At Bible League International (BLI), we are committed to protecting your privacy and your personal information. We do not sell or rent your personal information to others. Your privacy is very important to us, and we want you to be assured that our privacy practices are held to the highest standard.  BLI takes every precaution to protect your information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

We believe the trust you have placed in us is important to the success and growth of the BLI ministry. Please review the privacy policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you use our website. We also understand the concerns you might have with using a credit card for online transactions. It is therefore in our best interest to protect your credit card information in order to provide you with the best service possible.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for information collected by BLI through www.bibleleague.org (referred to as the "Site"). By using this site, you agree:

  • You have reviewed and understand this Privacy Policy
  • You accept and are subject to this Privacy Policy.
  • BLI is permitted to use your personal information as set forth below.

Our commitment to you...

We at Bible League International appreciate your interest in our Ministry. We make an effort at all times to provide accurate information for your review while providing industry standard safeguards for any and all personal information you may submit.

It is the policy of BLI to ethically and accurately share the challenges and situations we face in all areas of worldwide ministry. We make known these needs and potential solutions so you can prayerfully consider sharing financially as the Lord leads and enables.

We believe the desire for all giving comes from God as He moves in the hearts and minds of people who are prepared by the Holy Spirit. Our part is to inform and provide giving opportunities without imposing undue obligation or pressure.

As responsible stewards, when funding needs for an area or project are met, it is BLI policy to apply remaining funds to the next priority or pressing need. An audited financial statement is available upon request.

We assure you that your identity is kept confidential. We will not sell or rent your name to any other organization or corporation. We pledge to be responsible in our management, truthful in our advertising, and cost-effective in our finances.

Data Collection

When you choose to make a donation to Bible League International, we ask for your name, address, zip code, and e-mail. We will use your name and address in order to correspond with you, including gift receipts and other news of interest.

When you sign up to receive e-News or other information from BLI, we need to know your e-mail address. This allows us to send you our e-News updates and personalize our communications with you.

When you create an account, BLI collects your personal information through securely encrypted Web forms. This information includes your name, contact information and unique identifiers, such as your BLI account number. All of the data we collect is protected against unauthorized access by secure encrypted channels and other security measures.

When you make an online donation to BLI via this Site, we collect all necessary, personal information through securely encrypted Web forms. This information includes your name, contact information, including email and street address; financial information, such as your credit card type, number and expiration date; and unique identifiers, such as your BLI account number.

Your contact information is used to get in touch with you or to resolve customer service issues. Your BLI account number is used to match your current donation with your donation history in our records. This information is used to process your donation, get in touch with you, when necessary, about questions or issues regarding your donation, supply a receipt and provide you with future BLI communications, such as the Bible League Report or BLI e-News. If you do not wish to receive these publications, please let us know through our online comment form.

You can correct or update your personal information stored on this Site by completing the online contact form on the Contact Us page.

Email Subscriptions

When you subscribe to BLI emails, we collect any necessary contact information through securely encrypted Web forms. You can remove yourself from these mailing lists at any time by e-mailing info@bibleleague.org

Upon registering, you can request to receive email communications from us. These messages will always contain unsubscribe instructions. We reserve the right to maintain information on registered users who have violated our Terms of Service or who have had their access to us blocked in order to detect repeat offenders.

Surveys, Polls and Contests

From time to time, we may collect information on this Site via market research, surveys, polls and contests. Participation is completely voluntary. This information may include, but is not limited to: contact information, such as your name or address; and demographic information, such as your zip code or age.  This information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Site.

Information collected through surveys and polls will be used to analyze the use of our Site and improve our Site's content and features. Contact information provided through contests will be used to notify winners and award prizes. Contestants will not receive additional communication from BLI, except by request.

 Aggregated Tracking Information

 BLI collects several types of aggregated tracking information on this Site, mainly by tracking page views to monitor visitor traffic patterns and Site usage to help BLI further develop and improve the content and design of the Site. This information includes, but is not limited to: IP addresses (An IP address is the unique number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you log onto the Internet.), browser types, and page views. BLI tracks this information in order to track movement throughout the Site to analyze trends and to improve the content and features to meet your needs. BLI may also collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with the server and to administer the Site.  This information is never linked to personal identification information.

How We Use Your Information

BLI is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. BLI will never sell or rent this information in any way, except as is disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

When you make a donation, you need to provide your name, email address, credit card, and billing information. This information allows BLI to process and fulfill your donation and to notify you of your donation status. BLI will also use your information to personalize the types of information you receive; offers for additional information and services from BLI, assess trends in the use of our Site; develop content and functionality to better serve your needs and improve the BLI ministry.

From time to time, BLI may also use your information to contact you or provide you with information we think would be of particular interest. At a minimum, BLI will always give you the opportunity to decline such direct marketing or market research contact. BLI will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable. Data collected online may also be combined with information you provide when you register online

Site Notifications

When you register for an account on this Site, you will receive a confirmation email for your records.

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Bible League International. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

From time to time, we will also email you Site notifications, which include important information about the Site or your account. These notifications may include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes to the Site
  • Site maintenance
  • Changes to our Privacy Policy
  • Issues with your account

Because these emails include significant information about the Site or your account, you cannot unsubscribe to Site notifications.

Sharing of Information

To  provide specific services, we may partner with third-party vendors, such as credit card processing companies and consultant organizations or another non-profit organization and ministries that may be of interest to you. We will share only the information necessary for these vendors to provide their services. BLI will make reasonable effort to insure any information shared with third-party vendors is not retained, shared or used for any secondary purposes.

Disclosure Exceptions

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law, or to comply with legal processes such as search warrants or subpoenas. We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information if we believe the information must be shared to:

  • Address technical problems or perform network maintenance
  • Protect the rights, interest or property
  • Investigate reports of users sending material using a false email address, or of users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages
  • Protect against fraud, misuse or unauthorized use of our Site or ministry
  • Address emergencies, such as the risk of someone's physical safety

Security

BLI securely manages all customer data in accordance with consumer data protection laws enacted worldwide, including data handling, storage, and security. BLI takes every precaution to protect your personal information, both online and offline. Our Site has been designed with security as a priority, and we have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the information we collect via this Site.

We employ encryption for all sensitive portions of the Site, including My Account online donations and all contact forms. The information you enter into any of these areas is protected with the strongest encryption supported by your browser.

However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will be unable to bypass these safeguards and access the information you provide via this Site. If you have any questions about the security of our Site, please submit our online comment form.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of text that can be entered into the memory of your browser. They are in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. Cookies are used so you don't have to re-enter information each time you visit a site. If you disable cookies then your information will not be saved and will have to be re-entered each time you visit the site. BLI does not store your credit card information--that information will have to be entered upon each donation. This Site does not discriminate from the online contact information we collect with regard to age. Therefore, it is possible for children, without prior parental consent or parental notification, to submit contact information.

BLI uses cookies to track your interests and enhance your experience while visiting this Site. For instance, by setting a cookie on our Site, you would not have to enter a password more than once-thereby saving time while on our Site. Some of our technology partners, such as traffic analysis sites, also use cookies on our Site. However, we maintain complete control over these cookies.

If you reject our Site's cookies, you can still use the Site. However, you may be limited in some areas of the Site.

Disclaimers

Security Policy
For security purposes, some of the names, faces, locations and details of the stories on the website and our email communications have been altered/changed for the safety and security of BLI field operations staff and BLI program participants.

Links to External Web Sites The BLI Privacy Statement applies solely to the information collected by this Site. This Site contains links to external Websites, and BLI is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each Website that collects personally identifiable information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy  BLI reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. When this policy is revised, we will post the updated version to this Site and send a notification to all registered users. Your continued use of this Site indicates your acceptance of these changes.

Acceptance of Our Privacy Policy By using this Site and services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy Policy, your only remedy is to discontinue use of this Site and services. BLI reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change our policy, we will post those changes on the Site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of any portion of the Site following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

Please remember that protection of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use to register, and you should always exercise caution whenever disclosing information online.

 

You can Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please use our Contact Us form.