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.

 

Types of Data Collected, 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.

www.gachurchnyc.org does not collect, through its website, any personal information about individuals—such as names and postal or e-mail addresses—except when such information is knowingly provided to the site or affiliate online partner. Personal information may be received as part of a form submission or in connection with other activities, services, or resources made available on the site. Any personal identification information retrieved by thewww.gachurchnyc.org must be voluntarily submitted by the user.

Like most sites, thewww.gachurchnyc.org's web server does automatically collect some anonymous “non-personally identifiable” information about visitors when pages on our web site are requested through a browser. This information is used for statistical purposes and to help us monitor how guests navigate the site, allowing us to improve our services for the majority of visitors. Non-personally identifiable information may refer to information about our visitors’ browsers (e.g., Google® Chrome, Sarafi, Firefox®, Opera), operating systems (e.g., Windows or MacOS or Linux or Android or iOS), Internet Service Providers (e.g., Verizon®, RCN®, or Optimum Online®), and other similar information.

The www.gachurchnyc.org website and servers make use of log files and logging. 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, gather demographic information, and for periodic security reviews.

 

Google Analytics, Google Analytics Display Advertising Features, and AddThis
www.gachurchnyc.org uses Google Analytics and AddThis  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.

 

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.

 

Cookies and Web Beacons
A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser from a Web site and stored on your computer’s persistent storage device(s). www.gachurchnyc.org uses cookies to control access to user specific site features, to customize content areas, or to analyze site activity and user browsing and/or navigation behavior. www.gachurchnyc.org also reserves the right to use cookies in the future with new content or to extended functionality.

Use of cookies is a common practice by almost every website. However, if you are uncomfortable with cookies, www.gachurchnyc.org suggests that you explore your browser’s options to notify you whenever a cookie is set, or disallow cookies entirely. N.B.: prohibiting cookies may negatively affect a user’s access to certain types of features or content.  More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

 

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
  • AddThis

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.

 

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: June 2, 2018.
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.