JOY Ministries

Website Privacy Policy

JOY Ministries realizes that you are concerned about how the information you may give us is used and shared. In this regard, JOY Ministries is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence as well as to provide you with the best possible experience while visiting our website. Thus, JOY Ministries provides this online privacy policy to make sure you are aware of our security practices and to inform you of the way your personal information is collected, used, and protected so that you will feel secure while visiting our website. By visiting our website, you are accepting our privacy policy and the practices described herein. Should you not agree, we also provide you with the opportunity to remove your personal information from our website.

Personal information JOY Ministries collects from you.

The online information that we might collect includes name, address, city, state, zip, telephone number, email address, and, in the case of online giving, credit card number and expiration date. In order to continuously improve your service and tailor our subsequent communications to you, we may also ask you to provide us with additional information regarding your demographics, comments, personal interests, and contact preferences.

How JOY Ministries collects personal information from you.

There are four (4) different ways we can collect information from visitors to our Website: 1. From online requests for information (i.e. email newsletters, contact forms, request forms, etc.); 2. From online requests for materials from our organizations (i.e. requesting a free offer, or for prayer); 3. From online donations; and 4. product purchases.

We do not receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us in any other way. You may choose not to provide certain information, however, as a result you may not be able to take advantage of some Website features. We use the information you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our Website, and communicating with you.

Cookies and Automatic Information.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Internet browser to allow information to be retained between visits. If you click the “remember me” option, it will set a login Cookie to automatically log you in every time you visit the site. A Cookie can not read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

Many websites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites might be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; email address; password; device and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our Website, including date and time; cookie number; products you viewed or searched for; and the phone number you used to call. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

How your personal information is used by JOY Ministries.

JOY Ministries uses your personal information to understand your needs and provide you with a better online experience. We may use your information to complete a transaction, issue you an income tax receipt for a donation, or to personalize our Website for you. If you so desire, we may also use this information to update you on ministry projects and activities. Credit card information is used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for any other purposes.

JOY Ministries does not and will not share your personal information.

JOY Ministries never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges your personal information with other organizations. JOY Ministries assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this Website will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of JOY Ministries and only to further the ministry activities and purposes of JOY Ministries. Should JOY Ministries be compelled by operation of law to disclose your information to law enforcement or other third parties we will notify you prior to complying with any such order.


JOY Ministries is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. JOY Ministries uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our server.

Removing your name from our database.

Our Website provides a way to remove your name and personal information from our database so that you do not receive any future communications from our ministry. If you desire to remove your name, use our “Contact Us” form and send us your request or click the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any electronic communication from us and follow the instructions.

Modifying your personal information on our database.

If you determine that information in our database is inaccurate or it has changed, you may modify the previously provided information by using our “Contact Us” form.

Changes in our Privacy Policy and Term of Use:

Our organization is growing and changing over time, as such our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will change also. We may email you about such changes, but you should check our Website to look for recent updates. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account and is retroactive. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected visitors.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, please contact us using the information below:


5168 Elliott Road

Butler, PA 16001


(724) 282-4474


Please fill out the contact form on our Contact Us page.

Last Updated: 9/1/2019