At AnswerTheBible.com, we know our users value their privacy and want to understand how we handle personal information. We’ve written this policy using simple language to explain our data practices and how we respect the trust you place in us. We follow ethical principles based on the Golden Rule – treating you as we’d want to be treated.
What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
We collect two basic types of information from you when you visit our site:
Personal information you voluntarily provide us (like your name, email address, or other contact info) that you submit to register for an account, post comments, contact us with questions, or sign up for our newsletter. We only use this info to provide services you request or measure site traffic/usage.
Anonymous technical information (through cookies/web beacons) about how you interact with our site and services. For example, which pages you visit, articles you read, search terms, clicks, device data like browser type, and approximate location. We use this data in aggregate to improve our site and enhance your experience.
As part of God’s plan, you should have control over your personal information. We only want to collect and use what you consent to. We don’t sell or share your personal data with any third parties, except anonymous usage statistics with analytical partners like Google Analytics.
What About Cookies and Online Tracking?
You can control cookie settings in your browser if you prefer to limit or block them. But without cookies you may not be able to use all our site features properly.
Our site may also include web beacons (small image files) to anonymously track site activity. These beacons are primarily used along with cookies for analytics tracking.
How Do We Keep Your Information Secure?
We use appropriate technical and organizational safeguards to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. This includes secure server protocols, firewalls, encryption, and account protection. We follow generally accepted industry standards to ensure the safety of your info, but no data security measures can guarantee 100% protection.
What About External Links or Service Providers?
Our site may contain links to other (third-party) sites beyond our control. If you click on one of these links, you’re leaving our site and this policy no longer applies. We don’t control how these other sites handle your info and encourage you to read their privacy policies.
We may work with service partners to assist operating our site or business (like web hosting, analytics, payment processing). These companies do not have rights to use personal data we provide for purposes beyond those required for their contracted services. We only share or disclose data as necessary for the performance of the task.
What Are Your Rights and Choices?
If you have an account with us, you can access, edit or delete your personal info by logging in and updating your profile or account settings. Or you can contact us at privacy?AnswerTheBible.com (change ? to @) with any requests. You can also opt-out of promotional emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link they contain. As children of God, you should have control over your information.
You can browse our site without registering for an account. And you can limit sharing of certain data through your browser/device privacy settings. We will honor any “do not track” signals from your browser.
How Can You Contact Us With Questions?
As brothers and sisters in Christ, we aim to be transparent and do the right thing with the information you entrust to us as we build this community to uplift God’s word. Please reach out if you need anything!