Mercy Ships is committed to respecting our donors’ privacy and security  – both online and offline – and to that end, we want to keep you informed about our security practices, our privacy policy, and our process for gathering and using the information you give us.

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 or 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. Please see the process for opting out under “information modification.”

Sharing

At Mercy Ships, we keep it private. Unless you give us permission or the law requires it, we will not disclose or sell 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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

It shall be the policy of this charity to provide services to all eligible persons without regard to race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, veteran status, membership to any labor organization, political ideology, disability of an otherwise qualified individual, or any other legally protected basis, to the fullest extent provided by applicable federal, state, and local law. With regard to employment and volunteer participation, this charity complies with all laws and regulations applicable to it as a religious organization under the Federal statutes, Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. Section 2000e-1 et. seq. regarding nondiscrimination in employment and volunteer participation.

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.