Who we are
Hello! We are a group of people interested in spreading the gospel of reading, and exploring how to read most effectively for personal growth. Our website address is: https://growthreading.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you use a contact form on this website, the information you entered (such as your name, e-mail address, and the message itself) will be sent to us. We will only use this information to answer your request.
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.
In order to continuously improve this website for our visitors we make use of Google Analytics and Bing Webmaster Tools. Both tools use analytics cookies that track (among other things) how and where you entered the website, which search terms you used, how much time you spent on this website, and which pages you visited. This information is only used to improve customer experience, and is fully anonymized. That is: no personal information is stored and only statistics are visible.
This website is run by a handful of enthusiasts, it’s not a commercial enterprise. Nevertheless we endeavor to make this website as secure as possible. All computers used, and all users accounts that have access to this website, are updated and use strong passwords. Software updates, such as WordPress updates, or theme/plugin updates, are always installed as soon as available.
This website also uses a HTTPS connection, meaning that any data that is sent between you and the server is encrypted and secured.
Who we share your data with
We try to limit the number of parties that we share your data with. There are a few situations however, where you’re some of your data is shared with third parties.
If you leave a comment, or make use of the contact form, then we will only use this data ourselves. However, this website is hosted by a third party, and so any comments you leave will be stored on their servers.
Data that is related to embedded content from other websites (for example: Youtube or Twitter) or related to analytics cookies can also be send to third parties. In the former case, embedded content, data will be used exactly the same way as if you were on the third party website. For the latter case, analytics cookies, the third parties will collect and anonymize the tracking data (please see the section on ‘Analytics’ above). This data is only used to improve user experience, and does not contain any personal information of the website visitors.
Comments from users can also be run through an automatic spam detection service.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Information sent using the contact form will be stored indefinitely, unless the user informs us to delete the data.
For information on cookies please review the section above (‘Cookies’).
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this website, if you’ve left a comment, or if you’ve sent us a message, you have certain rights when it comes to your data.
Right to access, rectification, or erasure
You have the right to access your data that we have. This data includes the comments you’ve left and the information you’ve sent (either via e-mail or the contact forms). It does not include the anonymized data that is used for analytics and data that is send through embedded content. These latter types of data are not visible to us (and neither can we rectify nor erase it).
You also have the right to rectification. If, for example, you believe that your data is incorrect, or that your data has changed, you can inform us and we will update the data.
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.
If you want to access your data, or want to request a rectification or erasure, please contact us here.
Right to portability
You also have the right to portability, meaning that you want to transfer data that we hold about you to a third party. You can request us to provide an export file on all the data that we hold on you. Please contact us if you want to exercise this right.
Right to objection
You also have the right to objection, meaning that you object to further processing of your personal information. If you want to object to further usage of your personal information, please contact us.