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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Website (“Site”) of Ohio Ministries of the Church of God (“Ohio Ministries”). Ohio Ministries is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our website. This privacy policy explains:

  • the information we collect when you visit our website,
  • how we collect it,
  • how we use it, and
  • how we protect it.

This Policy does not apply to offline activities.  

Our Detailed Privacy Policy…

Anonymous Information

Ohio Ministries may collect anonymous information about users who visit our site and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis. For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns so we know which parts of our site are most popular. Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are:

Internet Tags: provide information about your browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, Google Chrome®), operating system (e.g., Windows, OSX), Internet service provider, geolocation and similar information.

IP Addresses: a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you are on the Internet; we might use IP address information to determine the number of users who have visited a specific area of our site. Please note we could use this information to identify you if necessary to comply with legal requirements or for security issues.

Personally Identifiable Information

What is Personally Identifiable Information? Personally Identifiable Information (“Your Information”) includes information such as your name, email address, Ohio Ministries, telephone number and copies of communications shared through our contact forms or post comments. If you purchase event tickets or registrations through PayPal, your credit card information is stored securely on that partner’s system, and we have no access to your financial data save for the information about the actual purchase (what was purchased, when it was purchased, amount spent and the shipping details, if applicable).

How We Collect Your Information. Ohio Ministries collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our site during an online transaction to request event registration (if you pay online it is secure through a connection to PayPal), sign up to receive our email, or complete a contact form. 

You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain Ohio Ministries programs and activities or receive certain services or offers.

We use MailChimp for our email distribution. When an individual subscribes to email or newsletters on our website, that data is transferred to the mailing list for that instrument and stored with our MailChimp account.

How We Use Your Information. Ohio Ministries will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online request or contact form or subscribe as a user in order to comment on a blog post and receive updates,).

We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about Ohio Ministries and our services and programs that we think will interest you. While presently not within the scope of our activity, in the future Ohio Ministries may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you.

How We Share Your Information. Ohio Ministries and Camp Marengo may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for Ohio Ministries and Camp Marengo, such as soliciting event attendance. Ohio Ministries also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that the Ohio Ministries deems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.

Security. Ohio Ministries follows best practices to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using special software tools and firewalls to protect our servers and virus/intrusion/malware detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites. Our Site may include links to other Websites, to include Camp Marengo, that may be of interest to you or are referenced within the body of a post. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. Be sure to read the privacy policies on other sites other Websites.

We monitor our website for broken links, but especially with third-parties, we cannot guarantee that a link will remain valid. External links are more difficult to monitor than those linking internally on our site. If you encounter a broken link (a 404 Error – file not found or other server error), we would appreciate an email via our contact form or directly to ohchog@ohchog.org with the information so we can secure some type of correction. Sometimes we can re-establish a connection with a new third-party link (sometimes other sites change without notice), and other times, we are forced to remove the link altogether if the data is no longer available. We have no control over third-party information or websites.

Transfer to the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by providing Your Information, you consent to this transfer and storage of the data in the United States.

Review and Correction.  If you would like to review or correct the information that you provided to Ohio Ministries or if you have comments or questions about our Site, please email us directly at ohchog@ohchog.org or call us at (740) 747-2916.