowledges that use of the service is at his or her own risk.

CHANGES TO SERVICE

International Friendships, Inc. reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect of the Service or this Agreement. International Friendships, Inc. may also impose limits on certain features and services without notice or liability. Notification of any such change will be posted on the web site.

ADVERTISING & ANALYTICS

We may display internet-based ads to you when you are using Facebook through tools offered by Facebook called Custom Audiences and Facebook Pixel.

Facebook Custom Audiences allows us to deliver advertisements to website visitors on Facebook based on email addresses that we have collected. The tool lets us convert your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match to unique numbers Facebook generates from email addresses of its users.

A Facebook pixel is a tiny piece of javascript code that we have incorporated on some of our web pages. This piece of code allows us to personalize our ads based on your past interaction with us through data we collect while you are on our website. The collected data remains anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user using the Facebook pixel, however, the pixel does track and send hashed data to Facebook that allows us to address users on Facebook’s social network for marketing purposes using Facebook ads. IFI can only advertise to website customer target groups. This makes it impossible for IFI to discover the identity of individual visitors.

You should also be aware that (a) third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from your activity on IFI’s website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads, and (b) users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting. To learn more, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.  In order to opt-out of the Facebook Pixel, see the link in the section below.

OPTING OUT OF COOKIES

We provide you with choice over the use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please note that our websites may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.

First Party Cookies. If you’d rather we didn’t use cookies when you visit us, click here for information on how to configure your browser settings to reject cookies.

Third Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:

  • Google Analytics, which is a tool used to track and report website traffic, provides an opt-out browser add-on that can be downloaded here.
  • Facebook provides a way for you to opt-out of ads based on your online activity here.
  • If you wish to block other cookies, you can use the browser-level cookie controls described below.

BROWSER-LEVEL COOKIE CONTROLS

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.

NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT

Please note that each page on this site has a copyright notice. Website users should not copy text, images, or other media from this website.