As noted in the policy below, the English language version of the PrivacyPolicy and Terms of Use will govern your relationship with Lyndhurst Community of Faith Church (Lyndhurst Faith) regarding your personal information and use of Lyndhurst Faith’s website and other data and communication tools and systems.  While the English version will govern, you can also use an automatic translation tool like Google Translate to view the documents in your language.

This Privacy Policy was created  February 2, 2023  

This Privacy Policy was last updated May 10, 2023  

Important:  Please read this first

Lyndhurst Community of Faith Church  (Lyndhurst Faith) respects your privacy when you visit with us in person or through electronic means. Since starting this church anew in January of 2023 from two existing churches, Lyndhurst Faith is using technology to help with our ministries of proclamation, sharing of the Sacraments, and living in covenant life with God and each other. We would like to continue to use and improve our technology and leverage it to help the people we touch with love, kindness, justice, and compassion.

Every communication and service we provide is created intentionally and with great care. Each one is designed to help more people become equipped to witness the love and grace of God in and for the world and in a safe and secure manner. We craft these materials and services as an act of ministry to serve you. You have choices in those experiences. You choose what you access. You choose what you share and with whom. Your data is yours. Lyndhurst Faith does not sell your information, nor will we share it with others without your consent. By providing personal data, including by use of this website, you agree to allow us to contact you, including by mail, email, telephone, social media, digital message, or SMS text message, in connection with our charitable purposes:

  • for our legitimate interests, in accordance with applicable data protection regulations; or
  • on the basis of the consents you have given.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully because it discusses how we will collect, use, share and process your personal information. By using Lyndhurst Faith’s electronic and print media and services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and its terms.

We welcome any questions or comments you may have about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us by mail at Lyndhurst Community of Faith Church, Attn: Communications Ministry, 5312 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44121 or by email at [email protected]


To make this document easier to read, we’re going to use some shorthand throughout, which we have already started above. That example being when we say Lyndhurst Faith we are saying Lyndhurst Community of Faith Church. We will refer to Lyndhurst Faith by name or with “we” or “us” or “our” throughout this policy.  When we refer to persons’ interactions with Lyndhurst Faith in this policy, we will use the term “you” or “your.”

Our electronic media may contain links to, or content or applications from other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of other electronic media and communications. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect through our electronic media. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other electronic media and communications you link to from us. A list of the current and known media’s privacy policies is below.


This Privacy Policy outlines the types of data we collect from your interactions with Lyndhurst Faith and how we process that information. You have choices about how your personal information is accessed, collected, shared and stored by Lyndhurst Faith, which is discussed below. We take the privacy of the information you provide and that we collect seriously and implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, which are also discussed below.

In general, the information we collect depends on the services you request. In addition to personal information that you provide (such as your name, email address, financial information and other personally-identifiable information), we collect Internet and other network activity information with cookies and other automated technologies as discussed below. We use the data we collect and that you provide as well as inferences we make from that information as follows:

  • To provide, support and personalize our sites and services;
  • To create, maintain, customize and secure a Lyndhurst Faith profile or account, if any;
  • To process your requests and respond to your inquiries;
  • To provide information on our services;
  • To maintain the safety, security and integrity of Lyndhurst Faith sites and the infrastructure that facilitates use of our sites;
  • For internal development and analysis of our services;
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights; as described in this Privacy Policy;
  • In a manner we may describe when you provide the information; and
  • For other purposes with your consent.

We observe the Principles of Data Protection as detailed in GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) of the European Union. Your data will be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  • kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  • processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage using appropriate technical or organizational measures.

Your profile, information you provide us, and the information we collect

We do not collect personally identifiable data, either offline or online, from you except when you provide it to us. You do not need to provide personal information to us to use the Lyndhurst Faith website or other electronic media. However, on our website, we allow you to create an approved profile which allows us to tailor our sites and services to provide a more personalized experience. To create a profile on our website, we require your first and last name, your email address and a password to authenticate you when you try to access your profile.  We create user profiles for offline purposes as well, which include but are not limited to volunteerism and inquiries concerning employment. Beyond the personal information needed to create an online profile, you have choices about what additional information you provide to us, which may include your street address, zip code, the names of your family members, gender, and your marital status. All of this will not be stored in association with your online profile. Certain information may be required based on your specific request, such as your social security number for employment inquiries and volunteer requests; we will notify you of this at the time of such a request. We also collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage in communications with us, including when you submit personal information or requests by emailing Lyndhurst Faith. We retain those communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our sites and our services.

If you have become a member with us, the information you provide us is generally associated with your offline profile and is stored internally in our third-party relationship management system or “CRM system.” We may combine the information you provide us for your profile and through interactions with our electronic media, with information we infer from personal interaction or print media, for internal development to improve the overall quality of our sites, services and products. We may also make recommendations to you for other Lyndhurst Faith services based on the information you provide and we infer from both offline and online sources. 

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it

Your Posts

Our website and electronic media have a wide array of functionality, including uploading photos and video, creating prayer requests, and identifying and communicating with your Lyndhurst Faith groups and teams. Some Lyndhurst Faith media may allow you to publish, distribute and display certain content, which we will refer to as “posted” and the content as “posts.” Posts may be made on public and private (members only) areas of our website and social media accounts you access through our sites or may otherwise be transmitted to third parties. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in a public manner whether through collaborative postings, social media, message boards, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your posts. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that those posts will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with those posts.

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 the provided email address is valid and active. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. For your convenience, Gravatar’s privacy policy link is provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

If you choose to provide a voluntary donation through our site as you are able, then and only then will you be prompted and required to provide credit card, bank account, and other payment information necessary to process the transaction. We will collect personal information such as your name, address, phone number and/or email address to ensure that your donation is used for the purpose you request and to provide you with an “Annual Giving Statement” that itemizes your donation(s) for tax purposes or your personal use. Your personal or financial information (with the exception of your email address and name) is not stored in connection with your online profile.  If you have no pre-existing offline profile with us, we will use this information to create an offline profile for you in our internal CRM system. We will not store or otherwise process financial information provided to us online for the purposes of receiving or processing  future donations. As of the date of this Policy, we use the third party website and application,, for online donations. For your convenience,’s privacy policy link is provided at the end of this Privacy Policy. For donations you provide to us in person or by mail, we store your financial information in our databases in an encrypted form for as long as necessary to process your donation and as required by applicable law and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).


By agreeing to our Privacy Policy, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies (for example; web beacons, pixels, tags, and device identifiers, which we collectively refer to as “cookies”) as described in this policy. If you use Lyndhurst Faith’s site without changing your browser or device settings to disable cookies, we assume that you consent to receive all cookies provided through Lyndhurst Faith’s site.

We use cookies to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off, and across the different applications of our electronic media and devices. Cookies help to facilitate the best possible user experience of our site as they allow us to recognize you and maintain your user preferences from session to session, help us keep your account safe, and generally improve the functionality of the products and services offered through Lyndhurst Faith’s site. They also help us ensure that profile information is used in association with the correct profile. Importantly, we do not use cookies to facilitate interest-based ads from third parties for third party goods or services.

We log usage data when you use Lyndhurst Faith’s site, including when you view or click on content, browser type, browser language, perform a search or request, the date and time of your request. We use cookies to identify you and log your use. When you access or leave our site, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our site from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings and access you have granted Lyndhurst Faith’s website as discussed below.

We store this information and information pertaining to your use of our site in connection with your profile. We do not share any of your personally identifiable information along with your device identification or location without your explicit permission. We may advertise on third party sites such as Facebook and Google, and provide these third parties with aggregate information concerning ads placed on their sites and the results from those ads.

We use this information to provide a tailored Lyndhurst Faith site experience for you and to communicate with you more effectively. The information is also collected to determine the aggregate number of unique devices using our site, track total usage, and analyze usage data to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. If you do not want us to collect this information you should cease use of our site.

Although most internet browsers accept cookies by default, you can control these types of technology through your browser settings and similar tools and may elect to refuse all cookies altogether. If you refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser or smartphone, you may prohibit us from delivering the full capability of our site.

Please note that we cannot regulate other sites, content, or applications of third-parties, which may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

You can learn more about cookies, including information on how to block cookies, on the following third-party websites:


Network Advertising Initiative:


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.

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 that website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with their content, including tracking your interaction with their content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Should you use any such links, please review that website’s privacy policy before responding to any related Lyndhurst Faith marketing requests as the linked site’s privacy policy controls, not this Privacy Policy.  Links to known third party privacy policies are provided at the end of this Privacy Policy..

Your contact information


We do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personally identifiable information submitted to us by children under 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register on our website or other electronic media, or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we become aware that a child under 13 years of age has submitted personally identifiable information to the site, we will not use that information and will immediately delete the information from its record.

Parental or Guardian Participation: We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents or guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents or guardians to teach their children about safe internet use practices.

A parent or guardian may consent to the use of our sites or services by a minor. However, we ask that you discuss the risks of sharing personal information on the Internet with your children and require that they refrain from communicating with any third parties or sharing any personal information online or otherwise without the supervision of a parent or guardian. Should you allow your minor child to use our sites or services, you shall be solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of the same and assume full responsibility for the processing of any information provided to us by that minor. Where you associate your minor child’s information with your account, we will assume you consent to our processing of that information in accordance with this policy and other privacy notices and terms we may provide to you from time to time. Where we are provided a minor’s information by an adult or a minor while accompanied by an adult, we will assume that the parent or guardian consents to our use and processing of that information in accordance with this policy and other privacy notices and terms we may provide to you from time to time. If you believe we might have any information from or about a minor child without parental or guardian consent, please contact us at the contact information supplied in this Privacy Policy.

Analytics and Performance

When you visit one of our webpages, our web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name, if any, and collects the date and time of visit, the client IP address, and referring site. This information is referred to as the Urchin Tracking Module or UTM.  We retain this metadata indefinitely. We also retain email addresses from you if you choose to provide them, via a web page, email, and information volunteered by you, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

We internally analyze the personal data available to us and use of content found through our electronic media. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy as discussed below. We may disclose statistics concerning the use of our site in an aggregated manner with de-identified and anonymized information that does not disclose any particular user or that user’s personally-identifying information. 

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, 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 (minus your passwords.) 

What rights you have over your data

Where you have provided your consent for us to process, store and use your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. You can decline to accept communications at any time, change your communication preferences, or discontinue receiving such communication by:

  1. following the instructions to “unsubscribe” on any email or text communication received from Lyndhurst Faith or Lyndhurst Faith-affiliated ministries;
  2. with an account on our website, logging in and changing your communication preferences;
  3. emailing [email protected];
  4. writing us at

Lyndhurst Community of Faith Church

Attn: Communications Ministry

5312 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44121

In addition, you may have rights 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 request to have all personal data deleted;
  • to choose whether or not to receive marketing communication from us by email, text or telephone;
  • to know about the cookies Lyndhurst Faith uses so that you can decide whether to give permission to store a cookie on your device. 

To exercise any of these rights please contact [email protected] or 440.442.2331.  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 two weeks to fulfill. If you receive postal mail from us during this two-week period, please disregard the mail.

Where we send your data

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

Additional information

How we protect your data

With respect to security, we have commercially reasonable security measures in place in our physical facility to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. It is impossible to guarantee 100% security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We follow a six step plan for data breach response. 

  1. Detect the data breach
  2. Gather evidence and notify law enforcement.
  3. Analyze and assess the data breach. 
  4. Contain, eradicate, and take recovery measures. 
  5. Notify the affected parties of the potential risk for identity theft. 
  6. Review security systems, learn causes, and improve procedures.

This procedure satisfies the Ohio Security Breach Notification Act under the Ohio Revised Code, Commercial Transactions, Ohio Rev. Code Sections 1349.19 – 1349.192.

Users From Outside the United States

We are based in the state of Ohio within the United States of America and your use of our sites and this Privacy Policy are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Ohio. If you are using our sites from outside this state or country, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. We process data inside the United States and rely upon contractual commitments between us and companies transferring or receiving personal data that require the protection and security of such data for your privacy. The data protection and other laws of the State of Ohio might not be as comprehensive and may differ from those in your state or country. By using the Lyndhurst Faith site, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third-parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices. As we improve our electronic media, this may also mean the collection of new data or new ways to use data. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we may modify this Privacy Policy. We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page. The date the Privacy Policy was last modified is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you concerning any changes, and for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

Third Party Privacy Policies as we are aware of them

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

The privacy policy is available here:

The Meta (Facebook and Instagram) privacy policy is here:

Twitter’s privacy policy is here:  

The Soundcloud privacy policy is here:

The MailChimp privacy policy is here:

The WordPress privacy policy is here:

The CloudFlare privacy policy is here: The NameCheap privacy policy is here:

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