Updated July 26, 2021
Who We Are
Our website address is https://www.americasgreatstories.org. We are the website associated with the ministry America’s Great Stories®, which is owned and operated by America’s Great Stories, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.
What Information is Collected?
AmericasGreatStories.org doesn’t require anyone to share any personal information about themselves in order to enjoy our website. We do not collect any personal information from you online unless it is voluntarily provided, for instance, requesting information through our contact forms or purchasing an item. The personal information we ask for may be first and last name, an email address, a physical address, payment information, and other information necessary to fulfill your requests through our website.
While America’s Great Stories® is a ministry that exists primarily for the benefit of children and teens, AmericasGreatStories.org is a general-audience website that is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
How the Information is Used
America’s Great Stories® uses your information to understand your needs and to provide you with better services. We use the personal information we collect through contact forms in order to complete a request for information, respond to an email, or answer a question. Occasionally, we might also email you to provide information on upcoming events and website updates.
What Information is Disclosed?
America’s Great Stories® does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that you provide except that we may transfer, disclose, or share such information with third-party service providers who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain online activities (e.g. sending emails and newsletters or processing donations and other financial transactions). Such third parties have access to only the personal information needed to perform their functions, and such personal information may not be used by them for other purposes. Additionally, in the unlikely event that all or substantially all of the assets relating to America’s Great Stories, Inc., are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information submitted to us may be transferred to the acquiring entity. Finally, we may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with law or requests by law enforcement agencies or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our website, users of our website, and others.
America’s Great Stories® may provide the opportunity to contact us by email through AmericasGreatStories.org. We may ask for a first and last name, but we request no additional personally identifiable information except first and last name and an email address, which we use solely for the purpose of responding to messages and/or requests. By giving us your email address, you have given us permission to contact you by email in response.
All information collected for email messages is used only to send a requested email message, to respond to questions and/or requests contained in your email message, and to send follow-up responses and inquiries related to your request. Unless you voluntarily sign up to receive other informational and promotional content from America’s Great Stories® by email, we will not use your information for other purposes. America’s Great Stories® may indefinitely retain copies of all communications sent to us via AmericasGreatStories.org for informational and archival purposes. You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, but this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
America’s Great Stories® may provide you the opportunity to sign up to receive periodic newsletters and other informational and promotional content sent by email to notify you of new content posted on AmericasGreatStories.org and other news and updates about America’s Great Stories®. Signing up for this email is completely voluntary. We may ask for a first and last name as well as an email address. This information will be retained in order to comply with your request to send you periodic updates, from which you can unsubscribe at any time and thereby have your information removed from our email newsletter list.
Donations and Transactions
When you make a donation, your information, with the exception of any financial information, may also be added to databases controlled solely by America’s Great Stories® for administrative and archival purposes. By donating to America’s Great Stories®, you have given us permission to contact you by email with information related to your donation as well as other informational and promotional content.
Cookies and Log Data
Links to External Websites
AmericasGreatStories.org contains links to third-party websites and other materials located on websites maintained by other organizations or individuals. Once you access a link to another website, please be aware that America’s Great Stories® is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Embedded Content from External Websites
America’s Great Stories® has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected in the future is secure. We use commercially reasonable efforts to store, maintain, and secure personal information to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction by any unauthorized party.