Privacy policy

Last Updated: 01 March 2021

The Protestant Theological University (“we”, “our”, “us”) operates African Theology Worldwide (the “website”). This page informs users of the website (“you”, “your”) of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information that we receive from you.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

While using our website (for example, when you subscribe to our newsletter, register or submit bibliographical information), we may ask you to provide us with certain Personal Information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal Information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address, academic affiliation, etc. We only use Personal Information for operating and improving the website, and contacting you in response to information that you have submitted. We never disclose your Personal Information to third parties. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


What are cookies?

According to Google, “A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.”

Strictly necessary cookies

Some cookies are strictly necessary for the website to work securely and properly. For example, according to Google, security cookies enable the website to “authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized parties.” Furthermore, “Process cookies help make the website work and deliver services that the website visitor expects, like navigating around web pages or accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.”

Functional cookies

Other cookies facilitate your use of the website. For example, according to Google, preference cookies “remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region you are in…. Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the website experience less functional but should not prevent it from working.” Furthermore, “Websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages…. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the website unusable.”

Google Analytics Cookies

Still other cookies help to analyse how you use the website. According to Google, “Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘_ga’ cookie.” If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.

Advertising Cookies

The website does not use advertising cookies.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.

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