Per the FTC regulations, this is a full explanation of how and when we are compensated on ImperfectDisciples.com.
In order to keep all of the blog content free of charge, but still be able to pay all the costs associated with running an online business (hosting fees, domain name, promotion services, our own time and that of those who help us), there are several ways in which we are compensated. This is a full-time job for us, so without compensation, we would not be able to make a living while providing this site to you.
Underwritten Posts / Product Reviews
On occasion, we will write a product review if it lines up with the sites’ overall theme, and we think you, as a reader, could benefit from the information. Never can our opinion be bought, and the product review is 100% our words, our opinions, and our thoughts with 100% honesty.
On occasion, we will accept guest posts to be written by others and published on this site, if they line up with the overall theme, and we think you would benefit from the information. Be assured that we only do this with individuals that we believe in, and would be of genuine interest to you.
One way in which we are compensated is through sales or leads generated through affiliate marketing links.
Again, it is important for me to mention that I will never put a link up just to make money. We are picky about what we choose to promote, and everything is prayed over before making our decision. We greatly appreciate any purchases made through these links because they help support this site and keep Joe home with the family.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting Imperfect Disciples, we use traffic log cookies and Google Analytics tracking software to identify which pages are being used. The IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, traffic cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Surveys and Giveaways
We may also collect contact information including e-mail address, demographic information, or other information relevant to reader surveys and/or giveaways. Any information collected during giveaways, such as names and email addresses, will not be used for any purpose other than to contact the winners.
Third Party Cookies and Web Beacons
We use third party advertisements on ImperfectDisciples.com to support our site (such as Google through the Google AdSense program). Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers non-personal information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, whether you have Flash installed, and other clickstream data. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Links to Third Party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own. We can not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion without warning.
This policy last updated September 2016.