Privacy Policy

Central American Lutheran Mission Society (hereafter, CALMS) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology to provide you a satisfying and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the CALMS web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the CALMS web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

CALMS collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. CALMS may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by CALMS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by CALMS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CALMS web site.

CALMS encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you navigate to from the CALMS web site so you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. CALMS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the CALMS web site.

Use of Your Personal Information

CALMS collects and uses your personal information to operate theCALMS web site and deliver the services you have requested. CALMS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from CALMS. CALMS also may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

CALMS does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. In addition, CALMS may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to CALMS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

CALMS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

CALMS keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within the CALMS web site, in order to determine what CALMS services are the most popular. This data may be used to help future website development and deliver customized content and advertising within CALMS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

CALMS web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CALMS or the web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CALMS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CALMS or the public.

Use of Cookies

The CALMS web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize CALMS pages, or register with the CALMS web site or services, a cookie helps CALMS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same CALMS web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CALMS features you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to experience fully the interactive features of the Lutherhaven services or web sites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

CALMS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. CALMS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

CALMS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. CALMS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how CALMS is protecting your information.

Contact Information

CALMS welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that CALMS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us.