Last Updated: January 28, 2021
Information we collect
Ministry Essentials Int’l collects personal information from its customers, those it provides services to, visitors to our website, connections on social media, service providers, suppliers, job applicants, and others who interact or meet with us. We additionally collect a variety of information from third parties. The information we collect may include, depending on the nature of our relationship with you, the following:
- Birth Date
- Physical Address
- Email Address
- Ethnic Origin or Race
- Sexual Orientation
- Personal Characteristics (Height, Weight, etc.)
- Social Security Number
- National ID Card Number
- Driver’s License Number
- Passport Number
- Medical records or information
- Financial Information
- Insurance Information
- Criminal Records
- Employment Information
- Education Information
- Professional Memberships and Licenses
- Veteran Status
- Citizenship Status and Resident/Visa Information
- Marriage Status
- Political Party
- Religious and Philosophical Information
- Handicapped Status
- Customer/client/member purchase/transaction history
- Computer IP address
- Voice recordings
- Social Media Information
- Credit Card and Payment Details
Ministry Essentials Int’l may process certain pieces of especially sensitive information including information on Physical and Mental Health, Religion, Political Views, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, and Financial Records. We will only collect this information directly from you with your explicit consent. We will provide the explicit reason and use for this information when we request it from you.
Employees and Contractors
If you are an employee or contractor of Ministry Essentials Int’l, how we handle your personal information is set out in our employment agreement with you as well as in our employee policies and employee handbook (called our MEI Field Manual).
Vendors, Suppliers, and Service Providers
If you are a vendor, supplier, or service provider of Ministry Essentials Int’l, how we handle your personal information is set out in the contractual agreements we have with you.
Information that Ministry Essentials Int’l Collects Automatically
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Ministry Essentials Int’l uses technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts to collect information about you. These cookies and other tools are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
Information Ministry Essentials Int’l Collects from Third Parties
When you visit our Websites, we automatically collect some information about you, including your IP address, browser type, and device used to access our Websites. We may receive additional information about you from Google Analytics that can be associated with your IP address, including the pages you visited, how you reached our Websites, and demographic information. We use this information to help us better understand how people are accessing our Websites and to improve our Websites. You may prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on our Websites by deleting or disabling cookies from our sites. If you do not want Google Analytics to share your information, you may install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. For more information, see the Google Analytics opt-out webpage.
When you interact with us on social media websites, such as Facebook and Instagram, we may collect information relating to your interactions with us (such as items you have “liked”) and profile information you have chosen to make public. If you wish to restrict access to your social media profiles, you may change your settings on the social media provider’s website.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Solicit and Process Donations
- Evaluate Applicants for Services
- Provide Services to Clients, Members, and Subscribers
- Manage Volunteers and Employees
- Engage the services of vendors
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve, personalize, and expand our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud
Information We May Share with Third Parties
We may share information from all of the categories of personal information that we collect with other companies for a business purpose.
We provide your personal information to third-party service providers that perform business tasks on our behalf. These include marketing providers, payment processors, cloud storage providers, offsite electronic backups, logistics, operations, compliance, communication, hiring, and enterprise management. Personal information that we share with third parties is subject to contractual clauses to ensure the protection of your data to the extent allowable by law. We may also share information with other third parties as required by law.
Your Nevada Data Rights
If you reside in Nevada, our use of your information is governed by Nevada law. This section applies only to Nevada residents.
Personal Information Collection and Purposes of Use
- We collect certain personal information of Nevada consumers as identified in the section above called: “Information We Collect”.
- We collect this personal information for the purposes identified in the section above called “Information We Collect”.
Your Privacy Rights
You have the right to access and correct your personal information or opt-out of the sale of personal information. If you would like to review, correct, or update your personal information, you or your authorized representative may submit your request to email@example.com We will respond to your verified request as soon as reasonably practicable, but no later than sixty (60) days after receipt. If circumstances cause any delay in our response, you will be promptly notified and provided a date for our response.
We generally do not disclose or share personal information for profit. Under Nevada law, you have the right to direct us to not sell or license your personal information to third parties. To exercise this right, if applicable, you or your authorized representative may submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your verified request as soon as reasonably practicable, but no later than sixty (60) days after receipt. If circumstances cause any delay in our response, you will be promptly notified and provided a date for our response.
Data Rights for those in the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK), and Switzerland
If you reside in the EEA, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, our use of your personal information is governed by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR” or applicable EEA, UK or Swiss national laws. These grant you particular rights in your personal information, including the right to alter, correct, receive, or delete personal information stored by Ministry Essentials Int’l at any time, subject to our business interests and any legal requirements we may face.
Those in the EEA, UK, or Switzerland have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights under applicable data protection laws. To protect your privacy and security, we may need to take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to your request.
To exercise any of these rights, you may contact us at email@example.com. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, you may contact your country’s data protection authority.
Individuals whose data Ministry Essentials Int’l processes who are located in the EEA, UK or Switzerland and customers of Ministry Essentials Int’l no matter where located, who process personal data of EEA, UK or Swiss residents should note the following:
You may also have the right to make a GDPR complaint to the relevant Supervisory Authority. A list of Supervisory Authorities is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm. If you need further assistance regarding your rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable law. In some cases, our ability to uphold these rights for you may depend upon our obligations to process personal information for security, safety, fraud prevention reasons, compliance with regulatory or legal requirements, or because processing is necessary to deliver the services you have requested. Where this is the case, we will inform you of specific details in response to your request.
Data Transfers to the United States
Ministry Essentials Int’l is based in the United States and we process and store information in the U.S. Therefore, we and our service providers may transfer your information to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction.
Whenever we will transfer your personal data to countries outside of the EAA, UK or Switzerland we will ensure that at least one of the following safeguards is in place:
- The country is one that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data;
- The transfer is subject to a specific derogation in the GDPR or national laws;
- Through the use the standard contractual clauses as the transfer mechanism when a case-by-case analysis has been performed; or
- Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data substantially similar protection as in the UE, EEA or UK.
How you can access, update or delete your data.
It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You can also email us at any time if your personal information changes, or you want to opt-out of email communication. Please see the Opt-Out section above or emails us at: email@example.com.
If you make a request to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the Services you have purchased, the request will be honored only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any Services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Ministry Essentials Int’l through its website, does not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Ministry Essentials does process certain Personally Identifiable Information from individuals under the age of 18 during the course of providing its services. It does so only with the express permission of that child’s parents or legal guardians. If you wish, at any point, to have the information of your child removed from our records, please contact us and we will promptly do so.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or wish to exercise any rights in your personal information, you may contact our privacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact us by mail or by phone at:
Ministry Essentials Int’l
PO Box 4947
Wheaton IL 60189-4947
Phone: +1 630.580.5750