Who we are
The mission of Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc., is to disciple (teach, build faith, grow spiritually) the Catholic faithful to reach (find, evangelize, invite) those who are inactive or barely alive in the Good News. We change the world by changing hearts for Christ:
We inspire Catholics to become fully alive as Christians, growing in holiness, deepening their prayer life, and developing a personal relationship with Jesus who gives us salvation and with the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live the way Christ calls us to live.
First we help Catholics to discover how passionately Jesus cares about them. Then we teach them to share their faith by using the gifts and talents and experiences and skills they already have. Join with us in renewing the face of the earth!
How we protect your privacy
To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
All of the mailing lists for Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc., are opt-in, meaning that no one can be added to our mailing lists without their explicit approval. We do not want to turn the Gospel into spam! To prevent this, each person subscribed receives a confirmation letter with instructions on how to activate membership, unless we are given direct permission by written or verbal request and there is no doubt that the email address belongs to the requestor.
Good News Ministries will never use your email address for anything other than what you specifically signed up to receive.
We will never give away your address to anyone else.
Sometimes we do send extra messages to our mailing lists in order to inform you of maintenance issues regarding our website or the mailing list(s) you’re on, or special messages for important liturgical days in the Church that we think will bless you based on the faith-theme of the mailings you signed up to receive. We promise to keep these extra mailings rare.
We also send out fundraising messages, but only when absolutely necessary. It is the only way we can keep our email ministries going.
All our computer equipment and mailing lists are fully protected against viruses and spammers; so there is no danger of spreading viruses or spam to any of our subscribers.
Our server’s IP address is 220.127.116.11. If this appears on an anti-spam database, please contact us. We make every effort to fight against spam and to protect our reputation so that we do not end up being blocked by such databases.
If you suspect abuses of our mailing lists, please report them in detail.
How to Contact Us:
To contact us, please go to gnm.org/contact/.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on any website owned and operated by Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc. These include gnm.org, wordbytes.org, gogoodnews.net, marriagevocation.net, gnm-media.org, gnm-holyland.org, catholicvr.net, terrymodica.net, gnm-es.org, and any other domain names we might own in the future.
The Way We Use This Information:
We never sell your information! We use any information you provide about yourself only to fulfill the request you have made. We do not share this information with outside parties unless you provide consent.
We use return email addresses to answer the emails we receive. We will use information stored in our database about you to provide our services and support.
Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay, Inc., uses aggregated, anonymous data for research regarding the effectiveness of our websites. We may disclose aggregated, anonymous data in our annual report to potential donors and partners. We do not use such anonymous information for any other purpose.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the young and vulnerable is especially important to us. For that reason we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under the age of 18.
Our Commitment to High Moral Standards:
No part of our websites are designed to attract anyone of any age for unethical, illegal, or immoral purposes.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information:
Many of our subscription services include a Profile Account that you can log into and update your information. Additionally, or when this is not available, you may correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
It’s easy! Unsubscribe help is provided in:
• the welcome letters you receive when you sign up
• the bottom of each message of every mailing list
• the sign-up pages of each mailing list
• or contact us for personal help
OTHER QUESTIONS? NEED HELP?
Due to the amount of email we receive daily, please read our FAQs page before writing to us.