Awana Clubs International
Internet Policies

Welcome to the Web pages of Awana Clubs International, hereafter referred to as Awana. The following information is provided to address common Internet issues and concerns. Please take a moment to review the following Internet policies of Awana. If you have any questions regarding these, please see the Contact section at the end of the policy statement.

PRIVACY AND THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal information that may be required includes: name (first and last), full address, country, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, church name (where you attend/attended Awana), home phone number and credit card Information (card type, number, expiration date). Awana requests only the personal information needed to facilitate an appropriate response.
The information that is collected is used only for and by Awana. Awana assures you that all such information is held as confidential and that it will never sell, lease or rent your personal information. Awana will always take appropriate security measures with the information you provide to us.

SITE FEATURES:
Awana Online Stores
The stores are the e-commerce section of the web site available to churches and  to individuals.  Only personal information necessary to fulfill the order is collected.  A credit card is necessary for orders submitted by individuals.  Therefore, Awana has contracted with a company that provides credit card processing for online transactions. The company uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input and stores the information on secure computers.

Message Boards
There may be one or more message board forums. Each area will require a separate registration. Those not registered will only be able to view content. Registered members will be able to submit messages and/or reply to posted messages. The registration consists of providing some personal information; required fields will be marked.
Message boards will be monitored by Awana. Messages that do not meet the stated guidelines will be removed. Awana reserves the right to remove any message at any time for any reason.

E-mail Newsletters
There may be opportunities to "subscribe" to one or more e-mail newsletters or notices. If you decide you no longer wish to receive one or more newsletters, an "unsubscribe" feature will be available for each newsletter.

Online Giving
Protecting your personal information is critical to Awana. Therefore, Awana has contracted with a company that provides credit card processing for online transactions. The company uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input and stores the information on secure computers.

Polls/Questionnaires/Surveys
No personal identifying information will be gathered for these features. Some demographic information may be collected for internal purposes.

CHILD PRIVACY POLICIES AND CONSIDERATIONS
Awana supports parents' efforts to be involved with their child's internet activity. Awana interaction with your child will be limited to surveys/polls where your child can provide anonymous feedback on given questions or topics. Awana will not request any identifying information in this type of scenario, although we may request (but not require) age and gender information to give us a better understanding of kids and their preferences. Awana will not share this type of demographic information with any third parties.

If you have any other questions or concerns about Awana corresponding with your child, please see the Contact section at the end of this policy.

INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES
Cookies
A "cookie" is a small piece of data that a Web site can store on your system. Currently, cookies are only used in the Awana Online Supply Store feature of the site. The cookies are used to connect your customer information to the items in your shopping cart.

IP Addresses
Awana uses tracking software to collect information about your visit to an Awana site. Awana only uses the information to track your online movements while at the Awana site. In addition, Awana can see your ISP (Internet Service Provider) information, but this does not contain any of your personal information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Restrictions on Use of Online Materials
All online content on the Awana site is the intellectual property of Awana Clubs International. At no time does any ownership right in any material transfer to any other party. Generally, material may not be reproduced without the express written permission of Awana. At times, Awana will publish some material online and grant permission to use with certain restrictions. This permission extends only to registered churches and their leaders as long as all copyright, trademark and proprietary notices are included on material; the material is not modified in any manner; and the use of material is non-commercial in nature.

Disclaimer
This Web site is provided as a service to those who visit. Awana may provide links to other sites that may be of interest to visitors, and other sites may have links to Awana. Awana does not review all sites that may be linked directly or indirectly to its Web site. Therefore, Awana cannot be responsible for objectionable content on other sites. If you find a linked site that contains objectionable material, is outdated or does not operate, please send a message to webmaster@Awana.org.

Submitting Material Online
All comments, suggestions, ideas or other information or content that you send to Awana through its site becomes and remains the property of Awana, even after this agreement may terminate. This statement does not apply to information that is protected under the PRIVACY AND THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT.

Awana does not have to treat submissions as confidential. You cannot sue Awana for using ideas that you submit. If Awana uses your idea or anything like it, Awana does not have to pay you or anyone else for doing so. Awana will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. Submissions may be used as Awana determines is appropriate without compensation to any one.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. You accept full responsibility for the message, including its reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.

Limitation of Liability
Awana WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF ITS SITE. THESE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGE OR INJURY CAUSED BY:

  • USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE Awana SITE
  • USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SITE WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM AN Awana SITE
  • INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF Awana SITES
  • FAILURE OF THE Awana SITE TO PERFORM IN THE MANNER YOU EXPECTED OR ANTICIPATED
  • DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF Awana SITE
  • ERROR(S) ON Awana SITE
  • OMISSIONS ON Awana SITE
  • DEFECTS ON Awana SITE
  • COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE FAILURE
  • Awana IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW Awana TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR SOME DAMAGES. THE ABOVE LIMITATION WOULD NOT APPLY IN THOSE STATES.

HOWEVER, IN ANY EVENT, LIABILITY OF Awana TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES AND CLAIMS OF ANY KIND, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY APPLIED, WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS Awana SITE.

POLICY CHANGES
Awana has a goal and policy to produce Web content that is appropriate for the entire family. It remains a fact that Web sites are always changing to add new features and to address new public concerns. These factors may necessitate changes to this policy statement. Awana will keep a current version posted. A posted date will accompany the policy for the benefit of our visitors.

Awana CONTACTS
Privacy Questions: privacy@Awana.org
Web Content/Errors: webmaster@Awana.org
Copyright/Trademark Permissions: permission@Awana.org

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