Privacy & Cookie Policy Page

The Train Church Leaders Site and Practicum is a division of Ministry Tools Resource Center, a non-denominational, online ministry. This privacy and cookie policy is provided to let you know that we respect your privacy. We value the time you spend on the site and want you to feel safe as you visit.

Generally, information automatically collected during your visit to the site may include the domain ip and browser used to track the pages you visit for analytical purposes to help us improve the site and so we can block spamming or fraudulent use of the site. Other more personal data is collected only when provided by you as described below.

Personal Data Collected, Why, How It’s Used, and How Long It’s Kept

  • Practicum Comments:

If you leave a comment on a post, your name is publicly listed with your comment but not your e-mail address. The e-mail address is only used in the event we need to clarify anything in your remarks or to let you know a reply has been posted to your comment. We collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Comments may be checked through an automated third-party spam detection service. You may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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.

How long we retain this data: The comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

  • Practicum Subscriptions:

If you subscribe to receive e-mail notice of new posts, your address will be used solely for that purpose and not sold or shared with anyone.

How long we retain this data: Your e-mail address will be retained and you will continue to receive e-mails about new posts until or unless you request to have your address removed.

Cookies & Third Party Uses of Data

  • AddThis Tools: AddThis Tools are the social media icons you see at the top and/or bottom of most posts that enable you to share the content links with others. In order to track this information and provide us with basic statistics about it, AddThis uses third party cookies that last 13 months. When you click on the AddThis links or share content, you may be providing personal information to those social mediums. We are not responsible for what they do with that data so you may want to check their privacy policies and terms of use if not sure.
  • Affiliates: Where possible, when recommending resources (books and other materials), we link to merchants with whom we have an affiliate relationship. These sites may use cookies to track your activity to ensure that Ministry Tools Resource Center gets commissions from any sales. While we seek to make reputable associations, we cannot guarantee your privacy once you leave the Ministry Tools Resource Center site through one of its links. You can read their privacy policies on their sites before providing any information to them.
  • Practicum Comments: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address 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.
  • Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics for statistical analysis which requires third party cookies be used. Duration of their cookies range from 10 minutes to 2 years. This data is used to help us know what kind of traffic is coming to the site and perhaps if there are issues with the site.

Embedded content from other websites

On rare occasion articles on our sites may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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.

What rights you have over your data

  • Opt Out Policy

You are free to opt out of any of the blogs or newsletters you sign up for simply by replying to one of those e-mails with the word “Remove” in the subject line. Your e-mail address will be promptly removed from that database. You may receive a confirmation e-mail that we have removed your e-mail from that list and then will not receive further notices for the blog or newsletter unless you choose to re-subscribe which you can do at any of the subscription forms on the sites.

  • Exporting or Erasure of Data

Blog Comments & Subscriptions: 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.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

If this policy changes in any way, such amendments will be posted on the site in this privacy notice. Since the policy could be subject to change, you may want to check back before providing information if you have concerns.

Contact Information:

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please use the contact form on our main site or by mail to the address below:

Ministry Tools Resource Center Store
[ATTN: Privacy Compliance Officer]
P.O. Box 281 Landisville Pennsylvania US 17538-0281

(Last Updated: 5/24/18)