We do not sell, loan, or give personal data from our site visitors to any third parties.
Our security plugin logs site visitors by IP address and records pages visited. This enables us to detect potential hackers and spammers, if needed, but gives us no personal data about our visitors aside from the country of the IP address.
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter service (newsletters approximately every 1-2 months as well as occasional notices of new blog posts), we only require your name, e-mail address, and country. Country and optional province/state and denominational affiliation are in case we have specific information pertinent to your denomination or, for instance, events such as local meetings in your area related to the topic of the character of God. You have the option to unsubscribe from newsletters at any time.
If you post a comment to one of our articles, or to our contact-us form, we collect your IP address, and whatever name and e-mail address you submit to the form, as well as whatever comment or message you leave.
If you were to order merchandise from our site (at present, we do not offer any items for sale), we would collect only such information as is necessary to process your order. We do not collect or store credit card data. PayPal handles our online transactions, so the only information we have in our database is your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone, the data needed to send your order or to contact you should we have questions or problems with shipping.
To contact us see the contact page.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://characterofgod.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should 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.
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, we will set a temporary cookie 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, we will also set up several cookies to 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.
Who we share your data with
We do not share/sell/lend your data to any third parties.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can 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), we also store the 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.