1. What do we collect and what do we do with it?
To become ordained, we require your name, address and zip code, which is transmitted to headquarters to confirm your ordination. This allows them to have a complete record of who you are so they can verify your legal ordination later, if necessary, and to make sure you are added to their database of ministers. We also collect your name and address to send you any orders that you have placed with the site.
If you choose to join the Seminary program, we ask for your mailing information and some background for your transcript. Once you join, you can choose to post however much of that information on the site under the 'current seminary students' page.
If you so choose, you can also put your information on the Universal Life Church Directory of Ministers. This is an optional directory and you must add yourself to be included. You can disclose however much information you so choose. This information is displayed on the site for the use of other ministers who may wish to contact you for fellowship, as well as potential clients who may wish to engage your services as a minister. Again, this information is entirely voluntary.
We collect your email address for several reasons as well. For one, we send out a monthly newsletter to everyone who is ordained through this site, as well as those who place an order or request to be added to the newsletter list.
If you recognize a need for any of our products or wish to partake in some of our seminary programs, we will need to collect your credit card information in order to process your order. The credit card information itself is immediately transmitted through our secure server to one of the largest and most secure credit card processing companies, Authorize.net. The ULC Seminary never gets a copy of that information and has absolutely no access to it.
2. Do we disclose it?
Absolutely not. We never disclose any of the information provided to us, except for the reasons mentioned above. The only small exception is if you order a robe or a stole from the Seminary store. Those are shipped from a third-party source, so your name and address must be disclosed to the distributor for shipping purposes.
The ULC Seminary will do all that we can to keep your private information private. It is kept in a secure database and there it will stay.
The only other reason we would consider disclosing your information is if we were compelled to do so by government officials.
This site contains a few links to other sites. The ULC Seminary is not responsible for the content or security of those Web sites.
To protect your information, we have the highest quality encryption programming available through Authorize.net. We can't guarantee absolute security, since no transmissions are completely secure over the internet, we are doing all that we possibly can to ensure the security of your personal and private information that you have entrusted to us.