Privacy Policy

Who we are

Town and Country Lutheran Church
Our website address is:

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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We provide contact forms and prayer request forms on our site for members of our community, members of our church, and the un-churched to make contact with us if they choose to do so.  We will collect all of the data provided on these forms for our business purposes.


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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We collect anonymized site user data using a third party vendor to provide data analytics about who uses our site, and pages, and for what purposes.

Who we share your data with

Membership demographic data is stored by our systems for the business of operating a church.  We may have cause to share it with our mother church or to share it with vendors in the process of mailing information to you, or with fundraising.  Additionally, information other than membership demographic data such as comments and posts that are posted on our sites may be cross posted to other forums.  Articles written by our members and employees may be reposted to other sources.  Data about traffic is shared with Google Analytics.  Data posted to our facebook page is shared with facebook, and its vendors.  If you wish to give financially online, your financial data will be collected by our third party vendor for transactional purposes.  Some of that data is then shared with us, so we can identify your transaction.

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.

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 on this web site. 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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Town and Country Lutheran Church

4049 Marconi Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 481-2452

How we protect your data

We use data encryption with an SSL certificate to maintain session privacy when you visit our site, post data, or update your information.  We require that demographic information posting be done after login with a password.  Password security is the responsibility of the user.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from facebook, google, paypal, and other third party vendors.