By visiting,, you are consenting to the privacy policy of this site. Policies may be updated at any time. By using this site, you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to review these policies and be aware of any changes.  


ELC Home belongs to Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cokato, MN. If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using our contact form or you may email us, dhammond(at)elchome(dot)net.



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.


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.

Contact & Newsletter Subscribe forms

When you fill out the “Contact” form you will be asked to enter your contact information and/or a message. When you Subscribe to our newsletter, you will be asked to enter your name and email address. We collect this information from you, so we can respond to you in a timely matter. Also, if you signed up for our newsletter, the information shall be used for that reason only. ELC Home does not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conduction our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


We do not market to children under 13.


We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.  


If you subscribe to our newsletter, your contact information will be stored in our newsletter list, and will only be used for our newsletter. Your information shall be erased if you decide to unsubscribe. 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 (if any), 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.  


If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.  


We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you contact us or subscribe to our newsletter. All information submitted is encrypted and is only accessible by those authorized, and are required to keep your information confidential.  


We reserve the right to make changes this Privacy Policy at any time. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this site and page periodically. Any changes shall be shown on this page.