Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Lutheran Hour Ministries Float Committee (LHMFC) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal information.

We have adopted this policy in order to address specific privacy concerns, and it applies to how we collect, use, and disclose personal information of individuals who visit our website.

By using our website and, if applicable, submitting your personal information, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy Effective for United States

This Privacy Policy covers only those activities that are subject to the provisions of United States of America federal and state laws, as applicable. Consequently, the rights and obligations contained in this Privacy Policy may not be available to all individuals or in all jurisdictions.

What Information Do We Collect?

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing personal information about yourself, including your e-mail address. Our web server and third-party analytics programs may collect anonymous information related to your visit to our website, which may include: IP address and domain used to access our website, your approximate geographical location, websites visited before or after your visit to an LHMFC site, device and browser information, the website you visited to access our website, the entry and exit pages on our site, as well as any additional pages viewed on our site. We use this information to monitor our website's performance (such as number of visits, average time spent, page views, etc.) and for our own operational and advertising purposes, such as working to continually upgrade our website and delivering ads to you for programs in which you may have an interest.

This information may be captured using automated tracking technologies such as browser cookies , flash cookies, and web beacons, and may also be collected through the use of third party tracking services (such as Google Analytics) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website.

In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to our website, such as your name, address and any other information that you choose to provide. Collection may occur, for example, when you:

  • Contact us through our website;
  • Create an account (examples: e-mail subscriptions, sections and downloads which require a password, online shopping with LHMFC)
  • Make a donation or purchase order, resulting in an appropriate receipt;
  • Receive and review online information about our activities;
  • Apply for a position or to volunteer through our website;
  • Request resources, book an event, or
  • Correspond with a representative of LHMFC.

Where you request information from us, we may use the e-mail address that you provide to send you information about our activity and resources that may be of interest to you. If you have agreed to receive communications from us, such as by e-mail, you may ask us to remove you from the list at any time by using the contacting us. Please see our Contact page.

Linking to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. To allow you to interact with third-party websites on which you may have accounts (such as social media websites) or join communities on such websites, we may provide links or embed third-party applications that allow you to login, post content, or join communities from our websites.

Please note that the third-party websites accessed through links on our site are subject to that site's privacy policy and standards. Once you leave our site to visit a non-LHMFC site, we cannot assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of the third parties that operate these websites, or for how they collect, use or disclose your personal information. We recommend you should review the privacy policies of these websites before providing them with personal information.

Why Do We Collect and Use Personal Information?

The personal information collected through our website is used and disclosed for our activity purposes. For example, we may collect, use and disclose your personal information to:

  • Establish, maintain and manage our relationship with you and fulfill orders that have been requested;
  • Be able to review the products and services that we provide to you so that we may work to improve our ministries;
  • Be able to comply with your requests;
  • Protect us against error, fraud, theft and damage to our property; and
  • Enable us to comply with applicable law or regulatory process (for example, we may collect personal information to satisfy the obligations imposed on us by various regulators).
  • Communicate with you about our activity and resources which may be of interest to you.

We do not sell, rent or lease your personal information to other organizations. In order to fulfill the activity and organizational purposes for which you provided us your personal information, it may be shared with our employees, other Lutheran organizations and any parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you and providing activity products and services. For example, LHMFC depends on certain information technology, data processing services, and consulting services to affiliated organizations and activity partners (in the US or abroad) to provide activity service. As a result, your personal information may transit through or be collected, used, processed, stored or disclosed under the control of LHMFC.

Please note that we may collect, use or disclose your publicly-available personal information without your knowledge or consent where we are permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements to do so.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

LHMFC maintains safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification, or disclosure.

LHMFC uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card or banking information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-crypted at our server. Once we receive your credit card information, it is not accessible to LHMFC staff. Credit card information is only stored on our servers, in encrypted form, for the length of time needed for a specific transaction. For example, credit card information for online purchases is passed directly to the credit card processing center immediately and is not stored on our servers at all; credit card information for one-time online donations is stored only as long as is needed for processing the gift. LHMFC stores no credit card information for automated recurring donations and credit card information is not stored

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once this website receives your transmission, we make every reasonable effort to ensure its security on our systems. The security of your personal information is important to us. Please advise us immediately of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.

Updating Your Personal Information

It is important that the information contained in our records is both accurate and current. If your personal information (e-mail, name, address) changes, please keep us informed of such changes. We will replace or append your accounts with the updated information.

Inquiries or Concerns?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about how we manage your personal information, please contact us in writing or by e-mail.

Revisions to this Privacy Policy

LHMFC reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.