Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://valleyofgrace.blog.

Our business address is:

Valley of Grace blog

2189 N. Rte. 83 Suite #313

Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

This blog is for informational and inspirational purposes only.  The issues discussed in this blog are that of my opinion only.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

This is a site that is meant to encourage and edify one another.  If there are comments that are offensive, and include “death” words in reference to blog posts, or others’ comments, your comments may be deleted.  There is life and death in the power of the tongue, and I value that here at Valley of Grace.

Media

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

Contact forms

If you choose to fill out the opt-in form, your first and last name, along with your email address will be recorded so that you can receive newsletters on the latest events going on at Valley of Grace.  I will not share this personal information with third parties.

Cookies

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.

Also, if you do not want cookies recorded from our site, you can go into your Browser settings to disable this feature.

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

 

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Your data of the content that you visit on Valley of Grace is shared with Google Analytics in order to help them analyze, and then make predictions and suggestions of enhancing the traffic flow experience.

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.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Disclosure

I may or may not receive compensation for affiliate links that are presented in some of my posts.  An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. In affiliate programs, advertisers use affiliate links to record the traffic that is sent to the advertiser’s website. This action is all part of an affiliate program.These testimonials are only based on my personal use and opinion.  I would not at any time give false information regarding products without trying them first.  If compensation is received, it is used to offset the monthly expenses associated with having a blog, ie, advertising and other fees.

Copyright

You are free to use the photos that are taken on this site.  Some of the photos are from the Pexel free library.  If it doesn’t say, then it is a personal photo that I have taken.  I only require that you use a link to link back to our site with my name, Katina Horton, as the photographer.  The same thing exists for the content that is on the site.  I would love for it to be shared through social media.  If there is any desire for use outside social media, please email me for permission.

Your contact information

My contact email is thorton479@gmail.com.

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