The Grace Place is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safest online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to The Grace Place website and governs data collection and usage. By using The Grace Place website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Grace Place collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number and also anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Grace Place website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by The Grace Place for the operation of the website, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Grace Place website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Grace Place public message boards or blogs, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Grace Place does not read any of your private online communications.

The Grace Place encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from The Grace Place website so that you can understand how these websites collect, use and share your information. The Grace Place is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of The Grace Place website and partner websites.

Use of your Personal Information

The Grace Place collects and uses your personal information to operate The Grace Place website and deliver the services you have requested. The Grace Place also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Grace Place and its affiliates. The Grace Place may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Grace Place does not sell, rent or lease its visitor lists to third parties but may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Grace Place may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide support, or other arrangements. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Grace Place, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Grace Place does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Grace Place keeps track of the links and pages that our visitors access from within The Grace Place website. This is done in order to determine which services or pages are the most popular and useful to our visitors. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Grace Place to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Grace Place website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Grace Place or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Grace Place; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Grace Place, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Grace Place website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenient feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Grace Place pages, or register with The Grace Place website or services, a cookie helps The Grace Place website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as home addresses, billing addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Grace Place website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use The Grace Place features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Grace Place services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Grace Place secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Grace Place secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The Grace Place will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect organization and visitor feedback. The Grace Place encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Grace Place is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Grace Place welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Grace Place has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Grace Place at hyveth@andrews.edu. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015