Yes, we care about your privacy. Modern technology enables companies and governments to track and trace virtually every move we make - especially in our online lives. Big Brother is here, and unlikely to go away, whether you like it or not. We think many internet users should worry more about the personal data they disclose while being online.
That being said, this page presents an overview of the data collection and cookie usage that happens while you visit this site. If and when we collect data, it is only done with the purpose to operate this site properly.
Controlled by us
every request for a file (page or image) is recorded in the server logs, together with the IP address your browser sends along with the request. These logs are kept for twelve weeks. We mostly use them to identify missing pages and to monitor site usage.
Main menu cookie
a cookie is set on your computer when you pick a Bible section (OT, NT or Apocrypha) in the main menu. The cookie will remain on your computer for one year, unless you remove it. It is used to store the state of the menu. The value in the cookie is sent to our server each time you visit this site.
Site usage statistics
we use the external service q-stats.nl, which we have created ourselves, to generate site usage statistics. It uses a web beacon to collect data about your browser, which we need in order to cater to all different browser flavors. It may also tell us via which site you arrived at our site. The service also sets a cookie in order to track returning visitors. Information linked to your IP address is stored for 24 hours. We use the IP address to determine what country you are in.
Rate this image
when you rate an image, a cookie is set on your computer. This is done to prevent you from voting on the same image more than once. The cookie is destroyed after 30 days. The cookie stores the ID of the image you rated. The value in the cookie is sent to our server each time you visit this site.
when you use our ecard service, you are asked to leave you email address. The address is stored in our database together with your ecard. We only use the address to enable your card's addressee to easily reply to you. The ecard is destroyed one month after it has been sent. Your address will not be shared, sold, distributed, disclosed or whatever-ed to anyone else.
Beyond our control
Advertisers and ad brokers
third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on this website. We have no access to these or control over them. We also have no idea what data is collected by these third parties.
To sum up:
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.
All modern browsers can be set to block cookies. Most distinguish between direct cookies, placed by the site you are visiting, and indirect cookies (third party cookies) which are set by third parties such as advertisers. Blocking indirect cookies usually will not harm your browsing experience, so it may be a good idea.
Here is how to find your browser's cookie settings:
Firefox 3: menu Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Cookies.
Internet Explorer: menu Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy. Suggestion: use the Advanced button to block all indirect cookies and allow direct cookies.
Opera: menu Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Cookies.
Safari (Mac): menu Safari -> Preferences -> Security.