Privacy policy (Canada)

AdventistGiving recognizes the sensitive nature of your personal and financial information. It is our highest priority to ensure the confidentiality of any information you provide and we take a pro-active approach and appropriate action to protect your privacy. When you entrust AdventistGiving with your information, you can be certain it will be used only within our strict guidelines:

Purposes and consent
AdventistGiving collects and uses your personal information in order to process your offering online and to ensure your security. By providing AdventistGiving with your personal information you are deemed to have consented to us using it for the purposes described above.
Types of personal information collected
AdventistGiving collects and uses basic contact and payment information, including credit card information, from all users of the site in order to process online offerings. Please note that you are not required to provide credit card information, except when you wish to complete your payment and confirm your offerings from this web site. Should you not wish to provide this information, you may still give your offerings at your local church.

How we protect your information

  • We do not sell, rent, or exchange any individual personal or credit card information with any Adventist or non-Adventist organizations.
  • Within AdventistGiving, we safeguard your information carefully using the latest industry-standard security methods available. We use firewalls to block unauthorized access by individuals or networks and use secure transmissions such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt information between you and AdventistGiving. As an additional safeguard, we also encrypt all backup tapes for AdventistGiving.
Disclosure of personal information

AdventistGiving will not generally disclose your personal information to third parties. We will however disclose your personal information without your consent as required by applicable domestic and foreign laws. Your personal information will be retained on AdventistGiving affiliate servers in the United States, only for as long as is required to process your online offering. In order for you to be able to return your tithes and offerings online through AdventistGiving, registration is required using a valid email address. Registration is free to anyone. Personal information and offering details provided are kept confidential between you and your local church. Only the total amount of your offering is immediately submitted to the bank for processing. Credit card numbers are used only for processing your offering and are not used for any other purpose.

How AdventistGiving uses email

AdventistGiving will never send emails asking for personal or account information such as passwords or credit card numbers. In most instances, we will not send you emails unless you have initiated an email dialogue with us or you have previously requested us to communicate with you in this manner.

Temporary cookies

AdventistGiving uses temporary cookies while you are logged into the site in order to enhance your online experience. However, such cookies are never linked to your personal information. As soon as you exit the browser or AdventistGiving site the cookie is deleted. If you turn off cookies in your browser, AdventistGiving may not be accessible.
Changes to our policies

Nothing lasts forever, and we anticipate that at some time in the future it may be necessary to make changes to our Privacy Policy. If in our opinion acting reasonably such changes will allow AdventistGiving to make materially greater use or disclosure of your personal information, we will notify you of the changes. You will then have an opportunity to withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.

Access, questions and concerns
You may ask questions about this policy, access your personal information or withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information at any time by contacting our Privacy Officer and, subject to any legal constraints, we will comply with your request within a reasonable time. Our Privacy Officer can be reached at  privacy@adventistgiving.ca.