Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy - Last Updated 23 October 2018
Who we are

Our website address is: We are "Chessed Ve'Emet", a Torah organisation devoted to the teachings of authentic Torah Judaism, spirituality and mysticism. Learning is done online as well as in person. Our site also offers the user the opportunity to interact with us live. We have various items for sale. We offer a variety of Torah lessons and partnership opportunities for those wishing to partake of them. The site is managed by Rabbi Eliyahu Shear and lessons and content are his own except where explicitly stated as being the work of another author. Original articles are copyright Rabbi Eliyahu Shear and may not be used in any form whether written, in audio or in video or any other media without the prior consent and permission from the author - Rabbi Eliyahu Shear. Using this material on your own site may well result in legal action being taken against you.

Use of Our Site

By reading our Privacy Policy, readers agree to our terms and conditions for our site and the way we interact, gather your information and use it as related on this page.

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.
Contact forms

All data submitted to us through our contact form is stored by us indefinitely. This information is not shared with anyone whether for private or commercial use.

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.

We make use of Google Analytics to better understand the statics of those who visit us. This data is used to enhance your viewing experience and is not traded or given to anyone else. Our newsletter also stores analytical information concerning newsletters that have been opened, links clicked and various other analytics which are important to us so that we can enhance the material we provide to you in the future.

What we share with others

Information is kept private and confidential and is not shared with anyone else.


We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone else.

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.

Emails, chats and other interactions may be stored indefinitely or until such a time that we choose to delete the interactions. This information is stored for our personal records only and would be only be shared for serious legal purposes.
What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can 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.

Your contact information

Your contact information is stored via our general email interactions as well as through subscriptions to our newsletters. The data is kept for our personal records only and is not shared.

Over the years, we have gathered email addresses through a variety of means including previous correspondence with us, your opt-in subscription to our newsletter, your live on-site chat etc. Before the GDPR addresses were added to our newsletters in the hope of providing you with up-to-date information about our organisation and other information that we have found to be beneficial for you following our interactions. All subscribers are welcome to unsubscribe from any newsletter that they may be currently subscribed to. Should you be unable to, please contact us with your request and we will remove you. Thereafter, you are welcome to add yourself at any time in the future with all the particulars related to our privacy policy as an opt-in and you will receive updates as before. Users who become members through financial subscriptions to any of our services may likewise be added to our general newsletters to keep you up to date with our progress. We add you only because of your current interest. Should you unsubscribe. we will not add you again. Your information will remain confidential and not be shared with anyone else. Our newsletters offer us statistics regarding your viewing them, including the clicks you make on them. We use this to enhance our newsletters for the future in order to offer you material more suited to your interests. This information is not shared with anyone.


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