Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.agapeministry.net
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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment, any data you submit may be retained in the encrypted database.
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.
There are analytical tools utilized to track viewing trends, frequency of visits, and geo-location data. Geo-location data is primarily useful in knowing how far the gospel is reaching through this tool and if professional translation services are needed. At the current time, we do have automated translation services to reach as many languages as possible.
We DO NOT sell your data!
We will never sell your data. This ministry is not run for profit. We lose money running the ministry and nobody is paid. We have to spend much time to add content to the site, creating the media, maintaining and creating the website, but all is done by Gordon Bland as a service to glorify Christ. Additionally, there are web and email server fees, domain registration, audio hardware, and software necessary to produce this content. Perhaps one day, we will be able to make this a full-time ministry, but if not, we will run this for as long as we can or it is superseded by a new ministry.
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 (if any), 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.
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.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
The server is kept updated with the latest patches. The server configuration is made to be secure, and we have tools in use to speed up the loading of the site while preventing DDOS attacks. The minute data that may be stored is not readily connectable to your person but instead is used to prevent the site attacks and spam. Regardless, the information is encrypted and secured with strong, unique passwords.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the rare event of a data breach, we will disclose the attack on the site and social media. If any data was breached that includes contact information, we will contact the individuals. We will choose to presecute the perpetrators if they are able to be caught.
What third parties we receive data from
We do use a service that creates pop-up windows for Bible verses, and sometimes link to media found on other sites/services like YouTube.