last updated: May 24, 2018

In these days of news reports about data breaches and security disasters of various kinds, we thought you might appreciate some information and reassurance that neither the Kremlin nor ISIS, nor anyone else is going to get their foul hands on the personal data you have entrusted to us. These kinds of things happen to Yahoo, or Facebook, or Google. We aren’t that big a fish . . . yet . . . but still we thought you’d like some information and reassurance. So here it is. Read on.

We at Interfaithfulness really appreciate you, our friends, supporters, clients and customers. And we care about your privacy as much as you care about it yourself.  This is why, unless you give us permission to do so, we do not share with any third party any personal information you provide us through our contact form, comments, by phone, or when ordering products from our website. We only use that data to provide you a safe and fulfilling experience on our website, and for us to stay in touch with you. We only want information that you provide freely. And frankly, juggling a lot of information is something of a pain, so we always keep the amount of data we accumulate to a necessary minimum. And here’s another reassurance: we will not sell your information or transfer it to anyone else except as specifically described in this document.

How We Protect Your Information

Like other reputable sites, we use multiple electronic means to make sure your data is secure. That’s why we guard your data the same way people guard their homes with alarm systems and multiple locks. One of our “locks” is known as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). It is the standard security technology for encrypting data while in transit. Think of it this way. When we write you using identity data you provided us, the data is encrypted in transit. In effect this means that nothing we send you can be “plucked out of the air” while it is going from place to place. Another measure we use is like a household alarm system. This is WordFence, a kind of electronic watchdog that secures our site against breaches (being hacked). Whenever the WordFence watchdog smells a potential breach, it barks. And when WorldFence barks, we listen. And even though WordFence guards your data, we do not share your data with WordFence. It stays “in house.”

To prevent spammers from overwhelming our site, we use CleanTalk. CleanTalk is like a quarantine ward or cell.  (Spam is the digital equivalent of junk mail). CleanTalk stores your information for a few days to give us time to contest its decision as to whether you are a spammer or not. It’s kind of like checking if someone is coming into the country with a communicable disease. Healthy data gets a big welcome. Spammers?  They can go back where they came from!

Payment Information

We use PayPal as our payment processor so your payment information is not shared directly with us. Your payments will be subject to the excellent privacy policy at PayPal.

Newsletters

After you have voluntarily given us your contact information, we occasionally send emails with product announcements, special offers, or other related information. But sometimes, for whatever reason, even nice people like you decide they would rather not receive our stuff.  In that case, good news! You can always opt-out of these at any time using the link provided in the email itself. We use a very reputable program, MailChimp, to process these emails. We will not add you to our mailing list unless you specifically ask us to do so and supply us with the needed contact information: your name, email address, and ip address (an Internet Protocol address (ip address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network).

Contact Forms

Contact Forms are the data we exchange with you in the place on our website marked “Contact” (clever, isn’t it?). It’s where we tell you our address, and where you tell us yours, and where you can even send us a message.  What happens with those messages? They, (along with your email address, ip address, and your name) are processed through our website and sent to us via email. They are not stored on our website. The information you submit is sent to CleanTalk as noted above. Again, as you can see, we severely limit the places where your data resides, and we protect your data where we store it in the ways mentioned above.

Comments

To allow for discussion, you have the opportunity to post comments on this website, usually in response to blogs. The information collected includes your name, email address, ip address, web address, and your comments. If you ever wish to have your comments removed, all you have to do is send us a quick note through the form below and we will remove them.

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. (If you’ll think about it, sometime when you comment on the internet, your picture will appear together with your comment. Blame Gravatar, or give them credit, whichever you prefer.)

Comments are also processed through CleanTalk to keep the site free from distractions. We have had too many spamming junk mail comments on our site, and are now using CleanTalk to spare us–and you–all this junk.

Blog Subscription

This site uses WordPress. WordPress is owned by Automattic. When you choose to follow the blog via the checkbox next to our comments area, your name, email, and ip address are sent to Automattic. They are the ones who will store your information and will send out updates to you each time we post. Feel free to unsubscribe on any post if you wish to stop getting these notifications. This means that Automattic will then stop sending you these notices, with just one click. It would be nice if life was always that simple, wouldn’t it?

Cookies

We use cookies on this site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided is automatically retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.

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 come by to leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Our security software also places a cookie in your browser to note that it has decided you are human.

Maybe you don’t want any cookies? Well, if so, there’s more good news! You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.

Changes to This Statement

We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect, including your own. Your continued use of this site constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

Control of Your Personal Information

We love having you around, and hope the feeling is mutual. However, sometimes things change. More good news: you have the right to be forgotten by our website. If you want us to forget you completely, just send us a message through the contact form below and we’ll remove all of your data. No hard feelings. Sniff.

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