AJWRB Privacy Policy

How we Protect Your Privacy
Privacy Policy

January 15, 2013

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What information do we collect?

Aside from your ip address (which is provided by your browser), we collect only information that you willingly provide us, including your name, an email address, and a password.

Additionally, if you respond to any polls taken on the site, your responses may be recorded. This information is not required to visit the AJWRB website, but only if you wish to register for our newsletter and emails or to have your opinion included in our polls.

For what purpose?

The information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

    To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
    To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
    To administer a survey or other site feature
    To send periodic emails and newsletters

The email address you provide will only be used to send you information relative to AJWRB's activities.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from future emails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Do We Use Cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your web browser (if you have set permissions to allow this) and that enables the site's or service provider's system to recognize your browser and to retain certain information.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by storing your preferences. We may use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can offer a better site experience and, possibly, additional tools in the future.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

How do we protect your information?

We have endeavored to code our website so that any information you provide is unaccessible to anyone other than yourself and the AJWRB webmaster (for purposes of sending you our newsletter and emails if you have registered to receive such).

Of course, the internet is inherently open to various security threats, and you as a user accept full and final responsibility for use of this website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into our user profile panel and editing or deleting their information.


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, resources and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Do we share information with outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include any trusted third parties (for example, our internet service provider) who assist us in operating our website or conducting the operations of AJWRB, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release your information when we believe such release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. Additionally, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for statistical or other operational uses.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not entirely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site; any transmission is ultimately at your own risk.

Elders and judicial committees

If you are concerned that family members or others may become aware of an email from us and report you to the local elders for possible 'apostasy', you may wish to create an anonymous email address through Google, Hotmail, or another anonymous email provider, and use this address for registration at the AJWRB website.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Terms and Conditions

Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we treat it. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this Policy. You also acknowledge that AJWRB cannot be held responsible for any judicial actions on the part of Jehovah's Witnesses, the Watchtower Society, and/or its representatives (e.g., 'judicial committees').

Online Privacy Policy

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to any information collected offline.

Your Consent

As stated above, by using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this Policy. Also you accept full and final responsibility for all consequences of using this site.

If you have any qualms about subscribing to the AJWRB newsletter or receiving emails from us, for example if you are concerned that family members may become aware of such and report you to the elders for 'apostasy', DO NOT REGISTER to receive such from us. Registration is not a prerequisite for visiting the AJWRB website and taking advantage of its other features.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on January 15, 2013.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us by email.