Your personal privacy is a principal concern to us at Strong Marriages. Our goal in outlining our policy on the collection and use of user’s information is to ensure the highest level of confidentiality and security. When you provide your personal information on this website, we will not give or sell your personal information to any outside company for its use in marketing or solicitation. We will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and it will be used only to support your relationship with our ministry and to assist us in providing better and more targeted services to you. Additionally, internal practices are in place to help protect your privacy by limiting access to and use of your information. At Strong Marriages, we allow our users to maintain control over their personal information while attempting to provide a more interactive online experience. Our intention is to send e-mail only to users who choose to receive such e-mails. At any time, you have the right to decline receiving future communications from Strong Marriages in any manner, including but not limited to information associated with this site, e-mails or newsletters.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
There are three (3) ways in which this website may collect information about you.
1. This MSS Website will request that you voluntarily provide personal information for the purpose of establishing a better understanding of how your life experiences have impacted your most meaningful relationships, especially your marriage. This information may also be beneficial for purposes such as correspondence, site registration, membership, making a purchase, online surveys, evaluating our programs, and understanding session outcomes. Information that we ask you to provide may include your name, e-mail address, telephone number, mailing address and birth date, as well as other specific information regarding your life experiences and marriage in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, sexuality and finances.
3. Each time a MSS Website page is requested from your browser, we log your computer's IP address into our log files. Your computer has been pre-assigned a 12-digit number from your Internet Service Provider and may be static or dynamically assigned—this number is the IP address. Strong Marriages uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track movements on the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any other personally identifiable information by Strong Marriages.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect only information that is needed to help couples enrich and restore their marriage. We train certified Ministry Coordinators, Mentors and church staff about how we use that information. We limit the collection of information about users to what we need to know to manage the qualifying, pairing and ongoing support of both mentor and mentee couples, and to fulfill any legal and regulatory requirements.
The background information is collected for the purpose of pairing mentor and mentees as well as providing valuable research data. When quantifying data, specific names and addresses are not used. The information collected through the actual assessment helps provide a snapshot of the user couple’s marriage to Ministry Coordinator or ministry leader in the organization. Information is requested from both spouses in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, sexuality, finances and overall marital satisfaction. Session reports are collected from mentors to help Ministry Coordinators understand a couples progress in the mentoring process and to assist Strong Marriages in research and development of the Marriage Mentors program.
This information is stored in a highly secured password protected server. Information gathered from the assessment will be seen by Ministry Coordinators, the mentor couple and possibly a church staff member/s. Each of these individuals is aware of the sensitivity of the information and has been educated in how to use the information throughout the mentoring process. No other users entering the Strong Marriages Support System will be allowed to see this information without expressed permission of Strong Marriages, either written or verbal.
Responses from the personality portion of the assessment are captured in printable form and made available only to Ministry Coordinators, the mentor couple, and possibly a church staff member/s. Other than their own responses, mentors have access to the responses of their mentee couple only as long as they are actively mentoring the couple. Once completed with the mentoring process, the information gathered from both mentors and mentees will be stored in a password protected secured area for an undetermined amount of time.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Strong Marriages does not sell or distribute the name(s), email(s), or contact information of any user to any other individual or group. Users can go online to check and update their profile information. When quantifying data for research, advertising, or marketing, specific names and addresses are not used. We reserve the right to use the information and anecdotal data collected in Mentor Session Reports for research, development, marketing, and advertising. Any such data will be used anonymously and no data will be used that can be personally identified or connected with an individual.
Third-party Internet sites and services accessible through this website have separate privacy and information collection practices, independent of us. Strong Marriages assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords, membership ID, or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we aim to protect your personal information, Strong Marriages cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
While Strong Marriages puts forth it’s best efforts in adhering to these minimum privacy standards, additional restrictions may be imposed to comply with state and local laws, and other products or services.
All requests and usage of this website is monitored and logged.
Unauthorized hacking or criminal activity will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.