Privacy and Communication Options

Privacy and Communication Options

Thank you for visiting the Impact Ministries USA website and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This notice addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of this website. This notice covers the following topics:

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Information Collected and How it is Used

If you do nothing during your visit to the Impact Ministries USA website but browse or download information, the following information about your visit is automatically collected and stored:

  1. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited this site;
  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  5. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.
  6. The information we automatically collect or store may be used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. The Impact Ministries USA website automatically analyzes our web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. Our web site logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse the Impact Ministries USA website

Additional information collected is limited to what you provide. If, during your visit to the Impact Ministries USA website, you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:

  1. The e-mail address, and contents of email that you may choose to provide.
  2. Information volunteered in response to a survey.
  3. Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.

e use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another related agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.

  • If you use our secure online donation portal, the information you provide is used to process your donation as you have outlined in that form.  
  • The address and content you submit via the newsletter email form are forwarded to the communications director and used in accordance with your request. 
  • The information you submit on any form on the site is forwarded to members and staff of the Ministry and may be used to contact you in the future.

Your personal information will not be shared or sold by Impact Ministries USA to any outside party for commercial purposes.

Personal Information and Choice

“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e., sending an email or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Impact Ministries USA website.

If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Public Disclosure
In the State of Washington, laws exist to ensure that non-profit activities are open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by the state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide these exceptions.

RCW 42.56. 070(1) states that

Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of this section [RCW 42.17.260(6)], RCW 42.17.310, 42.17.315, or other statute which exempts or prohibits Disclosure of specific information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the Disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control

Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and opportunities to serve their communities, we encourage that this be done with parental supervision. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has otherwise provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files.  If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact Impact Ministries USA, PO Box 550, Duvall, WA 98019 or by email

Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information section.

o better serve our users we are now using “cookies” to customize your browsing experience with the Impact Ministries website. Cookies are small chunks of text temporarily stored on your computer; generally containing a session ID number and information that the web application can use to complete its tasks. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the Impact Ministries website. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer.

Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. It is important to note that in most cases at our site, the cookie is removed as soon as the session is overer.

Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices on our website that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

The Impact Ministries USA website has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire IMUSA operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.

This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via IMUSA supported web sit

The Impact Ministries website has links to other web sites. These may include, but are not limited to links to web sites operated by government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Impact Ministries USA website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

​Neither Impact Ministries USA, nor any agency, officer, or employee of Impact Ministries USA warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.r own risk.

Privacy Policy Changes
We may, from time to time, make changes to this policy, based on your comments and our need to accurately reflect our data collection and disclosure practices. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify users by posting a prominent announcement on our website.

Governing Law
You agree that your use of this website, this privacy policy and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Washington. Any dispute relating to this privacy policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in Seattle, Washington..

The Impact Ministries USA Website Contact Information
To access your personally identifiable information we collect, if any, or request correction of factual errors in your personally identifiable information or to offer comments about the Impact Ministries USA website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, you can contact Impact Ministries USA using the following information:

  • By Telephone (617) 855-5259
  • By Mail The Impact Ministries Website, PO Box 550, Duvall, WA 98019-0550
  • By Email

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