Smile Again Ministries

Smile Again Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry, serving families who have lost a child, offering a retreat experience and counseling services to surviving parents and siblings.  Our mission is to help hurting people find peace and hope.

Smile Again Ministries Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Smile Again Ministries we have a few fundamental principles:

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Smile Again Ministries collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Smile Again Ministries’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, Smile Again Ministries may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Smile Again Ministries’ website choose to interact with us in ways that require Smile Again Ministries to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Smile Again Ministries gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Smile Again Ministries are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Smile Again Ministries collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. Smile Again Ministries does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Smile Again Ministries may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, Smile Again Ministries may monitor the most popular posts on smileagainministries.com and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Smile Again Ministries does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Smile Again Ministries discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Smile Again Ministries’ behalf or to provide services available at this website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Smile Again Ministries will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above. Smile Again Ministries discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Smile Again Ministries believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Smile Again Ministries, third parties or the public at large. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of this website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Smile Again Ministries may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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