Privacy Policy of F.O.C.U.S. Resource, Inc. and Affiliated Entities (FOCUS)

Dear Client or Community Member:

Your privacy is important to FOCUS, so is maintaining your trust and confidence. Privacy is one of our highest priorities. We respect your right to maintain your personal information as confidential and to avoid unwanted solicitations.

FOCUS’ privacy policy explains what types of information:

  • we collect,
  • how we use it, and
  • under what circumstances we may share it.

This policy applies to all entities owned and operated by F.O.C.U.S. Resource, Inc. and its employees, contractors, and affiliates.

FOCUS does not share your personal information under any circumstance with non-affiliated companies for the purpose of sales or marketing, including independent telemarketing or direct mail marketing of any product or service by third parties. As a matter of confidentiality, we do not disclose any information except as described below.

Please take a few minutes to read our policy.

Types of Information We Collect

Personal information collected is limited to what you provide to us via registrations, contractual agreements, and other voluntary disclosures. No information is obtained by us without your authorization.

Your information is used to provide services, including but not limited to:

  • advisory and consulting;
  • workshops and webinars;
  • events;
  • educational materials (free and paid); and
  • other products services based upon your requests.

Data collection sources include:

  • interviews and phone calls,
  • letters or e-mails,
  • video conference,
  • materials and documents provided by you or third parties at your request,
  • public records necessary for services (business registrations, etc.), and
  • books and records.

Uses of Information Collected

FOCUS may use Contact Data to send you information about our products or services, promotional material, or to contact you concerning events or services as necessary. We may use your other data including financials to verify your qualifications for certain products or services and to bill you for products and services.

FOCUS may also use your Demographic Information to provide customized solutions, including website experience.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

Your personal information is not disclosed to anyone without your express permission. However, to the extent permitted by law and any applicable state codes of professional standards, certain nonpublic information about you may be disclosed in the following specific situations:

  1. Upon receipt of a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.
  2. In response to an inquiry or complaint from such a licensing board or organization.
  3. In defense against any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against FOCUS. Disclosure is limited to only the information necessary to file, pursue, or defend against the lawsuit. We take reasonable precautions to limit disclosure of that information and to the extent, practically prevent it from being a matter of public record.
  4. FOCUS provides information to affiliates and nonaffiliated third parties who provide services or functions for us in conjunction with our services to you. Information sharing is limited by contractual agreements with the other party. Those limits include prohibitions on disclosure and use of the information for other than the purposes defined by agreements. (Examples of such disclosures include contact information provided to administrative support and marketing service organizations.

Access to Information

FOCUS limits access to employees, vendors, and contractors who need the information to perform their jobs. Information held by FOCUS is available on a limited basis to agents and affiliates for specified, authorized uses only.

Nonpublic Personal Information

FOCUS restricts access to nonpublic personal information to only those who must have it to provide products and services. Further, disclosure and use of your information are restricted by company policies, applicable law, ethical code of conduct, and nondisclosure agreements where appropriate. FOCUS maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations to safeguard your information from unauthorized access, alteration, or premature destruction.

Updates and Changes to this Policy

FOCUS reserves the right to add, change, update, or modify this policy at any time and without notice. The changes and updates are deemed delivered by simply posting such revisions on this Site. All such revisions will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site.

 

Who we are

Our website address is https://americanmission.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

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.

If you visit our login page, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.