International Ministerial Fellowship Privacy Policy

International Ministerial Fellowship (“IMF”) seeks to protect your privacy and utilize appropriate technology to safeguard your experience using IMF’s website. This Privacy Statement and the separate of Terms and Conditions document applies to IMF’s website and governs data collection and usage. By using IMF’s website, you consent to the data practices and policies described.


Your privacy is important to IMF.  To help you protect your privacy, we provide this notice of our privacy policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.  We reserve the right to update and make changes to this privacy policy at any time.  Changes and future versions of this policy will be posted on our website. 


Users can visit our web site without revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide personal information while on our web site for such purposes as making a donation, becoming an IMF member and partaking in IMF member services, correspondence, registering for a newsletter or event, or some other ministry purpose, then it is our desire to inform you how we will use your personal information.

On some areas of our site, you may be prompted to provide information (for example, if you are making a donation or signing up for membership services) that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”).  The types of Personal Information we collect on our website may vary, but may include the following kinds of general information:

Email address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card Information
Checking Account Information
Date of Birth
IP Address
Sensitive Information.When necessary, with your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, we process the following categories of sensitive information:
health data
student data
social security numbers or other government identifiers
information revealing religious or philosophical beliefs
information revealing race or ethnic origin
data about a person's sex life or sexual orientation
biometric data
financial data
Payment Data. We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by Stripe and Plaid. You may find their privacy notice link(s) here: and


IMF recognizes the importance of protecting your information.  Our policy is to use this collected information for ministry purposes only, and we seek to maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private and secure. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of this information, we utilize physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.  If you make a payment (e.g., a donation or payment for a member related service) via credit card on our website, credit card transaction data is encrypted under applicable regulatory standards.

However, IMF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to IMF, and you do so at your own risk. IMF has taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide. You should understand, however, that electronic transmissions via the internet are not necessarily secure from interception, and so IMF cannot absolutely guarantee the security or confidentiality of such transmissions.


In some cases, IMF contracts with companies and individuals (collectively “Agents”) to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include maintaining databases and our website, processing donations, providing ministry services to IMF members, sending email newsletters or other communications to IMF donors or IMF members, and sending mail. These Agents use your information only to fulfill the task we have hired them to perform.


IMF may share data with trusted third parties that assist IMF with contacting individuals (e.g., email, postal mail, phone calls) or fulfilling requests for IMF’s ministry services.  We may share data with other trusted organizations that share IMF’s ministry goals and participate in cooperative database services where contact information is shared between participating groups.  Donors and other individuals may request to be excluded from this data sharing by contacting IMF at the contact address provided below.

IMF and IMF’s trusted third parties may share anonymous portions of user information collected on its website with one another. Such information may be used to link to and issue anonymous cookies containing demographic or intent-based data for online behavioral advertising purposes. These cookies don’t contain personally identifiable information. If you would like to opt out of online behavioral advertising, you may visit one of the website provided below: or


Some sections of IMF’s website may use “cookies” to store user information. Generally speaking, a cookie is a small string of text that a web site can send to your browser that is intended to enhance your visit.  We use cookies to help analyze our website traffic. Cookies help us understand which parts of our web sites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how long they spend there. We use cookies to study traffic patterns on our web site so we can make suitable improvements to our web site and provide you with a better user experience. 

One use of cookies is to save you time by informing the web server that you specifically have returned to a page. For example, if you register with IMF’s site or services, a cookie can help recall your first and last name and billing address or other information needed on subsequent visits. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser preferences to decline cookies.

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. If you choose to decline certain cookies, you may not be able to fully use all the interactive features and services of IMF’s website. The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

We may sometimes utilize software that tracks people subscribing or unsubscribing from each email newsletters or similar electronic communications, who opens email or other electronic messages we send (if your computer supports such capabilities), and who clicks on which links in the email or other electronic communications. In general, we use this information only in aggregate to analyze the effectiveness of our email or similar electronic communications.  However, we may at times target recipients of email or other electronic communications based on the information we learn for other communications concerning our ministry we believe may be of interest to such recipients.

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not generally linked to personally identifiable information.


IMF’s website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that IMF is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to the website and practices of IMF.


IMF’s website is not intended for users under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or through IMF’s site. IMF does not knowingly collect personal information from users under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on or in IMF’s website or on or through any of their features, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a user under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from a user under 18, please contact us at the contact information below.


If you are a resident of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, or the European Economic Area (EEA), the following information applies with respect to personal information collected through your use of IMF’s site.

Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing: IMF processes personal information in various ways depending upon your use of IMF’s ministry services (e.g., as an IMF member or as an IMF donor). We process personal information on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to provide the services; (3) to comply with our legal obligations; and (4) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms related to data privacy.

Transfers: Personal information IMF collects may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which IMF or our affiliates or processors maintain facilities. IMF seeks to ensure that transfers of personal data to a country or an international organization outside the EEA, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland are subject to appropriate safeguards.

Your rights: Although IMF is a United States nonprofit organization, you may be entitled to certain rights under the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018, Section 2 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, or Chapter III of the EU General Data Protection Regulation with respect to the processing of your personal data, which include the right to access and rectify and to request erasure of personal data. In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you. To exercise these rights, please contact IMF at the contact information provided below. You may also raise any complaints or concerns to IMF by contacting us. You may also submit a complaint to any appropriate authority with jurisdiction over IMF.


IMF is a United States not for profit organization and is not seeking to engage in any commercial activity governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. If you believe that any of your interactions with IMF are subject to PIPEDA, please contact us at the information provided below.


IMF is a not for profit exempted from the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (California's “Shine the Light” law) permits users of our site that are California residents and who provide personal information in obtaining products and services for personal, family, or household use to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared your personal information with for the immediately prior calendar year. You may request this information once per calendar year. To make such a request, please contact us using the information below.


IMF does not currently meet the jurisdictional requirements of the Colorado Data Privacy Act (i.e., IMF does not control or process “personal data” of at least 100,000 Colorado residents per calendar year; or derive revenue from the “sale” of personal data of Colorado residents and control or process the personal data of at least 25,000 residents), and therefore is a nonprofit exempt from that act’s requirements.


IMF is a nonprofit organization exempt from the requirements of the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.


IMF makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on its website for any purpose. IMF makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that IMF’s website or the server that hosts its website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. Under no circumstances shall IMF, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from the use of IMF’s website. This exclusion and limitation only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written license or agreement from IMF in respect of the use of any service provided via IMF’s website.


You can access your personally identifiable information, make corrections, or request that this information be removed from our system by contacting us at our headquarters, IMF, P.O. Box 98, Minnetonka Beach, MN 55361, by calling 952-346-2464, or emailing us at  Should you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.

Revised April 12, 2022


This Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) describes Trail Software’s (d/b/a Kindful) (“Trail Software”, “Kindful,” “we,” “us,” or” “our”) collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” that may be collected by Kindful anytime you (“you” or “user”) visit our website, [] (this “Site”). “Personal information” means information about an identifiable individual who can be directly or indirectly identified, which does not include information of an aggregate or anonymous nature where a specific individual or individuals cannot be identified.


This Privacy Policy is applicable only to this Site and does not apply to any third party websites or to other companies or persons. This Site may contain links to, and media and other content from, other sites. Because of the dynamic media capabilities of this Site, it may not be clear to you which links are embedded in this Site and which are embedded in third-party media or content. Kindful cannot and does not guarantee the privacy policies and practices of any third party. Kindful does not control, operate, or endorse any information, products, or services of any third-party websites that may be reached through links from this Site. The use of any personal information provided by you to such third party will be governed by that party’s privacy policy. If you are unsure whether a website is controlled, affiliated, or managed by Kindful, you should review the privacy policy at each linked website to determine how that site treats your personal information.

TRAIL SOFTWARE MAY CHANGE THIS PRIVACY POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME. THE REVISED POLICY WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE. Your continued use of this Site after Kindful posts a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy and your consent to Kindful’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information according to the terms of the updated Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. This Privacy Policy was last revised on July 1, 2019.

Information we collect and how we may use it

If you are a customer of Kindful, we collect certain information about you in order to provide you with our donor management system and/or online payment service (the “Service”). When you register for the Service we will request some personal information such as your name and email address, and information about your organization such as the name of your organization, Tax ID, mailing address, and tax designation. Furthermore, if you are opening a merchant account, Kindful may also obtain information about you from third party sources, including, without limitation, consumer reporting agencies. This information is used to contact you about the services on our Site for which you have expressed an interest. As part of the Service, we may also collect donor information on behalf of your organization. Except as may be expressly set forth herein, we will not use any donor information collected on your behalf for any purpose other than to provide the Service. Any tax or financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the Service. If you purchase the Service by credit card, this information will be transmitted to our credit card merchant account provider, and may be forwarded to your credit card provider. We do not store credit card information.

If you are a donor for a Kindful customer, we collect certain information from you in order to process your donation (“Donor Information”). Kindful will use Donor Information during the course of providing the Service to such Kindful customer. Kindful may also use Donor Information at an aggregate level for internal business analyses and fraud prevention. During the course of providing the Service to Kindful customers, Kindful may disclose Donor Information to banks, processors, card associations, and other financial institutions that are involved in the course of processing or screening the transaction applicable to the Donor Information.

We may use personal information for internal purposes to provide you with other products and services, or to contact you regarding administrative notices or communications relevant to you on this Site. In addition, we may use personal information to provide or improve products or services that you have requested.

Please note that personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about a group or category of users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Privacy Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection, use, or our ability to sell such aggregate information.

Additional Limits on Use of Google User Data: Notwithstanding anything else in this Privacy Policy, the following types of your Google data will be subject to these additional restrictions:

  • We will only use access to read Gmail message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to display emails to authorized users of Kindful and will not transfer this Gmail data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.

  • We will not use this Gmail data for serving advertisements.

  • We will not allow humans to read this data unless we have your affirmative agreement for specific messages, doing so is necessary for security purposes such as investigating abuse, to comply with applicable law, or for our internal operations and even then only when the data have been aggregated and anonymized.

When we disclose your information

Kindful takes your privacy very seriously. The information we collect is used to provide the Service, and, in general, is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. However, there are times when it may be advantageous for Kindful to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Kindful has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for Kindful to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, deliver products or services to you, provide customer service, manage and enhance user data, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct user research or satisfaction surveys. We may also disclose your personal information, if you have authorized us to act on your behalf to initiate the creation of a merchant account for the purpose of accepting donations by credit card.

At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.

In addition, Kindful may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.

How we protect your personal information

Kindful takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Do not share your registration information with anyone, and make sure you use a secure web browser.

Accessing your information

This Site may contain web pages through which you can correct or update some of the personal information you have provided to us. Kindful will make a good faith effort to make requested changes and correct your data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate purposes.

Cookies and other technologies

To make this Site more useful to you, we automatically gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors, such as IP addresses (and information tied to IP addresses, such as screen size, color depth, language, java enabling, flash version, page title, host name, referring source, and page path), browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, services purchased, etc. In doing so, we do not reference you by name, email, mailing address, or any similar personal information. We use this data in the aggregate to learn about our visitors and to improve our ability to cater to their needs. We may use third party vendors to gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors as well as to perform certain services on behalf of this Site, such as hosting this Site, designing or operating this Site’s features, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to your personal information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Kindful.

As part of our service, we also use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Generally, we use cookies to remind us who you are, to give you easier access to repeatedly used account information, to gather statistical information about usage, to research visiting patterns, and to help target advertisements based on user interests. In some instances, our partners and advertisers appearing at this Site may use their own cookies. Your web browser settings, which you may change at any time, determine if and how a cookie will be accepted. By changing those settings, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or simply reject all cookies. If you decide to reject all cookies, please be aware that you may be required to re-enter your information more often and certain features of this Site may be unavailable to you.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under a provision of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties (such as advertisers) for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options.

Kindful qualifies for the alternative option; it has a comprehensive privacy policy and provides you with details on how you may either Opt-out or Opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to