Global Ministries is grateful to all donors and supporters who visit our website, use the Creation Care app and support our projects and work. Your privacy and trust are valuable to us. This privacy policy informs how we process and use the personal information you share through our websites and mobile app. By using, accessing, visiting or registering with this site, any Global Ministries’ site or the Creation Care app, you consent to this Privacy Policy and to Global Ministries’ collection and sharing of your Personal Data and other certain information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy will use the following terms as defined in this section.

Global Ministries,” “our,” and “us” means both the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Committee on Relief of Global Ministries.

Personal Data” means any information about a living identified or identifiable person, which permits a person to be identified.

Data Processing,” “Processing,” and “Process” means all activities related to the use of Personal Data by Global Ministries, from the beginning when it collects Personal Data, to the end when it stores and disposes of that data, and everything that it does with the data in between.


Depending on the particular circumstance or transaction you have with us, Global Ministries may collect and process Personal Data such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information, organization name, the name of your church and its location and banking information. We also gather data to determine whether someone is a member of/or affiliated with The United Methodist Church.

The information we collect enables us to conduct our work in ways that include processing your donations, communicating with you about our programs and stories of impact, and responding to inquiries or providing support. In addition, by providing your email and physical addresses when making a donation, you consent to receive communications from Global Ministries, including requests for additional donations.

Global Ministries does not process Special Categories of Data.


Global Ministries may process and use Personal Data for the following purposes:

· fundraising;

· to verify your identity (for example, when you return to Global Ministries’ website and have already logged in);

· to determine the frequency of your visits to the website, the length of time you spend on it, and the pages you visit;

· to personalize segments and improve the performance, design and style of the Global Ministries’ website;

· to respond to your inquiries or feedback, or to send service messages to you about your subscription or account registration, such as a password reset link;

· to administer your registration or participation in any of our services, activities, programs or website;

· to provide you with updates, resource materials and other information, including promotional materials, mission opportunities or other information about programs;

· to maintain archival records of your participation for historical and research purposes;

· to maintain an online e-store;

· to process credit card donations and donations by telephone;

· to administer programs, such as our mission services and volunteer programs, including post-mission service contact information; and

· to administer our Domestic Relief Supplies program.


Global Ministries collects personal data using several methods. When donating online, you will be asked to provide personal information. We also collect your personal data through our websites, application sites, mobile app, e-mail

application, direct mail and/or telephone communications.


Global Ministries uses good faith efforts not to keep your Personal Data longer than necessary to fulfill the specific purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and to permit Global Ministries to comply with its legal requirements.


Global Ministries does not rent or sell donor information to anyone. Global Ministries may share your Personal Data with its affiliates, subsidiaries or divisions and their respective officers, directors, employees, accountants, attorneys and agents, and its missionaries and mission partners. We occasionally share Personal Data with other reputable organizations and partners to accomplish the work of Global Ministries, which include entities assisting with the processing of payments, charity evaluations (including meeting state or regulatory requirements), email management and distribution, direct mail services and fundraising and planned giving services.

Global Ministries works to ensure that third parties with whom it contracts handle Personal Data in compliance with appropriate confidentiality obligations and security measures. However, this Privacy Policy is applicable only to Global Ministries and does not apply to any third party websites or other parties or persons.

We may, if required by law, a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process, share Personal Data collected, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.

H. Children Under 13

Global Ministries’ sites and Creation Care mobile app are not designed for or to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person who we know is a child under the age of 13.

I. California Residents

California residents may request a list of certain third parties to which we have disclosed Personal Data about you for their own direct marketing purposes. You may make one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. You may request this information by using any of the contact information found below in modifying your information or opting out.


Global Ministries provides users options for changing or modifying information previously provided or to remove information from our database so as not to receive future communications. If you have any concerns about the way we handle your information or to be added to our do-not-share list, you may contact us by email, postal mail or telephone.

1. Email with your request.

2. Send a request via U.S. mail to the following address: Attention IT Department, Global Ministries, 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Building A, Suite 1, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

3. Call 800-862-4246.

Please provide your exact name and address when contacting us to change your status. Include any other information that will help us identify you, such as your email address, online account number (if applicable) and the Global Ministries’ website or application you used.

Please note that Global Ministries may keep a record of your communications to help it resolve any issues which you might raise.


We may use cookies, pixels and like technologies (collectively, “cookies”) on our websites, applications and related Global Ministries’ services (“Service”) in the following ways:

· To enable our Service to function by informing the website/mobile application of your browser type so it may deliver appropriately configured content to your device.

· To measure and analyze activity on our Service and third-party services so that we may manage and improve our Service.

Approved third parties may also use cookies when you interact with our Service. Third parties may include providers of analytics services, social media networks and advertising companies, such as Google. Third parties may use cookies in the process of delivering content relevant to your interests – such as ads. The intent is to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to perform services on behalf of Global Ministries.


Global Ministries reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any modifications will be effective immediately when posted on Global Ministries’ website. Your continued use of this site, any Global Ministries’ site, or the Creation Care app constitutes your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy and to the modified terms therein. You should review Global Ministries’ Privacy Policy regularly.


When you donate online to Global Ministries or UMCOR, your credit card information is secured by an independent security company, which encrypts all sensitive, personal and financial information.

For other personal data, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to your data. No website or electronic data can ever be 100% secure but we take reasonable precautions to protect the security of your data.