Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Disclaimer Statement

Breaking Free is an inspirational and educational tool intended for members of the United Church of God, an International Association. All articles are written by members of the Church who wish to help others by sharing their own experience with addictive or dysfunctional behavior. Some articles are written by professionals who are also members of the Church. The content of these articles is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. While we do not endorse any particular therapy or medical counsel, we strongly recommend that people always seek appropriate medical or psychological advice when dealing with serious personal problems.

Privacy Policy

This is the Web site of the Breaking Free Journal

Breaking Free Journal is published online by the United Church of God, an International Association, 555 Technecenter Dr., Milford, OH 45150.

Our mailing address is
Breaking Free Journal
PO Box 541027
Cincinnati, OH 45254-1027

We can be reached via e-mail at breakingfree@ucg.org or you can reach us by telephone at 513-576-9796. Send technical inquiries about this Web site to webmaster@ucg.org

We collect information volunteered by you, such as your e-mail address and postal address for any free literature (Vertical Thought, The Good News magazine, booklets, Bible Study Course, etc.) requested for yourself or a friend on a United Church of God sponsored Web site.

We collect information about you and your use of the Breaking Free Journal Web site whenever you visit. For example, we may collect various forms of information such as site traffic statistics, page views, operating system and browser type, and IP address. This information gathered will not personally identify you.

The information we collect is used to:
1. Improve the design and content of our Web site
2. Notify you of any updates to our Web site
3. Mail requested literature to you or a friend.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you will only receive the information which you requested.

We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of this Web site.

If you do not want to receive e-mails from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail at the above address.

Upon request, we offer you the ability to have inaccuracies and address changes updated in your contact information. You can have this information corrected by sending us an e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.

You may prevent your information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by e-mailing us at the address above.

With respect to cookies: We use cookies to record and track your traffic pattern on the pages you access or visit.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by another Web site. Cookies are uniquely assigned for your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You may refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser; however, some of our Web pages may require a cookie for access.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

This Web site has been designed to be used with the latest Internet browsers, and may contain some media files that are best viewed with a high-speed Internet connection.