Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Trinity Lutheran Church located at 309 W 39th Street in Vancouver Washington

Our website address is:

Contact us by phone at 360-695-1221 or by email at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you fill out a form to contact one of the members of our staff, council, foundation or ministries the information that you give that person goes directly to them. They can then reply to you. We have no control over how long they keep the information that you share with them.

If you fill out a form to apply for a scholarship on this site the information that you provide us is available to the website administrator and the administrative assistant who then forward it to the Foundation. The Foundation uses that information to determine who will receive a scholarship. Once the calculations and money requests have been made the information is deleted. The Foundation retains the email addresses of the scholarship recipients for future correspondence.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to understand who our visitors are, detect errors, how they use our services, and ho we may improve their experience of our website in the future. This information is used for internal reasons and we do not disclose the specifics of this information publicly.

Google Analytics is a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.

Who we share your data with

Your data is shared with no one other than those disclosed in this policy.

Your contact information

We use MailChimp automated e-mail to send notifications about current news and events that are relevant to our members. When you fill out the form to receive these e-mail notifications the information is available to the website administrator who does not share it with anyone, it is used solely for the purpose of sending the e-mail notifications and you can change your information or stop receiving the e-mail notifications at anytime by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of your e-mail. Here is a link to the MailChimp Privacy Policy – external site.

Additional information

If you choose to use give online through our website you will be using a service called EasyTithe. Here is a link to the EasyTithe Privacy Policy – external site.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.