Information Sharing Galveston Urban Ministries maintains this website as a service to our volunteers and supporters, and as a source of information for those interested in learning more about Galveston Urban Ministries. Visitors to this site who provide information do so voluntarily. Visitors need not register or provide any "personally identifiable information" to access any part of this site.

The term "Personally Identifiable Information" refers to information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate, the person to whom the information pertains.

This privacy statement demonstrates our commitment to online privacy. The following formally discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Information Collection and Use
Galveston Urban Ministries collects only information that is voluntarily submitted. We will not share or sell information in any manner that is not disclosed in this statement. The sole use of this information is for contact purposes-to send receipts, "Thank You" letters, and Newsletters-and to respond to questions or comments from website visitors.

The "Online Donations" form allows our supporters to donate conveniently via the Internet. This form collects personally identifiable information including contact and credit account information. The information stored on the secure server includes the following:

- Name, address, email, and phone if provided
- Donation amount, type of card, and expiration date
- Comments and/or information related to memorial or honorarium donations

NOTE: Your complete credit card number is NOT stored in the database. The database stores a masked form of the number that includes only the last four digits, e.g., XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-1234.

Credit account information that is collected is transmitted from our web server to Qgiv where the online transaction is processed on their secure servers. This occurs when the donor clicks the "Submit" button on the "Verify Donation Information" form. Data collection and transfers are protected using SSL encryption technology.

Information Sharing
Galveston Urban Ministries does not share information with any person, organization, or other entity except as outlined above related to the "Online Donations" form. The sharing occurs when the "Submit" button is clicked and the data is sent to Qgiv for processing.

The website server uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to secure the exchange of data. This protocol applies to the "Online Donations" form and to the transmission of that data to Qgiv. Data submitted via the "Feedback" form is not encrypted.


Donors may notify Galveston Urban Ministries of a change to information previously provided using one of the contact options noted under Choice/Opt-Out