Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://avisward.org.  Your privacy is very important to us. At Avis Ward Ministries, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We do not ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Avis Ward Co. (Avis Ward) operates several websites including avisward.com, avisioneer.com, and geovishome.org. It is Avis Ward’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Avis Ward collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Avis Ward’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Avis Ward’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Avis Ward may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Avis Ward also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Avis Ward only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Avis Ward’s websites choose to interact with Avis Ward in ways that require Avis Ward to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Avis Ward gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Ambassador Avis Ward’s updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Avis Ward collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Avis Ward. Avis Ward does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies and Web Beacons
We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. For more information on how we use cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy which is incorporated into this Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy. 

Website Analytics
We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first-party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

Aggregated Statistics

Avis Ward may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Avis Ward may monitor the most popular pages on the list25.com site or use spam screened by the iThemes Security Brute Force and Google Recaptcha service to help identify spam. Avis Ward may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Avis Ward does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Avis Ward discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Avis Ward’s behalf or to provide services available at Avis Ward’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Avis Ward’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Avis Ward will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Avis Ward discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Avis Ward believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Avis Ward, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Avis Ward website and have supplied your email address, Avis Ward may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Avis Ward and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Avis Ward takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Avis Ward uses cookies to help Avis Ward identify and track visitors, their usage of Avis Ward website, and their website access preferences. Avis Ward visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Avis Ward’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Avis Ward’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Avis Ward, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Avis Ward goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Avis Ward may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to iTheme Security and Google Recaptcha anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Avis Ward may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Avis Ward’s sole discretion. Avis Ward encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Your contact information

Avis Ward
Post Office Box 26145
Greenville, South Carolina
admin@avisward.org