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Personal Data Collected through this Web Site
The ELCA uses the information you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your e-mail or provide the programs or services you requested. The ELCA also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our Web sites, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our Web site, and to improve our programs and services. The ELCA may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about organizations, programs, services, and other things we believe will be of interest to you or to ask for your support.
The ELCA may share the personal information you provide to us with consultants and other third parties who act for or on behalf of the ELCA, for further processing or analysis. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which the ELCA may share or transfer the personal information in its databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this Web site, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
Anonymous Data Collected through ELCA Web sites
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. The ELCA uses this anonymous data and shares it with third-parties for various reasons, for example, to improve the content and functionality of our Web site, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, to improve our programs and services.
In order for certain applications on the ELCA’s Web sites to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) uses all features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. That includes obtaining specific visitor cookie data, such as the source, medium and keyword used to visit our website. Google Analytics does not store any visitor specific data and we will not use visitor specific data in any way related to Google Analytics, Google Adwords, and Remarketing.
ELCA uses remarketing with Google Adwords and analytics to display content specific advertisements to visitors that have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented.
ELCA and other third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on visitor’s past visits to our website.
We take our users’ privacy very seriously. We feel that certain personal information should always be kept private, so we’ve developed restrictions around the types of ads where we don’t allow remarketing. When creating remarketing lists, we can’t use any sensitive information about users.
As adwords advertisers, we are restricted from and will not perform the following actions:
Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers, opt out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager or may visit their own internet provider’s information on opting out.
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