BibleThinker.org provides powerful tools for the studying of God’s Word through our free online video reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith. We are honored to be able to provide and maintain the many tools and resources on our website and mobile applications to help people draw closer to God, and we take our responsibility to protect the security and privacy of our users very seriously.
It is BibleThinker.org’s policy to never sell, rent, or trade any of our user’s contact information and/or donation information, including email or mailing address lists. User data is securely stored in compliance with PCI and SSA16 standards.
What Kinds of Information Does BibleThinker.org Collect?
The kinds of information collected by BibleThinker.org can be divided into two categories — passive data and active data.
Passive data is the information that is shared with us automatically by the device that is connecting to our website. Without this data, we would be unable to deliver content to our users in a secure and efficient manner. Passive data is also used to create anonymous statistics which help us to identify how often resources are used, to ensure that these resources remain accessible, and to efficiently plan and maintain the infrastructure needed to operate our websites and mobile applications. Examples of passive data include:
Log data — Standard website security and access logs are used to secure and maintain our websites and mobile applications.
Aggregate log data may also be used for anonymous statistical and trending analyses.
Cookie and browser local storage data — Information which is stored on your computer or mobile device to allow us to securely deliver services like streaming audio, and information like website maintenance notifications.
Active data is the information we request from our users in order to serve them better. Active data is collected when you interact with our website to customize the tools and services or provide information for services which require us to be able to contact you. Examples of active data include:
Donor data — Contact information associated with giving. BibleThinker.org does not store or process donation payment information.
California Do Not Track Disclosure
BibleThinker.org does not currently have a technological infrastructure in place to identify and provide alternative processing rules for traffic from web browsers which provide a do-not-track (DNT) data signal.
How / When Is Data Shared with Third-Party Companies?
We sometimes find it necessary to partner with outside organizations in order to provide the most secure and convenient services to our users. As previously stated, however, we will never sell, rent, or trade any of our users’ contact information and/or donation information, including email or mailing address lists or other personally identifiable information. The following services
and scenarios detail how and when information is shared with third-party, or external organizations:
Donation Processing — BibleThinker.org partners with industry leading organizations to ensure that donations are collected and processed in the most convenient and secure manner possible. The third-party partner who assists us in donation processing and data collection is Kindful.com
Aggregate Statistics — A standard practice for nearly every major website and mobile application, aggregate statistical data is used to assess and enhance the many ways that we serve our users.
What Sorts of Safeguards Are in Place to Protect Data?
We employ many safeguards to protect the privacy and security of our users and data, including secure socket layer (SSL) communication channels, data encryption, along with a secure infrastructure for protecting the systems and services where user data is stored and processed.
Your Privacy Rights and Choices
Good security requires a partnership of trust and understanding. In order to provide you with the best level of protection, we would like to remind you of the following options and tools you have available which can help you ensure your privacy and security:
Limit the information you provide — You are in control of the data you provide to BibleThinker.org, and we endeavor to honor your rights and privacy. Please rest assured that any information you provide to BibleThinker.org will be protected and honored with the highest degree of vigilance. Please note, however, that some of our services, products, and features require a minimal contribution of information in order to function. Should you decline
to provide such information, these features, services, and products will be unavailable.
Opting out of communications — In the event that you no longer wish to receive communications from BibleThinker.org, just let us know and we will remove you from any and/or all contact lists at your request. Please see the section titled “Contact by Email” for more information on opting out of digital communications.
If you are a citizen of a country that is a part of the European Union and are covered in the scope of General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), you have the following designated rights in regards to your personal data:
Right of Access — The ability to request confirmation if your personal data is being processed and how (Article 15 GDPR).
Right to Rectification — The ability to rectify or correct inaccuracies in your personal data (Article 16 GDPR).
Right to Erasure — The right to obtain erasure of personal data. Commonly know as the “right to be forgotten” (Article 17 GDPR).
Right to Restriction of Processing — The ability define and restrict the processing of personal data (Article 18 GDPR).
Right to Data Portability — Data concerning the data subject is to be exported in a common, machine readable format (Article 20 GDPR).
Right to Object — To object to processing personal data, in a given situation (Article 21 GDPR).
Users residing within the European Union Member States are encouraged to review their rights defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) here.
There are no returns on donations. If a donation was submitted in error, or if you have any questions or concerns about your donation at all, please contact us at email@example.com (and please only use this email address for giving related matters).
Data which is collected by BibleThinker.org is maintained securely for as long as the data is deemed necessary and relevant to the mission and ministry of BibleThinker.org.
For further questions concerning how your online privacy is protected at BibleThinker.org, please submit a request for more information through our contact form.