Privacy Policy

YWAM Ships Orange County values our donors, patrons and visitors to our website and respect your concerns about the privacy of your personal information and data security. Our Privacy and Security Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to protect your privacy and provide you with a safe and secure experience on line. This Privacy Policy protects patrons providing information through our website and is not designed to protect business information. By using our website or providing information to us in person, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information. In addition to reviewing our Privacy Policy, you should also read our Terms of Use for our Website. Your use of our Website constitutes your agreement to its terms and conditions.

Our Privacy Policy Will Change Over Time.  Because we continue to develop our Website and take advantage of technologies to improve the services we provide, our policies will change over time. We encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy from time to time to stay abreast of our most current privacy policy practices. If you are a registered user of our website, we may notify you by email of material changes to our Privacy Policy using the most current email address you have provided to us. Your continued access and use of our website will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to our Privacy Policy.

Summary of Our Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy explains and summarizes how we collect, use and protect your personal information as you interact with us online. This Privacy Policy explains:

  • What information YWAM Ships Orange County gathers from users of our Website.
  • How YWAM Ships Orange County uses the personal information that you share with us and that we learn about you because of our relationship.
  • How YWAM Ships Orange County uses “cookies” and “IP Addresses.
  • What personal information, if any, YWAM Ships Orange County may share about you with others and the conditions that protect your information if it must be shared.
  • What kind of security measures YWAM Ships Orange County takes to protect your information from loss or disclosure and how YWAM Ships Orange County will inform you in the event of a security breach.
  • The circumstances under which you can access your personal information you have shared with YWAM Ships Orange County and have that information corrected, restrict YWAM Ships Orange County’s use of that information, and even have it removed from our records.

The Type of Information our Website Collects About You. YWAM Ships Orange County collects information that you provide to us.  We receive and store information you enter on our Website or give to us in any other way. For example, you may provide information to us when you register with our Website, sign-in, or communicate with YWAM Ships Orange County’s registrar’s or school leaders. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, phone number, email address, and payment card information.  We also automatically receive and store certain types of information whenever you visit our Website.

How YWAM Ships Orange County uses information about you.  We do not sell your personal information to third parties for any reason.  We do not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties.  We may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of YWAM Ships Orange County where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction you authorized or perform some other activity you have asked us to do.  We may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of YWAM Ships Orange County with whom we have contracted to perform services on our behalf. All companies that act on our behalf are contractually obligated to keep the personal information we provide to them confidential and to use the personal information we share only to provide the services we ask them to perform.

We may disclose personal information about our supporters as permitted or required by law, such as in connection with a subpoena or similar legal process, acquisition or bankruptcy, as discussed further below. We may disclose information about you to protect against fraud and other crimes and to enforce our contracts with you.  We try to provide you with the information you need to make informed reasonable choices with respect to how our Website uses or shares your information. YWAM Ships Orange County collects and uses personal information from you in several ways:

Website usage. YWAM Ships Orange County or YWAM Ships Orange County’s authorized service providers may observe activities, preferences and transactional data (such as your IP address, browser type and operating system) relating to your use of our Website. We may use this collected or logged information in order to provide better service, to facilitate our customers’ use of the website, to track usage of the website, and to address security hazards. YWAM Ships Orange County, or one of YWAM Ships Orange County’s authorized service providers, may use this information to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout our Website for YWAM Ships Orange County’s internal analysis.

Online Transactions. We collect information about you when you register on our website. You may visit our site without registering, but if you wish to register for a school or use other special features offered on our site, you will need to provide us with certain information, including your name, address, phone number and email address, to open an account with us. We will assist you in creating a user id and a password to protect your account information.

Our Security Practices. Our internal data security policies restrict access to patron’s personal information to authorized staff. Authorized staff may use our patron’s personal information for YWAM Ships Orange County business purposes only. Our employees are bound by YWAM Ships Orange County policies that require them to maintain the confidentiality of our patron’s personal information. Staff who violate these requirements are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that are designed to guard our patron’s personal information. For example, for the security of your online visit to our Website, we may make use of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and/or authentication procedures. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, YWAM Ships Orange County cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, we will notify you as necessary and to the extent possible so you can take appropriate protective steps. Unless you indicate otherwise, we may notify you under such circumstances using the email address you provided to us when you registered with our Website.

What are Cookies and How Does our Website Use Them? We may use “cookies” to collect or log certain information. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website stores on a personal computer and which it can later retrieve. The cookies will not contain information that will enable anyone to contact our patrons via telephone, email, or any other means. If our patrons are uncomfortable with the use of cookie technology, they can set their browsers to refuse cookies. Certain number of our services could be dependent on cookies, yet our patrons may disable those services by refusing cookies.

Links to Third Party Sites and Website Containing our Website Branding. Our Website may contain links to third party sites. Please be aware, however, that YWAM Ships Orange County is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies of these other sites or their practices. We encourage you to read the privacy policies for these other sites, as they may differ from ours. This Privacy Policy applies solely to personal information collected by YWAM Ships Orange County.

Contact Preferences and Accessing Your Personal Information. You have choices when it comes to how YWAM Ships Orange County uses your personal information. When you register online with our Website you can choose not to receive information about services from us by direct mail and/or email. If you elect not to receive such product marketing information by direct mail or email, YWAM Ships Orange County may continue to contact you as necessary to service your account and process your transactions. You can change your preferences by following the instructions for opting out.

Bankruptcy. If YWAM Ships Orange County should ever file for bankruptcy, YWAM Ships Orange County may be required to disclose your personal information to prospective or actual purchasers and other parties. It is YWAM Ships Orange County’s practice to obtain appropriate protections for information disclosed in these types of transactions.

Our Website is Not for Use by Children. Children are not eligible to use our Website. We ask that minors (under the age of 18) only use our Website in conjunction with your parents or guardians. Children under 13 years of age should not send any information about themselves to YWAM Ships Orange County. If a child under 13 submits information through any part of our Website, and YWAM Ships Orange County becomes aware that the person submitting the information is a child, we will attempt to delete this information as soon as possible. Because we do not knowingly collect any personal information about children under 13, we do not use or disclose such information to third parties.

What else should I know about my privacy? You should be careful to maintain the secrecy of your passwords and/or account information and be responsible about protecting your personal information and identity whenever you are online.