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How Data Collected via this Website is Used

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota respects the privacy of visitors to its web site. We strongly believe that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the organization has implemented the following policy.

About the Information We Collect
Most of the data and information we collect through our web site is used only to help us achieve our mission. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our clients knowingly provide.

From Casual Web Site Visitors and General Users
We do not collect any personal information from users browsing our web site. When you use the public areas of our web site you are doing so anonymously. We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page. We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don't collect any personally identifying information.

From Our Clients, Donors and Other Customers
If while visiting our web site, you register for an event, seminar or conference, submit a technical assistance question, or request other information, you will be asked to provide certain information. In all cases, this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, we ask clients to provide their name, title, organization name, address, telephone and e-mail. If you're making a donation, you may be asked for credit card information in order to complete your transaction. Similar information may be submitted to us on an order form or registration form.

Customer Lists
Our client list is not for sale. Our donor list is not for sale nor is it shared or "traded" with other businesses or organizations. When you visit our web site or become a client or donor, your name and mailing information will not be sold to a commercial organization.

Credit Card Account Information
We utilize secure transaction methods when collecting credit card information over the Internet. Lutheran Social Services of SD does not disclose credit card account information provided by our clients. We submit the information to the appropriate clearinghouse in order to obtain payment.

If you have questions or concerns about the use of data collected from this website, please contact: