Thank you for visiting the Bible Odyssey website. Bible Odyssey is an educational resource created by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). Guided by leading scholars from around the world, it takes you on a guided tour of the Bible.
Maintaining the privacy of our users is very importance to us. It is through this disclosure that we intend to provide you with the information you need to understand how we collect, use, and secure personal information you submit to us through this website, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. As an educational site we are committed to serving your needs while respecting your privacy, and have adopted the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. By using the site, you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.
Personal Information and Correspondence
If you provide us with personal information via post, e-mail, the Contact Us or Ask a Scholar forms on our website, we will use the information provided for the purposes described at the point of collection, such as to send you information or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, we may contact you to clarify your comment or question. Importantly, e-mail and postal address information is never sold, given, or otherwise shared or disclosed to third parties. Some of the questions and answers generated by the Ask a Scholar form may be posted on the website but will not contain any identifiable information about the person who submitted the question.
URL and IP Address
We collect information about how you use and navigate our site. We automatically collect the following information about visits:
- Internet Domain and IP address of a network
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- The date and time our site was accessed
- The pages visited
- If Bible Odyssey is linked to from another site, the URL of that website
This information helps us to make our site more useful to our users and to better serve their needs. We may also use an IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site, analyze trends, track visitor usage, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.
Our Security Measures to Protect Information
To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this site, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis.
Inapplicability of Privacy Statements of Any Linked Sites or Other Third Parties
This Privacy Statement only addresses the use of this website and disclosure of your personally identifiable information on this website. This site provides links to other websites for the purpose of providing information and enhancing the Bible Odyssey experience. External links do not constitute an endorsement by SBL of the information, opinions, products or services presented on the external site or any site linked to it. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to be aware that when you go to another website you should carefully read their privacy statement.
We reserve the right to review links and add or remove links at any time at our discretion. If we are linking to a site that is yours and you would like us to remove the link. Please contact:
Bible Odyssey Managing Editor
By email at:
By mail at:
Society of Biblical Literature
825 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Conditions of Use, Notices and Changes to Our Privacy Statement
Questions Regarding the Privacy Statement
If you have any questions about our Privacy Statement, or any concern about privacy or the use of this site in general, please contact us by e-mail at BibleOdyssey@sbl-site.org.