Who we are
This website is run by Advent Word, a ministry of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary. We are dedicated to equipping leaders for 21st century ministry.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We use a comment function that asks for your name, email. We keep that information so that way we can follow-up with you if needed.
We collect your info in contact forms, but we don’t sell it. We keep it to answer your questions, comments, and follow-up to your inquiries.
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.
We use MailChimp to create our e-newsletter campaigns in audience. Your email is saved when you sign-up to receive our newsletters. You will opt in to receive our weekly/monthly e-newsletters delivered to your email. MailChimp will collect information on your open rate, place, and other data involving receiving the newsletters.
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.
AdventWord: We used embedded social media feeds to create our Advent Calendar. If your post has come through to our www.adventword.org website, it has been publicly posted. If you would like your post to come down from adventword.org, please delete the public posting or change the privacy settings.
We use Google Analytics to track what our website does best. We use these analytics to craft our content, learn more about our audiences and search terms.
Who we share your data with
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request,
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.
Your comments live on our website as long as the page or post exists. If you would like the comment to be taken down, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you sign-up for our email newsletter(s), your information is brought over to our email creation system, MailChimp.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
We make sure that we don’t sell it and we keep our plugins and widgets up to date.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data from Google Analytics, WordPress, EventBrite, and other WordPress plugins that we use.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We use your user data to make it to make our site better, and for targeted social media ads.