Like most website operators, Ruthfred Lutheran Church collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ruthfred’s visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ruthfred Lutheran Church also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Ruthfred Lutheran Church only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Ruthfred Lutheran Church’s websites choose to interact with Ruthfred Lutheran Church in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Ruthfred Lutheran Church collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ruthfred Lutheran Church. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information.
Ruthfred Lutheran Church may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ruthfred Lutheran Church may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ruthfred Lutheran Church discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on Ruthfred Lutheran Church’s behalf or to provide services available at Ruthfred Lutheran Church’s websites. Ruthfred Lutheran Church will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ruthfred Lutheran Church discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ruthfred Lutheran Church believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ruthfred Lutheran Church, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Ruthfred Lutheran Church website and have supplied your email address, Ruthfred Lutheran Church may occasionally send you an email to solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Ruthfred Lutheran Church. Ruthfred Lutheran Church takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.