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Privacy Policy

GEORGIA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES AND FAMILY MINISTRIES, INC.

 

Website Privacy Practices

Georgia Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, Inc. (GBCH&FM) respects the privacy of its online visitors. Visitors are not required to register or provide any personal information in order to access general information on our website. When a visitor voluntarily registers as a user and/or supplies us with contact information, we may periodically send mailings, e-mails, or make telephone calls with information on our programs, services and upcoming events.  Visitors who do not wish to receive such contacts from GBCH&FM can opt out by sending us an e-mail, calling, or writing with their exact name and address.


Online Donor Privacy Statement: GBCH&FM is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party. We have been ministering to children and families since 1872 and are continually working to ensure every dollar is used to its fullest for this purpose.  Anything less would violate stewardship principles and the trust we keep with you, with the children, families, and communities we serve, and most importantly, with God.  We are committed to the highest standard of stewardship excellence.  

 
Awareness:
 GBCH&FM provides this Online Donor Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy and security practices and to inform you about the way your information is collected
and used. We are committed to respecting your online privacy and security.


Information Collected:  On GBCH&FM pages you can make donations and request materials. The online information we collect and maintain includes:

·  Contact information: name, complete address, phone number, and e-mail address

·  Information you wish to share: questions, comments, suggestions

·  Requests for information: e.g., we will send periodic mailings related to specific fundraising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.


How Information is Used: GBCH&FM uses your information to understand donor needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use donor information to complete your transaction and communicate back to you. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing through a secure third-party processor and are not retained for other purposes. From time to time, we may also use information you provide to update you on ministry happenings that we think would be of particular interest to you.We use the comments donors offer to provide them with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.


Who Has Access to This Information: GBCH&FM will not sell, rent, or otherwise share your personally identifiable information to others. The identity of all our donors will be kept confidential. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, the use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of GBCH&FM and only to further the ministry, activities, and purposes of GBCH&FM. Employees of GBCH&FM are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of this data.


Accuracy and Access: GBCH&FM wants to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. At any time, you may correct contact information that is collected on our website by e-mailing us or by calling (770) 463-3800. To protect your privacy and security, we also will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.


Related Links Privacy: This site contains links to other sites. GBCH&FM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We do not endorse or in any way approve or validate information on sites that we provide links to, or sites linked to us.


Opt Out: Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request contact information. Users may also opt out at any time by following the methods provided in the "Modifying Your Information" section below.


Modifying Your Information: In addition to steps found in the registration pages, the following options are available for removing information from our database or for changing or modifying information previously provided:

  • You may send an e-mail to Haley Hester at hhester@gbchfm.org.

  • You may send postal mail to the following address:

Georgia Baptist Children'sHomes & Family Ministries, Inc.

505 Waterworks Road

Palmetto, GA 30268

                   Attention:  Alice Bagley

  • You may call the following telephone number for assistance: (770) 463-3800.


Security: GBCH&FM is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Internet encryption software when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. This industry standard secure technology is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. 


Changes to This Privacy Statement: We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy statement without advance notice.


Contacting the Web Site: If you have any comments or questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you may send an email to Haley Hester at hhester@gbchfm.org or call 770-463-3800.

A copy of our privacy policies regarding clients is available at all of our campuses, counseling centers, group homes , social work offices, cottages and Central Office. They are also listed below:

 

SUMMARY NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

This is a summary of our Notice of Privacy Practices, which describes how your health information may use and disclosed and summarizes your rights regarding this information. We have also made available to you a complete version of our Notice of Privacy Practices.

 

Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries, Inc. ("GBCH&FM") is committed to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information.  So that we can best meet your needs, we may use your medical information for treatment purposes, for billing to collect payment for services we provide to you or for our business operations.  We may also use or disclose your health information without your authorization for other reasons permitted by law, including for public health purposes, reports of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, health oversight audits, research studies, government programs and purposes, workers compensation and emergency situations.  We may also disclose health information when required by law, such as in response to a request from law enforcement or in response to judicial orders.  Beyond these situations, which are more specifically described in our complete Notice of Privacy Practices, we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing your health information.

 

You have the following rights with respect to your health information:

            o          To inspect and obtain a copy of your health information in your file;

            o          To request restrictions on certain uses or disclosures of your health information;

            o          To request an accounting of GBCH&FM's disclosures of your health information;

            o          To request an amendment or correction of the health information in your file;

            o          To request that we communicate with you in a certain way or at a certain location;

            o          To object to certain uses and disclosures;

            o          To revoke certain outstanding authorizations;

            o          To be notified of certain breaches of your unsecured health information; and

            o          To receive a copy of the complete version of our Notice of Privacy Practices.

 

GBCH&FM reserves the right to change this summary and the complete Notice of Privacy Practices without notification.

 

If you are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights, you may contact the person listed below or send a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the address below.  You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

            Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

            200 Independence Avenue, SW

            Washington, D.C. 20201

 

Please use the following information to contact us by phone or by mail:

Mr. Harold Ford

Agency Privacy Officer and Contact Office

Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries, Inc.

505 Waterworks Road, P.O. Box 329

Palmetto, GA  30268-0329

(770) 463-3800

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