Privacy Policy

PicturesofPoverty.com is a Compassion International website. Compassion has structured the website so you can visit the site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Compassion International.

Awareness

Compassion International provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of its privacy policy and security practices, and to inform you about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, it is accessible via the footer on every page of PicturesofPoverty.com.

There are links on PicturesofPoverty.com that point to the Compassion International website (compassion.com). There are pages on compassion.com where you can sponsor a child, request materials or subscribe to magazines, emails or SMS text messages and make donations. The types of personal information collected on these pages are name, contact and billing information, transaction and credit card information.

How Compassion International Uses Your Information

Compassion uses your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on your sponsored child and special events, and to personalize its website (compassion.com) for you.

  • Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for other purposes.
  • Compassion may use your information to contact you for market research or provide you with information it thinks would be of particular interest. Compassion will always give you the opportunity to decline such direct marketing or market research contact.
  • Compassion follows local requirements, such as allowing you to opt in before receiving unsolicited contact, where applicable.
  • Data collected online may be combined with information you provide when you register online as a Compassion sponsor. Compassion uses third-party demographic data (such as age, gender and interests) to better understand how its website is used and to make improvements in usability.

Compassion International will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others.

Unless Compassion has your permission or is required by law, Compassion will only share the personal data you provide online with Compassion International entities and/or business partners who are acting on its behalf to complete the activities described above. Such Compassion International entities and/or business partners, including those located in other countries, are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data.

Choice

Compassion International will not use or share the personally identifiable information, which you provide online, in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you a choice. As previously stated, you may let Compassion know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials, and Compassion will do everything it can to honor such requests.

Accuracy and Access

Compassion International strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. Compassion makes every effort to provide you with online access to your data so you may update or correct your information at the Compassion International site where it was submitted. To review or correct your personal information contact Compassion at (800) 336-7676. To protect your privacy and security, Compassion will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

Security

Compassion International is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, Compassion has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. Compassion uses Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

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