About Shari Zook
Shari Zook is an author, pastor’s wife, mother of four, and foster parent. She blogs at sharizook.com.
Her mailing address is 21205 Hunter Rd, Meadville, PA 16335.
Collection of Personal Data
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.
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.
If you visit our login page, 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.
We use Google Analytics on this site. Google Analytics gathers data about you as our visitors. It records what website you came from to get here, how long you stay, what pages you visit, what kind of browser you’re using, and a lot more technical data. The tracking information helps us to understand what attracts people to this site and what they read. This helps us make good decisions about the design and content for this site. Occasionally we aggregate statistics about the visitors to this site. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting. We respect the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service. If you prefer to avoid this tracking, you can opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.
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.
Articles on this site may include embedded content such as videos, images, and articles. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our website is hosted by Digital Ocean in their New York City (NY) datacenter. They do not retain personal data that is stored on our site or sent through contact forms.
Cloudflare provides a content delivery network for our website, improving security, reliability, and performance. They do not retain personal data that is stored on our site or sent through contact forms.
Mailchimp provides our email newsletter service, and stores contact information about those who subscribe to receive our newsletters.
Amazon Associates provides marketing links to products on Amazon.com, as described in their operating agreement. As an Amazon Associate we earn commissions from qualifying purchases.
We earn advertising income through the Google AdSense network, which places advertisements on our website.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to this site’s users based on their visit to this site and/or other sites on the Internet.
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Zook Computer Services serves as webmaster for our site, and their staff has agreed to be bound by the terms of this policy.
Your Data Rights
We do not share, sell, lease, or otherwise provide your personal information to any partners or providers without your consent.
If you have an account on this site, 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.
To request an exported file of your personal data, or to request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, please email [email protected].
Communication between our site and your computer or mobile device is encrypted using a secure certificate.
Security updates to our website are automatically installed, with daily update checks by our webmaster.
If our website is breached by a third party, we will disclose to all users with accounts on this website the nature and extent of the breach, including any personal information that may have been compromised.
Changes to this Policy