California law requires us to ensure the privacy of our
customers' personal information. California law also requires
us to provide information to you regarding our Privacy
Policy and the designated means by which you may inquire
about our policy.
We at MinistryWebStores, Inc., a California corporation
("Parable.com"), which operates the online store and shopping
cart located on the Web site(s) (collectively, the "Web
site(s)") owned by The Parable Group, Inc., a California
corporation ("Parable"), value our customers and take issues
regarding privacy very seriously. Please read this Privacy
Policy to learn more about the ways in which we use and
protect your personal information. Except as otherwise
the personal information you voluntarily share with us
to third parties for marketing purposes without your express
affiliates to complete purchases through Parable's Web
site(s) and for marketing purposes.
we collect about you, why we collect it, and how we use
make about how we collect and use your information. If
applicable, you may opt out of our information
sharing by contacting us in accordance with Section 4 below.
To do so, you may contact us as follows:
If our information practices change in the future, we will
the revision date that appears at the end of this policy.
You may exercise your choices about how we collect and
use your information at any time.
The Web site(s) may be enhanced by Google's advertising management
Google's related policies for specific information about any
Google advertising appearing on the Web site(s) and/or how
Google may use your personal information as you use the Web
of companies, such as Google, that we do not control or to
people that we do not employ or manage. Parable.com shall
have no responsibility for the use or misuse of your personal
information by Google.
In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1798.83, as
amended from time to time, when you visit the Web site(s) or request
information from us, we collect personal information, such as your
name, address(es), electronic mail address, telephone number and
business affiliation. We also collect this information when you
set up an online account with us, save or post any information online
with us, participate in any surveys or promotions sponsored by us, or
sign up to receive our newsletter. We maintain a record of your
interests and inquiries. We may also acquire information from Parable
or its authorized affiliates for marketing purposes.
The online store and shopping cart located on the Web site(s)
are hosted and operated by Parable.com. Among other things, Parable.com
manages the store pages, ordering system, all order and customer credit
card data. In connection with your use of the shopping cart and purchase
of Parable's or Parable's vendors' products, Parable.com may collect
information about your shopping experience.
How does Parable.com use my information?
We use the information we collect to deliver information on the
Web site(s) about the products and/or services you requested, to
provide you with information about related products and services,
to provide our newsletter, to improve the Web site(s), and to better
administer and troubleshoot problems with the Web site(s).
When you request information from us, we use your personal information
to respond to you via phone, mail or e-mail in accordance with your request.
We may also use your address and e-mail address to send you information about
Parable's or Parable's vendors' products, services, events and promotions.
If you participate in a promotion (online or over the phone), we may use your
personal information to send you e-mails, mail, or telephone calls (including
text messages) regarding Parable's or Parable's vendors' products, services,
and promotions. From time to time, we may use this information to contact
you via e-mail, mail, or telephone to learn more about your preferences. You always have the choice not to receive marketing information mailings
or calls; you just need to let us know.
We may also use the information about your interests and purchases from Parable to help us improve the site design and your online experiences. We may contact you, subject to the choices you have made, via e-mail, mail or telephone, to conduct market research and learn more about how we can improve our offerings.
Does Parable.com share my information with third parties
other than Parable and its Affiliates?
Parable.com will share your information with Parable so that Parable can communicate with you by e-mail or mail about the Parable® products, services, sweepstakes and promotions that may be of interest to you. Aside from Parable and its authorized affiliates, Parable.com will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. In accordance with Google's policies, however, Google may monitor your activity on the Web site(s). In addition, Parable.com contracts with service providers to maintain and manage our customer information, for the e-commerce portion of the Web site(s), to fulfill promotions, and to communicate with our customers. We do not authorize any of these service providers to make any other use of your information.
Parable.com reserves the right to disclose information about you as required by law, in response to legal process and law enforcement requests, and as necessary to protect the property, interests and rights of Parable.com, its authorized affiliates, and others.
How do I OPT OUT of receiving promotional communications?
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive promotional information from us, or if you do not want us to use your information to enhance your online experience, you may OPT OUT of receiving our promotional communications at no cost to you. You should be aware that you will need to OPT OUT each time you contact us electronically by means of the Web site(s) or save your information online.
To OPT OUT, please let us know by calling us at (805) 543-2644, clicking the "Opt Out" link in any e-mail you receive from us or Parable,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Please be sure to include your full name and the addresses (mail and e-mail) you submitted to us. If you ask us to remove your name and address from promotional lists, we will maintain your name in our "do not contact" list to ensure that we can honor your request. Note that it may take up to four (4) weeks to process your opt out request, during which time you may continue to receive communications from Parable.com and/or Parable.
If you would like to request information about what we collect, please feel free to call or write us as well. In accordance with California law, we will respond in writing to your request within thirty (30) days.
How do I access my information? How do I change or delete
You may ask us to update your personal information by e-mailing or writing us with your new information or by logging into your online account with us.
How does Parable.com protect children's privacy online?
Parable.com is concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet and the Web site(s). Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Web site(s) unsupervised, and we ask that children do not post any comments or reviews to our electronic bulletin board or submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use the Web site(s) or participate in any online sweepstakes in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.
A "cookie" is a small data file that Web sites often store on your computer's hard drive when you visit their sites. A cookie may contain information, such as a unique user ID that Web sites use to track the pages of the sites you've visited. A cookie may also collect technical information which is not personally identifiable such as the type of Internet browser you are using, the types of computer operation system you are using, and the domain name of the Web site from which you linked to the Web site(s). An HTTP referrer is a tool that allows Web sites and servers to identify from where people are visiting for promotional or security purposes. We may have an HTTP referrer tool implemented on various Web sites on the Internet which will identify how you arrived at the Web site(s).
How does Parable.com protect and use customer information?
We are committed to protecting the security and integrity of our customer information, and we use procedures and technology designed for this purpose. For example:
- a.We limit employee access to customer information to those who have a business reason to know this information.
- b.We maintain policies and procedures covering the physical security of workplaces and records.
- c.We use technological means (such as backup files, virus detection software, firewalls and other computer software and hardware) to protect against unauthorized access or alterations to customer data.
Is my information secure?
We believe your data must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. On our e-commerce pages, we use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, firewalls and Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL technology, an industry standard, is designed to prevent someone other than the operators of the Web site(s) and our e-commerce providers from capturing and viewing your personal information. In addition, to provide our customers with an increased level of security, online access to track your order(s) requires your e-mail address and corresponding order number(s) and your account is protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. Parable.com will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication (including unsolicited correspondence such as letters, phone calls or e-mail messages). While we employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access, perfect security does not exist on the Internet, and neither Parable.com nor Parable ensures or guarantees the security of any information you transmit to us on the Web site(s) or the accuracy of any information displayed on the Web site(s) or in connection with the Parable® online store or in connection with Google's advertising management system used on the Web site.
What about links to other Web sites and services?
Governing Law; Limitation of Damages; Entire Agreement.