Purpose of this policy
The purpose of this policy is to explain the types of information The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod may gather about you, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to change or correct, the information.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod gathers and maintains a wide variety of financial and personal information, which is stored in electronic and hard copy files. This includes personal details and financial transactions concerning prospects, donors, employees, friends, corporations, foundations, churches, affiliate organizations, missionaries and other international partners.
Although some of this information can be located in public records, other information is proprietary, sensitive and/or confidential. All employees of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are required to sign a confidentiality agreement annually, pledging their individual commitment to safeguard your personal information.
Safeguarding your personal information
Some pages on our website request and collect information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you personally. Information you provide to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod may be tabulated for statistical purposes, and those results may be provided to others but you will never be individually identified in those results. The data may be used to inform you of events and activities in which we think you may have an interest, or it may be used to note opportunities to support the work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We may also use the data to evaluate our programs and design future offerings.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod website will only collect personal information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide. Although the information collected is used primarily for purposes specified on the submission page, we may add that information to our records and use it to enhance our future contact with you.
When you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about activities, programs, or special events we believe may interest you. When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to modify the frequency of or decline any further such communication.
Although we may provide aggregate data for the purposes of reporting and/or compliance with nonprofit industry standards or government requirements, your personal information will not be identifiable in such data. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will not share any of your personal information with any third parties, except as required by law. We do not rent, sell, lend or otherwise provide mailing lists, telephone numbers, mailing addresses or email addresses to other individuals or organizations.
Use of links
Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other sites that may
contain information of interest to visitors and members of The Lutheran
Church—Missouri Synod online community. We take no responsibility for,
and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of
the information contained on other servers.
Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission.