RESPECTING YOUR PRIVACY
This website is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data that this website collects from you or that you provide to us will be processed on this website. This website keeps certain basic information when you visit here and recognizes the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what will be done with it. You may choose to provide this website with information that is considered personal data. The term “personal data” as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, or any other data that can be used to identify you. You are not required to provide any personal information to browse the public areas of this website. The term “website” refers to a-jw.org.
DATA CONTROLLER INFORMATION
This website is owned by Jason M. Wynne (“the owner”), who dedicated his life to Jehovah and was baptized in 1995, thus identifying himself as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization. If you voluntarily decide to submit content to this website, make a donation, request a visit, or otherwise take any action that involves providing personal data, you consent to this Policy, as well as to the storage of your data on servers located in the Republic of Ireland, United States of America, and elsewhere, and to the collection, processing, transfer, and storage of your personal data by the owner that support the activities of this website in various countries as needed to process your requested action.
The data controller for your personal data may vary depending on the nature of your interaction with this website. For example, if you donate to the owner, your name and contact information will be provided to him during the donation process. As another example, if you submit articles to this website, your name and email address will be processed by personnel responsible for editing articles on the website prior to publication.
Please send queries on data protection to [email protected].
DATA SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
We take the security and confidentiality of your personal data very seriously. We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction, or accidental loss. All processors of personal data and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obligated to respect the confidentiality of your information. We keep your personal data for only as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements.
We protect your personal data during transit using encryption protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS). We use third-party computer systems with limited-access protocols, housed in facilities using physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. We keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorized access.
Scripting is used to improve the functionality of this website. Scripting technology allows the site to return information more quickly to you. Scripting is never used by the site to install software on your computer or to collect unauthorized information from you.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website, and improving and adding to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, as well as changes in the law and the nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. When it proves necessary to change our Policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.