Effective Date: January 1, 2020.
Welcome to gospeladvocate.com (the “Website”). This website is operated by The Gospel Advocate Company and its licensees. (“we” or “us”). We are committed to maintaining the privacy of the information you provide to us in using the Website.
When you interact with the Website, we, or our service providers (acting on our behalf) collect “Personal Information,” which is information that relates to you as an identifiable individual, such as your first and last name, email address, billing and/or shipping address, or credit card or bank information. You provide us with information that we collect when you:
Depending on which of the above activities you engage in, information you provide to us may include your first name, last name, physical address, email address, phone number, credit card or bank information, purchase history, and story, question, or other content you submit to us in message form.
We also receive information from you as a result of your visiting our Website that is sent automatically from your computer or mobile device (each a “Device”) or browser, including your IP address, your browser type and version, your operating system and platform, your purchase history, products you view, products or articles you search for, length of visits to pages and other browser interaction information (your “Usage Information”). We incorporate tools such as Facebook pixels and Google Analytics in collecting such information.
A tool called “Google Analytics” collects information about use of this Website. Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site. Google Analytics collects information such as what users search in order to find this Website, and what pages a user visits within this Website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve the content, products, and service we offer on this Website. Google Analytics’ cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. To opt-out of Google Analytics, please use Google’s opt-out tool: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Similar to cookies, this Website also contains “web beacons” or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a web page or in an email, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page or email. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).
The Website will also feature social buttons from networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To do so we embed code that they provide, and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you are logged in. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.
We will use and disclose your information only as follows:
We disclose your information to third parties in the following situations:
We do not share your Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. We may transfer your information in the event of the sale of substantially all of the assets of our business to a third-party or in the event of a merger, consolidation or acquisition. However, in such event, any acquirer of that information will be subject to the provisions of our commitments to you!
Upon request, we will provide you with access to all information that we have collected and maintain about you. You can also request that information we have collected and maintained about you be deleted. You can access this information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We store your data only for as long as it is necessary to provide services to you or until you delete your account, or ask to delete it. If you create an Account, we will maintain your data for as long as you have that Account, unless you deactivate, cancel, or delete that Account. You can request deletion of your Personal Information at any time by using the contact details listed below.
Note: If you request that data we maintain about you be deleted or erased, no one (neither us nor you) will be able to recover that information later.
We take seriously our obligation to safeguard the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information collected from our users. As you can see, the Website uses an SSL (or “secure sockets layer”) certificate, which provides secure, encrypted communications between a website and internet browser. You should be aware, however, that no system is completely secure from hackers and network failure and error, and we cannot guarantee the confidentiality, security and integrity of information maintained on our Website for that reason. Email is not a secure form of communication. Please do not send credit card or bank information via email.
In other words, although we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that your information will always be secure.
We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you are located in the EEA, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) affords you with certain rights regarding your Personal Information, including:
In addition, if you are in the EEA and you have any complaints about how we use your Personal Information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your country. A list of data protection authorities is available here.
For further information on each of the rights mentioned in this Section, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individual rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The CCPA requires us to inform you of categories of Personal Information that we collect and how we use it, where and how we collect it, and any third parties with whom we share your Personal Information. See Sections I, II, and III for that information.
California residents may exercise the following rights:
i. Right to Know and Access – In other words, the right to know what of your information we maintain, use, or share, and why and from where we collect that information;
ii. Right to Equal Service – In other words, we do not discriminate users that exercise their privacy rights;
iii. Right to Delete – In other words, the right to have us delete your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions;
We do not sell users’ Personal Information to third parties without your permission.
California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2020 will receive information about 2019 sharing activities). We comply with this law by giving users the ability to tell us not to share Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, send an email to [email@example.com]. We may need additional information to process your request.
The Gospel Advocate Company
1006 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210