Since May 25, 2018, the EU has passed to law the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which aims its residents of the EU more control over their data. Though our ministry is based in Canada, typically, websites are accessible throughout the world and our ministry would like to be as transparent as possible when users visit our website. This document summarizes what kind of data we use.
How Data is Used
In short, since our site is based off WordPress and by third party plugins, any data that is retained or used is directly related to the developers of these plugins. A list of all the plugins used are described in the section below.
As for our website, we do provide a Contact Us page and the opportunity for our subscribers to leave comments on our postings and information related to our ministry. Contact page and comment data are in no way distributed to any third party whatsoever and is forwarded to our site administrator via email to respond to visitor questions and requests. Such data is not automatically processed.
If a subscriber should request to be removed, please make the request on the Contact Us page of this site.
Your Rights as a Visitor
There are 8 rights for users under the GDPR:
- The right to be informed – How and why is your data being processed.
- The right of access – The right to see what data is held about you.
- The right to rectification – To correct or amend data if incorrect.
- The right to erasure – You may make a request or have consent to have your data removed.
- The right to restrict processing – The user has a right to restrict or a temporary halt to any processing of personal data.
- The right to data portability – The user may ask any data related to them to be provided by the data controller.
- The right to object – The user has the right to halt any processing of their data which is inconsistent with their primary purpose.
- Rights related to automated decision making and profiling – The data subjects have the right to not be subject to any automated processing.
We feel that our short preamble above covers these 8 points.
WordPress Plugins Used
Although this is not necessary, in order to provide transparency, we list the following third-party plugin developers for reference:
- Akismet Anti-Spam (Automattic) – Used to protect our blog from SPAM.
- All In One SEO Pack (Michael Torbert) – Free Version – Used for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of our blog.
- Bib.ly – Bible reference shortener (John Dyer) – Creates a pop up for Biblical text and links. Typically sourced from https://www.biblegateway.com
- Contact Form 7 (Takayuki Miyoshi) – This provides a customizable contact form for inquiries.
- Edge Suite (Timm Jansen) – Enables HTML5 animated compositions
- Facebook Feed Add (Web-Settler) – Adds a responsive Instagram Feed to our site. (This is in development.)
- GDPR Cookie Consent (WebToffee) – Provides the means to display this Privacy document in accordance with GDPR laws
- Google XML Sitemaps (Arne Brachhold) – Used for SEO for search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and others.
- HL Twitter (Luke Lanchester) – Creates and displays Twitter feeds.
- Import XML feed (Moove Agency) – Ability to import XML/RSS files from an external site.
- Kimli Flash Embed (Michael Bester) – Provides the means to display Adobe Flash (.swf) content. This is used for legacy postings.
- List Widget (Frankie Roberto) – Enables a list.
- NextGen Gallery (Imagely) – Media Gallery feature
- Really Simply Captcha (Takayuki Miyoshi) – CAPTCHA to prevent SPAM from the Contact form
- Simple Calendar (Simple Calendar) – Adds Google Calendar functionality
- T(-) Countdown (twinpictures, baden03) – Displays a Countdown timer.
- WP Google Maps (WP Google Maps) – Creates custom Google Maps.
- WP Super Cache (Automattic) – Caching plugin for WordPress
- WP-RSSImport (Frank Bultge, took77) – Displays feeds on our blog. Particularly for our Daily Bread section.
If you have any further inquiries, let us know on our Contact Us page.