Privacy Policy

Who we are?
Spirituality Studies is a peer-reviewed journal on spirituality published by the The Society for Spirituality Studies in partnership with Monastic Interreligious Dialogue and European Union of Yoga. The Society for Spirituality Studies is an independent NGO registered under IČO 42407061.

What personal data we collect?

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites
Texts on our site may include embedded content. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with?
We share site data with the following third party service providers: Facebook, Mailchimp, Darujme.sk, and Google analytics. We use Facebook comments plugin, newsletter services provided by Mailchimp, a donation portal provided by Darujme.sk, and Google analytics provided by Google exclusively for monitoring traffic. In all these cases, Spirituality Studies only administrates your data.
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How long we retain your data?
If you sign up for Spirituality Studies Newsletter, your email address and its metadata are retained until you unsubscribe from our mailing list. 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 that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data?
If you have an account on our 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.

Where we send your data?
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information
For questions or concerns about our privacy policy, or to request the removal of, or a change to, your personal information, contact us at editor@spirituality-studies.org.