Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is This website is maintained by Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta, 601 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030 USA, Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor. Our telephone number is +1 (404) 604-8124.

Terms of use

By using this website, you consent to our terms of use.

What personal data we collect and why

This is a WordPress website, and as such, it does not intentionally collect any personal information about visitors. For registered users of this site, the data shown on the User Profile screen is collected. Registered users include named authors of the site’s content; for these users, who have volunteered to be identified in conjunction with their contributions to the website, the only personal information collected is their name or pseudonym. Some site content is attributed to “Anonymous” at the contributor’s request. 

Security logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by our hosting provider. We do not send personal information to them; however, they could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. 

How long we retain your data

Security logs are retained for 60 days.

Where we send your data

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a third-party service.


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.

Newsletters and contact forms

If you subscribe to our newsletter or use one of our contact forms, you submit your email address and (optionally) your first name and last name and give us the right to contact you by email. If you opt-in to our newsletter via any method, we use the data stored in that registration exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass this on. Because we provide a clear opt-in and opt-out for subscribing or unsubscribing to our newsletter, we do not send it to users who do not remain opted-in to receive it.

MailChimp privacy statement

We send out newsletters with MailChimp and use features of the MailChimp newsletter service. Their global privacy statement can be viewed here:

Cookie policy and opt-out preferences

Our cookie policy and opt-out preferences are stated here.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Our website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. 

Their Privacy & Terms can be viewed here:

Their statement re safeguarding your data can be viewed here:

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personal data with anyone beyond what is publicly visible on this website.

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

This website is securely hosted by 1&1 IONOS. They may be contacted at or at 1&1 IONOS Inc. Privacy Rights, 701 Lee Road, Chesterbrook, PA 19087 USA.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security of data 

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service providers 

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to other sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Our contact information

For privacy-specific concerns, please contact this website’s Editor-in-Chief, Rev. Paul M. Turner, Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta, 601 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030 USA. Telephone +1 (404) 604-8124.