Who we are
Our website address is: https://theologicalencounters.com.
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 visit our login page, 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
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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 your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
- Information we collect When you use Theological Encounters, we may collect the following types of personal information:
- Name and contact information: We may collect your name, email address, and other contact information when you register for an account on Theological Encounters or when you contact us.
- User content: We may collect the user content you post or share on Theological Encounters, including any personal information you choose to include in your user content.
- Usage data: We may collect information about how you use Theological Encounters, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and device information.
- How we use your information We use your personal information to provide and improve Theological Encounters, to communicate with you, and to personalize your experience on the site. Specifically, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To create and maintain your account on Theological Encounters.
- To communicate with you about Theological Encounters, including to send you emails or other messages about site updates, new features, or other information related to the site.
- To personalize your experience on Theological Encounters, such as by recommending content or connections based on your interests or activity on the site.
- To improve Theological Encounters, including by analyzing user behavior and trends, and by developing new features and services.
- To comply with legal or regulatory requirements, such as to respond to a subpoena or other legal process.
- How we share your information We may share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:
- With your consent: We may share your personal information with third parties if you give us your consent to do so.
- With service providers: We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who help us operate Theological Encounters, such as hosting providers, analytics providers, or customer support providers.
- In response to legal requests: We may disclose your personal information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal processes.
- To protect our rights or property: We may disclose your personal information to enforce our terms of service, to protect our property or rights, or to protect the safety or security of users of Theological Encounters or others.
- How we protect your information We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no security measures are 100% effective, and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
- Your choices: You can choose to limit the personal information you provide to Theological Encounters or to delete your account at any time. You can also opt out of certain types of communications from us, such as promotional emails or newsletters.
- Children’s privacy Theological Encounters is not intended for use by children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.