This is the website of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church (ORLC), a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod. Our contact information can be found on our contact page. Any technical information about this website should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official website of ORLC can be accessed at www.our-redeemers.com. The site is made available without charge to all who seek its information. Some pages may contain copyrighted material, which is used with permission and for which the normal copyright rules apply. You are invited to browse these pages for the information you want.
Some pages on other Web sites, linked from this site, may not be available to all visitors. Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church is not responsible for the style, content, or availability of pages not on its server. Visitors who discover broken links or who have difficulty accessing resources linked from this site are encouraged to send a comment to the webmaster to that effect.
We encourage you to link to our pages. However, we ask that you abide by the following guidelines when doing so:
You may not infer or imply that ORLC sponsors or in any way approves of your site or any other site.
You may not frame, display, or alter any material from our websites, or our web pages directly, in any way that obscures our identification, banners or site navigation. Framing does not allow users to bookmark the framed page. Also, some sites use frames to present content belonging to another site as if it was their own. The presentation of the material linked to must make it readily apparent that the content is the property of ORLC.
You may not duplicate content (including graphics and/or photos) from this website without express written permission of ORLC.
This site is intended to supply the most information content, with pleasant but not fancy graphical design. The content changes relatively slowly. There are no distracting, attention-getting devices such as moving images, frames, unexpected sounds, unusual colors, large fonts, or advanced media. This style is unlike that of typical commercial sites. The pages are designed to be pleasing when rendered by the popular browsers on the popular platforms using default settings. In particular, these pages can be viewed satisfactorily with browser windows of various widths on computers with small screens, although for best results the browser window should be at least 800 pixels wide.
The site home page is typically accessed 400 times per month, and all the other pages on this site together are accessed another 20 times. A running total of the number of accesses of each page in the Web site is kept. In addition, the following information is logged for each home-page access:
Hour of the day, day of the week, and day of the month
Referring page, if any
Browser and platform
Miscellaneous browser capabilities (extensions, languages, mime types accepted, connection types, character sets recognized, and encodings)
In addition, the organization that hosts this site and operates the server keeps a log of requests which includes the client's IP address and/or domain name, time and date, URL of the resource requested, and the outcome of servicing the request. This information is kept for statistical purposes only by ORLC and is not shared, sold or transferred to any other party.
By policy this site does not place cookies on visitors' computers, nor does it attempt to track the movement of visitors within the site, other than to tally the total requests for each page. Because its pages are all available to the public, no mechanism for registering visitors is necessary.
This site includes several forms used for communicating with the church staff. Use of these forms may require personal information such as name or e-mail address. This information, from fields that visitors explicitly fill out, is used only for the purpose of communication with the visitor, or fulfilling the request, and is not shared with other organizations. ORLC will not contact anyone without their permission using the information gathered from this site. If you have received unsolicited communication from ORLC, or if you believe your information is being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected, please contact the webmaster.
Except for the forms discussed in the previous paragraph, no personal information (names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc.) is gathered about visitors to this Web site. The log data (time, host, IP number, etc.) collected as described in the "Usage" section above is not distributed to the public. Aggregate results and statistics derived from this data may be made available from time to time to the general public. However, such statistics will not reveal the identity of individual remote hosts by either domain name or IP address, although they may identify higher-level domains or networks by name. Also, such statistics will not disclose the URLs of referring pages, although they may identify higher-level domains associated with such URLs.