WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to enable individuals and organizations to establish trusting relationships based on respect for personal identity and information by promoting the use of fair information practices. This privacy statement covers www.WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our users, it has been agreed to disclose this websites information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe, such as:
- What personal information gets collected by WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM?
- What personal information third parties collect through the Web site?
- Which organization collects the information?
- How WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM uses the information?
- With whom WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM may share user information?
- What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
- What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM control?
- How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information?
If you as a client have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact the system administrator by email at support@ WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM or by fax at (310) 465-0031 or by U.S. mail at: WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM Admin Department, 23133 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 110 Torrance California 90505. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or is not addressed satisfactory, you should then contact TRUSTe through the TRUSTe Watchdog Dispute Resolution Process (http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php). TRUSTe will serve as a liaison to resolve users concerns. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the site. By displaying the TRUSTe trademark WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM has agreed to notify users about information collection and its use. WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM is the sole owner of the information collected on WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM. WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM collects information from our Christian clients at WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM/user/register/ (The application form). To reach this point of the website, you must click on “Sign Up” on the “Home page” and after reading and accepting “Our Agreement” you are directed to fill out the application.
Chat with other members
Keep in mind, if you use our system to send messages via this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit within the chat room can be read, collected, or used by the recipient of the message, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit within these forums.
In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a client is required to give us his/her contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site in which s/he has expressed interest. It is not necessary for the client to provide demographic/race information (such as income level or race/ethnicity) or a social security number. However it is required that the client selects his/her user name and password and identifies a form of payment (such as credit card or e-checking), online or offline (by mail or in some cases by fax).
We do not use the information collected to share, sell or distribute in any way or form with other entities online or offline. The personal information of the clients is stored on our secure data base and it is used solely for purposes of: identification, billing disputes, verification and/or authentication. Since our establishment in May of 1995 until now, we have not had even one case of broken in or stolen personal identification of our members.
WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM community from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and hereby you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, User ID history, fraud complaints, and listing history without a subpoena. With the exception of the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure.
Profiles of members
We store the collected information through cookies, and/or otherwise via application to create a personal profile of our users. A profile is a dynamic page with or without a user’s picture that uses partial stored information (without certain private/personal information). We keep one profile per one individual user. Profile has user details, information and viewing preferences that s/he has selected to be visible. Consequently, collected information is tied to the user’s personal information so other members can make certain determinations if the particular member should be contacted or not for possible dating leading to marriage. User’s visit to our Web site does not constitute direct or indirect marketing/promotions. We do not share your profile with any third parties.
Cookies are data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookies is in no way linked to any personal information while on our site. On the home page we use the cookies by asking member to bookmark WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM thus adding the site to their favorites. There is no collection of personal information involved on the home page. We use the ID session when members log in. Once the user closes the browser, the ID session terminates. ID session is used to log in, access the chat room and restrict email privileges. With the setting of the ID session on our site, users don’t have to log in with the password more than once up to 25 to 30 minutes in some cases, thereby saving time while on our site.
To update, correct, or cancel personal information log in to the member section of the site.
Third Party Links
Communications from CSCC
Welcoming new members: We send all new members a welcoming email with the password and user name. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Monthly Newsletter: Newsletter with new and/or important information is sent on a monthly basis to the members. We send such a letter to the name of the user to his/her email address. In order to unsubscribe from the newsletter, members will have to log in to their account, click on edit my profile, and check the option “no” under “Receive Monthly Newsletter.” Service Announcements: On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature. Customer Service: We communicate with the users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues related to their accounts. For customer service communication we are available to be reached via email, phone or fax in accordance with the users wishes.
Sharing Legal Disclaimer
We make every effort to preserve user privacy; we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we are served with subpoena on Governmental, criminal or civil action in accordance to current judicial proceeding.
Aggregate Information (non-personal)
We do not share aggregate demographic information with our partners or our advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information.
Third Party Advertisers
CSCC does not share Web site information about our users with any third party advertisers.
Third Party Intermediaries
We do not use any third party intermediaries.
We do not partner with any other third party service providers, except that our connection is through Verio that hosts our “dedicated server” in a secure, locked up environment.
In the event CSCC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email, prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days, prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Our users are given the opportunity to choose their privacy options. You may choose:
- Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our website;
- To stop receiving promotional emails from us by sending an email to support@WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM or by changing your preferences in your Profile Settings (under My Profile menu);
- To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although by doing so you will disable certain features or services of the website and it may not function properly;
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CSCC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Tell-A- Friend (referral program)
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s user name and password. Upon confirmation, both the user and the friend will receive an additional one month free.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information on the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/application form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or date of birth), the information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – “VeriSign, Inc (Authentic Site)”. While on a secure page, such as our application form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, when users are just ‘surfing’. To learn more about SSL, follow “VeriSign, Inc.” sign. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, administration, our billing supervisor or customer service representative) are granted access to personal information. Our employees must use password protected screen savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place in the privacy issue, and what they can do to ensure that our users’ information is protected. If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to support[at]WWW.PROTESTANTTEENAGERS.COM