General Privacy Statement
Types of Information Collected
Basically, there are three types of information that HPM collects on our web sites:
General Personal Identification Information
When you support HPM we may collect the following personal identification information: name, postal address, email address, credit card number, or any other similar information.
User Surveys and Polling
From time to time HPM may request that you take part in a survey or poll. These are completely voluntary and may be either posted on our web sites or sent out via email. You may easily decline to participate or elect to not receive email surveys in the future.
Web Site Usage
In order to benchmark performance of our web sites, HPM logs anonymous information each time you visit the site. This information includes: Time and Date of visit, IP address, host, client (browser type). This information is used strictly for statistical analysis. In addition to anonymous information, HPM may collect and track web site usage patterns for our subscribed members. This may include pageview history, search queries, media file access and downloads, length of visit, number of features used, etc. This information is kept completely confidential and may be used for the purposes of providing enhanced web offerings on our web sites in the future. This information is NOT shared or sold to any third parties under any circumstances, the only exception being inquiries by local, state, federal, and international authorities.
How Information is Used
Information that is collected may be used for the following purposes:
• For purposes which they were given (i.e. to validate an email subscription).
• To send email newsletters, or notifications about HPM activities, or to contact you.
• To enhance our web sites and user experience.
• To personalize web site user experience.
We may also hire third party companies to perform services on our behalf. For instance, we may hire a firm to send email newsletters out on our behalf. These third parties may be given access to your personal identification information exclusively for the purposes for which they have been hired on our behalf.
Any personal identification information collected from our web sites shall never be shared, licensed, or sold, to any third party with the exception of the following:
• When legally required to do so.
Special Email Communications
From time to time, as HPM sees fit, we may send out email communications asking you to support HPM both prayerfully and financially. Although we take care to not send these types of emails frequently, we respect your request to cease receiving such emails. You may request to no longer receive email communications from HPM by sending an email to or by telephone at 1-518-384-1726. You may also send us a written notice of your request. Our mailing address is: HOPE Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 2611, Glenville, NY 12325.
HPM web sites and email communications may employ tracking devices such as cookies and web beacons. A cookie is simply a string of text sent from a web server to a web browser that is used to differentiate and store information about a users visit, or possibly, multiple visits. A web beacon is typically very tiny transparent image embedded in a web page or email that tracks visits or email open rates. These tracking devices are used in order to measure the traffic to a particular web page, the number of opens of a particular email.
Security of Personal Information
Personal information that is collected is stored on servers that have limited access. We employ security measures to ensure that the information that is collected is protected from unauthorized access or improper usage. We will retain your personal information as long as necessary in order to facilitate the purposes that have been communicated to you and comply with applicable law and regulations.
Updates or Modifications to Policy
This policy may be updated or modified from time to time. When we make any updates or modifications to this policy, the date on this page will be updated to reflect when the changes were posted.
Comments and Questions
This policy was last updated on November 3, 2012