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Privacy Policy - The Christian Literature Society

Statement of Privacy
(last updated: September 2013)

The Christian Literature Society (herein referred to as The CLS) is committed to protecting your privacy. This The CLS Statement of Privacy applies to The CLS family of Web sites and governs data collection and usage at all The CLS sites and services; Please read the The CLS Statement of Privacy below and also any supplementary information at the end of this statement for additional details about particular The CLS sites and services that you may use.

The CLS is a Public audience web site Personal information of all users may be collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.

Collection of your Personal Information

At some sites, The CLS collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The CLS may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

The CLS also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The CLS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The CLS.

The CLS encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The CLS so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The CLS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the The CLS and The CLS family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The CLS also uses your personal information to inform you of other services available from The CLS and its affiliates. The CLS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The CLS does not sell, rent or lease its lists to third parties. The CLS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

We may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

The CLS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The CLS may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process ; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The CLS , including its The CLS family of Web sites; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The CLS , its web sites, or the public.

Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in India or any other country in which The CLS or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

Control your Personal Information

There are some The CLS services, that send out periodic e-mails informing you of campus and alumni related information, event announcements and news about The CLS. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from The CLS by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such e-mails.

Security of your Personal Information

The CLS is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, that are located in controlled facilities.

Use of Cookies

The CLS may use"cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize The CLS's pages, or register with The CLS sites or services, a cookie helps The CLS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to The CLS, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The CLS features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The CLS services or Web sites you visit.

Use of Web Beacons

Though not being implemented currently, The CLS Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow The CLS to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. The CLS may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or The CLS Newsletters in order to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon. Web beacons are not used to access your personal information on the The CLS network of sites and services; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about The CLS Web site usage.

Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. The CLS Web pages may also contain Web beacons placed there by our advertising partners to help determine the effectiveness of our Internet advertising campaigns.

Use of Third Party Ad Networks

the majority of the online advertisements you see on The CLS Web pages are displayed by The CLS.

In addition, The CLS may allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on The CLS Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. The CLS does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

Enforcement of this Statement of Privacy

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact The CLS via contact information displayed on the Contacts Pages. .

Changes to this Statement

The CLS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy. When The CLS posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of The CLS. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how The CLS will use your personal information, The CLS will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. The CLS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The CLS is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The CLS welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The CLS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The CLS by e-mail and/ or the mail form link.