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HymnSite.com Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address, Visitor's identity or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you post a comment or communication or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.

  • To make our website responsive to your preferences.

  • To redirect you to other sites which may offer services.

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We do not use Malware Scanning.

Our HymnStore is an online storefront which makes products and services available to you from third parties. In addition, we post some advertisements from Google Ads and Media.net, and we also participate in Google Analytics. They gather information. We do not. We do not use an SSL certificate and do not need an SSL because you have no obligation to post comments or supply email or other information. We do not ask for any sensitive information in order to access this site. Please don't send any to us.

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do use cookies so that you can set your preferences on our site (e.g., which midi voice you want to hear). We do not set any “tracking cookies.” Where you go is your business, and HymnSite.com does not have any interest in tracking your behaviors when you are no longer accessing our site. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies or turn them off, some features may be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of the services from Google Ads or Google Analytics may not function properly.

We do not take orders for anything on this website. The HymnStore is an online storefront which redirects you to other retailers such as SheetMusicPlus or ccNow.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website, although you may follow advertising and HymnStore affiliate links so that you can purchase products or services from third parties. We may receive a commission or other compensation from third party sales or services, but we are not directly involved with your transactions.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdSense

We allow third-party vendors, such as Google, to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to enable Google AdSense and generic Google Analytics features so that we can read their reports, but we do not retain any cookie information ourselves.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA requires commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy', and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page, either by direct mail or by access to the privacy policy online.

HymnSite.com does not have user accounts at this time. If that changes in the future, users will be able to change their personal information by emailing us and by logging in to their account, if they ever create an account.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we allow third party behavioral tracking, which we understand is done by Google in conjunction with Google Adsense and Google Analytics.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, which acts as a Federal consumer protection agency for the United States, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email as quickly as practicable after learning of the breach

  • We will notify the users via in site notification as quickly as practicable after learning of the breach

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

If you choose to provide it, we collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

To be accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT to use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses

  • Identify any advertising messages as an advertisement in some reasonable way

  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters

  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly

  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

God bless you

This site is simply a personal website and online ministry. If you have happened upon it and click a Google Ad, then Google knows about it. Your visit will show up as part of the statistics in our analytics, but I don't collect any individual statistics about you. I don't know who you are unless you tell me who you are, and I have neither the time nor the desire to find out anything unless you tell me.

I hope you enjoy your visit. I hope you enjoy the internet. Smile and be happy. God loves you.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.


Last Edited on 2015-06-09

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