Privacy & Cookies Policy

We at qohelet.io value your privacy. Here’s a little more detail in case you care to read it:

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, we at qohelet.io collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use this website. qohelet.io also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the WordPress blog.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

qohelet.io discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its service providers, contractors, and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on qohelet.io’s behalf or to provide services available at qohelet.io’s website.

Some of those service providers, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using qohelet.io’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. qohelet.io will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its service providers, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, qohelet.io discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of qohelet.io, third parties or the public at large. If you send a request (for example via a support email or via another feedback mechanism), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users.

While no online service is 100% secure, we attempt to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as encrypting your traffic sent to qohelet.io via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), password protection, and using Wordfence to detect and block certain attacks on this website.

Cookies

This website or any related third party sites may leave behind a little gift known as a cookie— a string of information filled with inscrutable gibberish that allows various computers around the globe to identify you, including your preferences, browser settings, which parts of the site you visited, which ads you clicked on, and whether you actually purchased something.

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 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 1 day.

This site includes embedded content (e.g., fonts, videos, images, articles, spam detection, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you 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.

Specifically, this site makes use of Google Fonts to improve your reading experience. These fonts are stored on Google’s servers. This means that Google receives your IP address when you visit this site. Click here for more information about your privacy related to Google Fonts, and click here for Google’s privacy policy.

Furthermore, this site uses Gravatar for user images when commenting or otherwise authoring content, and Akismet for managing spam comments (visitor comments may be checked through this automated spam detection service). We collect additional information if you comment on this site due to our use of the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect includes your IP address, user agent, referrer, and this site’s URL (along with other information directly provided by you such as your name, username, email address, and the comment itself). Automattic is the company behind Akismet and Gravatar, and your IP address may be seen by them when you visit this site due to the use of Gravatar and Akismet; you can read their privacy policy by clicking here.

This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by qohelet.io and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties.

qohelet.io visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using this website, with the drawback that certain features of this website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If qohelet.io, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that qohelet.io goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of qohelet.io may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Data Retention

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, we also store the personal information you provide in your 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.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may also set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by qohelet.io and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties, including advertisers.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may change at any time. If you want to know about changes, it’s your responsibility to frequently check this page for any changes to it. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


We’re using some text from Automattic’s privacy policy which they’ve graciously made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license. Some text was also written by Dan Tynan, who made his privacy policy open source and free for others to use.