Privacy Policy & Blog Terms of Use

Who we are

Blossom In Faith is a faith-based blog owned by Kelly Basham. The website address’ are: &

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use the Jetpack Analytics Plugin. We do not store the information we collect about your visit to this blog/website for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. Blossom in Faith will not sell the data collected from the use of these cookies.  Learn more about these Cookies here.


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

When visitors submit a contact form on our website the info submitted including your name, email address and any other identifying information you submit, will be stored and used for contact purposes.  If applicable, your information may be stored for up to six months for customer service purposes. We do not use the information submitted through our contact forms for marketing purposes.

How long we retain your data

Contact form entries may be retained for up to six months and analytics records for up to one year.

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 

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

We use Akismet anti-spam Service.

About this service: 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).

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Blossom in Faith will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Blossom in Faith may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Blossom in Faith
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

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.

If you choose to receive blog updates on or through WordPress, please see and read their Privacy Policies and Terms.

We use MailChimp to distribute our newsletter and as our marketing automation platform. If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, Blossom In Faith will use the information you provide to stay in touch with you by delivering updates through our email newsletter. To better serve you, and to ensure we’re providing quality content, we may also use the information you provide for marketing purposes. By subscribing, you acknowledge that the data you provide will be given to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Contact information

If you have any privacy-specific concerns, please contact me here.

Additional information

*We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission.

*We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. We’ll notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective on the date they’re posted on this page.

Last Updated 10/12/2018

Blossom In Faith Terms of Use

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

*Please note: All of the free resources on the website are available to download and then print from your own personal device. I don’t have the capability to mail any of the free resources offered on the blog to a physical address–it’s not a service I am able to provide at this time.

Affiliate Links

Disclosure: Occasionally I may share posts that contain information about products or services. These posts may contain an affiliate link, which means I receive a small compensation if you make a purchase using these links. The opinions in these posts are my own. I won’t share anything with you that I would not personally use or purchase myself. The decision is yours, and whether or not you choose to buy something is completely up to you.

If you choose to purchase goods or services through these affiliate links, I am not responsible for the business actions or decisions conducted by these affiliates. Any issues that arise between you and the seller of these goods and services must be handled between you and the business owner.

Third-party links

Occasionally, I may include or offer third-party products or services on my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Copywrite Info

© Kelly Basham and Blossom In Faith, 2013-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kelly Basham and Blossom In Faith with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Guest Post Submissions

When you submit an article through the submission form on our website the info submitted including your name, email address and any other identifying information you submit, will be stored and used for contact purposes.  If you choose to share your social media information with us on the submission form, we will use this info to tag you on social media when we share or mention the article you have submitted. We do not use the information submitted through our forms for marketing purposes or sell your info to third parties. If applicable, your information may be stored for up to one year for contact purposes.

By submitting an article to, you are giving us permission to post the article on our website, share it in our newsletter, and share it on our social media platforms.

By submitting an article to, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our submission guidelines,  Privacy Policy, and Blog Terms of use.

These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.


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