Privacy Policy


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Inc. (“SOTH”), recognizes that an individual’s privacy is very important to them and that they have a right to control their personal information. SOTH acknowledges that when an individual provides personal information about themselves to another party it is an act of trust. In response, SOTH takes the process of upholding an individual’s privacy very seriously. Unless an individual gives SOTH explicit consent to act otherwise, the following policy will govern how SOTH handles an individual’s personal information and safeguards their privacy.

Privacy Policy Consent

This website and all of its content is owned by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Inc. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of

This Privacy Policy exists to inform you of how we collect, use, process and distribute your information. It is important for you to know that we will not use or share your information in any way that is not specified within this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change or modify this privacy policy in any way, at any time. Please read this Privacy Policy in order to understand how your information may be obtained and used. Any content that is provided to us by you or is obtained by us from this website is governed by this Privacy Policy. By using, whether you have read this Privacy Policy or not, you are fully consenting to this Privacy Policy.

Information We May Collect

SOTH collects two different types of information. One type is voluntary information, which you provide, such as

  1. A name and an email address that will enable us to send emails to you.
  2. A name, email address, or phone number so we can follow-up with you.
  3. Billing information including a name, address and credit card information will enable us to process any purchases or donations.
  4. A name, email address, and phone number if you complete our contact form with a question.

Any information that you voluntarily provide equates to giving us the consent to use such information until you retract such consent in writing.

The other type of information SOTH collects is user information provided by your computer each time you visit this site. For each visitor to our webpage, our web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name, if any, and collects the date and time of visit, the client IP address, and referring site. The information that SOTH collects helps us to provide information and services to you. We may combine information from other sources with the information that we collect.

Any information that we obtain from you by virtue of you accessing our website via your computer or other electronic device equates to giving us the consent to use such information until you retract such consent in writing.

How Personal Information is Collected

  1. Visiting (cookies).
  2. Making a donation to SOTH.
  3. Applying to work with SOTH.
  4. Contacting us using email, phone or any other means.

Use of “Cookies”

Cookies are information that a web site transfers to an individual’s PC for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can save your preferences when you are at a site. The use of cookies is an industry standard and most major web sites use them.

SOTH may use cookies to help us see which areas of our web site are more popular, which are not, how they are being used so that we can improve and update our website to more accurately meet the needs of our users. At some point in the future, if SOTH decides to offer personalized services to its users, we will use cookies to make that personalization and customization of the SOTH web site possible.

Most browsers (Safari, Google Chrome, Explorer, Firefox) are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to either refuse all cookies or to notify you when you are receiving a cookie and allow you to decide whether or not to accept it.

We do not use cookies to obtain any personal information about you before or after you leave the SOTH site.

You may choose to disable cookies through your own web browser’s settings. However, disabling this function may diminish your experience on our Website and some features may not work as intended.

What Happens with the Information We Collect

1. It may be used to contact you

    • For follow-up purposes
    • For promotional purposes
    • For troubleshooting purposes
    • Informational updates

2. It may be used to help process payments online

    • Your personal information may be needed in order to process the donations or payments that you could potentially be making to SOTH.
    • Your personal financial information is not provided to SOTH but instead is provided to a third-party payment processor (SimpleGive), and you should consult their privacy policy prior to conducting any transactions. SimpleGive Privacy Policy:

3. It may be used during targeted social media or search engine advertisements

4. Viewing by others

    • Whenever you voluntarily provide Personal Information through the use of, you have consented to that information and its content, being seen, collected and used by others. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (i.e., sharing a comment on a blog post, posting in a Facebook group that we manage, sharing details on a group call, etc.).

Storage and Handling of Personal Information

Personal Information obtained by is stored internally or through a data management system. We value your safety, so your Personal Information will only be accessed by people who are responsible for gathering, managing or storing it, or who have a legitimate need to access it. (i.e., our hosting provider, newsletter provider, payment processors or team members).

How You Can Access, Update or Delete Your Personal Data

Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. At any point you would like to change your preferences and:

1. you do not wish to receive further communications from SOTH; OR
2. you wish to change the way you receive any communication

In addition, the Law gives you the right, under certain circumstances

    • to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you;
    • to correct or update your personal information held by us;
    • to request us to stop using your personal information for marketing purposes or for any other purpose where there is no legal requirement for continued processing;
    • to object to profiling activities based on our legitimate interest;
    • to choose whether or not to receive marketing communication from us by email, text or telephone;
    • to know about the cookies SOTH uses so that you can decide whether to give permission to store a cookie on your device.

You will have the opportunity to decline to accept communications at any time and discontinue receiving such communication by:

a. following the instructions to “unsubscribe” on any email or text communication received from SOTH;
b. emailing;
c. writing us at

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Attn: Digital Marketing
PO Box 17444
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7444

Requests to remove your email address from our lists may take up to two weeks to fulfill. If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing us at the above address or writing to us at the above address. Requests to remove your postal address from our mailing lists may take up to six weeks to fulfill. If you receive postal mail from us during this six-week period, please disregard the mail.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us an email at the above address or writing to us at the above address.

Links to Other Websites

The website may contain links to Facebook or other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites and/or the acts, conduct and/or omissions of these third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on this website. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites you link to from this website or otherwise visit. You can obtain Facebook’s privacy policy here.

Changes to Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may use customer information for unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please check back periodically.


If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please reach out to us via and we would be happy to connect with you.