Privacy Policy



In general, you can visit our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.

Some computer, Internet, and automatic information may be collected when you visit or interact with TOUCHEDBYTHEHANDOFGOD.COM, simply by virtue of using a computer or other forms of Internet communication between servers and computers. Examples of such standard information are your IP (Internet Protocol) address, your computer's browser type, operating system, your click-stream URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) leading to and from our site, URLs and pages visited while at our web site.

This site is hosted by google, which conducts its own web analytics and data collection. They may track the IP addresses from which people visit this site and analyze the data; however, individual users will remain anonymous, unless you voluntarily tell us who you are. Some of these analytics, such as number of monthly site visitors and number of visits to each page, are shared with us; however, data is provided in the aggregate, not individually.

Cookie technology and software logs enable us to know our total audience size and traffic, study how visitors use our site and consider how we can improve our offerings. None of the information we gather in this way can be used to identify any individual who visits the site. (The use of cookies is standard in the Internet industry. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your computer's web browser from a web site's server and stored on your computer's hard drive.)

Please visit for information about the types of information they collect.

When we receive an email from you, we will also receive your return email address.

We don't sell, rent, or give your personal information to unrelated third parties.


We obtained limited contact information from individuals who submitted stories to our web site. We used this information in order to confirm with each individual that their submission had been received, and in case we needed to contact them in order to verify or clarify the content of the story or about people mentioned in the story. Stories that are posted on our web site, or future forms of publication, are attributed using the individual's name and the initial of their last name only, along with their city and state and, on certain occasions, their home country. No other information is included.


We will not share, sell, or rent any of your personal information for any purpose other than specified in Section II, above, unless ordered by a court of law or deemed necessary in order to protect the rights, property or safety of TOUCHEDBYTHEHANDOFGOD.COM, our site visitors, contributors or others. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes specified in Section II, above.


We have no control over the privacy policies of third parties that may have linked their (or other) web sites to our site, or have posted links of our stories onto their sites. If you click on an advertisement or link from their sites, the privacy policies and information collection practices of the web site that you link to will apply. You should always be aware of and comfortable with the privacy policies of any third-party web sites you link to and before disclosing any personal information on such site. We assume no responsibility or liability for the actions of such third parties with respect to their use of your information or otherwise.

Although we will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your information, transmissions on the Internet are never absolutely secure. Accordingly, we assume no responsibility or liability for disclosure of any of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our reasonable control.


By using the Site, you are accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and we will have the right to use your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to have your information used in any of the ways described in this Privacy Policy, you must discontinue use of the Site. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the Site after we post such changes on the Site constitutes your acceptance of those changes.