Privacy in this world seems to be a highly valued concept. Private thoughts, which are defined as any thought that has anything to do with being a person in this world, are ultimately attack thoughts because they deny Christ as one’s true Identity. Where there is a thought of personhood, there is always something to defend. Both A Course in Miracles and the teachings here aim at undoing the belief in defense and withdrawing the belief in the “private thoughts” of personhood. When there are no private thoughts there is nothing to defend since, at that point, identification is with Christ instead of a “person”.
However, Guidance of the use of all symbols (including names, addresses, e-mail, and credit cards) should always be given to the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the following information about what happens to those symbols is provided here below for your discernment.
The information we collect and how it’s used
No information is collected from our websites unless you order something from us directly or make a donation.
If you order something via PayPal, we keep your name and address only long enough to get your shipment in the mail. If you make a donation through PayPal, we receive a notification that includes your e-mail address and we do keep records of our donors for tax purposes. The record includes your name, address, and the amount donated. If you go to one of our gatherings and donate with a credit card, we keep the paper slip in a secure location until it’s no longer needed. If you sign up for one of our mailing lists, we will have your e-mail address and whatever name you gave us when you signed up.
Safeguarding your information
We will limit the collection and use of your information to the minimum required to deliver our services to you, and to administer our business.
We will permit only authorized personnel, who are trained in the proper handling of client information, to have access to that information.
You will not be put on a mailing list unless you sign up for one.
We will not give any of your information, including your e-mail address, to a third party.
Occasionally, e-mails are posted on our mailing list. Counseling e-mails that involve identifying information will have names removed when they are shared as open communications for the purpose of extending the blessings of healing. Although the goal is to be unconcerned with personal identification and association with ego-thinking, we honor the trust that is required to initially expose ego thoughts and feelings. So in this sense, “privacy” is respected.
If you don’t want your e-mail to be posted on a mailing list, just let us know and that request will be honored.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses, except as may be required by law.
We never collect or maintain information on our website from those we actually know are under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian of a child who is interested in exploring these materials, it could offer a beautiful opportunity to explore the materials with them, with the intention of healing the mind and as a symbol of the Holy Relationship.
If you spot any material on any of our blogs, mailing lists, or websites that seems of questionable content, please “flag” it to bring it to our attention. We will take the necessary steps to correct it if need be.
How you can access or correct your information