WHO WE ARE
Our website address is https://flowersofpeace.com. The primary goal of this website is to help others by providing biblical solutions to everyday life situations, by discussing all aspects of a Christian lifestyle and by providing many resources, such as free bible verse art printables and bible memory cards, recommend books, songs, and any other resource helpful for living a godly life. This website will also provide blogging tips for beginning bloggers. This website is not intended to be a major source of income although some income will be earned through the following: the customization shop for ordering art prints and the use of affiliates for advertising. No income that is earned from this website will affect any reader personally, other than if he or she chooses to order a customization item.
We (myself and those who support the website) are dedicated to the privacy of all of our readers and have no intention of asking for or using any personal information which is not necessary for any other reason as stated below:
PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION
When you access this website, you may be asked to provide such personal information as your name and email address (for subscription purposes), phone number, mailing address, or credit card information (if you are making a purchase).
Except in the case of any entirely optional online survey that may be presented solely for gathering data regarding a certain topic and for relaying those results back to my readers, you will not be asked for any information regarding gender, ethnicity, age, religious beliefs, sexual preferences or any other information which might result in anyone being discriminated against for any reason.
When you visit this website, certain information may be tracked, including the following:
- Products you’ve viewed: for example, we will use your information in order to display products you have recently viewed.
- Location, IP address and browser type, which will be used for such purposes as estimating taxes and shipping costs.
- Shipping address, so that we can, for example, estimate shipping fees before you place.
Cookies are small files used to send data or messages to a website or browser. Cookies may be used to identify you, store your login information or other personal data necessary to facilitate a purchase. A cookie is meant to enhance your use of the website by allowing for a more customized experience.
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout page for future orders.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
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 last 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 one day.
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 have any questions or concerns regarding my privacy policies, please go to my Contact page and fill it out. I will then respond to your message.
EMBEDDED INFORMATION 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.
Until further notice, I am the sole owner of this website and thus, there will be no other people who see any information which you may personally share with me other than members of the Restored 316 and SiteGround support personnel who help me troubleshoot website issues. Please go to their websites for their specific privacy policies. As previously noted above, your personal information will be shared with third party provides who may provide such services as emailing campaigns, analytics, marketing, payment gateways, shipping providers, and third party embeds.
Specific third party providers I use include WooCommerce, an ecommerce platform, PayPal, and MailChimp, an email marketing platform. Please go to each of these sites to view their specific privacy policies
My website is hosted by SiteGround, a highly recommended host provider that provides auto installation of WordPress, insuring that my website is built correctly and has automated migration, automatic updating, caching, and expert WordPress support. My website is scanned daily by SG Site Scanner to ensure there is no brute attacks made on my website, which protects my site from malicious hacking and spamming. SiteGround provides security, password protection, Let’s Encrypt Security certification,daily site security checks, Hotlink Protect, SSl/TSL Manager and a backup manager
Since you are voluntarily using this website, you must agree not to hold us personally responsible for any security breaches or unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information by third party providers. We also cannot be held liable for any use of any information obtained through our website for which we did not give consent.
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 who register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
This website has links to social media such as Facebook and Instagram. These sites can also track your personal information. Please understand that if you interact with this website through social media, you are voluntarily providing personal information to this website also. Any information provided on a social media platform is no longer considered private or personal. This website does not take any responsibility for how any information provided via a social media platform is used by any other person, group, website or entity of any nature. It is only common sense to refrain from sharing personal information online. In other words, we take no responsibility for any consequence related to your voluntary use of social media, and we are not subject to any kind of liability you suffer from the misuse of your information by others.
YOUR DATA RIGHTS
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.
GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS)
According to the General Data Protection Regulations, if you subscribe to my newsletter, I will not send you other things that you did not agree to. Also, I will not store any personal information for which you have not consented to other than for reasons stated above. I will ensure that you understand how to unsubscribe or opt out of anything you have previously consented to. I will not use any other person’s email lists or contacts (other than email lists built by MailChimp) to contact you, I will continue to use a secure hosting system known for its superior security system so that your information will not be hacked. However, I take no personal responsibility for any hacking of your personal information as long as I provide the best security possible.
MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Everything contained within my website is my personal intellectual property because all information, ideas, handouts, etc. are my own creations and not borrowed from any other person. I only use public domain images or those taken by myself or a close friend or relative who has given me permission to use their photos. I intentionally do not read any biblically-based blogs so that I will not be unintentionally influenced by what I have read. Because I will be primarily discussing concepts taught in the bible and express opinions based on my own personal experiences and insight, my ideas and opinions may appear similar to someone else’s blog. However, that is because we are all using the bible as our source, which is our guidebook to godly living. Any Christian with a close relationship with God can easily identify the problems of this world and be able to give solutions from the bible. Also, lists of bible verses on a particular topic may appear similar, again because we are using the same source.
You are not allowed to use any of my content for your own personal use nor can you use free art printables and other resources for commercial use. Any use of my intellectual property must have specific permission from me. Use can go to my Contacts page to contact me regarding any use of my works.
DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMERS
I do use affiliate links but you will not be personally affected by these affiliate partnerships, even though I may receive payment for advertising for certain affiliates. Any use of affiliate links that are not obviously sidebar ads but are used within my content will be easily identifiable because they turn pink when the cursor hovers over them. If you click on one, you will be taken to another website. There will also be a disclaimer on every page that uses an affiliate link. For example: “This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and choose to make a purchase, I may receive a sales commission at no additional cost to you.”
I am an Amazon affiliate, and I am required to include the following disclosure on any page using an Amazon link: Flowersofpeace.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.