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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the processing of personal data at the website ActiveChristianity.org, managed by Brunstad Christian Church, and is hereinafter referred to as “this website.”

Brunstad Christian Church (BCC), organization number 979 961 073 (also referred to as “we,” “us,” or “BCC” hereinafter) is responsible for the processing of your personal information. We respect your privacy and are dedicated to protecting the privacy of persons using this website. This Privacy Policy has been created to help you, a website user, understand how we process your personal data.

We are committed to providing accurate information to help you to make an educated decision about how, and where, your personal data is stored, processed and used. This Privacy Policy is reviewed regularly to ensure that it accurately reflects our processing of personal data, and may therefore be updated without prior notice.

1. Who we are

“ActiveChristianity” is managed by Brunstad Christian Church.

If you have questions related to the contents of this policy, or about our processing of personal data in general, you can send your queries via our contact form on this website. Alternatively, you can reach us by email or mail at:

Emailpersonvern@bcc.no
Mailing address: Ryenstubben 2, N-0679 OSLO

2. Definitions

Below is an overview of some key terms used in this Privacy Policy.

Personal Data: Any information that allows a person to be directly or indirectly identified as an individual person.

Processing: Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data, i.e. collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

User: A person whose personal data is processed.

Member: A person who has an account registered through this website.

Data Controller: The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Data Processor: The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Legal Basis for Processing: A fundamental prerequisite for the lawful processing of personal data is a valid basis for processing. According to GDPR Art. 6, the legal bases for processing can be, among others, the user’s consent or other necessary reasons, including the need to fulfill a contract or agreement that the user is a part of, or the need to fulfill legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party.

3. What personal data we process, and how we process it

As a visitor to this website

This website collects standard internet log information, including IP address, browser type and language, operating system, visit times, and referring URLs. To ensure that this site is well administrated and to facilitate better navigation, we or our service providers may also use cookies (small text files stored in the user’s browser) to collect aggregated data.

Processing and storing of information when using cookies requires that the user is informed that the cookies are used, and has agreed to it. More information about cookies can be found in our Cookie Policy. You will also find information on how to check and manage the cookie settings in your browser.

This website has integrations for various social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (such as Facebook and Instagram, collectively called “social media.”) Personal data or other information that you have provided to any social media platform can be read, collected and used by other users of the platform, something that we have little or no control over. Therefore, we are not responsible for any individual’s use, misuse or misappropriation of personal data or other information that you provide to any social media service.

When you contact us

When you contact us privately through our contact form, by email, mail or through social media, personal data such as name, email and location is collected based on the information you have provided to us for the purpose of two-way communication. This information is kept confidential, and only specifically authorized persons at BCC have access to them.

When you register for an account on this website

Users are required to register for an account on this website in order to download E-books. Personal data such as name and email is collected and used for the licensing of E-books, and will not be used for other purposes unless otherwise stated.

4. Purpose and legal basis for processing of personal data

We collect and process personal data for the following purposes:

To fulfill services you request

To log in on our site and to download E-books, you are required to register for an account. Through registration, we process your basic contact details like name, email address and membership status. You may visit our site without registering, however only a limited amount of content is available to users who do not log in. If you reach out to us through our Contact Form, we will use information about you, such as your name and email address, to respond to your queries. The legal basis for processing this personal data is consent.

To protect our or others’ rights, property or safety

‘The E-books available on our website are protected by copyright law, and are licensed for personal use. The personal data provided when you register for an account is collected to enable the licensing and download of E-books. The legal basis for processing this personal data is legitimate interest. Personal licensing of the E-books is required to prevent unauthorized reproduction, distribution or sale without prior permission.

Based on legitimate interest, we may also use your personal data about how you use our website to prevent or detect fraud, abuse, illegal uses and violations of our Terms of Use and to comply with court orders, governmental requests or applicable law.

As stated on the footer of this website, this is our Terms of Use: Reproduction of material from the ActiveChristianity website for use elsewhere is prohibited without prior permission.

For general research and analysis purposes

We use personal data about how our visitors use our website to understand customer behavior or preferences. For example, we may gather and analyze information about site search to better understand how to optimize our content to site visitors.

If you have received any unauthorized or inappropriate advertisement or other marketing through our services, we ask you to contact us via one of the methods mentioned above.

5. Privacy of children

We understand the importance of protecting the privacy of children in the interactive digital world. This website is not designed or intentionally targeted at children under the age of 13.

If you are below 13 years old and using our services, please make sure that your parents approve the processing of your personal data.

If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age that requires parental consent, without a parental consent, please contact us via one of the methods mentioned above.

6. Protection of personal data

We take privacy seriously at BCC. We have established rules and procedures for the protection of personal data and privacy from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

To ensure that the processing of information is carried out in a safe manner, only specifically authorized persons at BCC, and our subcontractors or system/service suppliers will have access to the information you provide us. The number of employees with such approval is limited. Access to information is secured by access mechanisms.

We shall use all reasonable precautions to ensure that our employees, data processors and third parties who have access to information about you are adequately trained to ensure that they treat such information in accordance with this statement and our obligations under privacy legislation.

7. Your rights

As a user, you have several rights related to our processing of your personal information. Here is information about what these rights are and how you can exercise them in connection with our digital channels. If you have questions relating to your rights, or would like to exercise them, you can do so by contacting us via one of the methods mentioned above.

The right to be informed

You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. The details are recorded in this Privacy Policy.

The right to request access to your personal data

You have the right to know what data of yours we are processing and why we are processing it.

We will provide a copy of this data in a widely used machine-readable format within 30 days without charge unless your request is exceptionally large or frequent. We will inform you if this is the case.

The right to rectification of your personal data

If you believe that the information we have stored about you is incorrect (for example: email address), please contact us via the contact form to update your personal data. Alternatively, you can update the personal data stored in your member account by accessing the settings of your account on our website.

The right to erasure

You have the right to request that we delete personal data that we process on you. We will comply to such requests unless we have a legitimate ground to not delete the data.

After the data has been deleted, we may not immediately be able to delete all residual copies from our active servers and backup systems. Such copies shall be deleted as soon as reasonably possible.

The right to restrict or suspend processing

You have the right to request that we restrict or suspend our processing of your personal data. This may however lead to limited possibilities to use our services.

The right to withdraw consent

You can withdraw your consent at any time. We will comply with such requests unless there is another legitimate ground to process the personal data.

To delete your member account, go to “Account” at the top of every page when you are logged in, and select “Delete Account.”

You can contact us at activechristianity@bcc.no for all other requests related to withdrawal of consent.

The right to data portability

In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask for your data in a structured, readable format to which we are obliged to provide you the data.

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you believe that our processing of your personal data is in violation of the Privacy Policy, or privacy regulations in general, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

 

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

Last updated 9th May 2019
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and thus the notice may be subject to changes at any time.

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