Privacy Statement

General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) values your support and has created this policy, which details our information gathering and dissemination practices, to demonstrate our organization's commitment to protecting your privacy. This policy may be updated from time to time, so please check back periodically.

Information Collection and Use.

In general, you can visit GBGM on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. GBGM uses this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site.

If you make a donation or place an order, you may provide contact information (like name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). All credit card information is handled in a highly secure manner and is not retained beyond the time of credit card processing. Your contact information is used to send you requested materials or a donation receipt (if you have made a donation), and to keep you informed about our program work. If we have trouble processing an order or donation, this contact information may also be used to get in touch with you.

Our policy is to protect the privacy of our supporters by not renting or selling any personal information; we do not share, rent, or sell email addresses. GBGM may occasionally share our mailing lists with other agencies of the United Methodist Church. If you do not want us to share this information you may call us at any time at 1-212.870.3600, or e-mail us at donorservices@gbgm-umc.org, to let us know.

Security

The GBGM website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Any forms submitted online that contain personal financial information are submitted via a secure server.

The data housed at GBGM is on secure servers that are not accessible via the Internet. These computers are protected by extensive network security with very limited access by select personnel charged with protecting the privacy of your records.

Links

The GBGM website contains links to websites of United Methodist agencies, partners, and other organizations that have information we believe may be of interest. While we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.

Contact for Corrections/Updates

GBGM gives our website users and others the following options for correcting, updating, and/or removing their previously provided information and for directing in how they would like that information used or not used.
  • By email, at donorservices@gbgm-umc.org.

  • By mail, at Donor Services, General Board of Global Ministries, 475 Riverside Drive #1458.

  • By phone, at 1.212.870.3600

Additional Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of the GBGM website, please contact Glenda Survance, Director of Information Services, General Board of Global Ministries, 475 Riverside Dr. #1458, New York NY, 10115. Or phone 1.212.870.3651. Thank you.