Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Statement

Privacy Policies and Information

CopticWorld recognizes that respecting user privacy over the Internet is of utmost importance. This privacy statement is designed to provide information about the privacy and data collection practices for the site: The Site is operated by CopticWorld. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our site coordinator at or by postal mail to:

PO BOX 1549
Barstow, CA, 92312

Identifying Information

In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or providing any information about yourself. In some areas of the Site, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to process an order, offer services that require registration, assist you with technical support issues or to follow up with you. Generally, CopticWorld requests identifying information when you:

  • Register on any of our web sites.
  • Place an order or make a donation
  • Provide feedback to an online survey or tell us about an idea or suggestion.
  • Participate in a program, contest, or other promotional offer.
  • Request information or files from technical support or customer service.

In these instances, CopticWorld will ask for your a username (which does not have to be your legal name), e-mail address, Coptic Orthodox church affiliation, profession, membership status, and other appropriate information needed to provide you with these services. In all instances, if you receive a newsletter, email or other mailing from us, you will always be able to "unsubscribe" to these mailings at any time.

What CopticWorld Will Do With Your Information

If you choose to give us personal information for any of the purposes above, this information is retained by CopticWorld and will only be used by CopticWorld, the Pope, Bishops and Priests to support your relationship with us, including to email you regarding upcoming events, news and other pertinent Coptic information. We will not add you to a mailing list, or newsletter without your registration for this service. We will only contact you if further information is required from you to complete a service or ensure that you have adequate information regarding upcoming events and services.

What Others May Do With Your Information

CopticWorld does not share, rent, or sell any personally identifying information provided through our Site (such as your name or email address) to any outside organization for use in its marketing or solicitations. From time to time CopticWorld may use agents or contractors who will have access to your personal information to perform services for CopticWorld (such as DATABASE MAINTENANCE), however, they are required by us to keep the information confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services for CopticWorld.

In addition, CopticWorld may also share aggregate information about its members and its web site visitors to advertisers, business partners, and other third parties. For example, we might share that our users are x percent PCs users and y percent Macintosh users. None of this information, however, will contain personal, identifying information about our users.

Please note that certain, voluntary areas of the site allow you to network with other CopticWorld members, advertise sales and update your status. By using these areas of CopticWorld you agree to hold CopticWorld, its officers, employees, heirs, assigns, etc., along with the Coptic Diocese of North America, Pope Tawadros II, bishops, priests, monks and nuns of the Coptic Church harmless from any and all liability, injury, or tort that arises out of your use of the Site.
CopticWorld values your privacy so much that it will not even share your information with fellow CopticWorld members without your express permission. Your permission is automatically provided if when registering for the site you denote that your profile is public, that is, available to members. Notwithstanding the foregoing, your location, membership type and church affiliation may be disclosed to other members of the Site whether or not your privacy settings are set to private.

Third Party Links

CopticWorld does provide links to other sites. Other Internet sites and services have separate privacy and data collection practices. Once you leave, CopticWorld cannot control, and has no responsibility for, the privacy policies or data collection activities at another site.


At times, we will use a feature on your web browser to send your computer a "cookie". We do not use cookies to retrieve any personal information from your computer. We only use cookies to learn ways to enhance our Sites, and to give you better, more personalized service while in our web site. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is sent. However, some functions of the Sites will not function if you refuse cookies. These areas of our web site will have information posted about cookies, and when a cookie will be uploaded to your computer.

Children's Privacy Protection

CopticWorld is sensitive to the heightened need to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13. The vast majority of the material on our web site is not intended for children and is not targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect data from children and, if we learn that we have received personal data from a child, we will remove this information from our database.

Please note that some videos and articles regarding the religious persecution of Copts around the world may contain images and language not suitable for children under 18 years of age. CopticWorld cannot be responsible for any issues arising from the viewing or reading of these materials by anyone under the age of 18.

Changes to this Policy

CopticWorld may from time to time revise its privacy policy. You should therefore periodically visit this page, so you are aware of any such revisions. We will not, however, use your existing information in a manner not previously disclosed. You will be advised and have the opportunity to opt out of any new use of your information.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our privacy policy and/or the practices of our web site, you can write to:

PO BOX 3768
Seminole, FL, 33775

Credit Card Security

We know members are concerned about credit card security. We use one of the world's largest funds transfer agencies - PayPal. If you choose to pay for an item or donate via PayPal, your personal credit card information will not be given to Coptic World.