Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At The Benison we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services. Nelson Blessings, LLC dba The Benison (“The Benison”) operates the website It is The Benison’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, The Benison collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Benison’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Benison’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Benison may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. The Benison also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. The Benison only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
As a visitor applies to and becomes a member of The Benison, we need to gather personally-identifying information. This information includes their email, name, the name of their company. The Benison collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Benison. The Benison does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics The Benison may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Benison may aggregate the percentage of users who have reached their monthly financial goal while using our service. The Benison may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Benison does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Benison discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Benison’s behalf or to provide services available at The Benison’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Benison’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Benison will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Benison discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Benison believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Benison, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of The Benison and have supplied your email address, The Benison may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Benison and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Benison takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Benison uses cookies to help The Benison identify and track visitors, their usage of The Benison website, and their website access preferences. The Benison visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Benison’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Benison’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If The Benison, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Benison goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Benison may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Benison may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Benison’s sole discretion. The Benison encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Attribution The original version of the privacy policy was published under the Creative Commons Sharealike license. This policy, in turn, is also published under the same license. Feel free to copy and change as needed.