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Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to gloriadei-sd.org and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Sioux Falls and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Sioux Falls include gloriadei-sd.org and Gloria Dei. The Gloria Dei website is a church website. By using the Gloria Dei website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Gloria Dei may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of Your Personal Information

Gloria Dei collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Gloria Dei may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Gloria Dei and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Gloria Dei does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Gloria Dei may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Gloria Dei, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Gloria Dei. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Gloria Dei website.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows Gloria Dei or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you. Cookies can be persistent or session cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. When you use and access this website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain functions
  • To provide analytics
  • To enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of this website and deliver advertisements on and through this website. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal information they collect from you. The collection and use of that information is subject to the third party’s privacy policy. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org).

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Security of Your Personal Information

Gloria Dei secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Gloria Dei uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under 13

Gloria Dei does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Gloria Dei may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Gloria Dei or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Gloria Dei, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

Gloria Dei reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Gloria Dei welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Gloria Dei has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us.

As we look ahead to 2024, we invite you to consider your level of giving. At Gloria Dei, we believe that everyone plays a crucial part in our community. Faith Matters.

Christmas at Gloria Dei

Join us for Christmas Eve at Gloria Dei on Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, December 24. Find worship times and information about everything happening this Advent and Christmas season

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