Vietnamese Biblical Theology Society Privacy Policy

Our website address is: https://www.vietbib.org.  We use Google Analytify plugin to monitor the number of visits to our website.

Like most website operators, vietbib.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. vietbib.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website.

vietbib.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. vietbib.org only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

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.

The amount and type of information that vietbib.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive vietbib.orgupdates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, vietbib.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with vietbib.org. Vietbib.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Vietbib.org uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of vietbib.org website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using vietbib.org websites, with the drawback that certain features of vietbib.org websites may not function properly without the aid of 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.

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

We use Google Analytify

Who we share your data with

GoDaddy Hosting, WordPress, CPanel Linux, and third-party plugins

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained if it is approved.  If your comment is rejected, it will be deleted.

For users that register on our website (if any), we will delete your account if it is not approved.  Website administrators can see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Google Analytic, GoDaddy Hosting, WordPress, CPanel Linux, and third-party plugins

This Privacy Statement concerns with the use of this website and disclosure of your personally identifiable information on this website. This site provides links to other websites for the purpose of providing information. Vietnamese Biblical Theology Society (VBTS) is a Vietnamese scholarly resource for the studies of the Bible. VBTS wishes to inform you about the information on how we collect, use, and secure personal information through your visit this website. VBTS respects your privacy, by visiting the site, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement. Your personal information provided to VBTS via post, e-mail, comments, might be used to send you information or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, we may contact you.

VBTS collects the following information about your visits:

  • Internet Domain and IP address of a network
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time our site was accessed
  • The pages visited
  • If VBTS is linked to from another site, the URL of that website

This information helps VBTS to help make our website more useful to you. VBTS may also use an IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site, analyze trends, track visitor usage, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

Our site also uses cookies to ascertain certain analytics and functionality.  This site uses Google Analytify, it is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytify uses cookies to collect information about your use of the website. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other personally identifiable information. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Analytify in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Please review the Analytify https://analytify.io/privacy-policy/ for additional information.

Our website host services and updates and test our security technology on an ongoing basis.

External links do not constitute an endorsement by VBTS of the information, opinions, products or services presented on the external site or any site linked to it. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another website you should carefully read their privacy statement. We reserve the right to review links and add or remove links at any time at our discretion. If we are linking to a site that is yours and you would like us to remove the link. Please contact:

VBTS Editor

By email at:
drdanielhoang@gmail.com

By mail at:
VBTS

6333 Auburn Ave

Riverdale, MD 20737

By using this site, you agree to all of the content of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this site. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Statement and Terms of Use at this site. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this site.

Questions Regarding the Privacy Statement

If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement or any concern about privacy or the use of this site in general, please contact us by e-mail at drdanielhoang@gmail.com

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