Version 2.0 (July 2019)
At www.beaconsb.org we respect your right to privacy and we understand that, as a member or visitor to our site, you prefer to control your own personal information and preferences. For this reason, we ask you to register for your own User Name and password for access to certain areas of our site.
We will guard the personal information you share with us to ensure the content, services, and advertising that we provide on our site are always tailored to your current, designated preferences.
When you provide our site with your name, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number, and you do not ‘opt out,’ our site may use the provided information to alert you to special offers, seminars, new services, and other updates from our site. Our site does not offer or allow the selling of any user-provided information to third parties.
Our site respects the rights users give us when opting to receive e-mail communications and enforces internal policies to preserve those rights. It is our objective to retain the long-term ability to continue to communicate with our users.
If you do not want our site or a field representative of our site to contact you, you may “opt out” of this preference at any time, whether you’re online or by contacting our site directly. As part of your preference flexibility, you’ll always have the option to opt back in and have our site contact you based on your previous or new preferences. For instructions, please see the section “Contact Us,” below.
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still visit the non-member portions of our site; however, you will not have access to areas that require personal identification.
Personal information that you post to online forums is accessible by other forum participants.
Membership and the use of log files (cookies)
Our site offers free access to member-only areas of our website to all members current and in good standing. In order to establish membership, visitors are requested to provide both personal information and preferences. This information is stored and protected by your user-established User Name and Password.
There is an additional “Remember me” option. By selecting it, you allow our site to store your User Name and password so you can access certain areas of the website without re-signing in. The sign-in information is stored until you explicitly sign out. It also allows you to return to any portion of our site on subsequent visits without having to re-enter your information. Our site remembers you by placing a log file (cookie) that contains only enough information to identify you upon return visits. A “cookie” is a small line of text that is stored with your web browser for record-keeping purposes and helps our site provide better service to you. Your browser has options to accept, reject, or alert you when a cookie is sent. It must accept cookies in order to access our member-only areas.
No information, other than that found in the Membership cookie, will be accessed by any system from our site. Access to your membership information always requires both your User Name and Password.
Our site also utilizes visitor log files (cookies) and hosted tracking with our website. Once a user enters our site, a cookie follows them through their click stream path. Examples of information being collected by these cookies and the hosted tracking include the number of times a user came to our site(s), and the paths they took to get there. Our site may use the data collected from website visitor cookies and hosted tracking in aggregate form only and does not collect any personally identifiable information. Use of this information helps us better understand what users are seeking and learning at our website(s) and helps us identify potential navigation issues.
How our site will protect your personal information
Our site will always protect the personal information that you share with us. Our site stores information internally in a controlled, secure environment. If, for example, you opt to make a payment or donation online, we will route all transactions through SSL (Secure Socket Layers) and will process your credit card number only to secure your current payment. The SSL transaction does not retain your credit card number subsequent to the transaction at hand and will not use the number for marketing purposes. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.
Our Site & Security Security is one of our highest priorities, and our site understands that security is important to our visitors as well. Our site uses current industry-accepted practices to provide security to our website and our databases.
How to update your personal information and preferences:
You can help our site maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or your content preferences.
If at any time you wish to update your information or preferences, or you prefer to stop receiving communication from our site, feel free to contact us:
Via contact form here.
The Beacon Resource Center
Attn: Web Master
4210 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN 46628 U.S.A.
If you change your e-mail or postal address, please contact our site. In order to make the appropriate corrections, please include both your old and new address.
Our site may contain links to other sites. Our site assumes no responsibility for the content or the privacy policies and practices of such websites. Our site encourages you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites; their privacy practices may differ from ours.