Last modified: December 10, 2015!
Last modified: December 10, 2015!
At Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries (the “Church or “Ministry”), we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit any of our family of websites, including: www.lakewoodchurch.com; www.joelosteen.com; www.victoriaosteen.com; www.lisacomes.com; www.paulosteen.com; or www.iglesialakewood.com (collectively our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On the Website, or any of our other affiliated websites.
In e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and this Ministry.
Through our mobile applications (the “Application”).
When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services.
Offline or through any other means, including on any other website we operate, telephone, mail, and including our affiliates and subsidiaries, or any third party.
Are Children Allowed to Use our Site?
If you are under 18, you may use the Website and Application only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
Our Website and Application are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website or Application. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or register, make any purchases, or use any of the interactive or public comment features on this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Information Do We Collect About You and How Do We Collect It?
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website and Application, including information:
We collect this information:
What Information Do You Provide to Us?
The information we collect on or through our Website and Application may include:
What Information Do We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies?
As you navigate through and interact with our Website or Application, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). We current do not respond to Do Not Track signals.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and Application and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
Occasionally a user’s behavior within our family of websites will trigger an automated response or series of responses that is designed to help the user further engage with our ministry or ministries.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
We do not collect personal Information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI’s website.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
What Choices Do You Have About How We Use and Disclose Your Information?
You do have choices about how we use and disclose your information. If you do not want your information used or shared in accordance with this notice:
How Do You Access and Correct Your Information?
If you would like to review and change your personal information, you may do so by:
To close your account, please make your request by emailing us at email@example.com.
Please note: we cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to delete or change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
We have implemented measures to help secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions will be encrypted during transition.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given or you have chosen a password for access to certain parts of our Website or Application, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. And, we urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like Pray Together, comments sections or message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website or Application. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
In addition to that listed above, your personal information may be shared and used interchangeably between our international affiliates, including Joel Osteen Ministries, Canada, Joel Osteen Ministries, UK, Joel Osteen Ministries, Australia, and Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries in the United States.
Additional Information for Mobile Users
Our Application does not pull contact information, friends’ lists, contacts’ lists or check-ins.
Our Application does collect precise information about the location of your mobile device if you allow the Application to gather such information. We use your location information to provide requested location services, to connect you to local broadcast listings and/or to help you find a local church in your area. If you choose not to allow the Application to gather such information, you have the option, to manually enter a zip code.