The website 3colorworld.org is administered by Adam David Johnstone (Australia), with the full endorsement of Christian A. Schwarz from Natural Church Development.
NCD is committed to the highest standards in terms of privacy and data protection. With a 20 year solid track record in this regard, every user, whether an individual or a corporate entity (group, church, organization) can feel completely safe and comfortable in using the NCD tools as an extension of their own ministries.
Since all NCD tools (especially the various tests) depend on ongoing scientific research, the information collected through the tests provide important raw data for this research. Within the research procedures, care is taken that the staff members do not get access to identifiable names of individuals or churches. In the case that external organizations (e.g. a university) becomes involved in the research, all data is anonymized before being passed on.
4. Help desk
In case users contact the help desk to solve problems with their personal account or test-related issues, they grant the person helping with the request the right to access personal data, if this is needed to help solve the problem at stake.
5. Kind of data collected
NCD is committed to ask for the minimal amount of data necessary for producing a specific profile based on an eTest. In some contexts, the user is free to answer additional questions, which may be either relevant for research purposes or for providing taylor-made prompts for their own further growth.
All NCD publications are based on the ongoing research. It is guaranteed that none of these publications will reveal the names of any identifiable individual or group. For instance, we may publish averages of all Anglican (Baptist, Pentecostal, Lutheran, etc.) churches worldwide or within a given country, but never the data of an identifiable diocese, local church, pastor, or church member. If a specific profile may be interesting to be shared through a publication (because it could serve as an encouraging model, etc.), we contact that group in order to ask for permission.
7. Voluntary sharing
We explicitly encourage the sharing of test results with other people, in order to enable mutual learning. However, it is always the decision of the user whether or not they want to share their profiles with others, and with whom they would like to share them.
8. Automatic sharing
Depending on the eTest concerned, there may be automated sharing functions (for instance, in order to create a group profile on the basis of several individual profiles). In these cases, some data of the individuals can become visible for the person administering the corporate profile. If this applies, the individuals taking the test are informed about that policy. However, in most cases where data is shared automatically (for instance, in the context of the Empowerment Test in which various people fill in a questionnaire that will make up the profile of the respective leader) there is no way for anyone to relate the individual responses to specific participants.
Users may subscribe to the 3 Color World newsletter via their registration on the site or by editing their user account. By doing so, NCD International or the respective NCD National Partner in their country my contact them by e-mail with carefully selected information that may be of relevance for them. The subscription to this Newsletter function can be easily deactivated at any given time. NCD never passes on e-mail addresses or other individualized information to any other group, with the only exception of the NCD National Partners in the respective countries.
10. Deleting your account
Any user can request, via the Help button in the main menu of the web site, to have their account deleted. This step will automatically remove access to their account and will remove their personal data. Since this step is permanent, i.e. it cannot be reverted, it should be carefully considered.
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