Disclosure and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Here at Path Through the Narrow Gate and Narrow Gate Prints, your privacy and trust are very important to us. While we do track some basic information about you and your browsing behavior while on this site, you can rest assured that we collect this information only to analyze site performance, provide you with a better user experience, and help us design the most useful content possible.

We only work with third-party providers we can trust to keep all our data safe. We will never, ever sell any of your personal information (such as email addresses).

How we collect information and the types of information we collect: 

Email Addresses

When you sign up to receive free printables and email newsletters from Path Through the Narrow Gate, we will collect your email address, IP address, and first name. We will be able to trace which sign up form you used, which printables you have downloaded, and how many emails you have opened or clicked on. We may also “tag” you based on the information that you voluntarily provide so that we can send emails that are customized to you. For example, you may be tagged as being a “teacher”, “parent”, or “grandparent”. This helps us to determine which emails might be most useful to you. Again, this information is only collected voluntarily, when you give it to us.

We will use this email information to contact you with newsletters, send you special offers or promotions, notify you about changes to the website, or offer customer service as needed.

You can unsubscribe from the emails at any time by clicking the “UNSUBSCRIBE” link at the bottom of any email. You can also request to have all of your information removed from the email list by contacting me here and I will make sure that all of your information disappears from my list.

Product Purchases

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Comment Boxes, Giveaways, and Surveys

If you choose to leave a comment on this site, enter a giveaway, or answer a survey, we only collect basic information such as your IP address and/or browser information, plus any information you voluntarily provide. We use this information to serve you better (by answering your questions in comment boxes or writing content around the most common survey answers, for example).

Automatic Data Collection

In addition to voluntary data collection, Path Through the Narrow Gate and Narrow Gate Prints employ Google Analytics to track some basic information about you and your browsing behavior while on these sites.  Google Analytics works by placing a “cookie” on your computer, but it does not store ANY personally identifying information about you. The information collected in this way helps us analyze the website.

For example, we might discover that 263 people visited the Easter Finger Puzzle Post and 654 people visited the Disciples Worksheet Post on March 8th. We can also see that 127 people visited the blog from a Facebook link on March 8th. These cookies do not collect any personal information about you. I cannot tell that Sally May was one of the 263 people looking at the Easter finger puzzles on March 8th.

Path Through the Narrow Gate and Narrow Gate Prints may also use the Facebook pixel so we can show you Facebook ads about new products, services or freebies we think you’ll be interested in. This places a cookie on your computer, but it doesn’t give us any personally identifying information about you. We may also upload your name and email to Facebook to reach you with ads. You can learn more about Facebook tracking, adjust your preferences or opt-out altogether in your Facebook ad preferences.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, you’d like a complete list of the data we have for you, you’d like to opt out, or if you would like us to erase all of your data in our systems, please email us directly and let us know how we can help.

Children Under The Age of 13

This website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information on children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not sign up for email newsletters, download free content, or make purchases. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 has submitted private information to this website (such as an email address), please contact me and I will delete the information.

Disclosure

Path Through the Narrow Gate and Narrow Gate Prints are websites owned and operated by me, Anna Joy, and my team. They are not affiliated with or a member of any specific religious denomination, nor do they have an outside board or shareholders they report to. While I try to be as Biblically accurate as I can be, I am not a trained pastor, theologian, or counselor.  All the information on this site is based on my opinion and the opinions of my team members. If you have questions or are unsure of any content on this website, please talk to an expert. (In other words, as I tell my third and fourth grade Sunday school students, if you have any questions about anything that you have learned here, please ask your mom or dad or pastor or another teacher.)

I have been told that this blog should be my ministry and that I should look for my reward in heaven rather than selling products and receiving compensation on earth. The wonderful thing about this advice is that my reward in heaven will be coming even sooner if I starve to death.

Seriously, running a website this size is surprisingly expensive and time-consuming. Like most businesses, it would disappear in about two months without cold, hard cash to keep it running. Because of this, we do receive income from sources including (but not limited to) affiliate commissions and product sales. This income helps cover the many costs of running this site, including website hosting, email marketing, product creation and delivery, advertising expenses, and income for me and anyone on my team.

I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. I occasionally recommend a book or a product that I love and will include a link so that you can easily find and order the product from Amazon. When you order from that link, Amazon pays me a small commission on that sale at no additional cost to you. I only use these links when recommending a product that I truly love and believe that you will love as well.

While I do need money to run this site, and that may influence me to promote certain products, services, and websites, I strive to only promote products in line with my understanding of Biblical truth that will be of benefit to you. And, as I promote products, I will strive to be honest and tell you exactly what I think of a product or service, regardless of payment or sponsorship. I also do my best to always disclose paid content and affiliate links.

You may notice that this blog is not peppered with sidebar advertisements and banner advertisements over the pictures. While I have no objections to bloggers using these types of advertisements, I have chosen not to use them because I do not want to inadvertently promote products that are not in line with Biblical truth. I want you to know that I take this responsibility seriously.

Outdated Information

Day by day this blog is getting older. Some of the information on this blog may be outdated, inaccurate or no longer relevant. (Kind of like the TV commercial jingles that you heard years ago that are still rattling around in your head.) Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

If you ever need to ask me a question, you can email me directly and let me know how I can help.

This site contains affiliate links. These are special links that allows us to earn a commission on the products or services we recommend at no additional cost to you. When you click on an affiliate link, it places a cookie on your computer (not the chocolate chip kind). This cookie lets the company that I  referred you to know that I referred you. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link on my site, I may receive a portion of the sale, at no additional cost to you.

This simple and extremely common practice helps cover the many costs of running this site while keeping the majority of the content free for you.

Comment Policy

People frequently have differing opinions. All opinions are welcome here, as long as they are respectful and edifying. Friendly debates are welcomed, but comments that are mean, hateful, malicious or spammy will be deleted as soon as I see them and without notice.

If you leave a comment on this site, you may receive an email letting you know when your comment has a reply.

All comments left on this site, any Path Through the Narrow Gate social media account or emailed to the site become property of the site and may be reprinted in part or in whole.

**All of the above information is subject to change at any time and without notice. Please email us with any questions, comments or concerns. 

last updated: June 2, 2018