Hebrew Monk (sometimes referred to as HM) is a personal blog.
The blog web address is https://hebrewmonk.com.
In order to leave a comment on Hebrew Monk’s blog, visitors are required to register and create a free Reader account on the website. This is done to reduce spam comments and to encourage the contribution of meaningful and productive input only. Signing up and creating an account on Hebrew Monk blog is completely free.
When visitors register to Hebrew Monk, the website generates a new dedicated user account. This account stores their username, password, email address and any other type of data provided in the registration process. Hebrew Monk will use this data create and manage your membership account and to send you information about your account and subscriptions.
All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). The website administrator can also view and edit this information.
When visitors leave comments on the site, it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Hebrew Monks blog doesn’t encourage nor requires visitors or users to upload any type of media files to the website. However, if somehow you do upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies and Data Collection
If you visit Hebrew Monk’s login page, it will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
When you log in, the website will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Hebrew Monk’s blog uses Google Analytics to track of visitors’ behavior on the website. When you visit Hebrew Monk website Google Analytics may generate a cookie on your device and send the data to Google. This data contains information and stats about webpages views, clicked links, device and browser used, IP address, location and more. No personal data is being collected in the process.
MailPoet Newsletters and Emails
If you have subscribed to Hebrew Monks email updates, or if you are a registered user of this website (you can log in), there is a good chance you will receive emails from Hebrew Monk.
Hebrew Monk will only send you emails which you have signed up to receive, or which pertain to the services it provided to you. Hebrew Monks also stores the data required to remember your subscriptions and mailing preferences.
To send you emails, Hebrew Monk uses the name and email address you provided while signing up to the site or mailing list. The site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.
This website sends emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows Hebrew Monk to track opens and clicks on sent emails. Hebrew Monk uses this information to improve the content of the website and of the email updates and newsletters.
No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.
Gravitec Push Notifications
Hebrew Monk uses Gravitec Push Notification service to send out new content notifications to visitors and users who have opted in to receive them this way. In order to provide users with this service Hebrew Monk website collects and sends to Gravitec both technical and non-technical data required by this service. This data may include but is not limited to anonymized IP addresses, location, system configuration information, and URLs of Hebrew Monk website accessed by visitors and users. Gravitec may also log information required for debugging, security and development in general.
Gravitec does not perform any kind of profiling, and do not extract any specific meaning from any data collected by Hebrew Monk website.
Hebrew Monks uses iTheme Security to protect and secure the website from various threats and malicious activities.
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.
Embedded content from other websites
Suggested text: Articles on this site 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.
Who HM shares your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by the iThemes Site Scanner. We do not send personal information to the scanner; however, the scanner could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during the scan.
Data is also shared with Google Analytics, MailPoet, Gravitec as previously stated in the Cookies and Data Collection section above.
How long HM retains your data
When you register to the website and create an account, Hebrew Monk stores information about you for as long as your account exists. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). The website administrator can also view and edit that information.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so Hebrew Monk website can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you choose to receive automatic updates from Hebrew Monk, either by email or push notification, your contact information will be stored until you opt out from said auto update service.
Security logs are retained for 60 days.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data the website holds about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request Hebrew Monk to erase any personal data it may hold about you. This does not include any data the website is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where HM sends your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
As stated above, data may also be sent to the following third party services providers: Google Analitics, MailPoet, Gravitec and iTheme security.
Hebrew Monk values and respects your privacy as much as its own privacy. Your data will be shared only with a handful of respectable and verified services for the sole purpose of operating the Hebrew Monk blog smoothly and efficiently.