policies

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who we are

Our website address is: https://somethingsplendidblog.com. The Something Splendid blog explores life and faith with a focus on motivation, encouragement, and support.

terms of use

Content on the Something Splendid website is intended for personal use only, such as for individual study or leading a small group. If you’d like to share beyond that, please credit Something Splendid and share materials via links to our website. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

privacy

This pertains to the data we collect, both at Something Splendid and at WordPress.

comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

contact forms

We keep contact form submissions for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes. We do not share your personal data with anyone.

cookies

If you leave a comment on this 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.

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 exactly 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

analytics

We use Google Analytics to track usage of this website. Their privacy policy can be found here.

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.

your rights over your data

If you leave a comment, 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 will be checked through an automated spam detection service called Akismet. We collect information about visitors who comment on sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the user sets up Akismet for the site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

contact method for privacy-specific concerns

Any privacy-specific concerns should be directed to ssplendidblog@gmail.com.

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