Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Last modified: February 7, 2019

Introduction

Virtual Bible Study, LLC ("Company" or "we") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you when you visit the website www.virtualbiblestudy.com (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website; and
  • Via email, text, and other communications sent through this Website.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected:

  • By Company offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or 
  • By any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

Please note, by accessing or using this Website, you agree to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access or use this Website.

Information We Collect About You 

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • That specifically identifies an individual person, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, financial information, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("personal information"); and/or
  • About your use of the Website, such as internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

How We Collect Your Information

We Collect Information That You Provide to Usand Our Business Partners

We collect personal information that you provide to us when you:

  • Register to use our Website;
  • Subscribe to our service;
  • Post material on our Website;
  • Search queries on our Website;
  • Place orders or subscriptions through our Website;
  • Enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us;
  • Contact us;
  • Report a problem with our Website; or
  • Request further services.

Please note, when you provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, "posted") on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, "User Contributions"), your User Contributions are posted on the Website and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

We Collect Information Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. We use this information to help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service. Specifically, this information enables us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;
  • Speed up your searches; and 
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may block browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you block cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use locally stored objects (“Flash Cookies”) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of the Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from third party sources or that you provide to us.

Some content on the Website are provided by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. You can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe's website . You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies any time by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

How We Use Your Information

We may use your personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you;
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us;
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website;
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

We may disclose personal information that we collect:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business;
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Virtual Bible Study, LLC's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Virtual Bible Study, LLC about our Website users is among the assets transferred;
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it (for example, if you give us an email address to use the "email a friend" feature of our Website, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipients);
  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes;
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Virtual Bible Study, LLC, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction;
  • With your consent; or
  • For any purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

We also may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

Our Website may contain links to other websites. If you click on a link to another website, that website may collect your information. Other websites’ collection of your information is governed by their own privacy policies.

If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our Terms of Use.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

You are also responsible for the safety and security of your information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with our Website. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Despite these measures, it is important to remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information

You have the right to access, correct, or delete personal information about you that we have collected through our Website by sending a request for access to support@virtualbiblestudy.comWe may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. To verify that the request is authentic, we may require that requests be sent from the email address associated with your personal information. While we will comply reasonably and promptly with your request, we may need to retain some of your information for our own recordkeeping or to fulfill a legal obligation.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to support@virtualbiblestudy.com.

Data Transfers from Outside U.S. to U.S.

If you provide personal information to us while located outside of the U.S., you consent to the transfer of personal information to the United States, and potentially to other countries. You understand that the current laws of other countries may not provide the same level of protection as the data protection laws of your home country. Nonetheless, we will take all reasonable steps to protect your privacy in accordance with our jurisdictional data protection laws.

It is important to remember that you are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide any personal information to us.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We periodically update this Privacy Policy and reserve the right to change the provisions of this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices at any time. Any such changes will be posted on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated on the Website home page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes. Your continued use of this Website is deemed to be acceptance of any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

support@virtualbiblestudy.com .