Privacy Policy

Move Closer Privacy Policy

Brief Overview

Here’s a summary of what you can expect to find in our Privacy Policy, which cover all Move Closer-branded products and services.

The Privacy Policy clearly outlines the types of data we collect from your activity, and how we use that information to enhance your Move Closer experience. We do not share your personally identifiable data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks.

When you see stats we share and celebrate about disciple-making activities, we make sure to analyze the data in a way that protects your privacy. When this information is published, it is only in an aggregated form that does not disclose your personally identifiable information.

Our Privacy Policy makes it clear what rights you have when using Move Closer, including accessing, sharing, changing, and deleting your personal data. We also address how data collection technologies help provide functionality and insight to help you fully engage with Move Closer and the Bible.

Privacy Policy

Last modified on January 15,2020


To make this document easier to read, we’re going to use some shorthand throughout. For example, when we say “Move Closer,” we’re talking about:

  • The Move Closer mobile application for iOS and Android Devices
  • The website

Move Closer products are owned and operated by PULSE Outreach, which we’ll refer to as “PULSE,” “us,” or “we” throughout this policy. We allow use of Move Closer by registered users, or “Users.” When we refer to both in this policy, we’ll use the term “Users” or “you.”

Accepting the Terms

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully because it discusses how we will collect, use, share and process your personal information, and by accessing Move Closer you agree to this Privacy Policy and its terms and consent to having your data transferred to and processed in the United States. Your use of Move Closer is also governed by our Terms of Use. Please read those terms carefully as well.

We welcome any questions or comments you may have about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us at: PULSE., attn.: Move Closer Support, 600 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404 or

How We Use Your Information

We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising purposes. We use data that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, as follows:

  1. To provide you with Move Closer, and any other information, products, or services that you request from us;
  2. As described in this Privacy Policy;
  3. To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  4. To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights under this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use;
  5. In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and
  6. For any other purpose with your consent.

Your ability to access Move Closer is only contingent on you providing your name, and you are not required to submit any additional personally identifying information.

Facilitating Your Use of Move Closer

We use your personal data to authorize your access to Move Closer if you are a User. We also use your personal data to provide certain functionality of Move Closer depending on the functionality you use and choose and the personal data you agree to provide. We use the data that we have about you to provide, improve, and personalize Move Closer, including with the help of automated technologies discussed in this policy and the inferences that we make from information we collect.


Move Closer will allow you to communicate and connect with other Move Closer users to share invitations and group messages. It is your choice whether to communicate or connect with another User. We will use data about you to help you connect and communicate and share content with other Move Closer users. This includes personal information you provide to us and individuals with which you communicate. We may also use contact information from your mobile device should you grant permission to Move Closer to access the same.


We may use the data we have about you and inferences we make from that data to recommend certain content and functionality through Move Closer. For example, based upon an album you complete, we may suggest additional albums to you. We may contact you through push notification, email, or in-app messages to discuss these recommendations, how to use Move Closer, and other Move Closer news messages.

Service-Related Messages

We may use your information to contact you about account, security, legal and other service-related issues. We will do this through in-app messages, push notifications, text messages and/or email. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.

Analytics and Performance

We use de-identified and aggregate user data to market Move Closer, including communications that promote Move Closer and network growth, such as celebrating the total number of Move Closer mobile installs. We use data, including user provided personal information, aggregations of user data, data collected through use of Move Closer (such as album engagement, album completions, and track completion activity), public feedback and information inferred from this data to conduct internal research and development in order to provide a better overall Move Closer experience, measure the performance of Move Closer and increase use of Move Closer and its features. This is done by making changes to Move Closer that are generally available, as well as sending users messages through Move Closer suggesting Move Closer functionality and content.

Polls and Surveys

Polls and surveys may be conducted by us in the future through Move Closer. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide.

Security and Technical Issues

We use the data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to, and resolve complaints, legal, security, and technical issues concerning Move Closer. We use your data and communications if we think it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or violations of law or our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm others.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Information You Provide to Us

You must become a Move Closer user to use Move Closer. To become a User, you are required to create an account and provide certain information such as your name and email address, which will be associated with your User account.

Beyond this required information, you have choices about whether to provide additional information to be associated with your User account. We collect personal data from you when you provide, post, or upload it to Move Closer. You do not have to provide such information; however, if you do not, it may limit our ability to personalize Move Closer and your ability to use Move Closer to its fullest extent.

If you choose to link Move Closer with other websites, applications, and services or profiles you have with third party applications, you will provide the personal data stored on those applications to Move Closer and PULSE. You may revoke the link with such accounts and third-party applications by modifying your settings with those applications. In addition, when you grant access to your contacts on your device for the purpose of friend suggestions, notification of when a contact joins, or sending an invite to Move Closer, that information is stored on our servers for the purpose of offering you this functionality.

Sensitive Data

By downloading and using Move Closer, we do not assume that you are of any particular religious denomination or are expressing to us any particular religious belief; we merely assume that you are interested in using the Move Closer app. We do not require that users provide such beliefs to us or provide any other sensitive data such as race, ethnicity, philosophical beliefs, or physical or mental health to create or maintain a Move Closer User account. It is your choice whether to provide such sensitive information should it be an option to do so. If you choose to provide any sensitive information, it may be used by PULSE to create a more personalized Move Closer experience like other non-sensitive information you provide. In any event, PULSE will only process sensitive data you provide to us for PULSE’s legitimate activities on your behalf and will not disclose this information without your express consent. We will maintain your information subject to appropriate safeguards discussed in this policy and otherwise provided by PULSE. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Use For Other Services

We may combine the information you submit under your account with information you provide us through other PULSE services and products as well as inferences we make from this information to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of all services and products provided to you by PULSE.

Your Posts and Contributions

Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information on the app whether through discussions or profile information, this information may be collected and used by others. User Contributions are posted and transmitted at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with your User contributions.

Automatic Data Collection Technologies

Service Use. We log usage data when you use Move Closer, including when you view or click on content, browser type, browser language, perform a search or request, the date and time of your request, install an update, seek new functionality, or use one or more tools offered through Move Closer. We use log-ins to identify you and log your use.

We use app monitoring technologies (for example, pixels, tags, and device identifiers) to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off, and across the different applications of Move Closer and devices. These help to facilitate the best possible user experience of Move Closer as they allow us recognize you and maintain your user preferences from session to session, help us keep your account safe, and generally improve the functionality of the products and services offered through Move Closer. They also help us ensure that User information is used in association with the correct Member account. Importantly, we do not use cookies or similar technologies to facilitate interest-based ads from third parties.

If you refuse to accept cookies and similar technologies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser or smartphone, you may be unable to access certain parts of Move Closer, prohibiting us from delivering the full capability of Move Closer and preventing the use of certain features and services that require these technologies.

By agreeing to our Privacy Policy, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies as described in this policy. If you use Move Closer without changing your browser or device settings to disable cookies, we’ll assume that you consent to receive all cookies provided through Move Closer.

Device ID and Location. When you access or leave Move Closer, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. We also receive data from your devices and networks, including location data. If you use Move Closer from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your device and GPS location based on your phone settings and access you have granted Move Closer.

We use this information to provide a tailored Move Closer experience for you and to communicate with you more effectively. The information is also collected to determine the aggregate number of unique devices using Move Closer and/or parts of Move Closer, track total usage, and analyze usage data to improve Move Closer functionality for all Users. We may combine this information with information from third parties to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our service.

We do not share any of your personally identifiable information along with your device identification or location without your explicit permission. When required by your device operating system or internet browser, we will ask you to opt-in before we use GPS or other tools to identify your precise location. However, we may automatically collect certain details of your use of Move Closer, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on or through Move Closer. We may collect information about your computer and mobile device and internet connection, including the mobile device’s unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, and mobile network information. If you do not want us to collect this information you should cease use of Move Closer.

Your Communications Directly To Us. We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages with us, including when you submit personal information or requests by emailing or through the website We retain those communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.

Personal Information. We may tie information we do collect automatically as described above to personal information you provide to us to tailor Move Closer to you and make suggestions about Move Closer services and functionality as described above. PULSE is consistently seeking new and improved ways to offer Move Closer and increase disciple-making activities. As we improve Move Closer, this may mean the collection of new data or new ways to use data. Because Move Closer is dynamic, and we continuously seek to offer new features, we may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

Third-party Information Collection

This Privacy Policy applies only to sites and apps that are owned and operated by PULSE. Please keep in mind that Move Closer may contain links to other websites or apps. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy statements and policies of those other websites you choose to link to or from Move Closer, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and store your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, policies or content of other websites or apps, including websites you link to or from Move Closer. Websites containing co-branding (referencing our name and a third party’s name) contain content delivered by the third party and not us.

PULSE cannot regulate other sites, content, or applications linked or provided from within Move Closer and our various web sites and services. Some content or applications, including partner offers, on or in Move Closer may be served by third-parties, including content providers, application providers, analytics companies, your mobile device manufacturer, and your mobile service provider. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps, and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Disclosure of Your Information

Disclosure on Your Behalf

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to fulfill our obligations under our Terms of Use, the purpose for which you provide it, for any other purpose you request when you provide the information, or for any other purpose for which we have your consent.

Disclosure by You

When you share information through Move Closer, that information is viewable by you and by anyone else you chose to share it with. If you give access to your Move Closer account to other applications and services, based on your approval, those services would then have access to your shared information. The use, collection and protection of your data by such third-party services is subject to those third parties’ policies.

Internal Disclosure

We will share your personal data internally within PULSE to help combine the personal information covered across the different aspects of Move Closer and our other products and services to help provide services to you in a manner that is personalized and useful to you and others. For example, we can personalize potential services to recommend to you using cookies or similar technologies that track what functionality you have already opted to receive.

Disclosure to Our Service Providers

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to contractors, service providers and other third parties we use solely to support our mission (such as cloud hosting, maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, communication, and development). For example, some of the Move Closer platforms used to send emails and notifications are built and managed by third parties, so some of your information is sent securely to those services to provide such functionality. They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

Legal Process

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you; (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (4) protect the security or integrity of Move Closer; or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of PULSE, our Users, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Users about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague, or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.

Your Rights to Deleting, Accessing and Correcting Your Information

For personal data that we have about you, you have the following rights:

  • Deletion. You may ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data. Please note that doing so may limit or remove your ability to use Move Closer. Please note that an email address is required to have a User account.
  • Correction/Modification: You may edit some of your personal data through your account or ask us to change, update, or fix your data in certain cases, including if it’s inaccurate.
  • Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (for example, if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (for example, if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
  • Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data you provided to us.

To make these or any other requests with respect to your personal information, you may send us an e-mail to You may also contact us at: PULSE Outreach., attn.: Move Closer Support, 600 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404. We ask that individuals making requests identify themselves and identify the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before we process any requests. We may decline to process requests if we cannot verify the requestor’s identity, if we believe the request will jeopardize the privacy of others, if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect, or for a similar legitimate purpose. In any case, where we provide information access, deletion or correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.

If you choose to close your account or ask that we modify or delete some or all of your personal information, we will retain your personal data if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our Terms of Use or fulfill any others requests from you (for example, to opt-out of further messages or for a copy of your data).

We have no control of information you have shared with others through Move Closer after you close your account or asked to delete information or attempted to delete your account yourself. Your information and content you have shared may continue to be displayed in the services of others (for example, search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

Notice to California Residents – California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident and have provided us with personal information, California law requires that we provide you with a summary of your privacy rights under the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”) and the California Business and Professions Code. As required by the Act, we will provide you with the categories of personally identifiable information that we collect through Move Closer and the categories of third-party persons or entities with whom such personally identifiable information may be shared for direct marketing purposes at your request. California law requires us to inform you, at your request, (1) the categories of personally identifiable information we collect and what third parties we share that information with; (2) the names and addresses of those third parties; and (3) examples of the products marketed by those companies. The Act further requires us to allow you to control who we can and cannot share that information with. To obtain this information, please send a request to and include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personally identifiable information you do not want us to share with third parties. Please allow thirty (30) days for a response. Also, please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personally identifiable information or requesting this notice.

Security and Protection

Given the nature of communications and information technology, and that the use of the internet has inherent risks, although we regularly monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attack, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through Move Closer or stored in our systems or otherwise will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Processing of Data

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, such as providing Move Closer and Move Closer functionality you request and acting in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use) and other legitimate interests. Such legitimate interest include protection to you, us and other Users and third parties, to comply with applicable law, to enable and administer our business, to manage corporate transactions, to generally understand and improve our business and user relationships, and to enable us and other users of Move Closer to connect with you to exchange information, provided that the foregoing adequately protects your rights and freedoms.

Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us at

Users From Outside the United States

Move Closer is offered in and from Minnesota within the United States and your use of Move Closer and this Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Minnesota. If you are using Move Closer from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. We process data both inside and outside of the United States and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders. This includes contractual commitments between us and companies transferring personal data that require the protection and security of such data. The data protection and other laws of the State of Minnesota, the United States, and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using Move Closer, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third-parties with whom we share it with as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices. We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will provide a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated. The date the Privacy Policy was last modified is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Children Under the Age of 16

We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 16 without the consent of the parent or legal guardian of that minor. A parent or guardian may consent to the use of Move Closer by a minor, which parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of Move Closer and assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through Move Closer. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at If we learn and have confirmation we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, you may contact us at: PULSE Outreach, Attn: Move Closer Support, 600 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404,