Since our inception in 2009, our stakeholders have trusted Poetice with their personal information. Whether you are a donor or volunteer, an organization or a community partner, our commitment to conduct business honestly and protect your privacy is at the heart of our Privacy Promise.

We know that you care about how your information is used and shared, and we appreciate that you trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. To better protect your privacy, we want to provide this Privacy Policy explaining our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by Poetice. The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy, both online and offline. By visiting www.poetice.org or sharing personal information with Poetice you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

We respect your confidentiality.

Poetice requires that your personal information be held in strict confidence. We use your information only for its intended business purpose. We do not sell or trade your information to other organizations or individuals.

When you visit our website or make a donation online or offline, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, ordering merchandise, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, whether it is online or offline. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. Poetice does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by Poetice. This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.

We protect your information.

Poetice takes every possible measure to make sure your information is not compromised in any way. If you are a participant in one of our programs or trips, and with your permission, we provide a list of participants to those also attending the trip. This list includes your name, church affiliation, and email address. Other than as indicated, no one other than Poetice staff has access to your information. We do allow access to your information to specific funding sources only as mandated by contractual requirements.

Our privacy promise extends online to our website. Online event registration information is transmitted via a secure server using encryption technology. Some online forms on our website are created with third-party software through a contract with TRAIL SOFTWARE INC. (a.k.a. Kindful), a trusted software provider that also utilizes encryption technology.

If you choose to send us an email, we may retain the contents of your email message, our reply, and your email address as part of our ongoing customer service efforts. We reserve the right to contact you after you have contacted us and may send future emails and/or surveys to you about Poetice.

You may notify us via email if you wish to discontinue electronic communication.

We keep accurate records.

We keep your personal information as accurate, complete, and up to date as is required to fulfill the purpose(s) for which you provided us with your personal information. Upon request in writing, we will remove your personal information from our databases, except where legislation or regulation requires our retention of it (for example, charitable giving history tied to income tax receipts.) If you would like to verify the data we have received from you or to make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the email and mail addresses provided below.

If you have any questions about our website or our Privacy Promise, please contact us at info@poetice.org

P. O. BOX 1406
Holland, MI 49422

Changes to this privacy statement.

Changing business practices and circumstances may require that we make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. Poetice reserves the right to modify its website and/or this Privacy Policy at any time and donors and visitors are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such modifications. Our goal is to provide all services to donors or visitors in an accessible, efficient and friendly manner while maintaining their privacy. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy, please contact us.

Legal Disclaimer.

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Poetice.

Need more information?

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about your privacy, please send us a description of your concern via email to info@poetice.org