Privacy Policy

The information contained in this privacy policy was created Oct. 19, 2018.

Who am I?

As the website URL implies, my name is Greg Gerber. I am a blogger and I own this website through my company Faithfire Media, a Texas limited liability company. My website address is http://greggerber.com. My business address is PO Box 1367, Addison, TX 75001.

This website is built on the WordPress publishing platform. By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the user profile screen from registered users. However, we do not allow people to create an account, so, therefore, we don’t collect user profile information.

What personal data do I collect and why do I collect it?

I use ConvertKit to manage my subscribers and emailed newsletters. There are several places on this website that allow people to subscribe to my newsletters. When you click on one of those links, you will enter you name and email address. That information is retained by ConvertKit to allow me to send you newsletters and other information that you request. None of that information is retained by my website.

I hate spam. Therefore, I will not sell, lend or give away your name and email address to any other company.

At the moment, I do not allow people to create personal accounts on this website. Therefore, no personal information is required for you to view articles or pages on this website.

The website does allow you to share information to some social media sites. At the top and bottom of each article, you will see links similar to the image below:

 

 

Clicking on one of those links connects you directly to the social media site of your choice. You may be required to log in, but I do not retain your user name or email address. However, if you are already logged into that site when you click one of the share buttons, it will appear as those this site is directly connected to your social media account. That is not the case. Clicking on the links simply transfers a link to our story to your social media account.

The website does allow you to print articles appearing on this site to your personal printer. When you do that, this website communicates with your computer to direct data to your printer. We do not retain the name of your printer or its unique IP address.

The website allows you to share articles via email to other people. When you click on that link, you will have to enter the email address of the person with whom you would like to share. My website does not retain that information — either the name or email address of the person with whom you are sharing the information, or the link to the story you shared.

I use Google Analytics to track the number of unique visitors to my website, the pages they visit and the stories they read. However, that information includes a

Comments to stories

I do not allow comments to stories appearing on this website. I know, I know. It goes against conventional wisdom that preaches website owners must engage visitors on their sites, and allow visitors to engage each other.

However, since my blogs, news and recommended articles is most often faith-based content — and Christian content at that — I don’t really have a penchant for babysitting flame wars initiated by people hostile to the Christian faith.

If you have a faith-based question, or if you would like to share your opinion about something appearing on this website, then please email me directly at greg@greggerber.com. I can’t guarantee a personal response every time, but I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

Media

If you send me an image, file or video — and give me permission to use it — I just might.

Therefore, you should avoid sending me images containing embedded information, also known as exchangeable image file format (EXIF) data. That hidden information can include your physical location as determined by global positioning systems, name,

You would be surprised at the personal information that is automatically embedded in images and files you create. So, if privacy is really, really important to you, then you should seek to remove that information before sending me images, videos and files. HowToGeek.com offers instructions to remove that data.

If I post an image, video or file that you send me, visitors to this website can download and extract any location data from those documents on the website.

Contact forms and email

There are no contact forms on this website.

However, if you send me an email, I may retain it for reference or personal use later.

Cookies

At this time, we do not allow people to create accounts on this website. That may change in the future.

So, 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 one day.

Google Analytics creates cookies from this site. More information is in the Analytics section below.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you click on a link to information or products offered for sale on other websites, it will be as though you left this website and went to the other site. See the paragraph above for information about what those websites may retain about you.

Analytics

Who I share your data with

I use Google Analytics to help analyze how people use this website, such as the pages they visit and the stories they view.

The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never, nor will we allow any third party to, use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information pertaining to visitors to our site.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Advertising partner

I use Amazon to display banner ads and links to products I reference or recommend in my articles. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

How long I retain your data

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.

Again, at this time, we do not allow people to create accounts on this website.

What rights you have over your data

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information about how Google Analytics uses your data and what types of cookies it places on your computer, visit https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

WikiHow.com offers instructions for preventing cookies on several popular browsers.

Where I send your data

As outlined above, data collected on this website is sent to Google Analytics, ConvertKit and Amazon.

More information about Google Analytics privacy policy can be found at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

More information about ConvertKit’s privacy policy can be found at: https://convertkit.com/privacy

More information about Amazon’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468496

Faithfire Media contact information

If you have any questions regarding this policy or the way I manage data on this website, please email greg@greggerber.com or send mail to:

Greg Gerber
President
Faithfire Media LLC
PO Box 1367, Addison, TX 75001.

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