Personally identifiable information is information such as your personal name, birth date, email address or mailing address that can be used to uniquely identify you.
Anonymous Information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information includes how you use our site (such as places visited and search queries performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or IP addresses (as explained in greater detail below) of browsers that visit our site, time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Other types of anonymous information may include the locale where you live or specific preferences that may be collated in a collective sense. Overall, anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual, but helps to characterize our users.
Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
We want to assure you that you can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself to us. It is only during registration to become a registered user will you be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information.
Although some of our services do not require any form of customer registration, we do require registration for the use of certain services. During this registration process we require you to complete certain fields, offer optional fields for you to complete, and ask you to select a username and password. For example, we ask for contact information (such as first and last name, email address, and zip code) BibleCommentator.com uses this contact information in several ways:
- to welcome you to BibleCommentator.com
- to send communications from us about new features and services available through BibleCommentator.com.
- to display advertisements on your screen that closely match your interests
- to provide a first and last name on messages sent from your BibleCommentator.com email account
If you indicate to us that you do not want to receive certain types of communications at the time of registration, we will respect your wishes, and comply with your preferences. If you already are a registered user and would like to review or change the choices you have made, you will be able to do so from within your account area.
PLEASE NOTE: In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with our rights, property or operations, other BibleCommentator.com users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation. In addition, we will pro-actively contact appropriate law enforcement, email providers, payment processors, financial institutions, and/or any other relevant companies as we feel is necessary and provide them with all the personal information of any user who commits any illegal activity on our site.
When you use our site, we collect anonymous information, even if you have not registered with BibleCommentator.com. We use this information to personalize your experience at our site, show you more relevant advertising messages, and generally to improve our services. We share this anonymous information with selected advertisers and partners, in order to deliver to you more relevant advertising messages.
BibleCommentator.com will not share any anonymous information about your use on our site if that information is or will be linked to your personally identifiable information unless we have given you notice and you have given us authorization to do so.
Cookies: How They Are Used and Opting-Out
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Websites may be diminished and some features will not work as intended.
Use of IP Addresses
An Internet protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your company’s local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers – the powerful computers that provide Web pages for viewing – automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.
BibleCommentator.com may collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report anonymous user information to our advertisers (as explained above), and to audit the use of our site and protect other users.
PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, IP addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when said information is stored in databases managed by Internet registrars or registries.
Only authorized employees or contractors have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on BibleCommentator.com employees and contractors who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort (such as the use of passwords) to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.