Use of Links
Throughout our Web pages, the Lutheran Heritage Foundation provides links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. LHF takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on the LHF website, please send your request to pr@LHFmissions.org. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. For information about using the LHF logo and images, please send an e-mail to pr@LHFmissions.org.
This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at webadmin@LHFmissions.org.
LHF has created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. LHF does not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide as to how LHF will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.
Our Commitment to Our Donors:
We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, both online and offline, on any Platform ("Platform" includes the LHF website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors' information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
Reading or Downloading
LHF collects and stores only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.
LHF uses the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
Online Profile Updates and Donations
If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. LHF may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.
Sending LHF an Email
You also may decide to send LHF personally identifying information (for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information). LHF uses personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other LHF employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about LHF programs that may be of interest.
We want to be very clear: LHF will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, LHF does not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
If you sign up for one of our email lists, LHF will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.
Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving e-communications from LHF through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific e-communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted e-communication.
The LHF will protect any financial information you provide to us. If you make an online transaction, your credit card is encrypted using current secure communication technologies. Your credit card number will only be used for processing transactions. Your information will be stored on our secure servers, but this information is never shared with third parties. We restrict access to financial information for use by authorized LHF employees only.
Cookies are small bits of data transferred to your computer by a website to facilitate your online experience. Cookies are only used on LHFmissions.org to assist in customer log-in functions, track the progress of e-commerce transactions, and to record session information in order to analyze website effectiveness. The LHF does not share information obtained by cookies with other organizations on an individual basis.
Changes to the Policy
Questions about LHF policies
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact LHF at: webadmin@LHFmissions.org.