A longer, more detailed version is located below.
Telbat’s Tablet (website address: https://ditelbat.com) takes privacy and security of collecting data very seriously. We never have and never will rent email addresses, or sell access to our email list to other companies.
The primary focus of this website and reading materials is for U.S.-based Christian readers.
About Telbat’s Tablet
Telbat’s Tablet is the website of Christian Author D.I. Telbat, doing business under the name In Season Publications and Ministries, LLC (ISPM). ISPM saves email addresses and/or names so we can send our weekly blog posts, send exclusive subscriber gifts or novel news, and answer contact messages.
Through Telbat’s Tablet, D.I. Telbat provides free, clean, Christian reading material, including his short stories, Author Reflections, book reviews, and novel update news. He also provides information about his novels along with links to where readers can buy the books. ISPM does not collect any payments through Telbat’s Tablet.
ISPM collects anonymous information about the use of this site such as visits, clicks, and IP addresses. We use this information to help us get to know what content readers find most valuable so we can create more of it.
Telbat’s Tablet sometimes links to interesting/helpful info provided by other ministries and/or Christian news sites on topics of interest to fellow Christians. Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect data about you on their site. This includes affiliate links we may use on our site. We do not have control over these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave Telbat’s Tablet, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of each website you visit.
Any personally identifying information you submit to this site, including but not limited to feedback, comments, or email messages, may be used to contact you.
Currently, our blog subscription is maintained via an opt-in service through MailChimp. If you no longer desire to receive our weekly updates, you can opt out by using the hyperlink found at the bottom of all blog subscription updates that you receive in your email from us.
Contact: You can reach D.I. Telbat’s assistant, Dee K. Borah, through the ISPM site contact page at https://ditelbat.com/contact/.
This longer policy version is to inform you in more detail of the type of personal information the Telbat Tablet’s site collects and how it is processed and used, per US/EU Privacy Guidelines.
Anonymous Information Collected
- A2 Hosting – info kept in the server logs so the host can identify and stop bad bot attacks.
- Cloudflare – info kept so the Content Delivery Network (CDN), can identify and stop bad bot attacks.
- Google Analytics – used so we can discover the type of content you enjoy most and create more of it. (Note: Google does not have access to this data.)
- MailChimp – email list service
Your browser may also send generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location by country only.
Email Address Collection
(The links below provide privacy policies for those entities.)
We have never, and never will, share your email address with any person or entity for marketing purposes. We will never upload our email list to Facebook, or any other platform.
- Email Service Provider – Gmail (Google) keeps contacts in the database to recall addresses when we send emails
- Subscriber List Service Provider – MailChimp
When you elect to subscribe to Telbat’s Tablet, your email address will be stored on the MailChimp servers. You can access your info any time by clicking the Manage Subscription link at the bottom of any email you receive from us.
If you sign up for Telbat’s Tablet posts, you will get via email:
-our blog post
-important site/book news
-special offers, discounts, or exclusive gifts only available to our Telbat’s Tablet subscribers
- Subscriber Data
*We keep spreadsheets with separate subscriber lists
-Main subscriber list
-Beta Reader list
-Subscribers from new promotions prior to adding to main list
-If/when subscriber unsubscribes, their name & email are deleted from spreadsheets
*Monthly backup of computer files to My Passport external hard drive
*Leaving a comment on one of our posts/pages requires that you identify yourself by email address. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comment form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We also save a copy of the comment with email address in our computer file.
*We may use your comments and reviews, or excerpts thereof, on our site, or in books, to help us gain exposure and interest of others. We will not manipulate your comments or reviews without good reason. (e.g. to correct spelling/grammar errors, nor take them out of context) We will require at least minimum amount of information from you when you leave comments or reviews so we can avoid anonymous content. We will delete all comments if/when we discontinue our blog.
*An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile image is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
*Contact Form 7 – allows contact through our website form; the info that is submitted through the form is retained in our WordPress database so we can reply to you. We keep contact info indefinitely for customer service purposes, but we don’t use the info for marketing purposes.
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. You can disable cookies through your own browser settings.
Used on our website (for your convenience, links are provided to these Vendor Privacy Policies)—
- A2 Hosting host provider – information kept in the server logs so host can identify and stop bad bots
- Cloudflare – CDN (Content Delivery Network) to stop bad bots
- Comment forms at the bottom of blog posts – comments with names and email addresses are held in our WordPress database, as well as a copy in our computer file.
- Contact Form 7 – retains form info in our WordPress database
- Easy Forms for Mailchimp – Opt-in Form collects subscriber emails so we can send our blog posts, novel news, and exclusive subscriber gifts
- Google Analytics – We use collected IP addresses to determine metrics on our site.
- Gravatar – owned by Automattic, makers of WordPress; when you make a comment, if you have an email connected to a Gravatar, it can bring in your profile image
- Mailchimp – email list service used to send our weekly blog posts to subscribers
- Print Friendly plugin – provided for readers to print and generate PDFs of our posts; it temporarily saves content and email address, then minutes afterward, permanently deletes all info after request is accomplished
- VaultPress backup plugin – backs up website database, including comments with email addresses. Backup files are stored for one year in Dropbox.
Third Party Links
*Telbat’s Tablet sometimes links to interesting/helpful info provided by other ministries and/or Christian news sites on topics of interest to fellow Christians. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you on their site. We do not have control over these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave Telbat’s Tablet, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
*ISPM is also a participant in affiliate programs to help offset the costs of maintaining this blog/website. We receive a small commission on sales of products and services sold as a result of clicking on one of the links on our site. Our affiliates at this time are: Amazon’s Associates Program, Rakuten Marketing for Kobo, and PHG for iTunes. They may use code or cookies to track performance of marketing efforts, but no personally identifiable information is collected in the process. (Links are provided for the privacy policies of these affiliates.)
*Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability: Telbat’s Tablet makes no representation, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy polices of 3rd party entities with whom information is shared.
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.
-Our backup plugin, VaultPress, backs up our website database, including comments with email addresses. These backup files are safely stored for one year on Dropbox.
-Subscriber name and/or email are retained indefinitely on our spreadsheets. They are deleted from spreadsheets if/when subscriber unsubscribes.
You can reach D.I. Telbat’s assistant, Dee K. Borah, through the ISPM site contact page at https://ditelbat.com/contact/.