In alignment with the new GDPR requirements, we’re posting this Privacy Statement.
The privacy of your information is important to us. Through the operation of this website, we will collect information about you.
In a nutshell, when you visit this site, we (via our partners WordPress, eJunkie, and/or PayPal) gather only the information necessary to provide content, allow commenting and re-blogging or sharing content, providing you secure and convenient payment processing where applicable, etc.
Commonly Collected Information ‘Behind the Scene’s on Web Sites
This site, via WordPress, collects certain technical and routing information about your computer, which is automatically submitted to us by your browser — this information does not personally identify you.
This information may include browser type, operating system and CPU speed, your IP address, and search requests and results. We may also track your use of the site, including pages visited and the time spent on each page.
The purpose of collecting this information is to provide you with the best possible service, to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine, and to measure the use of this website and to improve its content and performance.
To the extent we share such information with third parties, it is not traceable to any particular user and will not be used to contact you.
You may set your browser to prevent cookies from being sent; if you do so, this may limit the content you’re able to access.
Third Party Links
These partner sites’ individual Privacy Statements indicate they they safeguard your privacy and take information security very seriously, and only collect the information necessary to provide a smooth content-accessing and browsing service for you.
That said, the collection or use of your information by other companies is beyond our control. Please contact these companies directly — and any other web sites you regularly visit, use, participate through, and/or purchase from — if you have any questions about their collection or use of information about you.
The Third Party partners that help Sophia’s Children express its mission include WordPress, eJunkie, and PayPal — they’re Privacy Statements are linked below.
Personally Identifiable Information
The only personally identifiable information we collect is that which you voluntarily provide — like email addresses, comments you make, ‘likes’, reblogs, and if you choose to purchase service offerings like coaching or consultations, the email address or communication with you for those services — that remains private (and we take that seriously to the degree we can control it, and choose vendors that do as well).
We will use this information in order to send you emails and posts from Sophia’s Children or communicate about services, products you’ve expressed interest in, or issues you communicate with us about.
On occasion, we may also use the information collected and shared with us by WordPress, etc., to improve our content and services based on what interests you most, what topics and posts have been most visited, etc. When you submit personally identifiable information to us, you understand that you are agreeing to allow us to access, store, and use it for those purposes.
That said, we take that trust seriously and don’t sell (or give away knowingly) the information you choose to share, e.g. email addresses when you subscribe, the information WordPress tracks about the most visited posts and keywords used to land seekers here, etc.
This site may share this basic browsing information with third parties, but only those parties we trust to help us run our website and online business, and who agree to keep your information confidential. We may also provide this information if requested by law enforcement upon receipt of the appropriate documentation.
Through this website we may sell products and services. At the time of this writing, we use tried-and-true vendor partners eJunkie and PayPal to provide secure ‘shopping cart’ purchasing and payment processing services.
When you purchase products or services from this site, you’ll choose to purchase by selecting a link that will take you to eJunkie and/or directly to PayPal.
Once there, you will be asked to provide financial information to complete your purchase. eJunkie and PayPal (and any other Third Party Vendor) will have their own GDPR-compliant Privacy Statement and information-security policies available for you to review — their own business relies on doing all that they can to secure your private information and offer secure transaction processing, so they take it seriously.
Their Privacy Statements are included, with links, here:
WordPress.com/Automattic’s Privacy Statement
E-junkie’s policies and practices are compliant with the GDPR
This is an opt-in site — meaning that you choose to follow or subscribe to receive content, and then ‘opt-in’. Likewise, every post offers ‘opt-out’ functions if you ever decide that receive content from us is not longer aligned with your aspirations and needs. If at any time you do not wish to receive offers and e-mails from us, just let us know. There will be instructions to opt-out of our mailing list on the emails you receive from us.
We choose Third Party partners — like WordPress, eJunkie, and PayPal — that have proven histories and are transparent about the measures they take to maintain the security of the personal information you choose to provide.
Even so, we cannot guarantee that all information shared through the internet will remain secure and you agree that we are not responsible for any unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure.
While this site does not contain ‘adult content’, it’s also not created or maintained as a children’s content site. We do often use classical art imagery that sometimes shows the human body — tastefully. We do not knowingly collect information pertaining to or market to minor children or individuals under the age of 18 years old.
Standard Statement About the Transfer of Customer Information
Company customer lists and information are considered business assets and as such, in the event that we merge with another entity or if we sell our assets to another entity, our business assets, including our customer lists and information, would be transferred to that entity.
May 25, 2018