Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes Lutheran Church of the Resurrection’s (LCR) current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by LCR through this web site. This privacy policy does not apply to information collected offline or in any other way. The term “personal data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, email address or mailing address, and any other information that identifies you personally.

Your Consent. By using this web site, you consent to our use of your personal data as described in this privacy policy.

Notification of Changes to This Policy. LCR is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this web site. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, LCR’s data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, LCR will post the changes on this web site to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.

Personal Data Collected Through This Web Site. The only personal data LCR currently collects through this web site is the information you give us when you use our site. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you request email notification of an upcoming event or when you send us your comments or requests for information.

LCR uses the information you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected. LCR also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our web sites, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our web site, and to improve our programs and services. LCR may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about programs, services, and other things we believe will be of interest to you or to ask for your support.

LCR may share the personal information you provide to us with consultants and other third parties who act for or on our behalf, for further processing or analysis. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which LCR may share or transfer the personal information in its databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this web site, or to take precautions against legal liability. LCR will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.

Anonymous Data Collected Through This Web Site. In addition to the information you provide when you use our web site, LCR may use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our web site. For example, we may use technology to track how many visitors access our web site, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We may also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site.

This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. LCR uses this anonymous data and shares it with third-parties for various reasons, for example, to improve the content and functionality of our web site, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, and to improve our programs and services.

Cookies. In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, LCR may use temporary “cookies” that collect the first level domain name of the user (for example, if your e-mail address is “name@xyz.com,” the cookie collects the “xyz.com” portion of your e-mail address) and the date and time you accessed this web site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. At the present time, LCR only uses temporary or “session” cookies. These “session” cookies expire when your browser window is closed.

In order for certain applications on the LCR web site to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.

Children. LCR does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to LCR, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases. As we develop online programs for children, we will adopt appropriate policies and practices to protect the privacy of children.

Links to Other Sites. This privacy policy applies only to this web site. This site contains many hyperlinks to web sites that are not operated by LCR. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party web sites or any association with their operators. LCR does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Use of Photos. LCR uses its own photos in addition to stock photos throughout the website. When using its own photos, LCR obtains a signed release form from the individuals (or their guardians) authorizing LCR to use the photo(s) on this website.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way LCR uses personal data, please contact us.