Privacy & Security Policy

Protecting the privacy and security of data about you is a responsibility we take very seriously. We understand your data is personal, and it is important to you that we keep it confidential. The practices and procedures we have to protect your data are rigorous and thorough. This notice describes the privacy and security policy of Thrivent. It also explains the types of data about you that we collect and disclose, with whom that data may be shared, and how we protect your data.
After you read this notice, if you decide that our practices and procedures meet your expectations, there is nothing you need to do. If you do not want data about you shared as outlined, you may tell us your data-sharing choices, as described in this notice. Once you tell us of your choice, we will honor it until you change it.
 
Security of data about you
We have strict standards of security to safeguard your data. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect your data. The technology we use to protect your data is reviewed often. Only individuals who are trained to safeguard your data may use data about you. Those who use your data must follow established standards, procedures and laws.
  
What information do we gather on our website?

We may capture information you may supply including your name, zip code, name of your church, the home city and state of your church and other personal information in order to fulfill your request.
Thrivent will never ask you to provide or confirm your personal information through an email unless you have requested such an email or transaction from us. Never respond to an email (especially unsolicited email) which asks for personal or account information.
 
What other information do we capture?

The Thrivent web server automatically recognizes your IP address when you visit our site as an anonymous visitor. It does not recognize your email address. However, we do collect your email address if you communicate with us via email or provide your email address to us when completing an online form or registering for various sections of our site.
Thrivent collects aggregate information about the pages visited within our website. We also capture browser type and version, and screen resolution. This information will assist us in providing a more user-friendly site and to aid in problem resolution if you experience technical difficulties while visiting our site. When you visit our website we collect data about your activities that does not personally or directly identify you. This information may include the content you view, the date and time that you view this content, or the location information associated with your IP address. When you visit our Generosity Expressions™ Profile experience we collect information about your general perception of generosity.
Thrivent may use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide hardware, software, networking, storage, support or related technology required to run our websites. In addition, we use third party providers to act as a data processor of any collected data. The third-party providers will aggregate anonymous collected data to improve the usability of the website. The third-party providers will also store any collected data for later retrieval by Thrivent and its agents to review aggregate analytics and review a detailed history of your interactions with Thrivent Church Solutions Group. The third-party providers may combine collected data with other relevant data in order to provide you with more information about relevant products and website offerings.
 
How can you update the personal information you provide online?

You can change information you have provided, including your current email address by contacting us at: generosityexpressions@thrivent.com
 
How do we protect your personal information?

We have strict standards of security to safeguard your data. We have physical, technical and administrative safeguards in place to protect your data. The technology we use to protect your data is reviewed often. We improve the process as needed.
Only authorized employees and representatives may access and use data about you. All are trained to safeguard your data. Those who use your data must follow established standards, procedures and laws. Also, Thrivent Church Solutions Group uses encryption technology when sending or requesting personal information via the Internet.
Your information may be accessible by third party vendors for the purpose of enabling them to store such data in connection with the permitted uses of your information under this Privacy Policy. Our third-party website providers have an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of the information, except where disclosure is required by law.
 
What do we do with the information we gather?

We use the information we gather in one or more of the following ways:
●    To fulfill requests for additional information.
●    To fulfill your requests for contact from a Thrivent Community Engagement Leader.
●    To help ensure a safer online environment for our site visitors.
●    For general aggregate site visitor analysis and statistical research.
●    To increase visitor satisfaction in their online experience with Thrivent’s Generosity Expressions™
●    To help resolve disputes, if needed.
●    To provide you with information about products and services available through Thrivent and/or its affiliated companies, or other organizations it works with that may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving this information during or after registering for the site.
●    To collect, publish, and redistribute data and insights, for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.
●    Or for any purpose for which you have given consent.

We may share information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy, to our subsidiaries and affiliates, to contractors, partners, service providers, researchers, and other third parties we use to support and grow our business and to market to you products and services.
 
How do you opt out of data sharing & email marketing?

To opt out of data sharing and email marketing, contact us at:
generosityexpressions@thrivent.com

Thrivent Financial — Generosity Expressions
MS: 0580
625 4th Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

You may:
●    Tell us not to share data about you within our family of companies. However, we may still share transactional and experiential data including the existence of your products, services or benefits; and data about you as needed by our partners.
●    Direct us not to share data about you with our partners with which we have joint marketing agreements. We do not share or exchange information gathered on this site with outside organizations that are not performing services for us or on our behalf.
●    Request we remove your name from some or all of our internal marketing lists. You should know that our regular service mailings may still contain marketing materials. If you have opted in to receive electronic service notifications and/or confirmations, you will continue to receive such emails.
●    In all states except California, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Mexico and Vermont, tell us not to share data about you with nonprofit Christian organizations. In California, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Mexico and Vermont, we do not share data about you with nonprofit Christian organizations.
 
How do we respond to "Do Not Track" signals?

Thrivent does not collect or share personally identifiable information about your online activities through web tracking mechanisms, therefore "Do Not Track" signals are not honored. Information collected or shared about your online activity does not identify you.
 
Do we use cookie technology?

Cookies are messages which often include anonymous unique identifiers given to your web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message on your computer. The message is sent back to the server each time your browser requests that site.
Cookie technology, is used in the Generosity Expressions™ in various sections of our website to provide you with customized services and increase the quality of your online experience. We use cookies to create a unique identifier to recognize you as a repeat visitor on subsequent visits and to collect information about your activities on our website to serve you better on generosityexpressions.com and with other third parties who may recognize the cookie technology. The cookie uses this identifier to differentiate site visitors; it does not provide any personally identifiable information or directly identify you.
 
Cookies:

●    Cannot be used to reveal your email address obtained from your hard drive or learn confidential or personal information about you that you have not already explicitly revealed.
●    Cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites.
●    Are not executable programs and cannot damage your computer or files on your computer.
 
How can you set or delete your computer's cookies? 

You can set your computer's browser to opt-out of receiving and storing cookies, however, doing so may limit your access to certain sections of our site. You also can delete cookies stored on your computer's browser. The process to set or delete cookies differs by browser. See your browser's Help feature or contact the manufacturer for instructions on how to set/delete your browser's cookie options.
 
Do we use web beacons?

Web beacons (also known as web bugs, pixel/page tags and clear GIFs) are used with cookies to monitor the behavior of site visitors based on IP address. Generosity Expressions uses web beacons on its website and in email communications for aggregate statistical purposes.
 
Do we use encryption technology?

Some areas on the Generosity Expressions™ website have been built to handle personal information. These pages utilize an internet method known as Secure Socket Layers (SSL). With SSL engaged, pages are sent to you in an encrypted (scrambled) format and any information you submit to Thrivent is also encrypted. Encryption is the transformation of data into a form unreadable by anyone who doesn't have the appropriate decryption key. This method of transferring sensitive data is considered the industry standard for the Internet.
For added security, close your browser completely when you finish using this site. While online, your browser is using part of your computer's memory. If your browser is left open, it may be possible for someone using your computer to go back and use this memory to access your information. Closing your browser clears this memory. You may also want to consider clearing your browser's temporary files.
For your security, we highly recommend you update your browser to versions that support SSL. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari are three browsers that support these encryption techniques. A solid lock graphic will display when the SSL mode is engaged and the connection is encrypted. If you are not sure if your browser is compatible, check with your service provider.
Thrivent has taken steps to make all information you provide to us as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use, alteration, and/or loss. This information is kept in Thrivent’s Generosity Expressions™ secure database. You should keep in mind, however, that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure and any information disclosed online can potentially be intercepted and used by unauthorized parties.
 
What is our policy for children (individuals under 16 years of age)? 

Your children's safety is important to us. We have developed our privacy guidelines in compliance with the requirements outlined by the Federal Trade Commission Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). See the FTC site (Link opens in new window) for additional information on COPPA. Effective 6/10/2010, registration will not be accepted if the birth date indicates the individual is under the age of 16. Additionally, no information should be submitted to or posted on our site by children under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. 

What about links to other websites from the Generosity Expressions™ Website?

The Generosity Expressions™ website contains links to other external websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Barna. Although our intent is to provide links to other quality sites, we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of information you provide to these linked sites. Any data or personal information collected by websites other than the Generosity Expressions™ is not covered by this privacy policy.
 
Questions or comments? 

If you have questions regarding our Privacy and Security Policy, send a message using our online Contact Us form, or send your written request to:generosityexpressions@thrivent.com

My mail:
Thrivent Financial — Generosity Expressions
MS: 0580
625 4th Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Also, if you receive email messages from Thrivent Church Solutions Group about updates to our website and wish to no longer receive these updates, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list following the unsubscribe directions in the email.
Notice of any material change to our Privacy and Security Policy is given on this website's home page.
 
This Internet Privacy Policy and any updates are effective as of February 15, 2019.

Last updated: 2019-15-02
 

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