Effective: August 23, 2021
General. Unity is committed to safeguarding the information you entrust to Unity and believes that every User should know how it utilizes the information collected from Users. Please note that the Site may contain links to other web sites, and the Site allows Users to download or otherwise access Content (including software), controlled by third parties. Unity is not responsible for the privacy practices of these or any other web sites or Content controlled by third parties, and you access and utilize such Content and web sites entirely at your own risk. Unity recommends that you review the privacy and other practices governing any other web sites that you choose to visit and any Content you wish to download or otherwise access. Unity is based, and this web site is hosted, in the United States of America. If you are from the European Union, Canada or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law and you are registering an account on the Site, visiting the Site, or purchasing products from Unity or the Site, or otherwise using the Site, please note that any personally identifiable information that you provide to Unity may be transferred to or utilized by Unity or its affiliates in the United States. Any such personally identifiable information provided may be processed and stored in the United States by Unity or a service provider acting on its behalf.
Information Unity Collects. Our Site has the ability to collect two types of information from and about you: (a) information that you provide that may be used to personally and specifically identify or contact you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you. We collect this information: (a) directly from you when you provide it to us; (b) automatically as you navigate through the Site; and/or (c) from third parties, for example, our business partners. Users browsing the Site without registering an account or affirmatively providing personally identifiable information to Unity do so anonymously.
Personally Identifiable Information: Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal and email addresses, phone number, credit card or bank account information, etc. Users may provide and Unity may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways. Personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, (i) contact data (such as a User’s name, mailing and e-mail addresses) to register an account on our Site; (ii) demographic data (such as a User’s gender, zip code or age) when participating in a survey or poll, or registering or creating a profile on our Site; (iii) financial information or payment information collected to pay for purchases made from other Users via the Site or otherwise (such as credit card, debit card or other payment information); or (iv) other information willingly inputted by account holders in relation to services provided via our Site. Unity does not collect social security numbers. If you communicate with Unity by e-mail or otherwise, post User Content (as defined herein) to the Site, post messages to any forums, complete online forms, surveys or entries, provide information outside of the account registration process, or otherwise interact with or use the features on the Site, any information you provide may be collected by Unity. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to certain content on our Site.
Non-Personal Information. Our definition of non-personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information about you that has been rendered anonymous. We obtain non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We also automatically collect certain non-personal information from you when you access our Site. This information can include, among other things: Internet or other similar network activity is sourced indirectly from you (e.g., from observing your actions on this Site) or from third party service providers, such as a data analytics provider. They are used to provide you with personalized content, information and other information, and/or to deliver relevant advertising, your IP address, GPS coordinates, or other unique identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer, mobile or other device used to access the Site; the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc.); the third party website from which your visit originated; the operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP, Mac OS, etc.); the domain name of your Internet service provider; the search terms you use on our Site; the specific areas within our Site that you visit; and the time of day and duration of your visits.
Additionally, certain information regarding your computer systems, network locations, IP address and software may be communicated to Unity in certain circumstances by the digital rights management systems associated with certain Content that you download or access via the Site in order to prevent unauthorized use or distribution of the associated Content. Non-personally identifiable information collected by Unity (such as patterns of utilization) is exclusively owned by Unity and may be used as it sees fit in accordance with applicable law.
Additional Information about Collection Methods. A few of the methods and/or avenues that may be used to collect non-personal information include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods hereafter developed):
Different types of cookies used by us:
- Strictly Necessary cookies let you move around the website and use essential features. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the Internet.
- Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website, e.g., which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is.
- Functionality cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
- Targeting cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognizing that you have visited our website.
Web Beacons and Ad Networks. Some of our Web pages and e-mail updates may contain electronic images called Web beacons, sometimes known as one pixel GIFs, clear GIFs or pixel tags. On sites, these allow us to count visitors who have viewed our pages. In promotional e-mail messages/newsletters, they allow us to count how many subscribers have read them. Web beacons allow us to develop statistical information about the activities and features that most interest our consumers for the purpose of providing more personalized content. They are not used to access your personal information without your consent. Unity may allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to Users via the Site. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. Unity may “target” some ads to Users that fit a certain general profile. To deliver these ads properly, the Site may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by the Site or implement other monitoring technologies so the networks may provide anonymous, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other web sites. These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other web sites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. In addition, the Site may use the technology of ad networks to serve ads only when you visit this Site. Ad networks may use non-personal information, such as your state or zip code, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of particular interest to you while you visit this Site. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
If you don't want cookies, you can set your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or turn off all cookies through your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox). Check your browser HELP menu to learn the correct way to change or update your cookies. Alternatively, you may wish to visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of Unity websites.
We do not support “Do Not Track” browser settings and do not currently participate in any Do Not Track frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal information.
Keeping Your Information Secure. When you submit information to us through our Site, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy and take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information. Your information may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to or from us. Please be advised that we cannot and do not ensure, represent, guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
In the unfortunate event that your "personally identifiable information" (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
How Unity Uses Information.
Unity may use personally identifiable information collected through the Site for the specific purposes for which the information was collected, to verify your identity, verify your address, to contact Users for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, regarding other Content, products and services offered by Unity that we believe may be of interest to you, to manage risk, or to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared via our Site, and otherwise to enhance Users’ experience with Unity. Unity may also use information collected through the Site for research regarding the effectiveness of the Site and the business planning, marketing, advertising and sales efforts of Unity, its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. Information collected from you may also be used to ensure compliance with certain terms and conditions and agreements entered between you and Unity as well as to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of Content downloaded or otherwise accessed via the Site.
Unity will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this Site. These may include a series of welcome emails which help inform new Users about various features of the Site, emails and confirmations regarding actions taken by you on the Site or orders placed by you through the Site, and notices relating to the proper functioning of the Site or your account. Unity may use your personal information to send you promotional information relating to the Content, products and services offered by third parties that Unity feels may be of interest to you. The personal information you provide will allow us to alert you to new developments, new products, features and enhancements; special offers; upgrade opportunities; and surveys, contests and events of interest. We strive to limit use of the information you provide to those offers that we think you would appreciate receiving. To opt out of further communications from a marketing partner or sponsor with whom your information has been shared, please contact that partner directly. We may send Unity emails that may contain information regarding third-party products or services; however, this doesn’t mean that we’ve traded your personal information to any party.
We may use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect in a variety of ways, including to administer the Site, help us analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, improve the quality of the pages that make up our Site, gather broad demographic information, and to improve our Site. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others.
Disclosure of Information.
Unity may disclose personally identifiable information collected from Users to its parent, subsidiary, third parties and other related companies, including, but not limited to, our co-promotional partners, vendors, consultants and professional advisors, trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners who will use the information for the purposes outlined herein, to the extent necessary for them to perform or provide the services offered by the Site and the Site itself, and for the specific purposes for which the information was collected.
Unity may disclose personally identifiable information in order to protect the rights, property or safety of a User or any other person. Unity may disclose personally identifiable information if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding a violation by User of any contractual or other relationship with Unity or where Unity has a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Unity, its users or the public or the perpetration of any illegal or harmful activity, or as otherwise required by law. Unity may disclose personally identifiable information where we have received your direction or consent to such disclosure, to comply with the law or respond to legal process or lawful requests, including from law enforcement and government agencies, or to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law, to protect the integrity of the website, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any legal investigation. Unity may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users to content developers, investors, advertisers and potential partners. Finally, Unity may disclose or transfer personally identifiable information collected from Users to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of our business, Site or applicable database; or in connection with or in contemplation of a sale of its assets or business or a merger, consolidation or other reorganization of its business, or to support other legitimate business purposes including but not limited to legal compliance.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Site, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our users or the general public.
Personal Information Provided as Part of User Content. If a User includes such User’s personally identifiable information as part of the content that such User posts to the Site, such information may be made available to any parties using the Site. Unity does not edit or otherwise remove such information before it is posted on the Site. If a User does not wish to have such User’s personally identifiable information made available in this manner, such User must remove any such information before posting such content. Unity is not liable for any damages caused or incurred due to personally identifiable information made available in the foregoing manners.
Security of Information. Information about Users that is maintained on Unity’s systems is protected using industry standard security measures. In order to secure your personal information, access to your data is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Site. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and Unity cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. Unity is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site by any Users or third parties.
Children's Privacy. Our Site is a general audience site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you use the Site, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database. If you become aware that a child under 13 has registered for our email newsletters, or otherwise provided us with their personal information, please report the use to [email protected]. If we become aware of a user under the age of 13 providing information on this Site, we will terminate that account and purge our databases of all personal information provided by that user to the extent feasible.
INDIVIDUALS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
In this Section, we provide additional information relating to how we process personal information of individuals in the European Union (“EU”) and the United Kingdom (“UK”), in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation and the UK GDPR (collectively, “GDPR”).
If you need more information or would like to exercise your rights under the GDPR, you may contact us at [email protected].
(a) Basis for Processing
Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Statement will depend on the personal information concerned and the context in which we collect it.
(b) Your Privacy Rights
Depending on applicable law, you may be entitled to the following rights:
- Right of Information and Access. You have the right to access the personal information we collect about you, and request us to disclose the types of personal information we collected from you, our purposes for collecting the personal information, and the categories of third parties we may disclose personal information to.
- Right to Rectification. You have the right to request us to correct inaccurate personal information that we collected from you.
- Right to Erasure. You have the right to request us to delete personal information that we collected from you. However, we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which we will provide notice of, if applicable, at the time of your request.
- Right to Data Portability. You have the right to request that we send you the personal information we collected from you in a readable format.
- Right to Object. You have the right to object, at any time, to our processing of personal information we collected from you.
- Right to Restriction of Processing. You have the right to restrict our processing of personal information we collected from you when: a) you contest the accuracy of the personal information; b) the proposed processing is unlawful; c) we no longer need the personal information for the purpose of the initial collection; and d) you object to our processing of the personal information.
If you wish to exercise any of these applicable rights, please contact us at [email protected].
Depending on where you live, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or other regulatory agency if you believe that we have violated any of the rights concerning personal information. However, we encourage you to first reach out to us at [email protected], so we have an opportunity to address your concerns directly before you do so.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information provided below and put “California Consumer Data Request” in the subject line of your request.
California law affords residents of California certain additional rights:
(b) The right to “opt out” of processing or allowing a business to sell their personal information to third parties (or, for consumers who are under 16 years old, the right not to have their personal information sold absent their, or their parent’s, opt-in);
(c) The right to have a business delete their personal information, with certain exceptions as provided by law; and
(d) The right to non-discrimination to receive equal service and pricing from a business, even after exercising your rights.
California consumers can make a request related to the above noted rights by emailing [email protected]. Note that there are restrictions regarding the number of times you can exercise these rights. You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. Such authorized agent must be registered with the California Secretary of State. We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
(a) Where is your information stored and processed?
personal information collected on our websites and services, or received by Unity from you or third parties, may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where we or our service providers maintain facilities.
The servers and databases in which personal information may be stored may be located outside the country from which you accessed this website and in a country that does not have the same privacy laws as your country of residence. The personal information you provide us may be transmitted abroad in accordance with legal requirements, but we will collect, process and use personal information only in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Employment opportunity related queries may also be transferred to any member of the Unity family of companies. By visiting this website and submitting information, you consent to such collection, processing, transfer and/or storage of any personal information that you submit.
(b) How long do we store your Personal Information?
We retain and store your personal information only for as long as we have a legitimate business purpose to do so and in accordance with our data retention policies.
(c) What about Personal Information that is publicly available (such as in message boards or other interactive forums)?
We may offer message or bulletin boards and interactive areas where visitors may post comments or information for our visitors’ enjoyment. If there is a chat room, bulletin or message board, social networking opportunities or other interactive areas where personal information may be posted at this website, be sure to check posted rules before entering, as you will be bound by them as well as our Agreement. Anything you post online is public information, and we are not responsible for anything you voluntarily post online. Users should exercise caution when disclosing personal information online.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personal information we have collected from you.
(e) How do we safeguard your Personal Information?
We have implemented administrative, physical and technical safeguards designed to protect your personal information. No security measures can be 100% secure, however, and so we recommend that you take additional measures to protect yourself and your personal information, including by installing up to date anti-virus software, closing browsers after use, keeping confidential your log-in credentials and passwords, and making sure that you regularly update software and apps you have downloaded to ensure you have enabled the latest security features on your devices.
Calling Unity Prayer Ministry (Silent Unity)
How are prayer calls kept confidential?
Although Unity records some prayer calls, they are used strictly for training purposes and are stored securely, available to only a handful of authorized associates within the Unity Prayer Ministry. The training is to help assure that you will have a meaningful prayer experience when you call, connecting with prayer workers who listen deeply, pray fluidly, and follow up with skilled customer service. Each prayer associate has signed a confidentiality agreement to maintain the privacy of any caller’s information.
Unity World Headquarters
1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Missouri 64065
E-mail: [email protected]