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St. Mark Lutheran Church values your privacy. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to protect your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information we collect, what we do with it, what we don’t do with it, and how we keep it safe. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your trust. We have created the following privacy policy to explain our processes and express this commitment.

We do not collect any personal information except that knowingly and willingly supplied by the visitor. We collect the domain name from each visitor as well as statistical information such as the number of visitors and the pages viewed. Personal identifying information may be collected through e-newsletter lists, mailing lists, online request forms, feedback forms, surveys, and personal interest forms. Any information that the visitor provides, such as name, address, e-mail, ZIP code, gender, and income will be stored in a secure location and will be used only for those purposes which it was given.

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using our site, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of a minor and consent to the minor dependent’s use of our site. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete the data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at [email protected].

The information that we collect is used to enhance the usability and improve the content of our web page. It may be used to personalize information and for statistical purposes. We also collect data necessary to process your payment if you make a donation to St. Mark (such as a credit card number or bank account number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument, all payment data is stored by our payment processor SecureGive and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

Personal information will not be shared with third parties unless otherwise indicated or unless required to do so by law. www.stmark.net contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the information collection processes on these sites and cannot control how the information is used.

We reserve the right to change and update our privacy policy. Any changes to our policy will be posted on this site.

GDPR Notice

St. Mark collects personal data from individual users of stmark.net. Certain use of this data may constitute protected “personal data” as that term is defined in the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

While St. Mark does not market to or solicit information or donations from individuals in the European Union, St. Mark Church will comply with GDPR to the extent applicable. The following disclosures concerning St. Mark compliance with GDPR are presented for informational and compliance purposes only. Nothing in these disclosures constitute a representation that any particular data or service is governed or subject to GDPR, nor do these disclosures represent or constitute any contract or undertaking with any individual.

Utilization of Data

St. Mark utilizes personal data including the information provided by you during usage of the website and submission of forms. St. Mark processes this data for marketing purposes. This data may be used, for example, to send information electronically or physically that you request.

Basis for the Processing of Data

St. Mark may seek your consent to send communications (marketing communications). St. Mark will seek a separate consent to send these communications in certain cases, which may be revoked by you at any time via email to [email protected] or by clicking unsubscribe on the pertinent email communication.

Recipients of Personal Data

Recipients of personal data may include fulfillment providers for physical mailing, email deployers, technical providers of data storage, and back end service providers. All employees of St. Mark who receive or review personal data have received training concerning maintaining the confidentiality of such data and committed themselves to confidentiality. Where appropriate, St. Mark will enter into written agreements governing the processing and confidentiality of personal data by third parties.

Storage of Data

St. Mark will retain data only so long as is necessary.

Your Rights Under GDPR

If the GDPR applies to retention of your personal data, you have several rights including the right to (i) be informed, (ii) request access, rectification or erasure of your data, (iii) restrict processing of your data, (iv) data portability, (v) object, and (vi) lodge a complaint with the appropriate European Union supervisory authority, and (vii) not to be subject to automated processing, including profiling.