Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) recognizes the importance our members place on privacy and the security of their personal information. Our goal is to protect your personal information in every way that we interact with you, whether it’s on the telephone, e-mails, or on the Internet, including online giving.
We think it is important for you to be informed of the policies, procedures, and security measures we have in place to safeguard your personal and confidential information. We have developed this policy to help you to understand the steps we take to protect your personal information.
How We Gather Information
As part of providing financial products or services, we may obtain information about our members and congregations from the following sources:
- Information we receive from you on membership forms, emails, or other forms;
- Information you provide when you choose to sign up for e-mails;
- Information about your transactions with us;
- Information we receive from VICPP Regional Chapters; and
- Information that is generated electronically when you visit our Web site.
Privacy for Internet Users
Our commitment to safeguard your privacy also extends to the Internet. If you are just browsing through our website, we do not request any personally identifiable information, nor do we collect unique identifying information about you unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us that information, such as when you send us an e-mail or complete an application online. If you provide us this information, it is only used internally and in furtherance of the purpose for which it was provided. We do not rent or sell information.
For research purposes, we may collect information in order to help us enhance your Web experience. The information collected for these purposes may include:
- The Internet address (referral site) which brought you to our web site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The name and version of your web browser;
- The Internet service provider you used when you accessed our site;
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address; and
- The pages visited in our website.
Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
When collecting information for us, our vendors do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user’s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous.
Vendors may use IP addresses to audit the use of our site. They can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when necessary for security purposes.
For your security, we do not store any of your personal information in our cookies.
Disclosure of Information
- We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our members, former members, or website visitors to anyone, except as permitted and required by law.
- We must provide certain customer account information to service providers such as online donation vendors so that we may process your Web based transactions.
- We do not sell any of your personal information.
- In the future, we may provide you an opt-in or opt-out notice if additional enhancements to the Web site might provide you with additional information or functionality.
In the future we may send you e-mail notices for certain disclosures or membership details. We may also send you e-mails to promote our events and workshops that may be of interest you. We may also provide you an opportunity to subscribe to a newsletter; however, we will always provide you an opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of these promotions as required by law. Our vendors may send these emails as an agent on our behalf but will never send them independently.
External 3rd Party Links
We do NOT have access to the information collected by any third party, nor can we control how they use this information.
Additionally, we are not responsible for the positions or content of 3rd party sites.
VICPP has developed strict policies and procedures to safeguard your personal information. We restrict access to your sensitive personal information to a “need to know” basis. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the non-profit industry’s best practices to guard your nonpublic personal information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy. We will take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee privacy responsibilities.
Our vendors have also developed security policies and procedures to protect the member information that they must collect and maintain to help us process your online transactions over the Internet. They maintain a top-of-the line security system to ensure your member information is protected on the Internet and within the vendor environment.