We will adhere to the Principles of Data Protection as detailed in GDPR. Your information will be:
- processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
b. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
c. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
d. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
e. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
f. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage using appropriate technical or organizational measures.
By providing Personal Data, including by use of this website, you agree to allow us to contact you, including by mail, email, telephone, social media, digital message, or SMS text message, in connection with our ministry purposes.
Automatic Collection of Anonymous Information
For each visitor to our webpage, our web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name, if any, and collects the date and time of visit, the client IP address, and referring site. We collect the information above, as well as email addresses from visitors who choose to provide them, the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, and information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
Personally Identifiable Information
We do not collect personally identifiable information about you, except when you provide it to us. This may occur when you complete user registration forms, complete an online survey, or when giving online. The information may include your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number, age group, gender, and other preferences. The types of personal information we collect may vary depending on your use of the features of the sites. If you register at the sites, sign up for events or to volunteer, opt-in to receive emails or other offers or communications, we collect and store the information provided. If you prefer that we not collect this information, please do not provide us with such information.
Faith Lutheran Church and its third-party service providers may also use a variety of technologies that passively or automatically collect information about how the sites are accessed and used, including your browser type, device type, operating system, application version, the pages served to you, the time you browse, preceding page views, and your use of features or applications on the sites. This statistical data helps us understand what is interesting and relevant to users of the site so we can best tailor our content.
Pixels or Web Beacons: We also use web beacons or pixel tags, which are transparent graphic images placed on a webpage or in an email and indicate that a page or email has been viewed or to tell your browser to get content from another server. These may provide confirmation to us when you open an email from us.
Uses of Information
The anonymous and personal information we collect is used for internal review, to improve the content of our web pages, and to contact visitors for informational and other ministry related purposes, and it is not shared with other organizations for any purpose, except those circumstances stated below:
- When you expressly authorize such disclosure.
2. To verify your identity.
3. Responding to your requests and questions.
4. In response to a request from local, state, or federal law enforcement officials.
5. In response to a request by any judicial, administrative, or similar proceeding or order, such as a subpoena.
6. Where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is required by law.
7. In special circumstances, such as in response to a physical threat or perceived physical threat to any individual.
9. In order to provide the services or uses identified above, Faith Lutheran Church, like many organizations, may utilize third-party service providers for some routine services such as mailings, etc.. In such cases, Faith Lutheran Church provides only the information necessary to ensure the service is delivered and requires that the service provider sign a non-disclosure agreement agreeing to keep the customer’s information confidential and secure and limiting its use to the purpose for which it was disclosed. After the service provider has completed the service, the service provider must either destroy the information or return it to Faith Lutheran Church.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personally identifiable information submitted to the site by children under 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register on the Faith Lutheran Church website or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we become aware that a child under 13 years of age has submitted personally identifiable information to the site, we will not use that information and will immediately delete the information from its record.
Parental Participation: We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Faith Lutheran Church website or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Faith Lutheran Church website more useful to you.
Cookies can be “session” cookies (which last only for the duration of your web or application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the application) or “persistent” (used to remember you when you return to use the Faith Lutheran Church website and, as such, will last longer).
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Faith Lutheran Church website, and we use several types of cookies to run the Faith Lutheran Church website:
Strictly necessary cookies: These enable you to navigate and use all the features in the Faith Lutheran Church website. We may also use these cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, you cannot use the Faith Lutheran Church website.
Functionality Cookies: These enable us to remember you have visited the Faith Lutheran Church website before, preferences you may have indicated and information you have provided to us to provide enhanced functionality and personal features.
Performance and Analytical Cookies: This information is used to make sure the Faith Lutheran Church website can cope with the volume of users, to help us correct errors, and to measure use across the Faith Lutheran Church website. These cookies help us see if you have visited the Faith Lutheran Church website before so we can identify the number of unique users we receive. They also help us understand how long you spend on the Faith Lutheran Church website and from where you are accessing the site.
We also collect information using web beacons, also known as “pixels”. Web beacons are electronic images that can be used in the Faith Lutheran Church website or emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, track the number of visits to the Faith Lutheran Church website, understand usage, and know whether an email has been opened and acted upon.
This Cookies Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, third-party cookies, web beacons, or other tracking technologies, which are covered by such third parties” cookies and privacy policies.
With Respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have relationships with any ad server companies. We will never provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for their use in marketing their products and services to you without your consent.
Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. At any point you would like to change your preferences and:
- you do not wish to receive further communications from Faith Lutheran Church; OR
2. you wish to change the way you receive any communication
In addition, the Law gives you the right, under certain circumstances
• to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you;
• to correct or update your personal information held by us;
• to request us to stop using your personal information for communication purposes or for any other purpose where there is no legal requirement for continued processing;
• to object to profiling activities based on our legitimate interest;
• to request to have all personal data deleted. To exercise any of these rights please contact [email protected]
• to choose whether to receive communication from us by email, text, or telephone;
• to know about the cookies Faith Lutheran Church uses so that you can decide whether to give permission to store a cookie on your device. Please see the Cookies Policy on https://myfaithlcmc.org.
You will have the opportunity to decline to accept communications at any time and discontinue receiving such communication by:
a. following the instructions to “unsubscribe” on any email or text communication received from Faith Lutheran Church or Faith Lutheran Church affiliated ministries;
b. emailing [email protected];
Requests to remove your email address from our lists may take up to two weeks to fulfill. If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new ministry opportunities and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing us at the above address or writing to us at the above address. Requests to remove your postal address from our mailing lists may take up to six weeks to fulfill. If you receive postal mail from us during this six-week period, please disregard the mail.
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new ministry opportunities and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us an email at the above address.
From time to time, we may use customer information for unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please check back periodically.
Access to Personal Information.
Upon a reasonable request, we will provide site visitors with access to information that we maintain about them. Visitors can request this information by emailing us at the above address. Upon a reasonable request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information. Visitors can have this information corrected by sending us an email at the above address.
Faith Lutheran Church has commercially reasonable security measures in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (including credit card numbers) is transmitted to our website or other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
While we strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.