Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Overview

Sheridan House Family Ministries, Inc. is committed to respecting the online privacy of our donors. We have developed this online privacy policy to ensure our web visitors that information provided on the websites of Sheridan House will not be shared with any third party.

Awareness. Sheridan House provides this Online Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy and security practices, and to inform you of the way your information is collected and used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.

No Sharing of Personal Information. Sheridan House will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all who contact us through our websites will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of Sheridan House and only to further the ministry activities and purposes of Sheridan House. Absent a transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of Sheridan House or a merger with another ministry, we will not share your personal information with any third party.

Information Collected. On some Sheridan House websites you can provide contact information for ministry-related purposes, to order resources, or to make ministry contributions. Here are the types of personal information that we collect:

  • contact information: name, organization / church, complete address, phone number, email address;
  • payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
  • shipping information: name organization / church, complete address;
  • information concerning how you heard about Sheridan House
  • information you wish to leave: questions, comments, suggestions; and
  • your request to receive periodic updates; e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic e-mails related to specific fund-raising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

How Information is Used. Sheridan House uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on ministry happenings, and to personalize our website for you. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

Security. Sheridan House is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Sheridan House staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Cookies. From time to time, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the website to “recognize” you as a unique individual. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our sites, or to identify which areas of our network of websites you have visited (i.e., e-commerce sites, etc.). We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our sites.

Many websites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List. Our website gives you the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list so that you do not receive any future communications from our ministry. If you desire to remove your name, simply email us at:  info@sheridanhouse.org.

Contacting Us. If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, please send us an email at:  info@sheridanhouse.org or call us at (800) 838-1552, or (954) 583-1552.