Last Revised: April 17, 2016
- April 17, 2016: Replaced first paragraph, under “VII. CONTENT OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMENTS) SUBMITTED TO ADVENTISTS FOR PROGRESS.” with a new paragraph.
- October 26, 2015: Added new language in the first paragraph under Section “VII. CONTENT OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMENTS) SUBMITTED TO ADVENTISTS FOR PROGRESS.”
- October 15, 2015: Added new section, “IX. CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING, OF USER’S INFORMATION, IN THE UNITED STATES.”
- October 14, 2015: Revised and added new language (and links) under Section “III. COOKIES.” Also, added new language regarding WordPress.com’s use of cookie as it pertains to advertising under Section “V. ADVERTISEMENTS.”
- August 28, 2015: Replaced link for “PayPal site” with an updated link.
- April 12, 2015: Replaced the “Note” paragraph, under Section “III. COOKIES,” with a new paragraph containing new resources links on how to disable cookies in different browsers.
- March 15, 2015: Added link to an online resource (wikiHow), under Section “III. COOKIES,” on how to disable cookies in different browsers.
II. LOG FILES:
Moreover, where applicable, the following areas related to how WordPress.com handles cookies on WordPress.com-hosted site, such as AFP, apply as articulated in this WP link.
Additionally, on Adventists for Progress, there may be third-party cookies that may function similar to, or different from or beyond, the cookies used by the Website. (To learn more about what third-party cookies are, please click here for information provided by Mozilla Support.)
A. DISABLING COOKIES:
If you wish to disable cookies and third-party cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management for specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites, at other web-based resources that contain such information, or by clicking at either these online resource (here or here) from, respectively, USA.gov and wikHow, that provide detailed instructions on how to disable cookies in different browsers.
Alternatively, according to WordPress.com, it states the following:
To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).
Adventists for Progress may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that AFP and its Owner are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of other sites outside Adventists for Progress, and they encourage you to read their privacy and security policies before sharing your personal information.
[C]ookies are used to display relevant advertising to visitors on WordPress.com sites. They track details about visitors such as the number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks they have received, and to measure the effectiveness of the campaigns by building up user profiles. These are set by Automattic and trusted third party networks, and are generally persistent in nature.
A. MORE INFO ON THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF AUTOMATTIC, AUTOMATTIC’S OR WORDPRESS.COM’S ADVERTISING PARTNERS, AND OTHER THIRD-PARTY AD SERVERS:
VI. EXTERNAL WEBSITES:
Adventists for Progress and its Owner are not responsible for the content, privacy policies, security policies, and implemented security protocols of external Internet websites (including, without limitation, AFP Social Media, Amazon AFP, and PayPal AFP, as well as third-party links posted to the Website). You are advised to read the privacy and security policies of such sites before disclosing any personal information.
VII. CONTENT OR INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMENTS) SUBMITTED TO ADVENTISTS FOR PROGRESS:
Although Adventists for Progress is transmitted over a HTTPS connection, AFP also includes HTTP content. Hence, AFP is only partially encrypted, even though the Site appears to be secure. As such, Adventists for Progress and its Owner does not guarantee the security and/or privacy of any content or information submitted to the Website (this includes, without limitation, e-mail address information that you submit to it when *following AFP by e-mail via electronic e-mail newsletters; submitting a name, username, e-mail address, website name, website url, password information, comment(s), and/or other types of information to the Site’s “Leave a Comment” section; submitting a name, e-mail address, website name, website url, comment(s), and/or other types of information to the AFP’s “Contact” form; and/or submitting Material, as a Contributor, as defined, respectively in numbers 2 and 1 of Section III-A as outlined in the Terms and Condition, to Adventists for Progress or its Owner). As such, you should be mindful of the risk before you submit such content or information to this Website.
(*Note: You may remove yourself from any or all of the electronic e-mail newsletters that you subscribed to, at any time, by following instructions for unsubscribing found at the end of every electronic newsletter e-mailed to you.)
Additionally, because Adventists for Progress is, again, a WordPress.com hosted site, content or information that you submit to the Website will be stored on WordPress.com’s server.
Finally, Adventists for Progress and its Owner disclaim any and all damages, loss, harm, liability, or injury resulting from any submission of content or information, by you, to the Website due to the non-encrypted nature of the Site, or for any other reason or cause.
VIII. “DO-NOT-TRACK” COMPLIANCE:
Users of the Internet have the ability to implement a “Do-No-Track” preference. According to Microsoft, “‘Do Not Track’ is a preference that users can set in web browsers to inform websites that they do not want to be tracked, which may help protect them against forms of tracking on the web.” (Please note that Microsoft also points out: “Today, there is no single definition of what it means to be “tracked,” so expressing a preference does not guarantee users that they will be able to block all web sites and content that they may view as being associated with tracking behavior.”)
Adventists for Progress, again, is a WordPress.com hosted website in which the latter sometimes places advertisements on AFP from its advertising partners. In light of all of this, WordPress.com currently does not honor the “Do-Not-Track” preference and it cannot guarantee all of its advertisers do (as stated here). As such, please be advised of the risk that by using the AFP, you may be tracked despite selecting the “Do-No-Track” setting on your browser.
As such, in light of what has been stated above (including a recitation of the risk involved), your use of this Website is an understanding, acknowledgement and acceptance of the risk that you may be tracked online, despite enabling the “Do Not Track” preference on your browser. And, as such, you further understand, acknowledge and agree that AFP and its Owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any and all damages, injury, harm, or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of the Adventists for Progress.
Also, by using the Adventists for Progress, in circumstance where you do not enable the “Do-Not-Track” preference on your browser, your use of this Website is an understanding, acknowledgement and acceptance that you will be tracked online.
Finally, you further understand, acknowledge and agree that Adventists for Progress and its Owner shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any and all damages, harm, injury, or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of the Adventists for Progress, regardless of whether you choose or not choose to select the “Do-No-Track” preference on your browser.
IX. CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING, OF USER’S INFORMATION, IN THE UNITED STATES: