Your Information, Your Choice
ETHBC is committed to upholding the highest level of confidentiality and security for those who visit our website.
You may navigate our website without submitting any personal information to us.
However, if you contact us for information, to apply for admission, missions, or the alumni program, or to make a donation, such information is required. Should you not provide in full the requested information, you may not be able to receive your desired service.
We collect information when you:
- Request information from us
- Submit an application for admission to the college, for a missions trip, or for our alumni program
- Make a donation
- Offer a matching gift
- Have cookies enabled in your browser
We use your information to:
- Answer your questions
- Evaluate and process your application forms
- Complete your requested financial transactions
- Remember your preferences to enhance your experience on our site
- Protect our site from spam
We will NOT sell or rent any of your information (public or non-public) to any third party
We may disclose your information to government agencies or authorized third parties as required by law.
We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect your information against unauthorized access.
Data Handling Practices
- the types of information we may collect
- how we collect it
- how we protect the nonpublic personal information we collect
- how long we keep the information we collect
Information we collect
The types of information collected by ETHBC on this website fall under one of three categories: Anonymous, Personal, and Sensitive Personal.
Anonymous information cannot be traced back to a specific individual. This includes such information as how many people visit our website, their general location, how they found the site, what pages they visited, and how long they stayed. We use this information to help us continually improve our website organization and content.
Personal information identifies who you are. It includes such information as your name, e-mail address, house address, phone number, employment history, and relationships with other persons or entities.
You provide personal information on a voluntary basis when you request information; submit an application for admission, missions, or the alumni program; or make a donation.
You may visit the ETHBC website without divulging any personally identifiable information.
IP addresses are considered personal information in some jurisdictions.
Sensitive Personal Information
You may visit the ETHBC website, use our general contact forms, and make a donation without divulging any sensitive personal information.
You provide sensitive personal information on a voluntary basis when you submit an application for admission to the school, for participation in a mission trip, or for admission to the alumni program. This information is necessary to determine your suitability to be accepted into our school and/or ministry. If you do not to provide this information, we will not be able to process your application.
Sensitive personal information requested on our application forms relate to religious beliefs and practices, your sexual life, and participation in illegal acts. Additionally, if you are applying for a missions opportunity, you will be required to provide information about physical and mental health conditions in the next phase of the application process.
Ways we collect information
By using this website, your IP address can be stored and processed for security reasons. Your IP address may be saved in the server log files, WordPress log files, CleanTalk Anti-Spam & Security log files, and Google Analytics.
When you leave comments on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form along with your IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection.
Online Contact Forms
When you submit an inquiry or a request via a form on the ETHBC website, we ask for certain information that we need to process your request. The information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
The information collected in online applications for admission to the college, for visiting missionaries, and for the alumni program includes both personal and sensitive personal information as is needed to determine your suitability for admission to these programs. Information we collect is used solely for the purpose of evaluating your application.
This information includes but is not limited to:
- personal information such as your name, postal address, phone number, email address, family information, education history, and employment information
- personally-sensitive information such as religious beliefs and practices, sexual history, and participation in criminal acts.
When you make a donation, the information collected in an online transaction may include, but is not limited to, your name, credit card information, bank account information, postal address, phone number, email address, and/or other information required by our third-party vendor, NCS Services.
- Distinguish between visitors
- Improve the use and functionality of our website
- Tailor our website to your needs
- Analyze how our website is used by compiling anonymous and aggregate statistics.
- Remember your preferences
A cookie does not identify you by name or address unless you have provided the information or set up your computer to do so.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
We do NOT use the collected information to create visitor profiles or to target advertising.
Session cookies from our online donation vendor expire the moment you leave our site and do not remain stored on your computer. These cookies are necessary for the operation of the online donation portal.
There are two Google Maps on our contact page. Google Maps uses a cookie to remember which browser you are using and any preferences you have set when viewing maps. This cookie expires in 6 months.
Google Analytics cookies provide us with data about visitor usage patterns on our site. They allow us to distinguish between visitors, count the number of visitors, and track how visitors move around the site and which pages they visit. The anonymous information they collect helps us evaluate whether users are easily finding what they need and to improve the way our website works.
Google Analytics places three cookies on your computer. Two are used to distinguish users, one expiring within 24 hours and the other within 24 months. The third is used to throttle the request rate and expires in one minute.
The currency exchange calculator places four cookies, the purpose of which is to remember your preferences (i.e., your preferred currencies). For more information, visit currencyrate.today/page/privacy.
CleanTalk Anti-Spam and Firewall Service
Setting your cookie preferences
Most internet browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, or you can set it to refuse them. Disabling cookies may adversely impact your experience on our website.
If you use different devices to access our websites, you will need to ensure that each browser of each device is set to your cookie preference.
How long we keep your personal data
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
To protect your privacy, you will be required to register and log in to your account to access our application forms. When you log in, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
Applications for admission and for the Flaming Arrow Network, whether the applicant is accepted or declined, are retained indefinitely. Applications for Missions are retained for five years. You have the right to request that this information be deleted and any paper copies destroyed. Send your request via the contact form on our Contact page.
Only individuals submitting applications are required to register with our website. We store the personal information you provide in your user profile, which is limited to username and email (required) and first name, last name, and website (optional). You can see, edit, or delete this information at any time (usernames cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit this information but cannot see your password.
When you log in, cookies save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
NCS Services, our third-party vendor for processing online donations, uses a temporary session cookie to store the information you input. When you close the giving portal or close your browser, the cookie is deleted.
Messages you send us via the contact forms on our website remain in our email archives indefinitely.
How we protect your personal information
To protect the data we store and ensure the safeguarding of our users’ privacy, we employ security controls, follow secure physical and procedural processes, and provide annual training to employees who have access to the information.
The digital, physical, and procedural security precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure include but are not limited to:
- Your information is encrypted by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, rendering the information incomprehensible to everyone but the sender (you) and the receiver (ETHBC).
- Computer servers are located in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
- Access to stored data is restricted to specific staff members who are required to maintain strong passwords and to undergo annual training in proper procedures for safeguarding privacy.
We encourage our visitors to become familiar with secure means for submitting information to ETHBC. Email is an insecure medium, and we discourage transmission of personally identifiable information via this means.
NCS Services, our third-party vendor for financial transactions, maintains PCI Level 1 compliance, the highest level of data security attainable. Compliance is validated annually and ensures that NCS meets the credit card industry’s strictest security standards for the safe handling of cardholder information at every step of the donation process. This includes SSL certificates and encryption, intrusion detection, transaction security, and all aspects of online and offline operations.
None of your financial information is stored on ETHBC’s servers. ETHM / ETHBC does not have access to your card or banking account numbers, which are stored on NCS’s secure servers. Additionally, card security codes are not stored and are not accessible by ETHM, ETHBC, or NCS.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
ETHBC does not rent, sell, lease, or share the names, addresses, or any other personal information to third parties.
ETHBC may share personal information about you in response to legal matters such as subpoenas, court orders, or legal processes, or to establish and/or exercise our legal rights.
Visitor comments and contact forms are checked through the CleanTalk automated spam detection service. Applications for Admission, for Missions, and for the Flaming Arrow Network are specifically excluded from this service.
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