At The Sower Review (www.thesowerreview.org), we acknowledge that the emergence of online business brings new opportunities and new responsibilities.
We embrace the opportunity to provide our services to you in an open and personalized manner. But we share with you the responsibility of controlling the exchange, storage, and use of selected personal information about our readers.
Certain areas of thethesowerreview.org Web site contain information supplied by visitors and others. Thesowerreview.org is not responsible for comments, advice, information, or any other posting made by visitors or others in these areas.
Thesowerreview.org reserves the right to review materials posted in any public areas and to delete or edit them, for any reason, at any time.
The information we collect
This site collects information about you, including your email address. In addition, information you agree to provide us when registering for a subscription or online services -- such as your name, title, company name, address, telephone number, fax number, and credit-card information -- is collected and retained. We may verify or combine this information with data about you that we have gathered from other sources or that we may already have in our files.
Why we collect it
Our intention is always to gather only the information needed to serve you better and never to gather information without your knowledge. We aim to balance our legitimate business interests with a level of privacy you would reasonably expect in the normal "offline" world.
Anonymous information about our readers as a group is collected mostly through standard analysis of our Web-server log files. We use this information to closely monitor which areas of the site are used most and to determine which areas we need to focus on improving. This information is used exclusively by The Sower in aggregate form so that we may continue to improve the value of the services and information on the Web site for our members as a whole.
We also gather information that can identify you personally, generally to provide you with The Sower services or products you requested and for The Sower billing purposes.
We may also compile and use this information so that we may keep you informed of upcoming events, send you subscription information, customize your visit to thesowerreview.org, and offer new products and services that may be of interest to you.
Third-party use of this information
The Sower and thesowerreview.org does not rent, sell, lease, trade, lend, or otherwise share our customer lists. Your information is not provided to any third party for their use.
We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts subscription. From time to time, we may also use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.
We will disclose the information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
If your relationship with us includes providing one of our business units with personal information that is particularly sensitive, we will protect that information with extra care. We define sensitive data as including credit-card numbers, personal financial data and any information about children. There will be no external distribution of this sensitive data outside of our immediate company.
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