The Lutheran Community Foundation (the Foundation) maintains high standards for the protection of privacy over the Internet. The purpose of this statement is to explain the type of information the Foundation obtains about visitors to our Web site, how that information is obtained, how it is used and how visitors can restrict its use or disclosure.

The only information the Foundation obtains about individual visitors to our Web site is information supplied voluntarily by the visitor. This means you can visit our Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself.

To gauge the effectiveness of our Web site, we do collect some generic information about our visitors. This information does not reveal a visitor's identity. For example, our Web server automatically recognizes a visitor's domain information, the Web page from which a visitor enters our site, which pages a visitor visits on our site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our web site.

You can choose to provide identifiable information about yourself to the Foundation by sending us e-mail or submitting a web form. When visitors supply information about themselves for a specific purpose, the Foundation uses the information for that purpose only (such as to provide information that a visitor has requested).

With regard to donors who access the donor portion of the web site, any information provided by the Foundation regarding your specific gift or charitable fund is accessible only through use of the password you select. The Foundation ensures the security of available information through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with 132-bit encryption. Donors can help protect their gift information by using their password carefully and by choosing a password that is difficult for someone to guess.

The Foundation does not sell or disclose individually identifiable information obtained online about our visitors to anyone outside of the Foundation unless you specifically authorize it, it is required by law, and/or disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of employees or property.

The Foundation does not send unsolicited "junk" e-mail (spam). We may use e-mail to respond to visitors' e-mails and send information that a visitor has requested. If you receive an unwanted e-mail from us, you can simply send us an e-mail asking us not to send you future e-mails.

The Lutheran Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding visitor privacy on the Foundation web site. We require our employees to protect the privacy of information about our Web site visitors. You can feel confident that your individually identifiable information will be protected when you provide it to us.

The Foundation web site may contain links to other sites. A link to a web site from the Lutheran Community Foundation is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or providers. When leaving our site, we recommend you check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting before providing personal information.

To improve the services to it can offer you, the Foundation may opt to expand its capabilities for obtaining information about its Web site visitors in the future. The Foundation will update this privacy statement continually to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area.

Updated February 7, 2007