Who We Are

We are the Society of Christian Scholars, a Christian non-profit organization focused on equipping, influencing and renewing global higher education through daily interactions with Christian missional academics.
Our website address is: https://societyofchristianscholars.org.
You may contact us by email at: [email protected].

The Society of Christian Scholars  is committed to respecting the privacy of our website visitors, donors, employees, volunteers and partners. We will not sell information to any third party and will only share data with third parties when absolutely necessary to help with operations of our mission, but not at the expense of anyone’s privacy.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

We collect:

  • Contact Information including person’s or organization’s name and email address
    • This data is collected to provide you with services you request.
  • Questions or comments you share with us
    • This information is collected to help us understand your needs and provide you with a better service.
  • Your IP address
    • This information is collected via our analytic tools to give us an understanding of where our visitors are coming from
  • Analytics Data
    • This information is used to track what information of ours is most important to you and to get a better understanding of our users’ interests and needs within our website.

Cookies

When you visit this website, the Society of Christian Scholars implements cookies for analytic purposes, some popups, and language settings. We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time sensitive messaging.  The analytics help the Society of Christian Scholars in understanding who our website is reaching and to help us understand what content is most important to our website visitors. The language cookie allows the site to remember what language you picked on our site so content will be displayed in your language.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but at any time you may set up your browser to notify you when your browser receives a cookie and whether you wish to accept it.

Embedded Content from Other Sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

The Society of Christian Scholars uses Google Analytics as our analytics package along with Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP) Plugin to analyze data from users who visit our site. We use this data to understand who our website is reaching and to help us understand what content is important to our website visitors and how to better serve you.
If you ever wish to opt out of making your site activity available to Google Analytics, you can opt out by using Google’s opt-out browser add-on. You can find a link to it at this Google Support Page: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en

Where we send and store your data

  • Google Analytics – when you access our website, some data is sent to Google Analytics, for a further explanation, please view the Analytics section.
  • Google Drive – we store some data here for manual transition into other tools listed here or for ease of use when creating communications to notify or thank you.
  • IMH Server – any information you fill out on a form that is not transactional is stored on our server hosted by InMotion Hosting.
  • Dropbox – we store your email and registration type here so it can be easily accessed by our team members who handle your information
  • Backblaze – this is a cloud backup tool to prevent data loss.

How long we retain your data

The length of time we retain your data depends on what type of data it is. Contact information needed and donation data except credit card and bank information is kept for at least 7 years per US IRS regulations for audit and tax purposes. Contact information needed to send you newsletters and updates about our organization are kept indefinitely, until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive newsletters or updates.

How We Protect Your Data

The Society of Christian Scholars takes proactive and ongoing steps to protect your data. The Society of Christian Scholars encrypts your data in transit and uses several security rules to prevent the access of your personally identifiable information (PII) on our web server. The Society of Christian Scholars cannot enforce security standards with 3rd parties, but we do our best to secure your data by understanding the security features used by these 3rd parties and by utilizing reputable 3rd parties.
The Society of Christian Scholars office staff also go through Security Awareness Training to stay on top of current security concerns and to learn how to better protect your data.