Epistle Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2018

Epistle allows missionaries to stay connected with their ministry partners. This Privacy Policy describes how and when your information is collected and used.

One of Epistle's main objectives is privacy for missionaries. Epistle DOES NOT share your information with third parties.

I. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Epistle may collect the following kinds of information from you:

Contact information, such as full name and email address; Content that you create, share or post in audio, video, text, images, and other media or software files that you provide on or through Epistle; Information that other ministry partners provide about you when using Epistle, for example, when a ministry partner send a message to you; Feedback, suggestions, and ideas sent to us; Billing information; and Information you provide Epistle when you contact or engage us for support regarding Epistle.

Log and Cookie Data. We automatically collect certain information such as your Internet protocol (IP) address and other browser or device identifiers, browser type, operating system, crash data, Internet service provider, the date and time of your visit, information about your activities (such as the links you click and pages you view) within Epistle, and other standard server-log information (“Log and Cookie Data”). We collected this data for Epistle to function, detect bugs, etc, but do not share this data with third parties.

In order for Epistle to function, we may use cookies, local storage objects, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information.

Your browser or device may offer settings related to these technologies. For more information about whether these settings are available, what they do, and how they work, visit your browser or device's help material. We may not recognize or respond to browser or device signals around tracking, and some settings may interfere with your use of features we offer. Additionally, the settings offered by a browser or device often apply only to that particular browser or device.

II. USE OF INFORMATION

Epistle will use information we collect to provide, develop, and improve Epistle. Examples of such use include: Communicate with users regarding their use of Epistle; Enhance the security and safety of Epistle; Conduct data and system analytics, including research to improve Epistle.

We may also use the information we collect in order to operate, maintain, and improve the systems and infrastructure that provide Epistle. You authorize us to do so and acknowledge that this may also result in improvements to Epistle, since centralized systems and infrastructure support Epistle. For example, we may use crash logs from your use of Epistle to identify and fix bugs which have a positive impact on all users.

Epistle shall use de-identified or aggregated data to the extent possible to debug, troubleshoot and improve the Epistle platform.

III. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We may, as directed or approved by you, disclose the information that we collect in the following circumstances: Epistle may use aggregate data to communicate the effectiveness of Epistle to other missionaries. For example, "Users who have 50 or more ministry partners on Epistle see 20% more engagement." Epistle will never disclose information about your account to a third party without your consent.

IV. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we update the Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” date above and post the new Privacy Policy.

V. CONTACT US

Please direct any questions to [email protected]