Collection, Use and Security of Personal Information
A. Godstone Collection of Personal Information
1. Godstone will collect Personal Information on an individual only if the individual provides the information to Godstone. Godstone also may collect information about a person who has been referred to the website to send them emails regarding Godstone’s efforts or a person to whom Godstone has been asked to send emails regarding Godstone’s programs or efforts. If a person donates to Godstone, Godstone may collect sensitive Personal Information such as the donor’s credit card number, card type, expiration date and keep a record of the financial transaction. Godstone Ranch may collect Demographic Information it obtains from individuals and third parties for fund raising purposes and to notify persons of Godstone Ranch programs, events, educational opportunities and upcoming meetings.
Godstone may collect Aggregate and Transactional Information and add to its database every time a person visits a Godstone Web Site. Also, Godstone collects Aggregate Information for research purposes.
2. Types of information: "Personal Information" is "Demographic Information" and/or "Medical Information" which identifies a specific individual with a minimal degree of effort. Demographic Information includes name, address, city and other similar information. Medical Information includes diseases, treatments, lifestyle behaviors, family history, genotype, phenotype and other similar information. Transactional Information is data collected on an individual based on the individuals' interactions with Godstone, which may include sensitive information such as credit card information and Medical Information. Aggregate Information is information presented in summary or statistical form which does not contain data that would permit the identification of a specific individual without extraordinary effort.
B. Godstone Use of Personal Information
1. When an individual provides Personal Information to the AHA, the AHA may use the Personal Information for its programs, research and fund raising.
2. Godstone uses Transactional Information for research purposes for the development or implementation of its programs, products and services. The presumption is that, since Transactional Information is highly proprietary, it will not be disclosed to third parties.
3. Godstone will disclose all information as required by law.
4. Godstone will make every effort to discontinue the use of an individual's Personal Information as soon as practicable if requested by that individual. Godstone may need to retain Information in its archives and records to comply with law, resolve disputes, analyze problems, assist with any investigations, enforce Godstone’s User Agreement and other policies, and take other actions otherwise permitted or required by law.