Updated January 1, 2021
1. Roles & Responsibilities
2. Content Providers
3. Consent & Access
4. Personal Information
5. International Visitors
6. Collection of Personal Information
a. Purpose Collection. Some of the personal information collected by us is required for registration or business interaction purposes, and other information is voluntarily given by you when you interact with our Services.
b. Types of Collection. The type of personal information that Company may collect and store may include without limitation the following:
- Your full name;
- Your physical address;
- Your telephone number;
- Your email address;
- Your areas of Services interest or Services preferences;
- Your content, such as assignments, discussions, survey results; and
- Any other information relating to you that you submit on ReligionAndPublicLife.org.
c. Media. If you upload media, such as images, to the website, you should avoid uploading media with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
d. Methods of Collection. We collect information when you provide it to us, such as when you “contact us” by email, chat, or otherwise, or when you register to do business with us. We may also collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as the IP addresses and domain names of visitors, type or name of the browser, page view history, and other usage information about your use of our Services.
e. Summary. We may collect this information for website administration and statistical purposes in order to help us improve our Services and create a better experience for all our customers. Please note, however, that in some instances the Services may request data that is deemed sensitive under Article IX of General Data Protection Regulation. In each instance, you have the option of opting out or refusing to provide such data. If you choose to provide the data to us, you are granting consent for us to use this data for the purpose of the Services.
7. Data Controller for Personal Information
For the purpose of certain data protection laws that require the designation of a “data controller”, Company is the data controller for the personal information that we collect and use hereunder. Company is the party who determines the purpose for which your personal information is used and how we store and use it.
8. Purposes of Collection
The legal basis for our collection is to provide our Services to you; for our legitimate and customary business purposes and, in certain circumstances, to facilitate, develop and perform a contract between you and Company; to register individuals for Services use or use of the Services; to administer and improve the Services; to send you information about Services that may be of interest to you based on your preferences; to prevent and detect fraud, or enforce our legal rights; or for our legitimate and customary business purposes.
9. Sharing Information
10. Removing, Correcting or Updating Information
If for whatever reason you wish to remove, correct or update personal information obtained by Company, or if you wish to correct or update an address or other personal information, we will endeavor to correct, update or remove your personal information. To exercise the following personal information rights, please contact at Company at [email protected]
a. Right to access your personal information: You have the right to receive a copy of your personal information that we hold about you, subject to certain exemptions. We may, however, require additional information in order to verify your identity and contact information or allow us to locate the specific information requested.
b. Right to correct your personal information: You have the right to ask us to correct any of your personal information that we hold where it is incorrect or incomplete.
c. Right to delete your personal information: You have the right to ask that your personal information be deleted in certain circumstances, such as when your personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected, or if you object to the use of your personal information, or if we have used your personal information improperly.
d. Right to suspend use of your personal information: You have the right to suspend our use of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as when you think your personal information is inaccurate and only for such period to enable us to verify the accuracy of your personal information.
e. Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and for it to be transferred to another organization when it is technically feasible. The right only applies where the use of your personal information is based on your consent or for the performance of a contract, and when the use of your personal information is carried out by electronic means.
f. Right to object to the use of your personal information: You have the right to object to the use of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as when you have grounds relating to your particular situation and we use your personal information for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party).
g. Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when we rely on consent to use your personal information.
h. Right to complain to the relevant data protection authority: You have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authority when you think we have not used your personal information in accordance with the applicable privacy laws (See National Data Protection Authority).
12. Retention of Information
We will keep your personal information for the period of time that you are a registered user on the Services, and for TEN (10) years after you cancel your registration.
The security and protection of your personal information is important to us. Company and its service providers use reasonable security procedures and practices to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, and its unauthorized use, disclosure or destruction. However, internet communications or transmissions are not totally secure, and you transmit your personal information to us at your own risk. Company does not and cannot warrant total security. Our Services may contain links to website of independent third parties, and in such event your use of such website is at your own risk, and you should review their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies (including their terms governing security) prior to use.
Children under the age of 13 require a legal guardian’s consent to use the service.
a. Definition. A cookie is a small electronic file placed in your computer by a website when you visit that website. It is designed to help manage that website’s use. Cookies can also store certain preference information to help customize your website experience. Cookies help us understand how consumers use our Services so we can design better services in the future. Web browsers can be adjusted to disable cookies.
b. Cookie Collection. 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.
d. Analytics. 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.
e. Summary. Company may not be able to provide you with all the functionality you desire on the Services if you choose to disable them. You may also remove cookies from your browser. Please refer to your browser’s help menu for instructions. If you need assistance from Company, please contact us at [email protected]