Privacy Policy

Thank you

If you subscribe to my daily devotionals, I appreciate it! Whether you are a longtime subscriber or new one, I greatly appreciate your willingness to allow this devotional to land in your Inbox everyday.

Although we in the U.S. aren’t regulated by the European Union, there may be people in Europe who subscribe so we want to be in compliance with the European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with respect to data privacy. (More on GDPR here.) 

I haven’t and don’t plan to use your emails for purposes other than this devotional. It wouldn’t be within our right nor do I believe in violating privacy.

Purpose

The intention is that the following information provides you with what you need to know about this site’s data privacy policy and website compliance with the GDPR.

Who

This website address is: https://pastorbenwalls.com.

Personal data collected and why

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, the data collected is that shown in the comments form as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using their service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, and if you use Gravatar, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you choose to subscribe to our blog, then your name, email address, and IP address is stored by our email subscription provider MailChimp. You may unsubscribe or manage your email subscription preferences by clicking the corresponding link at the bottom of the email you receive from this blog.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, a temporary cookie is used to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, several cookies save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Although we use Google Analytics, we only use it to understand the source of traffic to our website.

Sharing your data with

Your data is not shared with anyone.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), any personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns: info[at]pastorbenwalls.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

The limited data collected (name, email address, ip address, etc.) is protected by the WordPress software, the WordPress hosting provider, and email subscription provider MailChimp.

What data breach procedures are in place

Since this is an information only blog, any data breach is limited to information collected from you when you choose to subscribe to the blog or submit comments. The WordPress software and WordPress hosting service provider is used to secure this data and detect any data breach.

Data we receive from third parties

No data is received from third parties.

Automated decision making and/or profiling with user data

There is no automated decision making and/or profiling with the limited user data collected.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

There is no industry specific regulatory disclosure requirements as this blog is for information purposes only.