Effective January 2017
Here at Grace Adventures (Grace), we understand and respect your concerns about the use of your personal data. Such personal data will have been collected by Grace through your use of this website or use of one of our distribution channels. We believe that you should know what information about you we collect, as well as how that information is used, maintained, and, in some cases, shared. The following sets forth our privacy practices and policies.
1. INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU AND OUR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION
The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:
Information We May Collect From You.
In general, you may visit our website without revealing any personal information other than technology-related information described in the section below. However, certain sections and features of our website are only available to users of our website and services that request information or services and/or purchases of our services. We collect and store personal information related to each user when you register for an account, use our website, request services, and purchase our services. We also collect and store any personal information and other data you have provided to us via our website, filling in forms, subscribing to our newsletters, requesting information from us, provided by email, information provided upon request in reporting a problem with the site, correspondence with us, or otherwise. Specifically, we collect and store in a database your name, mailing address, and email address, and may also collect and store your phone number, date of birth and other information you may provide to us. We use Gmail as our email processor and utilize Google Analytics in analyzing information and use of our website. We use TogetherPay for payment processing so none of the payment information comes through our website.
We use this information to ask you if you want to receive information or purchase services on graceadventures.org, ask you to complete surveys for research purposes and to otherwise communicate with you about other features of the site. We also use this information to respond to any inquiries you may submit to us, to track and monitor usage of our website and to communicate with you about your account and your use of our website. In addition, we may use this information to send you periodic information and other materials associated with Grace, unless you inform us that you opt out from receiving such communications via email. We also use this information to operate this website. We also use this information for targeted advertising and other marketing purposes.
Our website collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the website. This aggregate information is collected site-wide, and includes anonymous website statistics. Our website also employs browser cookies to store users’ preferences and record session information. “Cookies” are bits of information that are stored by your browser on your hard drive. This technology allows for the storage of user preferences, user ID and password, if applicable, and remembers you when you take action on our website. You can turn off the “cookie” function through most standard browsers; however, some features on our website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
In addition, when you visit our website our system automatically collects non-personally identifiable information through the use of tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel. We use tracking pixels to tell when an advertisement has been clicked on or otherwise interacted with.
Our system automatically collects non-personally identifiable information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, domain names, referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of these page views, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, and information automatically collected by Google for its Google Analytics. This information is used to analyze trends, estimate our audience size and usage pattern, speed up a user’s searches, administer the website, improve the design of our website, recognize users when they return to our site, track user movement, store information about users’ preferences, and to allow us to customize our site and user experience according to individual interest, and otherwise enhance the services we provide.
To attempt to opt-out of the data provider cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices. It is impractical for us to detail here how you can reject those cookies.
Credit Card Information
For users that subscribe to or purchase from the site, we collect credit card information. We use TogetherPay for processing your payments. While we would only reveal the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order, of course, the entire credit card number is transmitted to the appropriate credit card company during order processing as authorized and handled by TogetherPay.
We may retain any data you provide to us in an email or other inquiry, to track the types of questions we receive, analyze trends, administer the websites and services we offer, improve the design of our websites and services we offer, track user movement, and otherwise enhance the services we provide.
2. WHEN YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED OR DISCLOSED
We may disclose your personal data to any division of our organization. When you buy anything via the website, including ordering of services, or give us any personal data as indicated above, we may need to collect information about you to process the transaction, fulfill your order and provide you with the services you expect then and in the future. We may also disclose information to other companies that we contract with to support or manage our website if necessary, including the use of information to gather your customer feedback through a third party customer feedback partner.
We will comply with any subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes for any of the information about you in our possession, and we may use such information to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims. We reserve the right to disclose information about you, including data on which pages you have visited, to third parties if we feel it is necessary to protect our systems, website, business, users or others.
In addition, information about you in our possession may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which your personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. Grace does not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all terms of this policy.
3. OPT OUT
As noted, once you sign up with or communicate with Grace regarding services, we may send you administrative-related emails, as well as emails to facilitate your access to Grace’s services, including providing you with related updates. We may not offer you the opportunity to opt out of receiving these communications.
However, we provide you with the opportunity to elect not to receive other types of communications, including emails informing you about Grace’s services, marketing and other offerings that we think will interest you. If you want to stop receiving these communications, forms provided will normally have a box to check to prevent such processing. You can also click on the “Unsubscribe” link in any such email, or contact us via email at .
5. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Our Terms of Service prohibit the use of Grace website by children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect, maintain or use any personal information from such children, and no part of Grace’s services are directed to persons under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS GRACE’S SERVICES AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, it is our intention to promptly delete such information from our databases. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has signed up for communication with Grace, an account, or requested services, then you may alert Grace at and request that we delete that child’s personal information from our systems.
6. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
7. GOVERNING LAW
This website is owned and operated from offices located in Mears, MI. Regardless of the place of execution, this Agreement shall be deemed to be an agreement made in Mears, MI, fully performed in Mears, MI, and the laws of the State of Michigan shall govern this agreement without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws. By using our website you expressly waive any presumption or rule, if any, which requires this Agreement to be construed against Grace.
8. UPDATE INFORMATION / SUGGESTIONS