The Global Order of Middle Eastern Christians, Inc.
1. Our Commitment to Member & Customer Privacy
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
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.
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.
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:
Personally identifiable information for members and customers, registered website users, and anyone who purchases or requests products, services, or information; and
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
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.
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.
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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