Privacy Policy

We value your privacy as well as out own. Healing requires trust, and trust requires an assurance of confidentiality. However, in the ordinary course of offering information on a website, some information is necessary collected in order to provide a satisfactory experience. This policy outlines what information we collect and how we use it.

Short Summary

We are committed to your privacy. We collect as little information as possible. We don’t share it with anyone. We never share or sell your contact information (except, as legally required, in the case that we believe you may be a danger to yourself or others). And we take reasonable measures to ensure that the data we do collect is safeguarded.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://healingrefuge.org.

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.

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

Our contact forms collect only the information you provide. If you opt in to our mailing list, your email will be saved by us for that purpose. We never share your contact information with anyone.

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 visit our login page, 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.

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, and is beyond our control.

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

We do not currently use analytics.

Who we share your data with

No one, with this exception: As ministers, if we believe you are a danger to yourself or others, we are legally obligated to report this to the appropriate authorities, and will provide to such authorities any information we have to ensure the safety of you and those around you.

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.

Your contact information

We do not share your contact information with anyone, with the exception of our legal responsibility to report to authorities if we believe you are a danger to yourself or others. We may also use your contact information internally to provide support or to inquire as to your wellbeing if we believe such action is necessary.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website is secured with standard data encryption, as certified by our SSL. All sites, including our hosting site, are secured with complex passwords. Any donations made are handled by a payment processor with their own security measures in place. Data on payment methods and sources are neither received nor retained by us.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach occurs, we will within 72 hours notify authorities as well as any users of our website who are or may be affected.

What third parties we receive data from

No data about our users is requested or knowingly received by us. If referring websites or other sources provide data without our request, we do not track, review, or save that data.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.

If you have questions

Please contact us.