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 Privacy Policy 

 

Thank you for visiting The Lamp Newsletter International. The Lamp Newsletter is an outreach ministry of Write The Vision Ministries and Media Productions International (“us”, “our”, “we”). We are committed to ensuring your privacy is protected with each visit to our website, www.thelampnewsletter.com (“the Service”). 

 

Our website is provided for you to benefit from our inspirational work so that you will be encouraged and gain spiritual empowerment. The sole purpose of The Lamp Newsletter International website is to change lives through the almighty power of God. This Privacy Policy governs your use of the Service, and outlines the way we process, store and protect your personal data when you use our Service, and of the rights and choices you have associated with that data.

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Information collection and use

We collect different types of information for various purposes only for providing and improving our service to you. By indicating your consent to this Privacy Policy, and using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Policy.

 

​1.  TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

Personally-identifiable Information

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, personally-identifiable Information (Personal Information or Personal Data) is any information that could be used on its own, or with other information, to identify a specific individual. While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain Personally-identifiable Information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally-identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to:

 

  • first and last name,

  • email address

  • telephone number (including area code)

  • login data


Non-personal Information

Like many site operators, we also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. Such information is referred to as Non-personal Information (or Usage Data). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address used to connect your computer to the internet. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. Therefore, collected information may be provided by the visitors and users of our website or collected automatically through monitoring tools.

2.   HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect and store any type of information you enter on our website, with consent, or provide to us in any other way. When you subscribe to our newsletter or send us a message through a contact form on our website, or by email (eg. a prayer request, inquiry/question/comment, feedback or advertisement information), as part of the process, we collect Personal Information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

 

3.  WHY WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. to assist you in response to queries or information you have submitted via our contact forms;

  2. to subscribe you to our newsletter;

  3. to communicate with you and provide ministry updates and resources, as appropriate;

  4. to provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services or events that we offer that are similar to those you have already enquired about, unless you have opted not to receive such information;

  5. to provide you with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  6. to be able to contact our visitors and users with general or personalized notices and promotional messages;

  7. to comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

Your Personal Information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only. 

 

4.  HOW WE STORE AND USE SITE VISITORS' PERSONAL INFORMATION

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com (“Wix”, “our Service Provider”) provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide our services to you. Wix may collect, store and process certain Non-personal and Personal Information of our users solely on our behalf and at our direction. For such purposes, Wix serves and shall be considered as a “Processor” and not as the “Controller” (*). Your Personal Information may be stored through their data storage, databases and the general Wix applications. They store your Personal Information on secure servers behind a firewall. All Personal Information collected from you via our Service is treated as strictly confidential. If you choose to send feedback, such information you submit may become public. It may be accessible through search engines. Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 

(* For further information, please refer to the Privacy Policy of Wix which governs our use of their service and provides information concerning the collection, processing, use and security of your data. Sections 6, 8, 13 and 14 of their Policy provides details of their policies in regard to you (our users) - referred to as “Users-of-users” (seewww.wix.com/about/privacy).

 

5.  HOW WE COMMUNICATE WITH OUR SITE VISITORS

We may contact you in response to your contact form enquiry or request, to send newsletters, or updates about our newsletter or website, to provide you with further information about the products/services we offer; to troubleshoot problems with your visit to our site; to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you.  For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages and postal mail. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send,  or by contacting us (www.thelampnewsletter.com/contact).

6.  HOW YOU CAN WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT

If you do not want us to process your data any more, and wish to withdraw your consent for the collection of Personal Information, or wish to delete or change the collected information, please contact us at wtvision@hotmail.co.uk (or thelampnewsletter@gmail.com) or write to: Wanda J. Burnside, Publisher, The Lamp Newsletter International, P.O. Box 125, Dearborn, MI 48121-0125, USA.

 

7.  HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TOOLS

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies collect no Personally-identifiable Information. We use them solely and only to help us know how and when people visit our website and to enhance your online experience on our website. Please refer to our Cookies Policy for further information.

 

8.  SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not sell any of your Personal Data. In order to provide our services to you, we may share data with third parties from the following categories: third parties which provide professional services to us (eg. web-hosting providers), law enforcement and other government authorities. The sharing of your data with third parties is only done in instances that are required by law (ie. where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required in compliance with applicable law). For example, we may be required to disclose Personal Information to co-operate with regulators or law enforcement authorities), or to the fulfillment of our tasks and service providers. The sharing of Personal Information is inclusive of your prior consent. We will never share, sell, or rent your Personal information with third parties for their promotional use.

 

9.  LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING DATA UNDER THE GENERAL DATA                     

     PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. We may process your Personal Data ONLY : 

 

  • in order to fulfill or enter into, a contract with you

  • as you have given your consent for us to do so

  • as the processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights

  • in order to comply with the law

 

10. RETENTION OF DATA

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the MAIN purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

 

 

11. TRANSFER OF DATA

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. THEREFORE, if you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. We will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other Personal Information.​

12. DISCLOSURE OF DATA

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

 

Legal Requirements

The Lamp Newsletter may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of The Lamp Newsletter

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability

 

13. SECURITY OF DATA

The security of your data is EXTREMELY important to us. Our Service Provider has implemented security measures designed to protect the Personal Information you share with us, including physical, electronic and procedural measures. Amongst other things, they offer HTTPS secure access to most areas on their Services. Full details of their security measure can be viewed within their Privacy Policy (*). Please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and therefore while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

(* For further information, please refer to Wix.com privacy policy which governs our use of their service and provides information concerning the collection, processing, use and security of your data. Sections 6, 8, 13 and 14 of their Policy provides details of their policies in regard to you (our users) - referred to as “Users-of-users” - www.wix.com/about/privacy

 

14. OUR POLICY ON "DO NOT TRACK" SIGNALS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ONLINE PROTECTION ACT (CALOPPA)

We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

 

15. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

 

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Information.

  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we relied on your consent to process your Personal Information.


Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

 

16. THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("third-party Service Providers"), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

 

ANALYTICS

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service:

 

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google Analytics placing cookies or utilizing other tracking technologies through Wix´s services, may have their own policies regarding how they collect and store information. As these are external services, such practices are not covered by the Wix Privacy Policy. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. You can read more information about how Google uses your information here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

 

Statcounter:

Statcounter is a web traffic analysis tool. You can read the Privacy Policy for Statcounter here: 

https://statcounter.com/about/legal/.

 

17. LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

18. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18. Our website is a general-audience website and, as such, is not specifically directed to, nor does it provide interactive services for, children and young teens. Although it is not created to attract the interaction of anyone under 18, its contents are safe for anyone under 18 to experience. We do not feature content that is offensive, dangerous, harmful, sexual or of a nature that would require parental supervision.

 

Our website does provide newsletters (which may be downloaded and printed) and which sometimes include stories, articles, poetry, events, and other items that highlight special things for children. Our newsletters publish birthday observances, school achievements and other accomplishments in which children and young teens are honored. Where children are featured, such items are published in our printable newsletters with the prior and full consent of parent(s)/grandparent(s) or legal guardians.

 

We follow the laws and regulations outlined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. We will delete any Personal Information collected that we later determine to be from a user younger than the age of thirteen (13). If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) and believe he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us. Click here for CONTACT info.

 

For more information concerning COPPA, please click on the link below:
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children's-privacy

 

19. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

 

 

20. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any Personal Information we have about you, you are invited to contact us by visiting this page on our website: www.thelampnewsletter.com/contact or by writing to:

 

 

Wanda J. Burnside

Publisher & Founder, The Lamp Newsletter,

P.O. Box 125, Dearborn, MI 48121-0125

Email: wtvision@hotmail.com