Privacy Policy


This privacy policy shares details of how we collect and process personal information through the use of our site

By providing you with your data, you are providing your affirmation that you are over 13 years of age.

Who we are

Our website address is  Cathy McIntosh owns and operates and Strengthened by the Word Ministries. All references to “I”, “We”, “Us,” “Website”, “Site”, or “Blog” refer to Cathy.

Our full details are:

Cathy McIntosh
PO Box 1010
Brighton, CO 80602

We value your information and the importance of keeping it up to date and accurate. If your personal information changes at any time, please notify us at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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

Any communication that you send to us whether through the contact form, social media, email, text, or any other communication that you send to us is collected. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you and for record keeping. We may use this data to deliver relevant website content, blog posts, surveys, updates, and advertisements to you with the intent to provide relevant material to you and to grow our business.

Consumer Purchases

This includes data collected through any purchase or products or services. This data is processed to supply the products or services that you have purchased and to maintain records for such transactions. When you purchase goods or services from us, we collect data to fulfill our agreement to provide what you have purchased. We may use this data to deliver relevant website content, blog posts, surveys, updates, and advertisements to you with the intent to provide relevant material to you and to grow our business.


Data collected through the “subscribe” forms located throughout this site is used to provide ongoing communication to you, deliver relevant website content, blog posts, surveys, updates, and advertisements to you with the intent to provide relevant material to you and to grow our business. We may also use the data to enable you to participate in promotions, prize drawings, free material, and giveaways.


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


Who we share your data with

It is not our regular practice to share or sell your data to any outside agency or person.

We may, from time to time, need to share your personal data with IT support and system administration providers, business professionals such as auditors, bankers, investors, or lawyers, government agencies who require us to report processing activities, or third parties in the event of the sale, transfer, or combining of our business or our assets. Such professionals would only be allowed to utilize personal data for specific purposes, in accordance with legal and ethical practices and must keep it confidential.

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

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

How we protect your data

Security measures are in place to prevent your data from being accidentally lost, altered, used, or accessed without authorization. We have adopted procedures which prevent a data breach and will notify you of any breach in accordance with legal requirements.

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