• Serving Those Who Serve in Ministry

    Shepherd’s Refuge is a non-denominational, non-profit ministry dedicated to serving the needs of Vocational/Bi-Vocational Christian Pastors, full-time Church staff in a leadership positions, full-time Christian ministry staff in a leadership position, and Missionaries.
  • Beautiful, Peaceful Location

    Located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, near Dahlonega, Shepherd’s Refuge provides an opportunity to those in ministry to renew their vision; find spiritual refreshment and healing; deepen marriage relationships; and regain physical strength.
  • Prevent Burn-Out

    The focus of our ministry is to provide our guests a relaxing environment, free from the demands of everyday life. The beneficiaries from a retreat at Shepherd’s Refuge extend to the congregation and community our guests serve.

What This Privacy Policy Covers
This policy covers how Shepherd's Refuge treats personal information that Shepherd's Refuge collects and receives in connection with its public Web site as well as its membership Web site. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Information Collection and Use
Shepherd's Refuge collects personal information when you register with Shepherd's Refuge and when you visit Shepherd's Refuge’s public Web site.
When you register, we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. Once you register with Shepherd's Refuge and sign in to Shepherd's Refuge, you are not anonymous to us.
Shepherd's Refuge automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Shepherd's Refuge cookie information, and the page you request.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Shepherd's Refuge does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
  1. When we respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
  2. When we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Shepherd's Refuge's terms of use, confidentiality pledge and standards or as otherwise required by law.

Cookies
Shepherd's Refuge may set and access cookies on your computer.
 
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored in your computer’s hard drive when you visit a Web site. This file or piece of information allows a user to move quickly and easily around our Web site and is used to identify returning users. We also use a cookie to track a user’s sessions. We use this information to find out what site features are most popular so we can develop our Web site and content in light of our analysis of people’s usage.
The use of cookies is an industry standard and done on most Web sites.

We do not, however, use cookies to retrieve involuntary information about your computer. Accordingly, if you would prefer, you can set up your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you to their presence and thereby allow you to remove them from your computer.

Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to staff who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We take all reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure and we have put in place physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

Links to other Web sites
The Shepherd's Refuge public Web site contains links to other Web sites; however, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites and do not make any representation as to the existence, sufficiency, accuracy or completeness of their Web site or privacy policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Due to changes in legislation and best practice or enhancements to functionality and content on Shepherd's Refuge’s public Web site, Shepherd's Refuge may update this privacy policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address or by placing a prominent notice on our public Web site, and accordingly you should check here from time to time.

Questions and Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at Shepherd's Refuge. Attention: Privacy Officer.

Trusted Organization

Shepherd's Refuge is ECFA Accredited

 

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Financially Support Our Ministry

Shepherd's Refuge - Selah Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit ministry recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated.