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Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy for

Who we are

This website is run by the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, informally known as Virginia Theological Seminary. Since 1823, we have furthered the universal mission of Christ’s church by providing graduate theological education and serving as a theological resource for the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion, and the wider Church.

The personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

We may collect your information using forms via third party services like Blackbaud, Alchemer and MailChimp, but we don’t sell it. We keep it to follow-up to your inquiries, sign you up to receive e-newsletters, and to process your donations.


We use MailChimp to create our e-newsletter campaigns via audience. Your email is saved when you sign-up to receive our newsletters. You will opt in to receive our weekly/monthly e-newsletters delivered to your email. MailChimp will collect information on your open rate, place, and other data involving receiving the newsletters. 

Embedded content from other websites

Pages and posts on this site may include embedded content from unaffiliated websites (like video, images, articles, etc.). That embedded content behaves as if the visitor has visited the unaffiliated website.

These unaffiliated 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 use Google Analytics to track the website’s usage and interest. We use these analytics to craft our content, learn more about our audiences and search terms.

Who we share your data with

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. It will be shared as necessary with the following parties so that we can fulfill your requests: Alchemer, MailChimp, and Blackbaud.

What rights you have over your data

If you provided information to us to fulfill requests, sign up for e-newsletters, or process donations, 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

 If you sign-up for our e-newsletters, your information added to our database, powered by Blackbaud, and then it is brought over to MailChimp, our email creation system. If you make a gift, your information is sent to our database, powered by Blackbaud.

Our contact information

The Protestant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia aka Virginia Theological Seminary

(703) 370-6600

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not sell user data and we keep our plugins and widgets up to date. 

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google Analytics, WordPress, Eventbrite, and other plugins. 

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We use your user data to improve site performance and for targeted social media advertisements.