Who we are
We are Valley of Grace, a lifestyle blog focused on healing and thriving, going from Brokenness to Resilience. This blog is for informational and inspirational purposes only. The issues discussed in this blog are that of my opinion only.
Our website address is: https://valleyofgrace.blog.
Valley of Grace blog
2189 N. Rte. 83 Suite #313
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Valley of Grace blog is here to educate, encourage, and inspire others. It is not meant to be used to self-diagnose. I give information based on my personal life experiences, and what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me. If you believe that you have PTSD/trauma, or any other emotional, psychological, or physical condition, please seek the assistance of a mental health professional or physician.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
Comments: Our Site Purpose
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.
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.
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.
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. The cookies will last for one year.
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.
Cookies Part Two
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. Once you log out of your account, the 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.
Privacy: Who we share your data with
Content data 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.
Privacy: How long we retain your data
Comments 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.
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.
You are free to use the photos that are taken on this site. Some of the photos are from the Pexel free library. Others are from Burst by Shopify. 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 email@example.com.