Website Privacy Policy

Introduction

 

Welcome to our church website. We are committed to protecting your information by ensuring that we remain lawful. Below is the Privacy Policy for this website (the website you are currently visiting). Please take some time to read through this Policy as it outlines how we will use your personal information.

 

Privacy Policy Consent

 

This website and all of its content is owned by our church. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of this website.
 
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 this website whether you have read this Privacy Policy or not, you are fully consenting to this Privacy Policy.

 

Information we may collect.

 

Our goal in collecting information from you is to ultimately make your experience better as you use this website. Here are the pieces of information that we may collect when you use this website.
 
 1)    A name and an email address that will enable us to send emails to you - provision of an email address on this site equates to consent.
 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 information that you are giving us the consent to use.

 

How Personal Information is Collected

 

 1)    By visiting this website (cookies).
 2)    By making a donation to our church.
 3)    By applying to work with our church.
 4)    By contacting us using email, phone or any other means.
 5)    Through third party-cookies (see the section on “Data Collection Technologies”).

 

Anonymous Data Collection and Use

 

In order to ensure that our website delivers a high-quality experience, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems on our end and to manage the Website by identifying which areas of the Website are being used the most, and to fine-tune our content for your best interest. Your IP address is the number assigned to computers connected to the Internet. This is essentially “traffic data” which cannot personally identify you, but it is helpful to us for marketing purposes and for improving our services. Traffic data collection only follows your activities as you are using this website, it does not follow your activities on any other websites in any way. Anonymous traffic data may also be shared with business partners and advertisers.

 

Use of “Cookies”

 

We may utilize the “cookies” feature of major browsers. 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.

 

Data Collection Technologies

 

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies, for example, Google Analytics, Google Ads, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Ads Manager, Facebook Pixel, etc. 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. 

 

What happens with the Information We Collect

 

Your personal information may be used:

   To contact you.
   For follow-up purposes.
   For promotional purposes.
   For troubleshooting purposes.
   For informational updates.

   To help process payments online.
   To process the payments that you could potentially be making to our church.
   During targeted social media or search engine advertisements.

 

Viewing by Others


Whenever you voluntarily provide Personal Information through the use of this website, 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 coaching call, etc.).

 

Storage and Handling of Personal Information

 

Personal Information obtained by this website 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).

 

It is important to note that we may transfer information internationally. If you are using our website in the European Union, please understand that your Personal Information may be transferred outside of the European Union. By using our Website and providing us with your Personal Information, you are consenting to these transfers exactly as stated within this Privacy Policy.

 

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

 

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Policies

1. Introduction

Lighthouse Church (“our”, “us”, “we”) exists to equip the body of Christ through prophecy and teaching. Our primary obligation is to Jesus Christ, and we seek to serve Him to the best of our abilities and understanding.   We seek to serve the Body of Christ as a ministry to Jesus and His (universal) Church.

 

As we serve the Body of Christ, we trust for and we are grateful to the same Body for donations and financial support. We offer our prophetic ministry to the Body of Christ through posts via our website and social media free of charge and obligation.   We require no financial commitment for subscription to this service but provide the opportunity to anyone to financially support this ministry through donations.   All donations are offered as a gift and are gratefully received as such, and are invaluable in running and maintaining a faith-based ministry.

 

We will seek to responsibly steward donations in support of this ministry and the workers who serve it. We may also use a portion of donations we receive to support other ministries, as led by Jesus.

 

2. Prophetic Words

The most common form of prophetic word is offered universally to the Body of Christ. We acknowledge that, broadly, people will be differently positioned to receive a prophetic word, and not every prophetic word is intended for every person.

 

We provide information which we believe is a true word of Jesus. This information is provided on the basis that the recipient understands that what is provided must be assessed, weighed, and acted upon according to the considerations in seeking receiving a prophetic word, which you acknowledge you have read in Part 4 below.

 

We encourage the practice of discernment regarding how to read a prophetic word, and wisdom in acting upon it. We encourage those who are not confident in discernment to seek mentorship from someone reputable and more experienced.   We engage with prophecy as a personal communication from Jesus to those who have a personal relationship with Jesus, and those who have discerned the message that was intended for them.

 

We also encourage treating a prophetic word, as we do with every promise from Jesus, as an invitation to engage with Jesus and personally receive Him. We do not believe that every prophetic word will automatically result in a divine intervention, outside of your own engagement with God in obedience and faith.

 

We hope to maintain regular prophetic words and encouraging messages delivered without charge to a mass audience via social media services (i.e. Facebook) and email. We make no offer of “prophetic words to order” and, should a prophetic word be requested, we make no guarantee of delivery, or that the prophetic word will be favourable.

 

3. Considerations in assessing a prophecy

Guidelines:

A prophetic word can never replace seeking Jesus yourself. It can never be a substitute for prayer, fasting and studying the Bible.

A prophetic word is not the only way that Jesus can reveal His purposes – however, it can play an important role.

Any prophetic word will be in part, progressive and conditional.

“In part” because “we prophesy in part” (1 Corinthians 13:9).

“Progressive” – look at Abraham’s life and the promises given to him (Genesis 12 & 13).

“Conditional” – whether any conditions are mentioned (Genesis 18:19).

A prophetic word requires you to act – it is not an indication that Jesus will act such that you do not need to take any action.

The following Bible verses identify issues that may prevent fulfillment of a prophetic word:

Unbelief (Hebrews 3:19).

Mindset (Matthew 18:21-22).

Wrong self-image (Exodus, chapters 3 – 4).

Soul blockage (Jeremiah 38:19, 1 Samuel 15:24).

Impatience (1 Samuel 13:12).

Negligence, procrastination, and laziness (Exodus 4:24).

Misapplication and misinterpretation e.g. Saul substitutes sacrifice for obedience.

Pride (Isaiah 14:13,14).

Disappointment and disillusionment.

Blame shifting, self-deception and people-pleasing (1 Samuel 15:20-21, 14:11-21, 20:7-12).

 

4. Understanding your Prophecy

We recommend the following actions as you seek to understand a prophetic word.

Receive the prophetic word with faith and acceptance.

Record the prophetic word (if not already in a replayable format).

Play back the prophetic word and then write it out. Read it several times and ask Jesus about anything that is unclear.   Discuss it with your pastor or spiritual mentor and ask for his/her input.

Look for confirmation of any previous prophetic words you have received.

 

Realize that the first interpretation is not necessarily the right one. There can be several interpretations of the same prophetic word.

 

Witness to your prophetic word with your spirit – not your mind, emotions, personal opinions or goals (1 Thess 5:23). Realize that Jesus can use a prophetic word to speak new revelations as well as confirm any prophetic words from the past.

Speak your prophetic word aloud.

Do not make any significant changes unless you are clearly directed to do so – keep doing what you are doing until Jesus has directed you to change.

You need to be patient to see the fulfilment of God’s will.

Receive the prophetic word in a spirit of humility, meekness, and submission, and do not negate Jesus’ word by receiving a prophetic word in the wrong spirit.

 

 

5. Disclaimers

Any information or Resources provided by us to you is provided in good faith and is only of a general nature.

Any information or Resources provided by us are not a substitute for obtaining advice from a competent professional. You acknowledge that our materials do not constitute professional advice.   Information or Resources provided by us are not intended to replace qualified professional advice and the materials cannot predict the future with certainty.

 

Do not rely on the information or Resources we provide to make any decision that would affect your legal, financial, or medical condition; seek the advice of a licensed or qualified professional for any inquiry involving matters such as law, finance, or medicine.

All information and Resources are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind.

 

You acknowledge that we accept no responsibility for any consequences arising from any use (or otherwise) of the information or Resources by you.

 

You agree that we will not be liable, to the greatest extent permitted by law, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, under or in connection with the information or Resources we provide, for any indirect, consequential or special loss or damage, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage, or for any loss or profits, loss of sales, loss of business or agreements or loss of good will.

 

You agree to indemnify us against, and at all times will hold us harmless from, to the greatest extent permitted by law, any and all claims, liabilities, loss or damage of any nature however suffered or incurred by you, your agents, representatives, or heirs, arising from or connected with the performance of, any action by our officers, employees or agents.

 

6. Intellectual Property

We often produce videos using Facebook Live, our own recording equipment, other platforms, or third-party recording equipment. While we often broadcast these videos publicly, we maintain our claim of intellectual property in those recordings.   If you are interested in reproducing or re-broadcasting any recordings produced by us, (for example on another YouTube channel), please secure written permission first.   We can be contacted via our contact page.

 

When you participate in our recorded events, whether in person or through electronic media such as Facebook Live, you consent to our recording of your participation and or use of the recording of you, without compensation of any kind to you.

 

Unless you request otherwise in writing, in advance of our usage as described in this clause, you consent to our reproduction of any of your posts or emails, in whole or in part, in the course of our provision of information or Resources, and for that reproduction to become part of our intellectual property.

 

Registered and unregistered trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the “Trademarks”) owned by us may not be used in any manner without our prior written consent.

 

Where we use a Trademark with the permission of the Trademark’s owner, we cannot and do not grant, explicitly or by implication, any license or right to any third party to use that Trademark.  Any use of such Trademarks is strictly prohibited.

 

We will enforce our Trademark rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Possible Infringement by us

If you are the owner of intellectual property and you believe we have infringed rights in that intellectual property, or the intellectual property of a third party, please notify us at office@lighthousepeople.org.   All notices should include:

identification of the material that you claim infringes intellectual property rights, with enough detail so that we may locate that material; information describing how you believe that your intellectual property rights were infringed; and

your name, address, telephone number, email address, and your physical or electronic signature.

 

Although we endeavour to respond to emails in a timely manner, it may take a few days to investigate your complaint and respond.   We will endeavour to correct any errors promptly once we are made aware of them.

 

7. Social Media

We use social media as an integral part of communication for our ministry. Our social media spaces are public spaces with limited privacy.   Harassment and inappropriate posts are not welcome and may be subject to moderation.

 

In our social media spaces, any personal information that is disclosed is publicly available, and any statements are also public. By posting anything to our social media, you consent to its public display and our use of the content you post.

 

If we use testimony from social media, we will attempt to maintain anonymity, unless you consent to the release of your name. However, we cannot guarantee that your identity may not be discernible as a result of the facts you post.

 

In participating and commenting in a Facebook live event, you are gathering in a public place where you agree to the broadcast of your information. Sometimes during live sessions, personal names are called out, and personal prophetic words are given, and that presentation becomes an integral part of the Facebook Live video.   While the video remains on Facebook in its original format, we also save and upload these videos on YouTube and our website.   If you are named, or a personal prophetic word is given, and you wish to remain anonymous in further reproductions, please notify staff at office@lighthousepeople.org, preferably within an hour of the end of the broadcast, so the relevant footage can be removed from the finished product.

 

We encourage discourse on social media, but we will moderate comments we deem threatening to our workers or the community. Our moderator will determine acceptable limits of discussion.   Online harassment, particularly personal attacks on employees or workers of this ministry, or any statement which is defamatory, is not acceptable.   Screenshots of harassing comments may be archived, comments may be deleted, and accounts may be blocked.   In severe circumstances, authorities will be contacted.

 

Social media sites (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc) collect data and analytics according to their relevant privacy policies. For information on their policies, please view the links bellow.

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines

https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

 

8. Webinars and Teachable

We conduct webinars from time to time.

Registrants are encouraged to participate in conversations and sometimes receive personal ministry.   Such sessions are generally recorded and made available for registrants who cannot access the live session, or registrants who register after the sessions have finished.   Video and audio collected is generally unchanged from the broadcast session. Sometimes people are named, and prophetic words are given to the persons so named.   By participating in a live event, you agree to the collection of this information and later broadcast of the recording in video form.

If you are identified, or a personal prophecy is given and you wish to remain anonymous in further reproductions, please notify staff at office@lighthousepeople.org, preferably within an hour of the end of the broadcast, so the relevant footage can be removed from the finished product.

 

We use Teachable to host our webinars and YouTube. While the format and processing of videos is handled on our own systems, we use Vimeo, YouTube and Teachable to host the recordings.

Teachable requires a separate login to our own website and, in doing so, you engage in a separate relationship with Teachable for all activities undertaken on that platform. Some information is available to us, such as email addresses, course enrolment and progression, along with some personal information.   We will maintain and limit access to this information as per our privacy policy.  

 

For Teachable’s privacy policy and terms of use please observe the links below.

https://teachable.com/privacy-policy

https://teachable.com/terms-of-use

Chat and discussions during live sessions are handled by YouTube. For their privacy policy please observe the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/policies/#community-guidelines

 

9. Third Parties

We may at our discretion use third parties to provide essential services on our website or for our business processes. Examples include our payment gateways (i.e Donorbox, Stripe, PayPal) and website and email hosting (WordPress, Automatic, Mailchimp).   The manner in which these third parties handle your information is outside of our control.   Please make yourself aware of the privacy policies of these third parties.

 

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins, and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.   The manner in which these third parties handle your information is outside of our control.   Please make yourself aware of the privacy policies of these third parties

 

10. Privacy Policy

We regard privacy as extremely important and are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information. This privacy policy will set out your privacy rights and how we manage your personal data.   By visiting our websites, you affirmatively consent to our collection, use, and distribution of your data according to the terms of this privacy policy.

 

It is important that you read this privacy policy so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. If you choose to visit any of our websites, your visit is subject to this privacy policy, and you acknowledge that you agree to these terms.

 

This website is not intended for children. We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose any personal information from anyone under the age of 13. (see COPPA – USA, CPP, Aust)

In addition to personal data you provide to us, we may gather information such as the date, time, browser type, navigation history, and IP address of any visitors to our website(s) through the use of web logs or log files.

 

Except as stated in this policy, we do not share your personally identifiable information with other companies, apart from those acting as our agents in providing our service to you, and which agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential.

 

By using our website, you agree that we may use your personal data, and other information we gather, for the following purposes:

For administration, including management of financial transactions and donations.

 

To ask you for financial support and non-financial support such as volunteering or prayer.

To administer your account.

To deliver newsletter emails to you.

To determine which of our services are the most popular to deliver customised content and advertising within our website.

To maintain our internal security audit log, trend analysis, system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base.

 

To comply with any law, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. You should also be aware that courts of law or equity may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission.

 

To contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.

 

To provide and receive aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others entities, such as demographic data (eg gender and/or geographic location of users), but will not include personal information (such as names or email addresses). Aggregate demographic information is used to purposes including improvement of our service, for research purposes, for marketing/promotional purposes and/or for industry reporting purposes.

 

To inform you of other products or services available from us and its affiliates.

To contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services.

To facilitate training of, and service delivery by, our staff, volunteers and training consultants.

You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by clicking on an unsubscribe link in one of our emails to you or by emailing office@lighthousepeople.org.  It is preferable that you use the unsubscribe link as the response time via email can be slower.

 

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

 

Some cookies are used to make login to our sites easier (such as by remembering usernames and passwords), or to personalise your online experience. Cookies can also enable us to track users’ movements and target their interests to enhance their experience at our websites.   We may also collect clickstream data and assign unique identifiers to our users for the same purposes.   Information obtained with these technologies may be associated with your personal information so we can better market to you and customise our advertisements and promotions to your interests.

If you register with our website or services, a cookie helps us 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 our website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customised.

 

Most common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, allow you to modify your settings to block cookies entirely, or alert you every time a cookie is sent, or allow usage only those web sites you choose. You can also delete cookies stored on your computer’s hard drive.   However, some of website features may not function as a result.

 

For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Security of your personal information and breaches

We secure your personal information (and any back-ups) from unauthorised access, use or disclosure on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, such as Paypal, we rely upon the encryption implemented by those websites.

We will deal promptly with any accidental or unauthorised disclosure of personal information.

We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed. In instances where information is archived, we will take reasonable steps to ensure the security of this information.

Security of information.

 

Changes to this statement

We will occasionally update this statement of privacy to reflect company and customer feedback.   We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

 

11. Complaints

We value constructive complaints and feedback and recognise that effective complaint handling will benefit this ministry. If you have any complaints, we welcome you to email us at office@lighthousepeople.org. We generally check this email address weekly. If you have not received a response within that time, we welcome you to email again to check our receipt, or email at office@lighthousepeople.org. Emails with included links or attachments are often captured by our spam filter.

 

Threatening or abusive emails may be reported to authorities. If an email is received in an abusive format, regardless of the validity of a complaint it may be considered abuse. If you have a genuine complaint and wish it to be formally received it must be sent without personal attacks or abusive language / text.

 

Each complaint will be assessed on its own merits.

We live in a world of differing theological and ideological perspectives. If a complaint is based on a difference of theological and ideological opinion and perspective, we make no guarantee for a resolution.

 

As far as possible confidentiality and privacy will be maintained, and where applicable we will be transparent in reporting back results to you as quickly as reasonably possible.

We will endeavor to resolve any issues to the best of our abilities.

 

12. General

Contact:

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our staff at  office@lighthousepeople.org

We will always try to respond as soon as possible but response times can be as long as a week.

 

If we decide to change our terms and conditions, we will place those changes on our website. We reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time.

These policies were last updated on  July 1, 2023.

These terms and conditions are subject to (and where applicable form for the terms and conditions of a contract under) the law of the State of Wisconsin and, where relevant, the law of the United States. Any dispute regarding these terms and conditions are subject to adjudication by the court.