Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

Privacy Policy

HoldingtoTruth.com respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this Privacy Policy. Holding to Truth in Love (HTL) is not a company but a personal, non-revenue generating blog site owned and operated by Tom Smith.

Holding to Truth in Love (HTL) is pleased to provide information to our website (“Site”) visitors about our online Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us, and our online Privacy Policy is intended to protect and secure any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you provide HTL online.

This Privacy Policy will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of HTL’s blog. By visiting www.holdingtotruth.com you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should not participate in any of the Site’s activities that require you to provide your Personal Information.

We reserve the right to revise this policy at any time by updating this posting without advance notice to you. Such revisions shall be effective to you as a user of the Site immediately upon posting.

Information We Collect

Personal Information we gather is voluntarily supplied by you when you:

  • Request information from HTL
  • Sign up for one of BfA’s services, such as blog post email delivery

The Personal Information we collect may include your first and last names and email address.

In addition, we collect non-identifying demographic and interest data through Google Analytics Demographic and Interest Reporting. Visitors may opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising through Google’s Ads Settings or via the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

How the Information Is Used

Your Personal Information will be used to send you the information (newsletters and contact replies) you requested, and any additional literature related to the Bible and HTL’s activities.

HTL does not sell, exchange, rent, lease, or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to third-party marketers or any persons or organizations that are not associated with HTL. We do not use your Personal Information for any commercial purposes.

HTL reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation, or legal request to protect the integrity of the Site, to fulfill your requests, to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or any investigation on a matter of public safety, or to enforce the Terms of Use.

Demographic and interest data gathered through Google Analytics Demographic and Interest Reporting is for analyzing trends in aggregate and is never combined with personally identifiable information.

We also provide you the opportunity to review, update, or delete your Personal Information collected by the Site. Please review the “Changing Personal Information” section of this Privacy Policy below.

User Submissions

Questions, comments, and remarks you transmit to HTL through its website or by any other means including, without limitation, email, mail, voicemail, telephone or facsimile will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

HTL reserves the right to edit, use or not use in its sole discretion any submissions made by users by any means on HTL’s websites or in HTL’s printed material.

Privacy Policy Related to Minors

Users of HTL’s website must be at least 18 years of age in order to request materials or participate in any activity that requires the submission of Personal Information. By requesting materials from HTL or participating in our Site activities, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age. All users of the Site are required to provide true, current, complete, and accurate Personal Information when prompted and we will reject and delete any entry that we believe in good faith to be false or fraudulent.

We do not knowingly accept Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18 and will automatically reject and delete the Personal Information of any person we believe in good faith to be under 18. Materials intended for minors must be requested by and in the name of the minor’s parent or guardian who is 18 or older.

Minors under 18 years of age may have the Personal Information that they provided through the site deleted by  contacting us requesting deletion.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Site provides links to third-party websites that could be of interest to our users. HTL does not operate these websites and is not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies and their websites.


A cookie is a small text file that websites create and store on your computer containing data such as the user’s computer identification information, customized preferences, or activities while visiting a website. HTL does not disclose to third parties any cookie information created by our website, except as needed to satisfy any law, regulation, or legal request. HTL is not responsible for the creation or storage of any cookies on your computer by other companies or websites. You may choose to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting the security settings on your Internet browser.

Visitors’ GDPR Rights

If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:

We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) HoldingtoTruth decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.

  • You have the right to request access to your data that HoldingtoTruth stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.
  • You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
  • You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.
  • To exercise these rights please contact us here.
  • To the extent that you provided consent to the HoldingtoTruth’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Changing Personal Information

You may review, update, or request deletion of your Personal Information that has been collected by the Site. To do so, please email the Site’s Information Administrator at tom@holdingtotruth.com with your request. You will be required to verify your identity before any changes will be made. We reserve the right to deny access to any user if we believe there is a question about your identity.

Contacting HTL

If you have any comments or questions about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us:


355 Goddard, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618

Last Updated on March 31, 2018