Privacy and Security

Cyber Psalm is a one-man labor of love — not a corporation or an institution or a media enterprise. There is no advertising on the site; so, many of the privacy and security issues that plague the Internet are less relevant. I collect the minimum data necessary for a controlled sharing of information. Privacy and security go hand-in-hand.

Information You Provide

Newsletter: If you sign up to receive a Cyber Psalm newsletter, you provide your name and email address, which are used solely for the delivery of the newsletter to your inbox. I would never share them with any “third parties.” You can always unsubscribe by clicking the red UNSUBSCRIBE link in any edition of the newsletter.

Donations: If you choose to donate to Cyber Psalm — thank you! — you provide your name, donation amount, and payment card information. The secure financial service provider that handles these transactions will receive your payment card information, which will only be used to process your donation. (If you support on a monthly basis, you can cancel your recurring donation at any time.)

Communications: If you contact me via email, either by writing to me directly or by replying to the automated email newsletter, I will receive your email address and any other information you choose to provide. If you chose to leave a comment, the system collects the comment and the IP address you use via cookies, along with your name and email address you provide. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

Information Automatically Collected

Usage Information: Cyber Psalm lives on the publishing platform WordPress, which includes a statistical analytics feature to help publishers understand how their readers use their websites. This means that anonymized information of the pages Cyber Psalm readers visit and the times of those visits are represented in these statistics. This includes automated spam detection, which is not retained or used for any other purpose.

What Cyber Psalm Does with your information

I use your information solely to communicate with you if you have opted in to receive the newsletter, to facilitate donations, and to better understand how you use the site in order to improve it. I don’t share your information with any “third parties,” though it is securely by external services that deliver the email newsletter and process donations.