Privacy Policy

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The Operation World Privacy Policy is available for download in PDF format.

OPERATION WORLD - A MINISTRY OF WEC INTERNATIONAL (UK) International, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, doing business as InterVarsity Press, and Global Mapping International, (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Parties") have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate their firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices, with respect to the Operation World website (hereinafter the “Website”).

Collection of Information

The Parties do not collect personal information without your knowledge while you are visiting our Website. However, the Parties allow you to provide personal information on our Website. The type of information we collect directly corresponds with the service you request. For instance, you can offer your thoughts, opinions, prayers, concerns, ideas, personal experiences, questions and/or suggestions to our articles or materials, or you can request that a resource be sent to you directly. The type of information we collect is only the information necessary to facilitate our response to your specific request such as your name and contact information. If you offer your thoughts, comments, opinions, concerns, ideas, personal experience testimonies, request prayer, ask questions, etc., the Parties collect that information and may use the information in one or more of the ways set forth in the following section titled "Use of Information."

Use of Information

The Parties retain all rights to use the information provided by you to:

  • Respond to your correspondence, questions, comments, suggestions, thoughts, opinions, prayers, concerns, or ideas to fulfill a resource request. 
  • Process your request for resources from our online catalogs or donation services.
  • Continually update, develop, design, and customize the content of our Website to meet the needs, interests and requests of our audience. 
  • Publish your comments or testimonials in our marketing material. 
  • Contact you via e-mail to confirm specific resource or information requests, inform you of new products and special offers, or provide information we think may be of particular interest to you. 

E-Mail Lists

Subscription to an e-mail list provided on or through requires permission of the e-mail address owner. This is done through a double opt-in process and is recorded to verify that the subscription is valid and complies with anti-spam regulations. We do not solicit or use rented lists to acquire subscriptions. E-mail lists include contact information such as our postal address, phone number, list manager e-mail address and immediate unsubscribe button. We do not share your e-mail address with anyone or subscribe your email address to other lists. 


A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

As you visit our Website, it uses its cookies to differentiate you from other visitors. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from seeing unnecessary advertisements or requiring you to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting the Website and which parts of the Website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Website and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

Your Consent

By visiting and using our Website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. At any time you may request to view any and all changes and updates, via surface mail.

Notification of Changes

This privacy policy is subject to periodic review and change. In order to view the current privacy policy, simply check this section of our Website. If we materially change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy and other places we deem appropriate so users are aware of what information we collect, how it is used and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. In some cases when we post a notice, we may also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.


This Website contains links to other sites. The Parties are not responsible for either the privacy practices or the content of such sites.


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Terms of Use

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