Privacy Policy

Committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology


The Christian Emergency Network (CEN) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology which gives you the most powerful and safe online experience possible. The Privacy Policy applies to the CEN website and governs all data collection and usage. By using the CEN website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.This Privacy Policy outlines the Christian Emergency Network ("we", "our" or "the Ministry") practices with respect to information collected from users who access our website at :"Site"), or otherwise share personal information with us (collectively: "Users").

The responsible authority within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: [Michael W. Boler Operations Officer - Data Controller]. 

What are my user rights?

  1. Receive confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning you is being processed, and access your stored personal information, together with supplementary information.
  2. Receive a copy of personal information you directly volunteer to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
  3. Request rectification of your personal information that is in our control.
  4. Request erasure of your personal information.
  5. Object to the processing of personal information by us.
  6. Request to restrict processing of your personal information by us.
  7. Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
 What information will be retained?

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it is collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time. Under applicable regulations, we will keep records containing client personal data, account opening documents, communications and anything else as required by applicable laws and regulations. 

We may rectify, replenish or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion.

What are the grounds for data collection? 

CEN collects email addresses and limited personal information for the purpose of communicating through CEN advisories about service opportunities or products deemed to be of likely interest to CEN members.

Processing of your personal information (meaning, any information which may potentially allow your identification with reasonable means; hereinafter "Personal Information") such as: when subscribing to receive CEN Alerts and Advisories, joining the CEN Network or when making business transactions are based upon personal information which are necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations towards you and providing you with our services, to protect our legitimate interests and for compliance with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject.

When you use the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other uses of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We encourage our Users to carefully read the Privacy Policy and use it to make informed decisions. 

What information does CEN collect?

The policy of CEN is to never sell or make available your email, contact or other information to other parties for any reason including sales for communications, including not to sell, rent or lease any information to third parties. Additionally CEN does not use or disclose sensitive personal information such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

We collect two types of data and information from Users. 

The first type of information is un-identified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a User(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the Site (“Non-personal Information”). We are not aware of the identity of a User from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Non-personal Information which is being collected may include your aggregated usage information and technical information transmitted by your device, including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time, etc.) in order to enhance the functionality of our Site. We may also collect information on your activity on the Site (e.g. pages viewed, online browsing, clicks, actions, etc.).

The second type of information Personal Information is individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may with reasonable effort identify an individual. Such information includes:

  • Device Information: We collect Personal Information from your device. Such information includes geolocation data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g. MAC address and UUID) and other information which relates to your activity through the Site.
  • Registration information: for CEN Alerts and Advisories, for Joining the Network, and for added types of personal information collected for business transactions apply. When you register on our Site you will be asked to provide CEN details such as: full name; e-mail, zip code, or in some cases a physical address, picture, or other information which will help us provide services to meet your network needs. 

How does CEN receive information about you?

We receive your Personal Information from various sources:

  • When you voluntarily provide us your personal details in order to register on our Site;
  • When you use or access our Site in connection with your use of our services;
  • From third party providers, services and public registers (for example, traffic analytics vendors).

How is the information used and with whom does CEN share information?

The CEN community makes interactive resources available to its constituents. Please remember any information disclosed in this area becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. If you choose to post personal information online accessible to the public (in any forum, message board or chat environment) you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. CEN does not have any control over the situation, which is why we encourage each person to exercise caution in posting any personal information. CEN does not rent, sell, or share Users’ information with third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may use the information for the following:

  • To communicate with you regarding information that will assist in a Chistian community-wide, church or individual response to emergencies of all kinds;
  • To communicate with you regarding notices of our services, or providing you with technical information and responding to any customer service issue you may have;
  • To communicate with you to keep you informed of our latest updates and services;
  • To communicate new and helpful training, products and services when you use our Site (see more under "Advertisements");
  • To market our websites, training, services and products (see more under "Marketing");
  • To conduct statistical and analytical studies intended to improve the Site.

While CEN does not sell, rent or otherwise provide member information to outside parties in addition to the different uses listed above, we may transfer or disclose Personal Information to our members, partners, or constituents as a part of routine communications. 

In addition to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy, we may share Personal Information with our trusted third party providers, who may be located in different jurisdictions across the world, for any of the following purposes:

  • Hosting and operating our CEN Site;
  • Providing information for members to assist in building the network domestically and internationally;
  • Providing you with our services, including providing a personalized display of our Site;
  • Storing and processing such information on our behalf;
  • Serving you with promotions which assist us in evaluating the success of our ministry campaigns or to help us retarget any of our members or users;
  • Performing research, technical diagnostics or analytics;

We may also disclose information if we have good faith to believe that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our policies (including our Agreement), including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or other wrongdoing, suspected fraud or security issues; (iv) to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; (v) prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users, yourself or any third party; or (vi) for the purpose of collaborating with law enforcement agencies and/or in case we find it necessary in order to enforce intellectual property or other legal rights.

Does CEN use “cookies”?

We and our trusted partners use cookies and other technologies in our related services, including when you visit our Site or access our services. 

A "cookie" is a small piece of information that a website assigns to your device while you are viewing a website. Cookies are very helpful and can be used for various different purposes. These purposes include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, enable automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences and making the interaction between you and our Services quicker and easier. Cookies are also used to help ensure that the promotions or campaigns you see are relevant to you and your interests and to compile statistical data on your use of our Services. 

The CEN Site uses the following types of cookies:

a. 'session cookies' which are stored only temporarily during a browsing session in order to allow normal use of the system and are deleted from your device when the browser is closed; 

b. 'persistent cookies' which are read only by the Site, saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Such cookies are used where we need to know who you are for repeat visits, for example to allow us to store your preferences for the next sign-in; 

 c. 'third party cookies' which are set by other online services who run content on the page you are viewing, for example by third party analytics companies who monitor and analyze our web access.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but Personal Information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your device preferences; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Site may not operate properly and your online experience may be limited. 

We use a tool which is based on the Snowplow Analytics technology to collect information about your use of the Site. The tool collects information such as how often users access the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, etc. the tool does not collect any Personal Information and is only used by our Site hosting and operating service provider to improve their Site and services.

Does CEN use script libraries? 

In order to present our contents correctly and to be graphically appealing across all browsers,we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts ( on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.

  • Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible - but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.
  • The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

Does CEN collect third party information?

Our policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose your information to other parties or sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Accordingly, we encourage you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third party that you choose to disclose information to. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals whom we do not employ or manage, including any of the third parties which we may disclose information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. 

How does CEN safeguard your information?

We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the Site and your information. [We employ industry standard procedures and policies to ensure the safety of the information we collect and retain, and prevent unauthorized use of any such information, and we require any third party to comply with similar security requirements, in accordance with this Privacy Policy]

The information provided to CEN is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by CEN. CEN employs industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such occurrences. Services may result in the transfer of information internationally, including into or outside of the United States. By visiting and accessing this site you consent to such transfers.

While CEN uses industry-standard measures to protect your information, no security measures are foolproof, and it is impossible to guarantee complete security of data sent or maintained via the internet. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access or abuse our Site, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access.

Does CEN use links?

The CEN Site contains links to other websites. CEN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites. Links within the usual text of the CEN site must be to sites directly meeting a CEN need established by our Mission/Vision statement which is prayer, care or share disaster response related. This would include requests to be linked within any text or section. These links must be approved by the web section CEN Coordinator before being uploaded personally to the site. Links are then monitored by the web section Coordinator for ongoing fit. Links to other ministries will be broadly encouraged by CEN leaders and its partners.

CEN assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in any of the documents available through the CEN server, and information is subject to change without notice. CEN disclaims all warranties concerning this information, including without limitation, any implied warranties of information, and any user accepts full responsibility for the consequences of utilizing any information contained on the CEN website or other links.

Does CEN provide added protection?

Please remember that any information disclosed in the CEN Network area becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. If you post personal information online accessible to the public (in any forum, message board, or "chat" environment), you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. CEN does not have control over that.

When you become a member of the Christian Emergency Network you will be assigned a separate email address which allows you to access products, training, and services as well as to collaborate with others more securely within the Network. 

Any information you post using your email access will be open only to CEN partners but not the general public. This is another means of CEN protecting your personal information and why membership in the Christian Emergency Network is encouraged.

Does CEN provide a secure credit card information process?

Christian Emergency Network does not endorse or encourage credit card debt. We do however realize it is the fastest, most convenient, and most secure way to exchange funds for order placement or contributions. For this reason we want to make online ordering available to our valued customers and supporters.

Shopping at Christian Emergency Network is 100% Safe and Secure. To ensure your security, we use 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your personal information from unauthorized use.

Some partner information is supplied to the company which processes your credit card purchases. All order information you provide to us and all information contained in your "Shopping Account" is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a widely used coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us. Transactions will not be permitted if your browser does not accept SSL encryption. Only authorized personnel from Christian Emergency Network or its partners can decode this information and such personnel will only do so in accordance with our or their Privacy Policy.

What is the CEN policy regarding IP addresses?

When you connect to our website, we record your IP addresses and information on the type of operating system (i.e.Windows) and browser software you are using (i.e. AOL, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Netscape). This helps us to diagnose problems with our servers and for system administration. Your IP address is also used to help gather aggregated demographic information.

How does CEN deal with Hackers?

It is the intention of Christian Emergency Network, and our Internet Service Provider, to prevent "hackers" infiltrating our servers and stealing personal information. "Personal Information" as described herein pertains to partner names and addresses, and does not pertain to partner's credit card information. That information is never stored on our servers. However, and as with many other websites, our partner's names and addresses are stored within our server databases and may only be accessed by an authorized agent of Christian Emergency Network. Christian Emergency Network, and its Internet Service Provider cannot 100% guarantee partner information will remain free from the attempts of hacker's trying to steal this private information. However, all care will be taken to ensure our partner's privacy remains as private as technically possible, and we will prosecute hackers to the fullest extent as allowed by law. 

How is data transferred outside the United States of America or the European Economic Area? 

Please note some data recipients may be located outside the United States (USA) or EEA (European Economic Area). In such cases we will transfer your data only to such countries as approved by the United States or the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection, or enter into legal agreements ensuring an adequate level of data protection.

Can I opt out of CEN promotional campaigns? 

CEN may use a third-party advertising technology to provide promotions or advertisements when you access the Site. This technology uses your information with regards to your use of the Services to serve advertisements to you (e.g., by placing third-party cookies on your web browser).  

You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks from CEN preferred providers of products, training or services which are carefully vetted CEN partners or members, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") and the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"). For more information about this practice by NAI and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites:!/ and!/.

We may use your Personal Information, such as your name, email address, telephone number, etc. ourselves or by using our third party subcontractors for the purpose of providing you with promotional materials, concerning our services, which we believe may interest you. 

Out of respect to your right to privacy we provide you with such marketing materials and a means to decline receiving further marketing offers from us. If you unsubscribe we will remove your email address or telephone number from our marketing distribution lists. 

Please note that even if you have unsubscribed from receiving marketing emails from us, we may send you other types of important e-mail communications without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. These may include customer service announcements or administrative notices.

How does CEN handle data in the event of an organizational transaction?

We may share information in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. sale of a substantial part of our ministry, merger, consolidation or asset sale). In the event of the above, the transferee or acquiring ministry will assume the rights and obligations as described in this Privacy Policy.

How does CEN protect minors?

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. The Site is not designed for or directed at children. Under no circumstances shall we allow use of our services by minors without prior consent or authorization by a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at: 

 Updates or amendments to this Privacy Policy

CEN reserves the right to periodically amend or revise the Privacy Policy; material changes will be effective immediately upon the display of the revised Privacy policy. The last revision is reflected in the "Last modified" section. Your continued use of the CEN Platform, following the notification of such amendments on our website, constitutes your acknowledgment and consent of such amendments to the Privacy Policy and your agreement to be bound by the terms of such amendments.

How should I contact CEN?

CEN welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy, the CEN Site or the information we collect about you and how we use it. If you believe CEN has not adhered to the privacy policy statement in any way please contact: We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy any problems.