Understanding Persecution

Privacy Policy

GDPR Compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) took effect May 25, 2018. International Christian Concern (ICC) supports the GDPR and efforts to standardize data protection for all internet users. ICC collects only information that helps us deliver a better user experience on this website and communicate with you about ICC’s vision and mission. We think it should be easy for you to understand how your data is being used and express concerns should you have any. Please email us at icc@persecution.org. We are here to help.

Commitment to Our Donors

International Christian Concern (ICC) will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by ICC, both online and offline, on any of ICC’s platforms (“platforms” include website, donor database, mobile and social media applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices of International Christian Concern and its website, persecution.org. This notice contains:

  • What information we collect;
  • With whom it is shared;
  • How it can be corrected;
  • How it is secured;
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address any concerns about ICC’s use of your personal data
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

ICC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to and/or collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, phone, our website or other contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you about the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to process a donation.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to let you know of ICC initiatives, opportunities to donate to ICC’s work, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us by email (icc@persecution.org) and or calling us at 800-422-5441:

  • Ask what data we have about you, if any
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data
Registration

This website includes a form that allows you to sign up to receive various kinds of communication from ICC. Information you submit will be used to keep you generally informed and send you the items in which you have expressed interest.

Donations

We request information from you on our donation page such as name and address, credit card number, and expiration date. This information is used to process your donation and reach you in the event we have trouble processing a transaction.

Sharing

We do not share demographic information with partners or advertisers.

We use dedicated software to track donations and communicate with donors as well as a credit card processing company to complete financial transactions. These software providers do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any purpose beyond communicating with donors and processing financial transactions.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g., processing donations) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is not linked to personally identifiable information on our site.

This website contains links to other sites. ICC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys

From time to time, ICC may request information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose your information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website and other ICC offerings.

Notification of Changes

If and when material changes are made to the privacy notice, notice of the updates will be posted here. If you feel that ICC is not abiding by this privacy policy, please contact us immediately via telephone (800-422-5441) or email at (icc@persecution.org).

Last updated:  June 25, 2018