Privacy Policy

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENTS

OUR POSITION: The PRF Teaching Ministry does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, facilitators, and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

OUR COMMITMENT: The PRF Teaching Ministry is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, ad other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  The PRF Teaching Ministry offers financial based and stewardship education courses to individuals and faith-based organizations. The courses are available in a classroom setting and/or online via webinars. Admission to these courses is based on age appropriateness, interest and class space availability, with given requirements to online Internet access as needed. It is the policy of the PRF Teaching Ministry to not discriminate on the basis on race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in its vocational programs, academics, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973, as amended.

DISCLAIMERS

WEBSITE DISCLAIMER:  With regard to the information contained on our website or via third-party platforms used in connection with our website (to include social media), our intent is to provide current and accurate information. However, we shall not be held liable for any losses related to or caused by reliance on the information provided.

Our current website address is: https://prfinstitute.org. Our first website: https://prfministry.org, will be phased out in March 2019, but still actively connected to our new website. The PRF website(s) may contain links to or data from other websites. Our privacy notice no longer applies when following a link to another site.  Although we support any products or services linked to on our website(s), we not endorse or accept responsibility for any products or services linked to.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION DISCLAIMER: This is PRF Institute’s privacy policy regarding the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected via this website. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to visit our website. We collect PII through our Financial Ministry Needs Assessments (FMNA), personal requests for courses, and through the conduction of transactions. PII may include: your name, email, mailing and/or home address, phone numbers, or other information that identifies you personally. Any PII that you share for these purposes is voluntary and what is included is up to the discretion of the viewer. Generally, the information requested by PRF Institute will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service you request. Research purposes are the only other reason behind collecting PII, but any analysis we create will not include only generalized statistics and not any individual’s PII. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Computer Security Act.

3RD PARTY/LIMITED LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:  PRF Institute does not offer legal advisory as one of our services. We provide education to those searching for improvement of their understanding in relation to the principles of stewardship.  PRF Institute provide links to other websites that we believe may be beneficial for our viewers. These websites are not in our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility policies. Once you link to another website, you are subject to the policies of that website. Under no circumstances will any of the PRF Institute’s parties be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the content on the website.

NON-PROMOTIONAL VIEWS DISCLAIMER (RADIO):  BlogTalkRadio is an audio web-based platform that allows anyone to create live and on-demand talk content on the web. BlogTalkRadio gives us the ability to go live with its web-based ‘studio’ and host multi-participant broadcasts using just a computer and a mobile phone.  The views and opinions expressed in this show are solely those of the hosts and guests. They do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of PRF Institute.  Assumptions drawn from the following discussions are not necessarily reflective of the position of the organization.  We shall put forth every reasonable effort to abide by the Terms and Conditions of BlogTalkRadio as identified on their website. Please visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/page/termsofuse.  Although, PRF respects the First Amendment rights of its listeners, guests and hosts, individuals who agree to a guest appearance on any of our broadcasts, will comply with the “Forbidden Use” section of Terms and Conditions of BlogTalkRadio.  PRF respects the privacy of its listeners, guests and hosts and will be make every reasonable effort to abide by the Privacy Policy of BlogTalkRadio (also located at the same website) and any internal procedures in place now or implemented in the future.  Should PRF decide to discontinue utilizing BlogTalkRadio in the future, another online audio web-based platform that allows us to create live and on-demand talk content on the web will be selected.  PRF may use more than one online platform at the same time. All content created through live broadcasts are maintained by BlogTalkRadio and will be downloaded for future use and storage by PRF.  All broadcasts of the PRF Table, Your Health is Your Wealth and any future broadcasts are recorded LIVE.  Broadcast content (guest information, names of hosts, show details, etc.) remains the property of PRF and can remain available on BlogTalkRadio or any PRF current or future platforms (social media included) in perpetuity.  Guests and hosts have no claim to any compensation for their appearances, unless specifically agreed to in writing in advance, nor any future claims to any content that creates revenue or residual income through said broadcasts. PRF reserves the right to utilize any shows recorded on BlogTalkRadio (or online audio web-based platform that allows us to create live and on-demand talk) in any manner deemed appropriate for educational, social or ministerial purposes.

GIFT ACCEPTANCE DISCLAIMER: Your donations to PRF Institute are tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3).We appreciates gifts of all size because it makes a difference in the lives of those communities we serve. Donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a receipt and used as designated whenever possible. This contribution was made with the understanding that PRF will exert every effort to honor any designation you have stated; where a project is over-funded or cannot be carried out in accordance with your preference, funds will be used for similar projects or where they are needed most.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

General Overview. We appreciate that privacy is very important. We have adopted this Privacy Statement in recognition of the right of people to keep their personal information private. Our Privacy Statement applies to how our organization treats Personally Identifiable Information (PII) that we collect or maintain.  Our Privacy Statement will also outline the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected via this website.  Any PII that you share for these purposes is voluntary and what is included is up to the discretion of the viewer. Generally, the information requested by PRF Institute will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with the service you request. Research purposes are the only other reason behind collecting PII, but any analysis we develop and publicly utilize will include only generalized statistics and not any individual’s PII; unless provided by expressed written consent. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Computer Security Act.

1. Information We Collect. The information our organization may generally collect about you, such as your name, address, contact details, etc., is so we may can contact you. We may also collect this and other types of PII during the course of our social, ministerial or business relationship with you. For example, when you obtain our services; register or participate in our conferences, learning sessions, or other events; when you provide financial support through our website or electronic means; or when you participate in research or assessments.  The information we collected may include some sensitive information. Whenever practicable, the purpose for which we collect PII will be made clear at the time of collection. If you choose to not provide us with certain information, we may not be able to provide you with access to some of the assistance or services you have request. Our organization will not collect any PII about visitors to our website unless they knowingly and voluntarily provide it. Generally, anyone can visit our website(s) without revealing who they are or other PII, unless they log on, submit an order, fill out a form, or register with us.

2. How we use your information. Our organization will use the personal information we collect for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Statement. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless where authorized or required by law. Generally, we will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:

(a) to provide the services or products you have requested from us;

(b) to establish and maintain your involvement with our organization, to include providing you with current events or other information;

(c) to answer your question and/or reply to your comment;

(d) to register you for conferences, learning sessions, webinars or other activities;

(e) to assist us in making our organizations and services more relevant to our community;

(f) for direct promotion of services, product or events and to keep you informed of new developments we believe may be of interest to you. If we contact you in this way without obtaining your prior consent, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt out of any further such communications; and

(g) to selected third parties that we have a relationship with, who we have assist us to operate our organization and provide the services you have requested.

3. Access to your information. You can request access to the personal information that our organization may hold about you by contacting us at the contact information below. Please notify us if you desire to change personal information that is out of date or inaccurate. After we receive notice from you, we will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know and we will delete that information wherever practicable. Requests that are time and cost burdensome to our organization will be processed at the expense of the requester.

4. Website

(a) Registration: In order to use certain portions of our website, an end user might first be asked to voluntary complete a registration form or sign up for access. During registration a user is required to give their contact information, such as name and e-mail address. This information is used to inform the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.

(b) Cookies:
What are cookies? Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How we use cookies. We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons; some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users; and some allow the display of advertising from selected third party networks. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details each time you leave another comment, purchase an item or register for an event. These cookies will generally last for one year. If you register for an account and you log in to our website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you exit your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will remain for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and only indicates the post identification of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

(c) Links: This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to pay attention to when they leave our website, to read the Privacy Statement/statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement you are reading now applies solely to information collected by this site.

(d) Comments: When visitors submit comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.  Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

(e) Embedded Content from Other Websites: Information on this site may include embedded content (i.e., images, blogs, videos, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  Please understand that these websites may collect data the data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and/or monitor your interaction with that embedded content.  This may include tracing your involvement with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

(f) Photos, names and contact information on our website: Protecting the privacy of people is important to us. For the protection of children, we will not post the full names, addresses, or phone numbers of minors in a public area of our website without the specific written consent of a parent or legal guardian. First names may be used for those 13 years of age and above. Photos of groups of children participating in events may be posted from time to time. Anyone who expresses they do not want their names, the names of their children, their photos or photos of their children, to appear in a public area of the website in any form, should notify our organization in writing.

5. Security. Our organization will take reasonable steps to maintain security of any personal information which we hold and to keep this information accurate and up-to-date. Personal information is stored in a secure server or secure files or password-protected device(s). We may use e-mail to communicate with our users, but e-mail is not a secure method of transmitting information. Therefore, our organization cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to us via e-mail or for any unauthorized access or use of that information. On our website, private information areas and information you may provide via those areas are protected during transmission by password and SSL protocols, as evidenced by the display of a padlock symbol on the private pages.

6. Rights to Your Data. If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, nor does it include any information that originated on a third-party platform used in the normal course of business. This does not apply to information that is determined to be inaccurate or criminal in nature.

7. Changes to this Disclaimer/Privacy Statement. Our organization may amend this Disclaimer or our Privacy Statement from time to time by placing the amended version available on this website. We suggest you visit this statement frequently to remain up-to-date of any applicable changes.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or requests about the Non-Discrimination Statements, Disclaimers or our Privacy Statement, or if you have suggestions on how it they may be improved, please feel free to e-mail us at admin@prfinstitute.org or write us at P.O. Box 2584, Phenix City, AL 36868.