Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Peace Lutheran Church (Peace) is committed to protecting your privacy and utilizing technology that gives you a safe and useful online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to Peace’s websites at peacelutheranchurch.org and related online tools, as well as data collection and usage. By using Peace’s website and related tools you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection & Use of Personal Information

When you use Peace’s website and related tools, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, home address, phone number and demographic information.

The information you provide is used exclusively (a) to provide the service you requested, and (b) for other applicable ministry uses (e.g., communicating to you about other Peace services/information, evaluating and improving the services/information Peace offers, collection of ministry involvement statistics, conducting surveys/research of your opinion/intentions for Peace initiatives/events, etc.)

There is information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Peace. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access types and referring website addresses. Peace also keeps track of the pages users visit within Peace’s website. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general use statistics of the Peace website and related tools.

Additionally, we can collect statistics on whether email messages were opened and whether links contained in email messages were clicked. These statistics are used to evaluate the effectiveness of our email communication.

Peace may use a third party service to collect aggregates of this information, but no personally identifiable information is passed to this third party.

Information Security

Peace protects your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Peace secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment. When personal information is transmitted to other websites (e.g., credit card numbers, online check account numbers), it is protected through the use of encryption. Credit card and online check account information is not stored on Peace’s servers. Credit card and online check account information that is needed for follow-up transactions (e.g., recurring online gifts) is stored on a highly secured third party server.

Peace does not sell, rent or lease your information to third parties. Peace may share data with trusted partners to help us accomplish ministry tasks (e.g., perform statistical analysis, send church communications, accomplish ministry responsibilities/tasks via trusted volunteers). All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Peace, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive information through public message boards (e.g., comments), this information may be collected and used by others.

Peace is not responsible for the privacy statements of websites outside of the Peace website and related tools.

Peace will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the law or legal process served on Peace; (b) protect and defend the rights and property of Peace; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users, Peace or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Peace website and related tools may use cookies to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is as a convenience feature. A cookie tells the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register for an event on the Peace website, the next time you register for an event the information you previously provided can be retrieved to provide a quicker registration experience.

If you prefer to not have your web browser use cookies, you can modify your browser settings to disable them (the option to do so is typically found in our browser Security Settings section). Your decision to accept or decline cookies will affect all websites you visit in your web browser (not just the Peace website).

Changes to this Statement

Peace may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. This Statement was last updated on September 22, 2016.

Contact Information

Peace welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement.

You may contact us using the information below:

Peace Lutheran Church
ATTN: Privacy Statement
719 Hwy 183 N
Building B Suite 102
Liberty Hill, TX 78642

info@peacelutheranchurch.org