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The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc.

PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

 

 

1. Our Commitment to Member & Customer Privacy

 

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information processed by The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “the Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) in connection with your (a) interactions and dealing with our office and/or staff; (b) use of websites owned and controlled by the Company (collectively, “the Sites”); (c) use of any web, desktop, tablet, mobile, including social media applications made available through such sites as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and others; and (d) use of any other content, tools, features, information, data, functionality and Services offered by the Company, either through the Company Site, at our office, or otherwise.

 

This Privacy Policy was established to provide members and customers with a clear insight of The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. privacy practices, including how we collect, process and safeguard personal identifiable information. The following is not intended, nor should it be interpreted as a contract of any kind, either stated or implied, between the Company and its potential or current members and customers.

 

In this Privacy Policy, the Company describes:

 

  • How The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. collects information from members and customers through their deliberate and voluntary interactions with the Company, the purchase of Company products and Services, the purchase and/or application for membership, registration to the company Directory, participation in a Company survey; and

 

  • How The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. manages and uses this information. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to the Company websites and not to websites or unrelated third party companies or organizations to which The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. provides links through its websites, or any software that may be downloaded from the Company websites.

 

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. strives to deliver high quality products and services to every member and customer. We recognize that the protection of personal identifiable information of the Company’s current and potential members and customers is an important part of our commitment. We believe that it is important to be transparent in the way the Company collects, safeguards and uses personally identifiable information.

 

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers and maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to store and secure information about the Company’s members and customers.

 

The Company only collects, processes and retains member and customer personally identifiable information that is necessary for providing products and Services.

 

By visiting The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. website (i.e.: www.gomec.org), becoming a member or customer, or otherwise voluntarily submitting information to the Company, you agree to this Policy and expressly consent to our use of your personally identifiable information.

 

The Company also reserves the right to make changes to this Policy at any time without prior notice, so members and customers should review these terms and conditions each time they visit the Site.

 

Visitors, members and customers should note that when visiting any third party websites, where a link had been provided on the Company Site, and those third party websites are operated by any of the Company’s suppliers or partners, such as payment processing websites, which may include, but are not limited to PayPal, Stripe, or other such service providers or suppliers, the Company does not control such websites and is therefore not responsible for their privacy practices. Visitors, members and customers should note that the collection, storage, use and sharing of their personally identifiable information with respect to those websites will also be governed by the applicable privacy policies of those third parties. We encourage visitors, members and customers to check all applicable privacy policies of such third parties to determine how they will handle any personal information or other information that they may collect.

 

This Privacy Policy applies regardless of the device members and/or customers use to access the Services and whether members and/or customers are accessing or using the Services in-person, as a registered user or otherwise. The collection and use of  member and/or customer information as described in this Privacy Policy is based on The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. legitimate business interest, compliance with our legal or regulatory obligations or, where applicable, the voluntary consent of the Company‘s members and/or customers.

 

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy then you have the right to not utilize the Services.

 

2. Privacy Provisions for Web Customers

 

When visitors, members and/or customers visit The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. website, personally identifiable information will only be collected when they choose to use, purchase and/or receive products and Services that require the disclosure of their personal identifiable information, or for the purpose of communicating through correspondence. Personal information will then be used to provide visitors, members and/or customers the selected products and Services, or respond to any correspondence between you and the Company.

 

3. Why We Collect Personal Identifiable Information

 

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its members and customers information. We require, collect and use limited personal information about our members and customers in order to identify them; to communicate with them; to protect the Company and our members and customers against error, omissions and fraud, as well as to better understand what products and services our members and customers want.

 

This Privacy Policy applies regardless of the device visitors, members and/or customers use to access the Services and whether they are accessing the Services as a registered user or otherwise. By visiting and using the Company’s websites and/or purchasing products and/or Services, visitors, members and/or customers are tacitly consenting to the collection and use of their information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please do not purchase products or use our Services.

 

4. What Information Does The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. Collect?

 

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. collects two forms of information:

 

  1. Personally identifiable information for members and customers, registered website users, and anyone who purchases or requests products, services, or information; and
     

  2. Non-personally identifiable information for everyone who visits the Company websites

 

5. Definition of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

 

For the purposes of this statement, “personally identifiable information” is defined as any information pertaining to an identified or identifiable individual to whom the information relates.

 

6. Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

 

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. may collect personal information on members, potential members, customers and potential customers including, but not limited to, name, address, phone/fax numbers, email address, pledge and donation history, and member/customer ID number for all registered users. In the course of using the Company websites or Services, a user may be asked to provide personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, zip/postal code, province/state, country, email address, telephone number, fax number, credit card payment information) in order to purchase a product, subscribe to a service, request information, or otherwise interact with the Company. In addition, users may be asked to periodically update their contact information.

When visitors, members and/or customers visit The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. website, personally identifiable information will only be collected when they choose to use, purchase and/or receive products and Services that require the disclosure of their personal identifiable information, or for the purpose of communicating through correspondence.

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. may also collect email addresses obtained through social media, voluntarily provided via directory membership applications and renewals, registrations on the Company website, product purchases, member surveys, email communication, and comments made in discussion threads on, or through the Company websites.

The Company also maintains a membership database. The information in this database is drawn from membership applications, dues payment forms, subscriptions, product orders, public databases, member surveys, and other correspondence between The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. and its members.

The Company also maintains a business directory and other similar Services. When members or customers subscribe and join the directory, their contact information becomes publicly available to visitors of the Company website. By subscribing to, and joining the business directory, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal and/or business identifiable information.

By registering and/or subscribing to the directory, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal and/or business identifiable information necessary to provide the Service.

7. Non-Personally Identifiable Information & Cookies

In addition to the personally identifiable information listed above, The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. may also use cookies information about all visitors to the Company websites, including pages viewed and the order visited, search topics and key words and products considered or purchased. The Company uses cookies to offer enhanced service, and the information generated from these cookies is used to help determine which services are most in demand by visitors, members and customers and to guide business decisions.

For the purpose of managing the operations of the Company Sites, system administration and troubleshooting, the Company may also record the originating Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of browser and operating system used, date and time of visits, including duration and information about members and customers’ individual use and any other similar usage or system data.

8. Purpose and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information & Cookies

The Company uses non-personally identifiable information and “cookies” for the purpose of producing statistical analysis in order to continually improve the Sites and enhance its usefulness and functionality to visitors.

The Company may use “cookies” to identify return visitors. A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile device, or browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your preferences allow it. It is common for websites to use cookies whenever a visitor or customer visits the website in order to monitor traffic flows.

Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and browsers allow individuals to disable cookie collection permission, or to inform them when a cookie is being stored on a hard drive, if the user wishes.

When visiting The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christian, Inc. websites, the web pages you browse, along with a cookie are downloaded to your device. Many websites use cookies because they enable website publishers to do useful things, such as monitor and measure the frequency that a device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is verified on a repeat visit by confirming the cookie left on the device during the last visit.

9. Turning off the collection of cookies

Web browsers have features that enable customers to set preferences specifically pertaining to the handling of cookies. Please refer to the settings and preferences that are available in your web browser.

10. Third Party Websites

Various websites may be linked through The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians Inc. website. Visitors to linked websites are advised to check the privacy statements on those sites and to be cautious about providing personal information without a clear understanding of how that information will be used.

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. has agreements with third party providers that offer products and services through the Company websites or third party agreements. When a user interacts with a product or service of one or more of these third party organizations, whether as a result of following links from the Company websites, from within an email or otherwise, different rules and privacy policies may apply. Since we do not control the collection of information or the use of information collected via these other organizations’ websites, we are not responsible for their privacy practices, security, or content.

11. Protecting Personal Information

 

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. recognizes that the protection of personal identifiable information of the Company’s visitors, current and potential members and customers is an important part of our commitment. Personal information about our members and customers is only kept for as long as the Company needs it to fulfill its stated purpose. We maintain all personal information in our possession in as accurate, complete and up-to-date form as is possible. Appropriate security safeguards exist to protect such information. 

 

12. Disclosure Where and When Required by Law

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. may release personal information to law enforcement, as required by law and in order to comply with legal requirements.

13. Age of Consent

No information should be submitted to the Company by persons under the age of majority in your local jurisdiction, without the consent of their parents or guardian, nor should such persons place orders for products or Services, request membership or submit inquiries without such parental consent.

14. How Can You Contact Us?

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, how we handle your personal data or any of the terms or conditions of this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at: info.gomec@gmail.com.

15. Your right to access

You may request access to your personal information at The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc.  You have the right to request the correction of any personal information that is incorrect or incomplete. All formal requests for access to information must be sent in writing to: info.gomec@gmail.com.

16. Correspondence Opt-Out

The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc. marketing emails include a link for unsubscribing. The Company will apply your unsubscribe request as quickly as possible; however, because there may be periods when staff is experiencing unusual delays, high volume, or work backlogs due to seasonality, or other reasons beyond the company’s control, you may continue to receive emails for a short period of time until your unsubscribe request has been addressed, after which you should no longer receive marketing emails. You will still however receive emails regarding your transactions (i.e. e-mailed invoices; purchase orders confirming an order; correspondence between customers, members, prospective customers, prospective members; and any other communications between the public and the Company).

Last updated: March 22, 2019