What personal information do we receive from you?
When you register for an account, you voluntarily provide us with personal information necessary to be able to communicate with you in connection with your membership and activity at JWTalk. This personal information includes your name, email address, location, gender, and congregation details.
How and why we use your personal information?
We use your personal information to respond to you when you contact us, or to update you about the services we provide or changes to our policies. We also use your personal information to verify that you qualify for membership in the JWTalk community.
How long do we keep your personal information for?
We keep your personal information for the entire duration of your membership at JWTalk. If you want to temporarily stop using JWTalk, we will deactivate your account, and your personal information will continue to be retained so that you may return to the community at any time. You cannot delete your account, but you may request that your personal information be deleted from your account, at which point you will not have access to the services provided to members of JWTalk.
Who do we share your personal information with?
We do not sell or share your information to other websites or to advertisers. We may share information about you with your local congregation elders or with other responsible individuals within Jehovah’s organization. Your information is visible to all our Team members, listed here.
Who can see the content I submit?
Only you and Community Team members can see your personal information that is connected to your account, such as your full name, email address, location, and congregation. Only your first name and other information you choose to share is visible to others.
When you start a New Topic or post a Reply to an existing topic in a Forum, Club, or Blog, this content becomes public. Even if you post it in one of the members only areas, threads containing your posts may be moved to a publicly visible area at our discretion. Private Messages are only visible between you and the other participants, unless you or the other participants make a request to the Community Managers to review the content of a Private Message. You can control who can view albums you create in the Photo Gallery. Files you submit to our Files Library are available for downloading to the general public.
How can I manage or delete information about me?
You can manage the personal information you share when you use JWTalk in your Account Settings. Some of your information can only be edited by the Staff at your request.
You cannot delete your posts, as this would break the flow of conversation in topics you participated in. JWTalk is a public community for Jehovah's Witnesses, and when you voluntarily participate in discussions with other members, the content you submit to the JWTalk community becomes the property of JWTalk as stated in our Community Membership Policy.
You can delete your Status Updates, Albums in the Photo Gallery, and your Private Messages at any time.
What other data do you collect about my visits?
When you visit JWTalk, we receive data from your Internet Service Provider as well as data about the type of device you have and the browser you are using.
How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so.
We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.
We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.
Where do you store my personal information?
Your information is stored on our secure server in the United States of America.
How will we notify you of changes to this policy?
Changes to this policy will be posted in the community so as to give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised policy. When it the new policy becomes effective, you will have to accept it before continuing to use your membership privileges.
How will we contact you?
We may contact you by private message, email, or social media. If you prefer a particular contact means over another please just let us know.
How can you contact us?
If you have further questions on the processing of your personal information, please use the Contact Us form at the bottom or send an email. Registered members may also post a new topic in the Confidential Talk forum
. or Private Message one of the Community Managers.