Privacy Policy

Rural Mission is pleased that you have chosen to visit our web site. Our mission is to serve the spiritual and physical needs of the rural poor and Hispanic migrant worker community on the rural Sea Islands of Charleston County, S.C. and surrounding neighborhoods and communities. We sincerely hope you will spend a few moments exploring further this website and will contact us for further information.


Rural Mission Looks Out For Maintaining Your Privacy

The staff, administration and Board of Rural Mission will always respect and protect your privacy. When you visit with us here, we will collect information that will be helpful to us in our outreach to you and to the community as a whole. This can include your name, address, email address, telephone, credit card information, and sufficient financial information to transfer funds for those who choose to donate on-line or purchase tickets to Rural Mission events on-line. We are providing you with specific information on this aspect of our web site’s operation, as well as other features, in the paragraphs that follow so that you will be fully informed. If at any time you have questions or comments regarding any aspect of Rural Mission’s web site or our built-in information collecting practices, please contact Rural Mission’s staff at (843) 768-1720.


The Two Types of Information That Rural Mission Collects

As described briefly above, the information that a visit to this web site will provide to Rural Mission falls into two categories; [1] aggregate information, and [2] personally identifiable information. As will be apparent, the aggregate information does not identify you, and may, as an example, give us statistical information concerning which pages of our web site you visit the most. This helps us pattern our web site to best suit the majority of the users, and thus makes our outreach more helpful. The personally identifiable information is, as set forth above, the more detailed data that you voluntarily provide to us. In addition to the personal information as to name, address, email address and similar personal data will become part of the Rural Mission records. Rural Mission does not share with third parties any personally identifiable information that we have collected, except as needed to complete any voluntary debit or credit card transaction initiated by you. We may disclose aggregate information to responsible parties for such uses as compiling Rural Mission statistics and outreach purposes. Rural Mission may be required to disclose personally identifiable information when required to comply with relevant laws or legal proceedings. This will be done only with your express permission or to comply with an enforceable legal subpoena, court order, or administrative order. Rural Mission will at all times abide by federal and state laws and regulations with regard to all information collected from our web site.


Related Web Sites

Rural Mission may provide links to other web sites for your convenience. Examples of these web sites are those that may process on-line donations and those that may process on-line event ticketing transactions. Some of these sites may in some manner resemble Rural Mission’s site, so that caution should be used. When considering any activity related to these linked sites, keep in mind that these third parties are not bound by Rural Mission’s Privacy Policy and are not protected by its security systems. Rural Mission disclaims responsibility for any actions with regard to these third parties, and does not express an opinion as to the efficacy of their privacy policies or their security systems.


Data From Children

The Rural Mission web site is not directed to children, and we will not request or accept personally identifiable information from any person that we know is under the age of 13. In the event that an under age child does, without our knowledge provide us with information, then we will delete this information, in accordance with our established change policy, set forth below.


Changes to the Information and Privacy Policy

We will honor at any time your reasonable request to update, correct, delete or opt out completely with respect to any personally identifiable information. Accordingly, to the extent your request does not compromise our privacy policy, we will provide the information to you for any of these purposes, and provide you with confirmation that the change has been made in accordance with our best efforts. With respect to the Privacy Policy itself, Rural Mission reserves the right to change it from time to time. In order to keep current as to the Policy, it is the user’s obligation to check on a regular basis. Any substantial changes will be posted on this web site at least 30 days prior to implementation for comments. In the event that changes are made, only new information collected after the implementation date will be subject to those revisions.


Your Consent and Questions/Comments

By the act of using this web site, you consent to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In the event you do not agree with some, or all, of the terms, please refrain from visiting our web site and/or providing any personally identifiable information, as the case may be. Any questions or comments should be directed to Rural Mission staff at (843) 768-1720.


Effective Date

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is March 27, 2009