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Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Website Privacy Policy

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church website and Facebook page.

Collection of your Personal Information: 

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church does not collect personal or anonymous information from users of our website.  However, our hosts, Facebook and WIX, may do so and we encourage you to review their privacy statements ( and

Congregational Privacy Policy:    

We have several basic groups of people that might be listed or referred to: pastors/staff, adult members, and youth. Information of concern includes names, email addresses, phone numbers and photos. Home addresses are never posted.

For adult members, we often list names when they are a contact for some group or activity that we are featuring on the Web site. We do not list email addresses unless they have specifically given permission. We do not list phone numbers unless they have specifically given permission. It is assumed that other members have the church directory or can call the office for phone numbers.

For youth and children, we do not list names, first or last. We also do not list addresses, email addresses or phone numbers. Photo captions do not include their names. This is for their own protection.

When using photos of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church events, attendees, or members - either directly on the Web site or in our photo albums - we use the following guidelines:

  • We do not post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo. If we know someone is shy about such things, we ask them before posting the photo.

  • We don't put names as captions with photos (except for pastors/staff or other members who have provided consent)

  • We will gladly remove any photo immediately upon request.

  • In any case, if you see a photo that includes you or your child and would like it removed from the site, we would be glad to do so. Just notify the Office with the details.

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