We gather information about website use, including how many people visit our site, which pages are the most and least viewed, which websites are referring visitors to our site, and other information. We look at the data in summary form. The data helps us determine the extent to which visitors use certain parts of our website. This information helps us revise our site.
We use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you and others use our site. Cookies are small strings of text stored on your computer’s hard drive by a Web server. We use session cookies to identify your computer during a particular session, i.e., when you sign into the site or post a comment. If you create a user account or otherwise join our site, these cookies enable you to store your password for fast logon and other conveniences. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address. Most Web browsers provide you the ability to accept or decline cookies, as well as to be warned each time a cookie is being sent. This is something you can choose to do, but if you decline cookies, however, you may not be able to take advantage of, or even visit, all of our site.
We collect and analyze traffic on our website by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. An IP address is the unique numeric identifier assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally, but when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer originating a message.
Personally Identifiable Information
Certain parts of the site require you to provide personal information, such as when you:
The personal information you provide to us could include your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, or similar information.
If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. For instance, if you join our website and ask to be placed on our email list, we will use your email address to send you alerts and other messages about topics and developments we think may be of interest to you.
We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other activities or as otherwise described at the point of collection. We do share your information with our partners such as the book distributors if you place an order for a product.
Additionally, to the extent required by applicable federal or state law, we will provide this information to others. We may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties who help manage our website and databases as well as with our partners, affiliates, or other third parties.
If you post a comment on our website, we will post the screen name under which the submission was made. Of course, any information you include in a posting will be viewable by any visitor to the website, and you agree that any comment or information becomes our property without further compensation to you.
If you provide us with your address, phone number, mobile phone number, or email address on certain parts of our site, we will use this information to contact you about issues or information that we believe will be of interest to you.
We also reserve the right to share personal information you provide with legal authorities if it is, in our sole opinion, necessary to investigate, prevent, or otherwise take action regarding suspected fraud, situations involving threats or potential harm, or if otherwise required by law (such as by a subpoena, court order, or other legal means). If we reasonably believe that you have violated any of the Terms of Conditions governing your use of this site, we reserve the right to use any information we have collected about you in response.
Financial Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to make a purchase, you will have to provide your credit card billing information. Whenever this information is collected and transferred over the Internet to our secure server, it is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology – standard security technology designed to protect sensitive information. All transactions are secured by SSL encryption. If you make a purchase, the credit card information that you provide at the time of purchase will be used only to process your donation and will not be used for any other purposes.
Email Newsletter and Updates
If you sign up to receive our email newsletter and updates, we may collect, store, and use your email address to send you information. We may also collect and store other personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, and/or similar information you may opt to provide us..
If you sign up for a user account, we will collect and store certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, and/or similar information you provide. Your user account information will be visible to designated staff members. When you register for a user account, you will also be registered to receive email updates, email newsletters, and text messages from us.
Any personal information you provide in connection with comments you contribute to this site or any other interactive features will be visible to other users and website visitors. To protect your privacy, we strongly urge you to not include any identifying information in your submissions.
User Letters and Articles
If you use any interactive forms on our site, we will collect and store certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, and/or similar information you provide. We use this information to help you fill out your form, and to send you email updates.
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Other Third-Party Social Networking Sites
We maintain a presence on several social networks. Any information we collect from you on those sites will be governed by their privacy policies. Unless prohibited by those sites, we will use any personally identifiable information we collect from or about you from those sites in the manner described in this Policy.
The Internet is not a fully secure communications channel. Information submitted via the Internet, including through a web page or email is subject to interception or incorrect routing. Please consider this prior to submitting any information to us via this website.
Certain sections of this site may have heightened security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information you have provided. The security measures used on this site to protect any available payment pages include industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology,, firewalls, and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially-reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
How to Unsubscribe or Contact Us About Your Information
If you do not want to receive any email from us in the future, click the “unsubscribe” reference in any email we send you. Otherwise, you may send a letter to the address below requesting that we unsubscribe you from our contact lists. Note that unless you ask us to delete your records permanently, your records will remain in our database, but your log-in and email address will be deactivated.
To review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, provide a change of address, or tell us how to use your contact information, please contact our staff. You may contact us by mail, email, or telephone, as follows:
mail: 97 Lincoln Street, Greenville, SC 29601
We may amend or change this Policy at any time. In the event of any material change, we will post a notice of the change on this site’s homepage or email you such notice at an email address you have provided to us.
Complaints or Questions
If you have any questions or concerns about how we have used information we have collected about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.