Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how Trinity Lutheran Church collects, uses and safeguards data you provide us across the Internet.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us by email at email@example.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or your concerns have not been addressed to your satisfaction, please contact the Church Office at (916) 456-8701 and ask to have our Pastor contact you.
Data we collect from you
Trinity Lutheran does not collect any personally identifiable data outside that which you provide when registering as a contributor to the site. Development of this iteration of Trinity’s Web site started in March 2022, and we are currently making a lot of changes to the structure, content, and function of the site as that development continues. Casual use of our site, browsing its pages, reading posts, and the like, doesn’t require set up of a user profile as a contributor or commentor … without a profile we have no personally identifiable data that can be used to track or market to you.
It is possible that our hosting firm (Hostinger) collects data about your computer hardware and software, incidental to tracking use of our site. This data can include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, ISP (Internet Service Provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. None of this data is intended to be or should be personally identifiable.
How we use your data
We presently don’t make any use of data collected. In any case, data collected will not be used to supply addresses for promotional mailings or for other contact outside inquiries you initiate; and is not shared with any company, association, agency or individual outside of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Trinity Lutheran does not sell, lease or rent any personally identifiable data provided by you to any third parties.
Technical data collected by our Web server about your visit is used to administer our Web site, to detect problems with our equipment, improve and maintain the quality of our Web site, and potentially track traffic patterns on the site. We neither track nor analyze data based on domain name or MIME information.
We may disclose your personally identifiable data, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Trinity Lutheran Church,
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Trinity Lutheran Church, or
- Protect and defend the personal safety of users of our Web site(s).
Trinity Lutheran does not use “cookies” and does not store any data or information either temporarily or permanently on your computer. It is possible that cookies will be generated by the templating tool (WordPress) and/or some of the ancillary software used on our site(s), with the only known purpose being to facilitate log in. If you are not a registered user then no cookies should persist on your machine. We will monitor our software in an attempt to ensure the validity of this claim.
Trinity Lutheran uses rudimentary log files built from activity on our Web server and firewall in accordance with generally accepted industry practices. As listed earlier, technical data collected may include a description of the browser you are using to connect to Trinity Lutheran’s site, your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. Data are used to analyze trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement in the aggregate. We cannot currently collect demographic data in our Web server log. IP address and the like are not linked to personally identifiable data.
Effective data security and privacy are primary tasks of Trinity Lutheran’s Web administration volunteers. That emphasis is carried along with any use of data collected through our Web site or by email.
We regularly monitor Web and email traffic and volume passing through or generated by our server and network to ensure the equipment is operating as intended, and that only authorized people and organizations are accessing data or generating traffic.
Links to other Web sites
We may provide links to the Web sites of associated organizations, associations, agencies and other links of interest as part of the content of our site. Trinity Lutheran does not provide Web services for sites other than our own and is not responsible for the content or operation of those sites or for the collection and/or use of data collected while visiting those sites. If you have any questions regarding the content or privacy practices of those organizations, please review their respective privacy policies or contact them directly. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Changing or removing data
If you would like to change or remove any information you have provided over the Internet, please send an email to email@example.com with your specific request. We will take action as soon as practical after receiving your request.
If we intend to use your personally identifiable data in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will attempt to notify you. Our preferred method of notification will be through your email address, if provided, then by mail or phone if you have provided either information. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your data in this different manner. If we cannot contact you we will err on the conservative side, and exclude your data from the new usage.
If we make a material change in our privacy practices that does not affect data already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying you of the change. We may, at our discretion, additionally send an email describing the change to those in the database.
03-27-2022 – original