Proper Knowledge Initiative provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God's Word through our free online podcast, video commentaries, and reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith. We are honored to be able to continually provide and maintain the many tools and resource on our website and mobile applications to help people draw closer to God, and we take our responsibility to protect the security and privacy of our users very seriously.
It is Proper Knowledge Initiative’s policy to never sell, rent, or trade any of our user's contact information and donation information, including email or mailing address lists. User data is securely stored in compliance with PCI and SSA16 standards.
What Kinds of Information Does Proper Knowledge Initiative Collect?
The kinds of information collected by Proper Knowledge Initiative can be divided into two categories — passive data and active data.
Passive data is the information that is shared with us automatically by the device that is connecting to our website. Without this data we would be unable to deliver content to our users in a secure and efficient manner. Passive data is also used to create anonymous statistics which help us to identify how often resources are used, to ensure that these resources remain accessible, and to efficiently plan and maintain the infrastructure needed to operate our websites and mobile applications. Examples of passive data include:
Log data — Standard website security and access logs are used to secure and maintain our websites and mobile applications. Aggregate log data may also be used for anonymous statistical and trending analyses.
Cookie and browser local storage data — Information which is stored on your computer or mobile device to allow us to securely deliver services like streaming audio and information like website maintenance notifications.
Active data is the information we request from our users in order to serve them better. Active data is collected when you interact with our website to customize the tools and services or provide information for services which require us to be able to contact you. Examples of active data include:
Preference data — Tracks eBook collections, fonts, study tools, and text size
Contact data — Email address when you request email-delivered devotionals, products, or subscribe to our newsletter
Donor data — Contact information associated with giving. Proper Knowledge does not store or process donation payment information.
Electronic sales — Contact information associated with purchasing. Proper Knowledge does not store or process donation payment information.
California Do Not Track Disclosure
As a small non-profit 501(c)3 organization with limited resources, Proper Knowledge Initiative does not currently have a technological infrastructure in place to identify and provide alternative processing rules for traffic from web browsers which provide a do-not-track (DNT) data signal.
How / When Is Data Shared with Third-Party Companies?
As a small non-profit organization, we sometimes find it necessary to partner with outside organizations in order to provide the most secure and convenient services to our users. As previously stated however, we will never sell, rent, or trade any of our user's contact information and donation information, including email or mailing address lists or other personally identifiable information. The following services and scenarios detail how and when information is shared with third party, or external organizations:
Donation Processing — Proper Knowledge Initiative is legally registered as Proper Knowledge Ministries with the U.S. government as a non-profit organization. We partner with industry leading organizations to ensure that donations are collected and processed in the most convenient and secure manner possible. The third-party partners who assist us in donation processing and data collection are PayPal
Aggregate Statistics — A standard practice for nearly every major website and mobile application, aggregate statistical data is used to assess and enhance the many ways that we serve our users.
Advertising — Advertisements are reviewed with great care and are a means of helping to support the ministry work God does through Proper Knowledge Initiative. We track aggregate impressions delivered and page views but not personal identifiable information. To review the privacy policies of our third party advertising delivery services, Double Click for Publishers (Google).
Email Newsletters — In order to ensure the highest degree of privacy protection and opt-in transparency for email communications, Proper Knowledge Initiative partners with Wix to distribute our email newsletters and track email interaction trends. Wix is an industry leading expert in email communications, to find out more about their commitment to GDPR compliance and privacy protection click here.
What Sorts of Safeguards Are in Place to Protect Data?
We employ many safeguards to protect the privacy and security of our users and data, including secure socket layer (SSL) communication channels, data encryption, and pseudonymization, along with a secure infrastructure for protecting the systems and services where user data is stored and processed.
Your Privacy Rights and Choices
Good security requires a partnership of trust and understanding. In order to provide you with the best level of protection, we would like to remind you of the following options and tools you have available which can help you ensure your privacy and security:
Choose to create an account — Most of the services and apps provided by Proper Knowledge Initiative can be used without ever creating an account. Although creating an account provides you with many additional benefits and conveniences, we make every effort to provide our services and products without ever needing to authenticate whenever possible.
Limit the information you provide — You are in control of the data you provide to Proper Knowledge Initiative, and we endeavor to honor your rights and privacy. Please rest assured that any information you provide to Proper Knowledge Initiative will be protected and honored with the highest degree of vigilance. Please note however that some of our services, products, and features require a minimal contribution of information in order to function, should you decline to provide such information these features, services, and products will be unavailable.
Opting out of communications — In the event that you no longer wish to receive communications from Proper Knowledge Initiative, just let us know and we will remove you from any and/or all contact lists at your request. Please see the section titled "Contact by Email" for more information on opting out of digital communications.
Close Your Account — If you decide that you no longer wish to have an account with us, just let is know by submitting a request here so that we can mark your account for removal.
If you are a citizen of a country that is a part of the European Union and are covered in the scope of General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the "GDPR") you have the following designated rights in regards to your personal data.
Right of Access — The ability to request confirmation if your personal data is being processed and how (Article 15 GDPR).
Right to Rectification — The ability to rectify or correct inaccuracies in your personal data (Article 16 GDPR).
Right to Erasure — The right to obtain erasure of personal data. Commonly know as the "right to be forgotten" (Article 17 GDPR).
Right to Restriction of Processing — The ability define and restrict the processing of personal data (Article 18 GDPR).
Right to Data Portability — Data concerning the data subject is to be exported in a common, machine readable format (Article 20 GDPR).
Right to Object — To object to processing personal data, in a given situation (Article 21 GDPR).
Users residing within the European Union Member States are encouraged to review their rights defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) here.
Proper Knowledge Initiative is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, registered as “Proper Knowledge Ministries,” and there are no returns on donations. If a donation was submitted in error, please contact us at Connect@ProperKnowledge.com.
Data which is collected by Proper Knowledge Initiative is maintained securely for as long as the data is deemed necessary and relevant to the mission and ministry of Proper Knowledge Ministries.
Contact by Mail
Proper Knowledge Initiative will occasionally send products and communications to users who provide physical mailing address contact information within the United States and Canada.
Contact by E-Mail
We provide opt-in email newsletters for users who want to stay informed about new content, features, and products at Proper Knowledge Initiative. We also provide several opt-in daily devotional emails which help our users to stay connected in God's Word throughout the week. In the event that you no longer wish to receive these communications from us, opting-out is simple and easy. You can use the link at the bottom of each email to unsubscribe.
Questions and Requests regarding Your Privacy at Proper Knowledge Initiative
For further questions concerning how your online privacy is protected at Proper Knowledge Initiative, please submit a request for more information through our contact form here.
The Proper Knowledge Initiative ministry and the Bread & Beats Podcast hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by PKI and B&B Podcast represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.