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PRIVACY POLICY

Information we collect

The Institute of Biblical Sexuality does not collect personally identifiable information on Biblicalsexuality.net unless you voluntarily provide such information about yourself via signing up for an account, subscribing to an email list, sending an electronic mail message, or filling out one of our online forms. On our website, you can sign up to be a member, purchase products, register for events, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletter, comment, and participate in online groups. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, age, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, and information about your interests. 

We may passively collect certain kinds of non-personally identifiable information that reveal the frequency with which you visit the site, the times and dates of your visits, the pages you reviewed, your purchase/payment history, products/services that you view, persons with whom you interact, and other information (collectively, “Passive Information”). Passive Information is collected through various means. We may use Internet protocol (IP) addresses to administer the site. We may use navigational data, including domain information, to identify information about your web browser and operating system and the time period in which you visit the site. We also may use a third-party tracking service that uses tracking technologies to track Passive Information about visitors to our site in the aggregate. This information is used to administer the site, report usage metrics, and otherwise operate and improve the site content.

Like many Internet sites, this site may use small text files called “cookies” that are sent to the hard drive of your computer to store bits of information related to your use of the site. Cookies can store a variety of information, including IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords needed to access the site. The “Help” section of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to configure your browser to reject cookies altogether. However, if you disable cookies, you might not be able to access important functions or features of the site, and your use of the site may be limited.

Information about your payment

If you use our website for purchases or financial transactions (like when you buy something, register for an event, make a donation, or any financial transaction), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. The Institute of Biblical Sexuality does not store credit card or financial data for transactions. All transactions on our website are managed through third-party payment processors. 


When you engage in an on-line payment transaction, we will facilitate the transfer of your name, address, credit card details, and purchase amount as necessary for the third party to provide that service. Credit card information is collected by our PCI-compliant third-party payment processors (via web-portals they maintain and control) and are transmitted over a secure encrypted connection and stored in a datacenter until the transaction is completed, at which point it is removed unless you have requested to store your credit card details securely with the credit card processor for future transactions. To the extent your personal information is transmitted to the previously referenced third-party service providers, each of their own privacy policies and data security policies will also apply to such Personal Information.

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address, email address, and credit card information.

How the information you provide is used

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. However, your information will never be sold to any third party.

Through the information we collect, we are also able to deliver our services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you by understanding how you use and interact with our website and products. 

Should you send us your comments or questions via email to any email address provided on our website, we will only share your communications with our employees or agents most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. We will retain your communication until we have done our very best to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response and then we will either discard it or, in some cases, archive it. We will only disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the website; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information you may provide without your consent.

Promoting safety and security

We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity and to promote safety and security on and off of our website, including in any hosted event, online group, or other activity. We reserve the right to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. 

If you use any of the links on this website to link to other sites not maintained by the Institute of Biblical Sexuality, know that such sites are not under the ownership or control of our organization. Accordingly, we can make no representation concerning the quality, safety, or suitability of the content of any sites outside our control. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by or obtainable through this website.

Managing or deleting information about yourself

You have a right to correct, amend, or delete any personal information that the Institute of Biblical Sexuality has collected through your requests as described above. You may also change the status of whether you wish to receive Institute of Biblical Sexuality communications, notifications, or newsletters. If at any time you wish to exercise these rights, contact the Institute of Biblical Sexuality at info@biblicalsexuality.net.


If you created a paid or free account on the website, you can delete it at any time. Keep in mind that information that others have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted when you delete your account. Content you share within a community becomes property of that community according to the terms and conditions set by each community you elect to become a member of. Each of your communities may download and/or use your content (provided by you in that community) at their discretion (as noted in their terms of use). 

Modification to this Private Policy

The Institute of Biblical Sexuality reserves the right to make changes to these terms (or other terms referenced in or incorporated by this Policy) at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this page. Any such changes will become effective as of the date of the posted changes. 

By using this website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Policy and subsequent changes and updates to these terms. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not disclose any personal information through this website.

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