Whetstone Ministries


Privacy Statement


Whetstone Ministries respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web sites, responds to any of our mailings, or sends us e-mail. This Privacy Statement outlines the information Whetstone will collect and how we will use that information. This Statement will also instruct you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared when you visit our websites, respond to our web-based mailings or send us email.


We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of data encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Personal Information

Whetstone will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card billing information, etc.) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. Some examples scenarios when Whetstone may require that you provide personally-identifiable information include completing an order for a product or service, or when you request more information about new or current Whetstone products or services.

If you do not want your personally-identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted this information and would like for us to remove it from our records, please contact us at the link listed at the bottom of this Statement. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our existing files.

When you do provide us with personally-identifiable information, we may use that information in the following ways, unless stated otherwise: We may store and process that information to better understand all customer needs and how we can improve our products and services for all customers. We may use that information to contact you with new promotions and announcements if you have previously provided your permission and if the promotions and announcements are in your interest. Additionally, we may contact you if we have questions about your account Whetstone will not rent, sell, or lease personally-identifiable information to third parties.

We will not disclose personal information except as follows: To persons or companies who help us provide products and services to you. We may share information with business partners. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. When required by law. Whetstone may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law, to enforce our software licenses and other rights, or to protect the rights and safety of others. This may include exchanging information with law enforcement agencies, or with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the web site and/or Internet Service Provider from which you linked to our site or advertisement.

Similar to personally identifiable information, we will not rent, sell, or lease non-personally-identifiable information to third parties. We may share non-personally identifiable information with business partners.

Children’s Privacy

Whetstone is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Whetstone does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its websites to children under the age of 13.


When you view one of our web sites we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file and will be used to determine ways to improve our web sites, advertisements, products or services. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a web site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Web Beacons

Whetstone web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters in order to count how many messages have been opened and acted upon. Web beacons are not used to access your personal information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.

Changes to this Statement

Whetstone will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will include the date at the top of this statement. Whetstone encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Questions about our Privacy Statement

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please feel free to contact us at anytime. webmaster@whetstoneministries.com.