Privacy Policy 

This is the Privacy Policy Page for the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church (a.k.a. GAChurch, a.k.a GAChurchNYC, a.k.a GA, a.k.a. GA Lutheran Church) Website(s).  If you require any more information or have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This privacy policy document describes the types of personal information is collected and recorded by www.gachurchnyc.org and how we use it.

Log Files
Like many other Websites, www.gachurchnyc.org makes use of log files. These files log visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information inside the log files includes but is not limited to internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Data Collection and Sharing
www.gachurchnyc.org collects personally identifiable information to identify its members and affiliated persons to respond to e-mail and other, to register and confirm registrations for programs and services, to provide website access, for promotional purposes and to otherwise provide and enhance the experience of website users. www.gachurchnyc.org does not knowingly give out, sell, exchange, trade, rent, lend, auction or market e-mail addresses or other personally identifiable information of website users.  See Third Party Privacy Policies below.

www.gachurchnyc.org also may share your information 1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law.  2) When necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of www.gachurchnyc.org or others.

Google Analytics, Google Analytics Display Advertising Features
www.gachurchnyc.org uses Google Analytics; for more information www.google.com/analytics.  The following Google Analytics Display Advertising Features (GADAF) may be implemented: Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, DoubleClick Platform integrations, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.  You can opt-out of GADAF, including AdWords, and opt-out of customized Google Display Network ads by via the Google Ads Preferences Manager. Google also provides an Opt-out Browser add-on.  An additional tool for opt-out is the NAI consumer opt-out tool.

www.gachurchnyc.org and third-party vendors, including but not limited to Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as but not necessarily limited to the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on prior visits to the website(s), as well as for analytic purposes.

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.gachurchnyc.org uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Our Advertising Partners
Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners may include: 

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Yelp

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.
You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of www.gachurchnyc.org.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on www.gachurchnyc.org and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

www.gachurchnyc.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.gachurchnyc.org's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here:Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. www.gachurchnyc.org does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.gachurchnyc.org has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Update
This Privacy Policy was last updated on: February 1st, 2015.
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.