Who We Are
We are the International Peer Respite/Soteria Summit and our website is at peerrespite-soteria.org. This website is built using WordPress, an open-source content management software.
You can get in touch with the team using the form on our contact page.
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
Generally, we avoid collecting any data that we don’t need. We don’t use any tracking or analytics services/software. When you share your information in a comments or contact form, we store and use that information to moderate comments (see also our comment policy) and to respond to the messages you send us.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection and moderation.
Our contact forms are built using the Contact Form 7 plugin by Takayuki Miyoshi. When you send a message through the contact form, a copy of the information you included is backed up to our server (with the Flamingo plugin by Takayuki Miyoshi) and a copy is sent to members of our leadership team. We use this information to respond to your message.
Cookies are text records stored in your browser. Most cookies improve our experience of the internet; for example, they can allow websites to remember our username, that we’re logged in, or what we left in our carts. This section details the cookies that our website uses, both from our content management system (WordPress) and from plugins that we use.
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.
If you have an account, 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.
We do not currently collect any analytics data for our site.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles and pages 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 We Share Your Data With
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Members of our leadership team and website circle may have access to some of the collected information when necessary to operate the website, moderate comments, reply to messages, and similar activities.
Where Your Data Is Sent
Our comment and contact forms are protected from spam with the Akismet plugin by Automattic, who share the following information:
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
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.
If you send a message with a contact form, the information you share may be retained indefinitely or deleted at any time. This allows us to respond to your message and refer to your previous messages as needed.
For users that register or have accounts on our website, 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.