Privacy Policy

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EEA and UK Online Privacy Policy

This EEA and UK Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Templeton Religion Trust and its affiliates (“Templeton Religious Trust”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) will use and share the information we collect or receive from or about visitors from the European Economic Area and the UK to templteonreligioustrust.org (our “Website”). Templeton Religious Trust is the controller of your personal data which means we are responsible for deciding how to hold and use personal data about you. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other third party websites and applications accessed by or through our Website. We are committed to protecting your personal data. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, or our practices with regards to information we collect from or about you, please contact us at [email protected]

Information We Collect

We collect information about you in various ways. For example, you may provide information directly to us or we may collect certain information about you automatically through your use of our Website. Some of the information you provide to us or that we collect is “personal information” or “personal data”. The personal data that you provide and that we collect or receive from you depends on the context of your interaction with us and our Website, the choices you make when you use our Website, and the products and features that you use.

Information You Provide To Us

When you interact with us through our Website, we may collect or receive information about you. For example, you provide information to us when you communicate with us or when you use our Website.

Some of the information you provide to us may, for example, include the following:

Information We Collect Automatically

When you use our Website, we may automatically collect certain information about you (subject to your consent where this information is collected via cookies which are not strictly necessary – please see “Online Tracking and Advertising” below for further information). Automatically collected information may, for example, include the following:

Special categories of personal data

Special categories of personal data are personal data which reveal or contain racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership,genetic data, biometric data, health data, sex life or sexual orientation.

We do not intend to actively collect special category data about our website users and we ask that you refrain from sending us any such data.

How We Use Information

We may use the information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy in the following ways:

The legal basis that we rely on to process your personal data is either your consent (for example, when we require your consent for the optional cookies that we use) or our legitimate interests in operating our Website and keeping it updated and relevant,developing our business and informing our marketing strategy.

Please note that we may also process your personal data where we are required by law to do so or if we reasonably believe that it is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.

Marketing: we will only send you marketing communications in compliance with applicable law. Where applicable laws require us to obtain your consent, our legal basis for processing your personal data in connection with such marketing purposes is your consent. Otherwise,our legal basis is that such marketing is in our legitimate interests in developing our business. You may opt-out of receiving such communications at any time by using the opt-out mechanisms that are available in those communications.

Visitors to our website are not required to provide us with any personal data although please note that our website may automatically collect certain technical data as described above.

How We Share Information

We may share the information that we collect pursuant to this Privacy Policy where it is required by law or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so, as follows:

In addition, please note that if Templeton Religious Trust or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or lines of business is merged, acquired, divested, financed, sold, disposed of or dissolved,including through merger, consolidation, sale or divestiture of assets, the relevant customer database, including personal data we may possess about you and information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of, transferred,divested, or otherwise disclosed as part of that transaction or proceeding.

As we are established in the Bahamas, any personal data that we collect about you is processed in the Bahamas. We may also transfer the information that we collect to the United States where the parties listed above are based for the purposes outlined above.These countries may not have the same standard of data protection laws as the EEA or the UK. Where this is the case, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards (if required) are put in place so that your personal data is treated in a manner that is consistent with and respects the EEA and UK laws on data protection. If you require further information about this you can contact us on the contact details listed at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Online Tracking and Advertising

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

We and service providers or partners we engage may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels and other similar technologies to understand usage of the website, improve our content and offerings and deliver advertisements in which you might be interested. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive.Our website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be accessed every time you use our website.

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies in a variety of ways. For example, to:

Our website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service offered by Google. You may learn more about Google’s practices with Google Analytics by visiting Google’s privacy policyathttp://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

We may also participate in advertising networks. Ad networks track your online activities across websites and other online services over time by collecting information through automated means, such as by the use of cookies and other methods. The networks may use this information to engage in interest-based (behavioral advertising) and display ads or other targeted content that is believed to be relevant to you.

Your Choices.

You can generally manage your cookie preferences through your web browser. Most web browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies and how to disable existing cookies.For more information regarding how to manage your preferences, please consult the information made available by your particular browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To manage your cookie preferences for our Website, clear your browser's cookies, visit our Website and manage preferences using the banner at the bottom of the browser window.

With respect to Google Analytics, you can also view Google’s currently available opt-out options athttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies, you may miss out on certain features of our Website.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website contains links to third party sites and services whose privacy practices may be different than ours. We also allow you to connect with other third-party sites and services.We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites and services and you should consult the other third-party sites’ and services’ privacy notices in order to better understand their privacy practices.

Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not intended for users under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16. No one under the age of 16 is permitted to use this Website or provide us with personal data.

Retention of your Personal Data

We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements and our legitimate interests in maintaining such personal data in our records. In doing this we will have regard to the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Generally, we will keep personal data of visitors to our website for up to [4] years after our last interaction with you or longer as required by applicable law or regulation. Thereafter, we will either delete your personal data or anonymize it so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case it is no longer personal data.

Your Rights in Relation to your Personal Data

We take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal data that you provide to us pursuant to this Privacy Policy and any subsequent updates to such information. Please let us know if the personal data you provide to us pursuant to this Privacy Policy changes.

As an individual in the EEA or the UK, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you under certain circumstances. These rights are to:

If you want to exercise one of these rights please contact us [email protected]

You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to a supervisory authority for data protection issues.

You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is manifestly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

Where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please [email protected] Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose(s)to which you originally consented unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for further processing with override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment,exercise or defense of legal claims. In the case of marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time and we will cease processing of your personal data for such purposes.

How to Unsubscribe

If at any time you wish to be removed from our database so that you no longer receive promotional emails from us, please email [email protected] will be happy to remove you from the list.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be changed by Templeton Religious Trust or its affiliates at anytime and such changes will apply to information we collected from you pursuant to a previous privacy policy. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the appropriate portion(s) of our Website and will indicate at the bottom when it was most recently updated.We encourage you to periodically check back to review this policy so that you know what information we collect, how we use it and with whom we share it.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation,please contact us at [email protected]

This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 1, 2020.

U.S. Online Privacy Policy

This U.S. Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Templeton Religion Trust and its affiliates (“Templeton Religious Trust”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) will use and share the information we collect or receive from or about you when you visit templteonreligioustrust.org (our “Website”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to other third party websites and applications accessed by or through our Website.

We are committed to protecting your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, or our practices with regards to information we collect from or about you, please contact us at [email protected]

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully. By using our Website, you consent, where required, to the collection, use and sharing of your information, including your personal information, as described below.

Information We Collect

We collect information about you in various ways. For example, you may provide information directly to us or we may collect certain information about you automatically through your use of our Website. Some of the information you provide to us or that we collect is “personal information.” The personal information that you provide and that we collect or receive from you depends on the context of your interaction with us and our Website, the choices you make when you use our Website, and the products and features that you use.

Information You Provide To Us

When you interact with us through our Website, we may collect or receive information about you. For example, you provide information to us when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products or services, communicate with us, or when you use our Website.

Some of the information you provide to us may, for example, include the following:

Information We Collect Automatically

When you use our Website, we may automatically collect certain information about you.Automatically collected information may, for example, include the following:

How We Use Information

We may use the information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy in the following ways:

How We Share Information

We may share the information that we collect pursuant to this Privacy Policy, as follows:

In addition, please note that if Templeton Religious Trust or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or lines of business is merged, acquired, divested, financed, sold, disposed of or dissolved,including through merger, consolidation, sale or divestiture of assets, the relevant customer database, including personal information we may possess about you and information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of,transferred, divested, or otherwise disclosed as part of that transaction or proceeding.

Online Tracking and Advertising

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

We and service providers or partners we engage may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels and other similar technologies to understand usage of the website, improve our content and offerings and deliver advertisements in which you might be interested. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive.Our website uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be accessed every time you use our website.

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies in a variety of ways. For example, to:

Our website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service offered by Google. You may learn more about Google’s practices with Google Analytics by visiting Google’s privacy policyathttp://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

We may also participate in advertising networks. Ad networks track your online activities across websites and other online services over time by collecting information through automated means, such as by the use of cookies and other methods. The networks may use this information to engage in interest-based (behavioral advertising) and display ads or other targeted content that is believed to be relevant to you.

Your Choices.

You can generally manage your cookie preferences through your web browser. Most web browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies and how to disable existing cookies.For more information regarding how to manage your preferences, please consult the information made available by your particular browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

With respect to Google Analytics, you can also view Google’s currently available opt-out options athttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies, you may miss out on certain features of our Website.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website contains links to third party sites and services whose privacy practices may be different than ours. We also allow you to connect with other third-party sites and services.We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites and services and you should consult the other third-party sites’ and services’ privacy notices in order to better understand their privacy practices.

“Do Not Track” Signals

We do not recognize the“do not track” signals that some browsers may employ as no uniform standard for responding to such signals has been developed at this time.

Security

We have put in place reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect from and about you. However, no system can be completely secure and we do not guarantee that unauthorized disclosures and access will not happen. Although we take reasonable measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that your personal information or other information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not intended for users under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16. No one under the age of 16 is permitted to use this Website or provide us with personal information.

Non-U.S. Visitors

Any information we obtain about you in connection with your use of our Website may be processed and stored in the United States or other countries.

Accessing, Correcting, and Deleting Your Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that you provide to us pursuant to this Privacy Policy and any subsequent updates to such information. We encourage you to review, update, and correct the personal information that you provide to us pursuant to this Privacy Policy. Please contact us [email protected] order to do so.

How to Unsubscribe

If at any time you wish to be removed from our database so that you no longer receive promotional emails from us, please email [email protected] and we will be happy to remove you from the list.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be changed by Templeton Religious Trust or its affiliates at anytime and such changes will apply to information we collected from you pursuant to a previous privacy policy. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the appropriate portion(s) of our Website and will indicate at the bottom when it was most recently updated.We encourage you to periodically check back to review this policy so that you know what information we collect, how we use it and with whom we share it.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation,please contact us at [email protected]

This Privacy Policy was last updated on October 1, 2020.