Throughout this website, the "General Board" refers to the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church, Incorporated in Illinois including its division Wespath Investment Management and its affiliate the UMC Benefit Board Inc.
The General Board respects the privacy of visitors to our websites (Sites). As the custodian of our clients’ data, we are committed to protecting the personal information of our participants and institutional clients. We are honoring that commitment by disclosing here the nature of the limited information that is collected from our websites (gbophb.org, wespath.com, and ccpi-umc.org) and how such information is used.
Information Collected by the General Board
The General Board gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions including but not limited to: communicating with the General Board via online forms, requesting materials that require mailing, receiving any electronic newsletters, and from participation in online polls and surveys.
- Information the General Board gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout the Site(s). This information allows us to better understand our audience's interests and thus tailor our content to readers' needs. Under no circumstances does the General Board divulge any information gathered from our Sites about users to a third party.
The General Board tracks user traffic patterns throughout the Sites based upon aggregate server statistics. However, we do not correlate this information with personally identifiable data about individual users. The General Board does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
The General Board also tracks and catalogs the search terms users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine both the effectiveness of existing content and audience demand for future content. This helps us continue to better our service to visitors and participants.
Notification of Changes To This Policy
The General Board is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, the General Board's data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, the General Board will post the changes on the Site to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.
What the General Board Does about Children Visiting This Website
We will not knowingly collect information from Site visitors under the age of 13.