Mercy Ships is committed to respecting your online privacy and security, and to that end we want to keep you in the know about our security practices, our privacy policy, and how we gather and use the information you provide us with.

Collecting information

Boiled down, we collect personal information for one of two reasons: 1) to better communicate with you, and 2) to accept online donations. At relevant points throughout the website, we’ll ask for personal details such as your name, contact information, and credit card details, as well as demographic and professional information.

How Mercy Ships uses your information

It’s pretty simple, really. We use it the way you ask us to. If you’ve made a transaction request online, such as a donation or request for information, we will process your information for that request. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and is not retained for any other purpose. From time to time, we may also contact you about opportunities or programs we feel may be of interest to you, but we will always give you the opportunity to decline or “opt out” of receiving such notices.

Sharing

At Mercy Ships, we keep it private. Unless you give us permission or the law requires it, we will not disclose your personal information. We may, however, share your personal data with business partner(s) who are acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above. Such business partner(s) are governed by our privacy policy with respect to use of this data.

Security

To prevent unauthorized use, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, including the use of Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Copyright

All content on this site—such as text, graphics, logos, photographs, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software—is the sole and exclusive property of Mercy Ships, or its content suppliers, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

License and site access

Mercy Ships grants you a limited, nonexclusive license to access and make personal use of this site. You may not download or modify any portion of this site without the express written consent of Mercy Ships.

Information modification

If you would like to change or remove your personal information, or modify the information you receive from Mercy Ships, please contact us at [email protected], or by calling 800-772-SHIP.