This Privacy Policy addresses Calvary Evangelical Free Church of Rochester Minnesota policies and practices with respect to personally-identifiable information collected by Calvary Evangelical Free Church, “Calvary”, through this calvaryefree.church website, “Site”. Protecting your privacy is important to us. We want you to understand what information we collect, how we use it, and the steps we take to protect that information. Our policies regarding these matters are as follows:

Personal Information

We only collect Personal Information from you when you:

(1) Submit contact us type forms; Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) we collect may include your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, if you submit such information via a contact us type form.

If you are under the age of 13, you should use the Site only under the immediate supervision of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us. Our Website is not intentionally targeted to children under the age of 13.

Non-Personal Information

Visitors are not asked to create a user profile to access the public pages of the www.calvaryefree.church. However, as part of the standard operation of the Site, Calvary or its third party contractor may collect certain non-personal information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, mobile device type, operating system from which you accessed the Site. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Site, the areas or pages of the Site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the Site, the number of times you return to the Site and other click-stream data. This information is not personally identifiable and is only used in aggregate (not in any way that personally identifies you).


We use cookies to collect the non-personal information described above. A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your browser cache or mobile device for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to: (1) monitor Site usage; (2) session/login management required by Site functions and expires once the browser is closed.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Accessing Your Information

You may access Personal Information you provide to us, or correct, or modify such Personal Information. To delete your PPI, please send an email with your request to:

How We Use Your Information

We may use the Personal Information and non-personal information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes: (1) to fulfill your requests for services offered by Calvary (2) to notify you about Calvary news and events. (3) to review and analyze Site usage and operations;

We use your email to send targeted communication about Calvary to our active Calvary attendees. All our mass church wide or ministry wide emails include an “opt-out” link at the bottom of the email, you may “opt-out” by submitting the form https://calvaryefc.churchcenter.com/people/forms/246722, or you can also email us at:

Disclosure of Information

We may transfer or otherwise disclose Personal Information and non-personal information collected from and about you to our employees, Calvary ministry leaders and third-party service providers, if the disclosure will enable any of these entities to: (1) perform a business, professional, information technology, or technical support function for us; (2) fulfill a product or service request; (3) or to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law.

Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. Calvary partners with technology providers in order to deliver the best possible online secure experience to visitors. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Privacy Policies of these providers by following the links below:

* calvaryefc.churchcenter.com and it’s privacy policy, https://www.planningcenter.com/congregant-privacy

Other websites owned or operated by third parties may contain different privacy policies and practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other person, entity, organization, or website to or from which the Site links or is linked. Users are strongly encouraged to read and regularly review posted privacy policies on all websites, whether or not owned by us or affiliated with the site.


We take security seriously. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard the nonpublic personal information of our constituents and former constituents. Including the following:

* We use secure server software (SSL) that encrypts the information you input before you send it to us. All of the data is protected against unauthorized access, as indicated by the secure icon on your browser.

* The Site also employs cloud and website firewall and malware scanning services to protect the site from unauthorized access.

We will do our best to protect your personal information but we cannot guarantee the security of your information which is transmitted to our website or to other website, applications and services via an internet or similar connection.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify the Privacy Policy from time to time, with or without cause or prior notice. We will post all changes to the Privacy Policy on the Site. Changes to the Privacy Policy are effective immediately upon posting. Users are responsible for reviewing the Privacy Policy regularly. Use of the Site indicates User’s full and complete agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Use of information (including Personal Information) we gather or that is in our possession is subject to the Privacy Policy as in effect at the time of use.

This policy was updated on 3/22/2023 to reflect changes to Site’s gathering of user PPI which has been reduced the last 2 years.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or if you have concerns about the way we collect and use your personally-identifiable information, please contact us:

Calvary Evangelical Free Church
Attn: Pastor Tim Nelson
5500 25th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901 
(507) 282-4612 

Governing law

This Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, United States of America.

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