Community Agreement - Lutherans.com
Welcome to Lutherans.com!
Community RulesLutherans.com (LDC) is an online gathering place for Lutherans across the world.
If you follow the goal of "Keeping Lutherans.com Friendly," you should have no problem fitting in the with Lutherans.com crowd!
Keep Lutherans.com Friendly:
A Couple Guidelines:
Hey, What About Free Speech?
Lutherans.com is a privately owned web site, which means we can and do restrict certain conversations on the forums. We do this with the goal of keeping Lutherans.com a friendly and inviting place for most members of the Lutheran church. This includes a range of beliefes, liberal and conservative. Just like you couldn't curse at church, or use racial slurs at Disney World, without getting kicked out; we have set certain reasonable limits on Lutherans.com members in order to participate. This generally means making sure your messages are friendly and respectful of other Lutherans. The Internet is a big place, and there are many web sites where all types of controversial and inflammatory discussions are allowed, but Lutherans.com is not one of them.
*YOUR* Help Is Needed:
There are three ways you can help:
Lutherans.com Copyright Agent Contact Information and Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy
It is Lutherans.com's policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Lutherans.com and/or others.
Notice for Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice
THIS PROCESS IS FOR COPYRIGHT AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MATTERS ONLY. Correspondence regarding other matters will not be responded to. For reports of abuse and related concerns, please see the link below to Contact Us.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Lutherans.com's Agent for Notice with the following information (your "Notice"):
Lutherans.com's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
562 Kingwood Dr, Ste 3
Kingwood, TX 77339
Please note that, due to security concerns, attachments cannot be accepted. Accordingly, any notification of infringement submitted electronically with an attachment will not be received or processed.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or subscribe to our newsletter.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
-- To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
-- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
-- To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
-- To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
-- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
-- To send periodic emails
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by clicking the blue 'Edit Profile' button found on any page, then clicking 'Edit My Profile', or by clicking the blue 'My Account' button found any page, then clicking 'Edit My Account'.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.lutherans.com/community_agreement.php
You can opt your business or personal data out of our online directories by sending a request with your name/business name through our main contact form.