1. Who we are
“ActiveChristianity” and “Words of faith” are managed by bcc.media foundation. bcc.media foundation is part of the same consortium as Brunstad Christian Church (BCC).
If you have questions related to the contents of this policy, or about our processing of personal data in general, you can send your queries via our contact form on this website. Alternatively, you can reach us by email or mail at:
Mailing address: Ryenstubben 2, N-0679 OSLO
Personal Data: Any information that allows a person to be directly or indirectly identified as an individual person.
Processing: Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data, i.e. collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
User: A person whose personal data is processed.
Member: A person who has an account registered through this website.
Data Controller: The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
Data Processor: The natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Legal Basis for Processing: A fundamental prerequisite for the lawful processing of personal data is a valid basis for processing. According to GDPR Art. 6, the legal bases for processing can be, among others, the user’s consent or other necessary reasons, including the need to fulfill a contract or agreement that the user is a part of, or the need to fulfill legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party.
3. What personal data we process, and how we process it
As a visitor to these websites
ActiveChristianity.org has integrations for various social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (such as Facebook and Instagram, collectively called “social media.”) Personal data or other information that you have provided to any social media platform can be read, collected and used by other users of the platform, something that we have little or no control over. Therefore, we are not responsible for any individual’s use, misuse or misappropriation of personal data or other information that you provide to any social media service.
When you contact us
When you contact us privately through our contact form, by email, mail or through social media, personal data such as name, email and location is collected based on the information you have provided to us for the purpose of two-way communication. This information is kept confidential, and only specifically authorized persons at BCCMF have access to them.
When you register for an account on this website
Users are required to register for an account on this website in order to download E-books from ActiveChristianity.org, and to download booklets and save responses to devotionals on words-of-faith.org. Personal data such as name and email is collected and used for the licensing of E-books, and will not be used for other purposes unless otherwise stated. Responses to devotionals that are saved on members’ personal profiles on words-of-faith.org will not in any way be published or shared by us with other parties.
4. Purpose and legal basis for processing of personal data
We collect and process personal data for the following purposes:
To fulfill services you request
To log in on our sites, to download E-books on ActiveChristianity.org, and to download booklets and save responses on words-of-faith.org, you are required to register for an account on this website. Through registration, we process your basic contact details like name, email address and membership status. You may visit our sites without registering, however only a limited amount of content is available to users who do not log in. If you reach out to us through our Contact Form, we will use information about you, such as your name and email address, to respond to your queries. The legal basis for processing this personal data is consent.
To protect our or others’ rights, property or safety
Any E-books available on this website are protected by copyright law, and are licensed for personal use. The personal data provided when you register for an account is collected to enable the licensing and download of E-books. The legal basis for processing this personal data is legitimate interest. Personal licensing of the E-books is required to prevent unauthorized reproduction, distribution or sale without prior permission.
For general research and analysis purposes
We use personal data about how our visitors use our websites to understand customer behavior or preferences. For example, we may gather and analyze information about site search to better understand how to optimize our content to site visitors.
If you have received any unauthorized or inappropriate advertisement or other marketing through our services, we ask you to contact us via one of the methods mentioned above.
5. Privacy of children
We understand the importance of protecting the privacy of children in the interactive digital world. These websites are not designed or intentionally targeted at children under the age of 13.
If you are below 13 years old and using our services, please make sure that your parents approve the processing of your personal data.
If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age that requires parental consent, without a parental consent, please contact us via one of the methods mentioned above.
6. Protection of personal data
We take privacy seriously at BCCMF. We have established rules and procedures for the protection of personal data and privacy from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
To ensure that the processing of information is carried out in a safe manner, only specifically authorized persons at BCCMF, and our subcontractors or system/service suppliers will have access to the information you provide us. The number of employees with such approval is limited. Access to information is secured by access mechanisms.
We shall use all reasonable precautions to ensure that our employees, data processors and third parties who have access to information about you are adequately trained to ensure that they treat such information in accordance with this statement and our obligations under privacy legislation.
7. Your rights
As a user, you have several rights related to our processing of your personal information. Here is information about what these rights are and how you can exercise them in connection with our digital channels. If you have questions relating to your rights, or would like to exercise them, you can do so by contacting us via one of the methods mentioned above.
The right to be informed
The right to request access to your personal data
You have the right to know what data of yours we are processing and why we are processing it.
We will provide a copy of this data in a widely used machine-readable format within 30 days without charge unless your request is exceptionally large or frequent. We will inform you if this is the case.
The right to rectification of your personal data
If you believe that the information we have stored about you is incorrect (for example: email address), please contact us via the contact form to update your personal data. Alternatively, you can update the personal data stored in your member account by accessing the settings of your account on our website.
The right to erasure
You have the right to request that we delete personal data that we process on you. We will comply to such requests unless we have a legitimate ground to not delete the data.
After the data has been deleted, we may not immediately be able to delete all residual copies from our active servers and backup systems. Such copies shall be deleted as soon as reasonably possible.
The right to restrict or suspend processing
You have the right to request that we restrict or suspend our processing of your personal data. This may however lead to limited possibilities to use our services.
The right to withdraw consent
You can withdraw your consent at any time. We will comply with such requests unless there is another legitimate ground to process the personal data.
To delete your member account, go to “Account” at the top of every page when you are logged in, and select “Delete Account.”
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all other requests related to withdrawal of consent.
The right to data portability
In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask for your data in a structured, readable format to which we are obliged to provide you the data.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Last updated 25th September 2020
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and thus the notice may be subject to changes at any time.