Privacy Policy

Greetings from Wycliffe Bible Translation and welcome to our website! Wycliffe Bible Translation is a trading name of Wycliffe South Africa Bible Translators (referred to in these terms as “Wycliffe Bible Translation”, “we”, “us” or “our”). From time to time we may also be referred to as “Wycliffe South Africa” - this is still the same organisation.

We extend the following information to assure you, our guest, that we are concerned about and respect your privacy while visiting our website. We will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information. We will always endeavour to take steps to assure that any information you provide to us will remain secure. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our site. We therefore request that you take a moment to review the following valuable information.

Collection of Information

Wycliffe South Africa does not collect personal information without your knowledge during your visit to our website. However, we do at times ask that you provide us with personal information while online. The type of information we collect typically, but not always, corresponds directly with the service you request. For instance, you can sign up to receive news, sign up to events, make donations, and contact us with any queries or requests. This could involve requesting your name, contact information, and payment details if giving online.

All personal data which you provide will be treated by us with the utmost security and confidentiality. No personal data will be sold, leased, rented or shared with any third party without your express consent, unless we are required to do so by law or by order of the court. We commit to protect the safety and security of our visitors on this site.

As a visitor, the personal information you provide may also be used to improve the usability of, and information available on, our site. In other words, at times we will ask you for more information, beyond just your name and contact information, than is needed to facilitate our response to your specific request. Your provision of such additional information is your acknowledgement that you consent to our use of such information to better serve you, our visitor, and others coming to our website.

This website provides links to external websites maintained by individuals or organisations external to Wycliffe South Africa. Once you access information that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing the information you have linked to.


Our website’s ecommerce system uses SSL encryption to protect sensitive data transmissions from your computer to our website. You are able to see when the SSL encryption is active either by the "padlock" icon at the bottom of your browser's window or by a blue line around the window. In certain areas, password protection is used to protect your privacy and security. For example, you will be required to login when you sign up for news or give a donation in order to keep your information private and secure.

Changes Made

Wycliffe South Africa reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.

By using this site, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted the below terms and conditions. Your continued use of the site means you accept any amendments, alterations or modifications that we deem necessary at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the site. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be!

Questions or Suggestions

Please direct all questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to us at wycliffe@wycliffe.org.za.

The use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website can store on your system. Our website does not place cookies on your computer.

Terms and Conditions of Use

We have taken every effort to design our website to be useful, informative, helpful, honest and engaging. Hopefully we've accomplished that — and would ask that you contact us if you'd like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.

We will at all times endeavour to provide accurate information. However, occasionally there may be information on our site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions. We reserve the right to correct these and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. We are not responsible if information made available is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or timelier sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

Wycliffe South Africa exists to see the Word of God transforming lives in every language community to spread the knowledge of God’s glory through community engaged Bible Translation. Therefore, our website is based on a set of foundational Christian beliefs.

We ask that you take a few minutes to look over the following Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them as you engage with our site, or to contact us at wycliffe@wycliffe.org.za if you have any issues or queries:

Restrictions on Use of Our Online Materials

All materials contained on our website ("Online Material") are the copyrighted property of Wycliffe Bible Translation. Any trademark, service mark and trade name are proprietary to us. No online material from our website may be copied, reproduced, republished, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except for the downloading of resources (such as newsletters and posters) for your personal, non-commercial use only, and the sharing of materials and information on social media sites with relevant citations. This is provided that you 1) retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices, 2) you make no modifications to the materials, and 3) you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes.

You may not, however, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute our Online Material in any way or for any other purpose unless you get our written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent any content on our site. Any attempt to modify any online material, or to defeat or circumvent our security features, is prohibited.

Submitting Your Online Material to Us

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, comments, or other information that you send to us through our site (other than information we promise to protect under our Privacy Policy), becomes and remains our property, even if this agreement is later terminated.

That means that we don't have to treat any such submission as confidential. You can't sue us for using ideas you submit. If we use them, or anything like them, we don't have to pay you or anyone else for them. We will have the exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. We can use them for any purpose we deem appropriate to our mission, without compensating you or anyone else for them.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. This means that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.


Payment options accepted

Payment may be made online by “Credit & Cheque card” or “Instant EFT”, via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards. Alternatively, payments may be made by bank transfer into our bank account to be processed at the end of the month, the details of which can be found at wycliffe.org.za/give-main.

Payment details - acquiring and security

Credit card and instant EFT transactions will be acquired for us via PayFast, who are a highly approved payment gateway. They are validated by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard as having Level 1 Compliance, which allows them to be on Visa's Global Registry of Approved Service Providers. They promise to treat Information with the upmost privacy, using encryptions and secure links. Users may go to www.payfast.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.

Customer details separate from card details

Donor details will be stored by us separately from the card details which are entered by the donor on PayFast’s secure site. For more detail on PayFast refer to www.payfast.co.za.

Please note: Wycliffe Bible Translation does not store payment details and will NEVER ask you to provide sensitive or confidential information via email, so please do not provide such information to anyone if asked to do so.

Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency

The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR).


Wycliffe Bible Translation may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.

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