Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

We are happy that you have chosen to visit our website https://tosamerica.wordpress.com/ and that you are interested in our work and projects. At TOS Ministries America Inc. your privacy is very important to us. We protect your data according to the legal requirements that you can also find under www.eugdpr.org.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the website of TOS Ministries America, Inc. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third parties that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy. Despite thorough content control we cannot accept any liability for third party links, as we have not caused nor are we responsible for the transmitting of this information, and we have not chosen nor changed the content transmitted.

We want you to understand the types of information we collect as you use our website and how we use it:

 

  1. Personal Data that We Collect and Store as You Use Our Website, as well as Type and Purpose

a) When You Visit the Website

Whenever a visitor accesses our website, the internet browser on their device (computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) will automatically transmit information to our website server. We temporarily store this information in a so-called log file.

We collect the following data without you having to do anything and retain them until they are deleted automatically:

  • IP-address of the requesting data processor, device ID or individual unique device identifiers and device type,
  • Name of requested file and amount of data transmitted, as well as date and time of request,
  • Notice on success of request,
  • Requesting domain,
  • Type of Internet-Browser and possibly operating system of your device, as well as name of your access provider,
  • Your browser history and your standard weblog information,
  • Location information, including location information of your device. Please note that on most mobile devices you can use individual settings for location information or even completely deactivate location information.

We process your information for our legitimate interests while applying appropriate safeguards that protect your privacy for the following purposes: We use information to ensure a smooth connection and comfortable use of our website, to monitor and improve system security and stability, as well as for other administrative purposes.

In no case will we use the collected information to draw conclusions regarding your person.

We do not use contact forms or log-in possibilities for our website.

b) When you use our contact forms

For questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to get in touch with us through the contact forms provided on our website. The minimum information required is: name, e-mail address, message, so we know who is asking the question and to be able to answer correctly. More information can be provided voluntarily.

We are processing the information for the purpose of getting in touch with us based on your voluntary consent.
The personal information we collect for you to be able to use the contact forms is deleted once we have answered your request.

c) When You Use Payment Providers

For payments of contracts that involve a fee we are cooperating with payment providers. We forward your payment information for the handling of payments – limited to the purpose of payment – to the payment provider in question, insofar as this is necessary for the handling of payments.

d) When You Register for Our Newsletter

If you have expressly given your consent, we will use your e-mail address to send you our regular newsletter.
You can unsubscribe at any time, either through the link at the bottom of each newsletter, or via e-mail to tosamerica@tos.info (subject line: “Unsubscribe from Newsletter“).

 

  1. Sharing Your Personal Data

We will not share your personal data with third parties for any other purpose than stated below.

We will only share your personal data with third parties, if:

  • you have expressly given your consent,
  • we are legally required to share the information,
  • sharing the information is necessary for the assertion, the exercise or defense of legal rights, and if there is no reason to suppose that you have an overriding interest warranting protection for your data not to be shared.

In these cases the data shared is limited to the absolute minimum. We will not transmit data to third countries with the exception of cases mentioned under §6 (“Online Marketing / Analysis Tools“).

 

  1. Data Subject Rights

On request we will be happy to provide information whether and which personal information we have on record for you, and about the purpose for which we are processing your information, the categories of personal information, the categories of recipients who have received or will receive your information, the intended retention period, your right to correct, delete, restrict or object the use of your information, the right to legal remedy, the source of your information, if it was not collected by us, and an automated decision making process including profiling.

Additionally, you have the right to correct personal data that may have been stored incorrectly or to complete personal data that may have been stored incompletely.

You also have the right to restrict processing of your information, provided the legal requirements are met.

You have the right to receive the personal information collected about you in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format or to demand transmission to another controller.

Furthermore, you have the “Right to be Forgotten”, i.e. you can demand that we delete your personal information, provided the legal requirements are met.

Irrespective of that your personal information is deleted automatically as soon as the purpose for collecting the information ceases to exist or if processing the information was unlawful.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This means we will not be able to process your data any longer like we used to when you consented.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, provided there is a legal right to object. In case of an effective retraction of that consent, we will also automatically delete your personal information.

If you would like to exercise your right to object or retract, it is sufficient to write an e-mail to: tosamerica@tos.info.

In case of violations against the data protection regulations you have the possibility to file a complaint with the regulating authority.

 

  1. Retention Period

We retain the data we collect for as long as it is necessary for the proper execution of the contract or you do not use your right to delete your data or your right to transfer the data to a different controller.

 

  1. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website that you visit which is stored on your device. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience. The cookie stores information connected to your device. However, this does not mean it reveals your identity to us.

For our detailed Cookie Policy, please see here.

 

  1. Online Marketing / Analysis Tools

We use tracking and measurement components. Our tracking and measurement components help to provide a customer-oriented design and continued optimization of our website. We are also using our tracking and measurement components for a statistical analysis of the use of our website and to evaluate and optimize our internet presence. These interests are considered legitimate in the sense of the regulations mentioned above.

Google Plus:

Our website uses the “G+1” button provided by Google‘s social network Google+. You can recognize the Google+ plug-in by the symbol “Google+” or the additional “G+1”. When you click this plug-in, this initiates a connection to the Google Plus servers. Google transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser which will embed it into the website. This will forward the information about your visit to our website to Google+.

We want to point out that we as website provider have no knowledge about the content of the data transmitted nor about their use by Google+. According to Google no personal data is collected without your click on the plug-in. While logged into your Google+ account, your data like IP address is collected and processed. If you would like to block such transmission of data, you have to log out of your Google+ account prior to visiting our website.

For purpose and extent of data collection, as well as further processing and use of the data by Google+, and for your rights and setting options for your privacy protection, please refer to Google’s and Google+’s privacy policy: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

 

Google Fonts / Web Fonts:

For a unified presentation of fonts we use so-called web fonts provided by Google. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). When loading a webpage, your browser downloads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts properly. For this purpose, your browser has to establish a connection to the Google servers in the USA. This informs Google about the fact that our website was accessed via your IP address. Using Google web fonts is in the interest of a unified and attractive presentation of our online services. This purpose presents our legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 s. 1 phr. 1 lit. f GDPR. For further information on Google Web Fonts, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s privacy policy:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

Facebook:

On our website we use Social Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) by the social network facebook.com, owned by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA (“Facebook”). When you open our website with the plug-in, this established a direct connection with the Facebook servers via your browser. This transmits the information to Facebook that you have accessed the website.

If you are logged into your Facebook account, your visit to our website clicking the plug-in can be linked directly to your profile. Even if you do not have a profile, you cannot exclude that Facebook may store your IP address.

For purpose and extent of data collection, as well as further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and for your rights and setting options for your privacy protection, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect information about your visit of our website and link it to your member account, you have to log out of your Facebook account prior to visiting our website and delete the appropriate Facebook cookies. It is also possible to block Facebook-Social-Plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker”.

 

YouTube:

Our website uses plug-ins by YouTube (part of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you open our website with the plug-in, this established a direct connection with the YouTube servers via your browser. This transmits the information to YouTube that you have accessed our website. If you are logged into your YouTube account, your visit to our website as well as all interaction connected to the plug-in (such as clicking the YouTube button) can be linked directly to your YouTube profile and may be saved at YouTube. Even if you do not have a YouTube profile, you cannot exclude that YouTube may store your IP address. Please also see YouTube’s privacy policy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

To block YouTube from collecting this data during your visit of our website, log out of your YouTube account prior to visiting our website. To generally block YouTube from collecting your data while browsing websites, you can block YouTube plug-ins by an add-on for your browser (e.g. www.youtube.com/user/disconnecters).

 

Twitter:

Our website uses certain features of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use Twitter, especially the “Re-Tweet” option, Twitter will link your Twitter account with the websites you visit. This may be revealed to other Twitter uses, especially your followers. This means, there also is a transmission of data to Twitter.

We want to point out that we as website provider have no knowledge about the content of the data transmitted nor about their use by Twitter. For further information on Twitter’s privacy policy, please see http://twitter.com/privacy.

Please note that you have to possibility to change your privacy settings, for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Data Security:

We are working hard to implement all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data in such a way so that neither third parties nor the public will be able to access them. If you should want to contact us via e-mail, we do point out that this means of communication cannot guarantee the complete confidentiality of the information transmitted. So we recommend sending confidential information via regular post.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TOS Ministries America Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in TOS Ministries America Inc.’s sole discretion. TOS Ministries America Inc. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Name and Contact Details for Data Processing Entity

This Privacy Policy is valid for the processing of data through:

TOS Ministries America Inc.

2695 Villa Creek Dr., Suite 268

Dallas, TX  75234
Phone: (972) 798-2046
E-Mail: tosamerica@tos.info

 

Data Protection Officer:

Lydia Rowley, TOS Ministries
Eisenbahnstraße 124
72072 Tübingen
Germany
Phone: +49 7071 360 920
E-Mail: lydia.rowley@tos.info