Who we are
Our website address is: https://pluralityresource.org. It is run by the Crisses (Rev. Criss Ittermann), the administrator of the website.
In this day & age, information about you is being inferred by 3rd parties depending on your browsing habits. It is very difficult to be truly “anonymous” on the web. The European Union is cracking down on this, as they should.
Before the GDPR went into effect, and given that Big Data is being used for sale, advertisements, and tracking people around the web, we (the Crisses / (Rev.) Criss Ittermann — the website administrators) decided that since our main audience is very sensitive about personal data, we would do our best to eliminate our involvement in Big Data (Google, for example — or Amazon retargeting pixels, etc.) collecting any of your browsing habits or information, as much as we could while still providing the services that we feel compelled to offer the world.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
What constitutes personal data?
Information that allows a person to be identified whether directly or indirectly, especially by reference to any given identifier. Isn’t that confusing? So, it can be your name, number, phone number, email address, your common online “username” or “handle” that may elsewhere be associated with you personally, your IP address could help identify you (or someone using your internet connection), your location information, and anything that could identify you in the future. So broadly defined, just about anything that could point back to you.
We don’t want your personal identifying information, but sometimes it’s impossible to avoid sharing one’s legal name, system name, identities within your system, your phone number, email address, IP address, or more — especially if you want help, receipts, notifications/announcements, to recover your account if you get locked out, or a reply back. If you choose to disclose information about yourself, your medical or mental health condition, or where you are located — please understand that this is an online courseware, not fully private to other users, instructors, students, administrators and as such is not outfitted to protect the privacy of your personal health information. If you post this information in articles on the site, in courses you develop, or in comments on pages, they will be publicly accessible. If you send us those details in email, you understand you are taking the risk of sending it to someone who is not set up to fully protect health information.
In the meantime, we do what we can within the parameters of using the site to protect your information as much as we can.
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.
If you 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.
By using our contact forms, you consent to the message you send being turned into an email and sent to us or to another instructor on the site. In our case, the email server is the same server the online courseware is using. And the email will be stored on our own private backed-up computers indefinitely.
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.
If you visit our login page, we 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.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
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.
Embedded videos in courses are definitely linked to Google’s YouTube service. Google will know that you were on the webpage in which the video is embedded, but as Google is not logged in it should not get anything other than the link to the page, which may contain the name of the lesson or lecture in question.
We have not opted to use any 3rd-Party analytics such as Google Analytics in an effort to protect your privacy and dissuade datamining on students. We do not use Facebook or other site pixels etc.
Who we share your data with
Regarding the Crisses’ courses: As an Amazon Associate I (we) earn from qualifying purchases. We will put “Affiliate link” beside any links that earn us royalties from qualifying purchases. We are not trying to hide that we have an Amazon Associate account. Your purchase price should not be altered based on our using an affiliate link, and the royalties earned are low. We will not link anything simply to make money off the link; we are making recommendations or references based on our course topics & materials.
Other instructors may be using affiliate or Amazon Associates links on the site. They should also clearly mark their links that they are earning money based on the sale. If you see any instructor’s materials that violate this policy let us know immediately.
How long we retain your data
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 this 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 are checked through an automated spam detection service. We use Akismet.
Your contact information
We may, from time-to-time either use the online software platform to email out announcements, or we may use your contact information to contact you about a course you are enrolled in.
If you need information removed from our website, or have any other privacy/data concerns, please let us know by phone or email. If you need end-to-end secure/encrypted communications with us, we are available through our phone number on Signal, and you can set the conversation to wipe after a set time.
We can be reached at:
Eclectic Tech, LLC
PO Box 225
New Hampton, NY 10958
How we protect your data
Our server hand drives and server connections for email and other data transfer are encrypted.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
This is online courseware, and the courses on the site are the property of their respective instructors. We are not an accredited educational institution, nor do we represent ourselves as giving an accredited education, continuing education units, etc. All online materials represent the opinions and works of their respective instructors.