Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Last Modified: July 13, 2020

Acceptance of These Terms

By using Wooddale Church sites, services and mobile applications (together, “Wooddale sites”), as well as Wooddale Church affiliated ventures (i.e. Seven Corners Coffee, The Music Box Theatre, Wooddale Academy, together, “affiliated ventures”) whether as a guest or a registered user, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use Wooddale sites, as well as the Wooddale Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms or the Wooddale Privacy Policy you must not access or use the Wooddale sites.

Changes to the Terms

Wooddale sites are offered by Wooddale Church (“Wooddale,” “we” or “us”). We may revise and update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. Any changes are effective when we post them. Your continued use of a Wooddale site following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes.

Changes to Wooddale Sites

While we hope to always offer Wooddale sites and all of their features, we reserve the right to change or cease offering any Wooddale site or any part, portion or functionality of Wooddale sites without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of Wooddale sites are unavailable at any time.

Information About You and Your Access of Wooddale Sites

All information we collect is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using Wooddale sites, you consent to all actions taken by us in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Permitted and Unpermitted Use

You may use Wooddale sites in accordance with these Terms for either your personal and non-commercial use or for the internal use of your non-profit religious organization. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Wooddale. You agree you are not permitted and will not use Wooddale sites as follows:

  • in any way that violates any federal, state, local or international law or regulation
  • for the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise
  • to impersonate or attempt to impersonate any company or person, including Wooddale Church or any of our affiliated ventures
  • to engage in any other conduct which, as determined by us, may harm Wooddale or others
  • in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair Wooddale sites or interfere with any other person’s use of the same
  • use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access Wooddale sites for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on Wooddale sites
  • to introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful to Wooddale sites and/or other users
  • to attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of Wooddale sites or any server, computer or database connected to Wooddale sites
  • to attack Wooddale sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack
  • otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of Wooddale sites.

You also agree that you will not send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which:

  • contains any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable
  • promotes sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence or discrimination on any basis, including that based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person
  • violates the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under laws or regulations
  • promotes any illegal activity, or advocates, promotes or assists any unlawful act
  • involves commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising
  • gives the impression that the material emanates from or is endorsed by Wooddale or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Account Security

We allow users to create an account on certain sites and applications which require providing certain information to Wooddale. If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password or similar information as part of our security procedures, you agree to treat such information as confidential, and agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. We have the right to disable any username, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.

Monitoring and Enforcement; Legal Compliance; Termination

You agree that we have the right to:

  • take any action with respect to any user or account that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe there to be a violation of these Terms, infringement of third party rights, a threat to the personal safety of others, or a threat or liability or harm to the goodwill associated with Wooddale or any of our affiliated ventures
  • take appropriate action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement and/or internet service provider the disclosure of your personal account information, IP address(es), date and time of infringement and specific content and/or transcript of infringement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of Wooddale sites
  • terminate or suspend your access to all or part of Wooddale for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through Wooddale. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS WOODDALE AND ITS LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS AND ALL OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF LEGAL INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER WOODDALE OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Your Reliance on Information

The information presented on or through Wooddale sites is made available solely for general information purposes. Although we strive to provide information found on Wooddale sites in various languages, translations to languages other than English of Wooddale sites content are provided to us by other parties and we do not represent or warrant the accuracy of those translations. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to Wooddale sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Intellectual Property Rights

Wooddale sites and their contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement of the same), are owned by Wooddale, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

Logos and Designs

The Wooddale name and logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans of Wooddale and affiliated ventures are trademarks and/or copyright of Wooddale. You must not use these marks and copyright without the prior written permission of Wooddale. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on Wooddale sites are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe that any content provided on any Wooddale site violates your copyright or other rights, please contact our designated agent by: (a) mail at Legal Department, Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; (b) phone at 952-944-6300; or (c) electronic mail at Please be aware that it is the policy of Wooddale to terminate the user accounts and block IP addresses of repeat infringers.

Third Party Links and Services

Wooddale may include content provided by third parties. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to Wooddale, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by Wooddale, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Wooddale. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Geographic Restrictions

Wooddale is based in the state of Minnesota in the United States. We make no claims that Wooddale sites or any of its content are accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to Wooddale sites may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access Wooddale sites from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of any Wooddale site, its content and any functionality, services or items obtained through Wooddale sites is at your own risk, all of which are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Neither Wooddale nor any person associated with Wooddale makes any warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of Wooddale. Without limiting the foregoing, neither Wooddale nor anyone associated with Wooddale represents or warrants that Wooddale or any functionality, content, or any services or items obtained through Wooddale sites will be accurate, reliable, error-free or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that Wooddale sites or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that the Wooddale sites or any services or items obtained through the Wooddale sites will otherwise meet your needs or expectations.

Wooddale hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and fitness for particular purpose.

The foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Limitation on Liability

In no event will Wooddale, its licensors, service providers, or any of their employees, agents, officers or directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, any Wooddale site, any websites linked to it, any content offered on or through the Wooddale sites or such other websites or any services or items obtained through the Wooddale sites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

The foregoing does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Wooddale, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of Wooddale sites, including, but not limited to, any use of Wooddale content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information obtained from Wooddale sites.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters, disputes or claims relating to Wooddale and these Terms (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Minnesota without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Minnesota in each case located in the City of Eden Prairie, Hennepin County. By agreeing to these Terms and using Wooddale sites, you waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Waiver and Severability

Wooddale may only waive its rights under these Terms in writing. If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Wooddale Church, with respect to Wooddale sites and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to Wooddale sites.

Contact Information

Wooddale sites are operated by Wooddale Church. All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to Wooddale sites should be directed to: Wooddale Church, attn.: Wooddale Terms of Use, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or at

Privacy Policy

As noted in the policy below, the English language version of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will govern your relationship with Wooddale. While the English version will govern, you can also use an automatic translation tool like Google Translate to view the documents in your language.

Overview and Purpose

Wooddale sites and applications are tools we offer to serve our congregation and visitors by connecting them to one another and helping them become disciples of Jesus Christ. Every site and digital product we provide is created with great care and intentionality to serve our mission. Our sites and tools are provided as a service to you, and as such, you have personal choices in your access and experience. Your data is yours. Wooddale does not sell your information, nor will we share it with others without your consent.

All aspects of Wooddale’s digital sites and tools are completely free, with no strings attached and no advertising or monetization. Our intent is that these resources would be used to help you follow Jesus, be changed by him, and live in mission for Christ.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully because it discusses how we will collect, use, share and process your personal information. By using Wooddale sites and services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and its terms.

We welcome any questions or comments you may have about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us by email at


Wooddale Church websites, software and mobile applications, as well as Wooddale Church affiliated ventures (i.e. Seven Corners Coffee, The Music Box Theatre, Wooddale Academy, together, “affiliated ventures”) are included together with their subdomains and content, referred hereafter as “Wooddale sites.” These are owned and operated by Wooddale Church, which we refer to as “Wooddale,” “us” or “we” throughout this policy. When we refer to persons interacting with Wooddale in this policy, we use the term “you.”

Brief Overview

This Privacy Policy outlines the types of data we collect from your interactions with Wooddale and how we process that information. You have choices about how your personal information is accessed, collected, shared and stored by Wooddale, which is discussed below. We take the privacy of the information you provide and that we collect seriously and implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, which are also discussed below.

In general, the information we collect depends on the services you request. In addition to personal information that you provide (such as your name, email address, financial information and other personally-identifiable information), we collect internet and other network activity information with cookies and other automated technologies as discussed below. We use the data we collect and that you provide as well as inferences we make from that information as follows:

  • to provide, support and personalize our sites and services
  • to create, maintain, customize and secure a Wooddale profile or account, if any
  • to process your requests and respond to your inquires
  • to provide information on our products or services
  • to maintain the safety, security and integrity of Wooddale sites and the infrastructure that facilitates use of our sites
  • for internal development and analysis of our products and services
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it
  • to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights as described in this Privacy Policy in a manner we may describe when you provide the information
  • for other purposes with your consent.

Your Profile and Information You Provide to Us

We collect personal data from you when you provide it to us both offline and online. You do not need to provide personal information to us to use the Wooddale sites. On some sites and applications, you have the choice to create a profile; you have choices about what additional information you provide to us, which may include your zip code, the names of your family members, gender, social security number, your martial status, physical address and email address, all of which will be stored in association with your profile. Certain information may be required based on your specific request, such as your social security number for employment inquiries and specific volunteer requests for background checks; we will notify you of this at the time of such a request. We also collect information about you when you send, receive or engage in communications with us, including when you submit personal information or requests through digital means in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our sites and our services.

If you have a profile with us, the information you provide us is generally associated with your profile and is stored internally in our third-party relationship management system Fellowship One or hereafter “F1.” We will use this information to authenticate you and allow you to access your specific profile through F1. We create user profiles for offline purposes as well, which include volunteerism and inquiries concerning employment. We may combine the information you provide us for your profile and interactions with our sites with information you provide us through other Wooddale sites, services and products and inferences we make from the same for our internal development to improve the overall quality of our sites, services and products. We may also make recommendations to you for other Wooddale services based on the information you provide and we infer.

Your Posts

Our Wooddale sites have a wide array of functionality, including streaming video, creating prayer requests and accessing digital content. Some Wooddale sites may allow you to publish, distribute and display certain content, which we will refer to as “posted” and the content as “posts.” Posts may be made on public areas of websites and social media accounts you access through our sites or may otherwise be transmitted to third parties. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in a public manner whether through collaborative postings, social media, message boards, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We cannot control the actions of other users or third parties with whom you choose to share your posts. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your posts will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, nor do we accept any liability associated with your posts.


If you choose to provide a voluntary donation through those Wooddale sites where you are able to make a donation, then and only then will you be prompted and required to provide credit card, bank account and other payment information necessary to process the transaction through our third-party giving platform. We will collect the designation for your donation, if you provide one, and personal information such as your name, address, phone number and/or email address to ensure that your donation is used for the purpose you request and to provide you with an “Annual Giving Statement” that itemizes your donation(s) for tax purposes or your personal use. This information (with the exception of your financial information) is stored in connection with your profile if you have created one for another purpose; or, if you have no preexisting profile with us, we will use this information to create a profile for you in F1. We will not store or otherwise process financial information provided to us online for the purposes of making a donation. As of the date of this Policy, we use Online Giving as our online donation platform. For information on how his third party integrated software processes your information, please refer to their privacy policies which may be found here: For donations you provide to us in person or by mail, we store your financial information in our databases in an encrypted form for as long as necessary to process your donation and as required by applicable law and GAAP accounting principles.

Volunteers and Employment Inquiries

You may apply to be a volunteer for miscellaneous activities and events in person at a Wooddale campus, over the phone and through one or more of our sites. You may also apply for employment in person and through our sites. The information we require for volunteer and employment applications are your first and last name, telephone number, address, social security number, date of birth and, in the case of a job inquiry, your employment history. We will use this information to create a profile or associate it with your profile if one exists. We will use your social security number and date of birth solely for a background check in connection with your application to be a volunteer and/or employee, and will not share either with any other party except for third party service providers that enable us to perform background checks which are obligated not to share your information or use it for any other purpose. If you become an employee of Wooddale, your personal information is also used in connection with your employment.

As a ministry volunteer, you may have access to third-party software which allows you to schedule and check in to your volunteer activity, as well as manage other volunteer activity. This location-based information is stored in association with your profile to enable you to see your past volunteerism, and we also use it for our own internal analysis of volunteerism.

Automatic Data Collection Technologies

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. If you use Wooddale sites without changing your browser or device settings to disable cookies, we assume that you consent to receive all cookies provided through Wooddale sites. Cookies help to facilitate the best possible user experience of our sites as they allow us to recognize you and maintain your user preferences from session to session, help us keep your account safe, and generally improve the functionality of the products and services offered through Wooddale sites. They also help us ensure that profile information is used in association with the correct profile. Importantly, we do not use cookies to facilitate interest-based ads from third parties for third-party goods or services.

We log usage data when you use Wooddale sites, including when you view or click on content, browser type, browser language, perform a search or request, the date and time of your request, install an update, seek new functionality, or use one or more tools offered through our sites. We use cookies to identify you and log your use. When you access or leave our sites, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next. We also get information about your IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, and/or ISP or your mobile carrier. If you use our sites from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings and access you have granted the Wooddale sites as discussed below.

We do not share any of your personally identifiable information along with your device identification or location without your explicit permission. We use this information to provide a tailored Wooddale site experience for you and to communicate with you more effectively. The information is also collected to determine the aggregate number of unique devices using our sites, track total usage, and analyze usage data to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. If you do not want us to collect this information, you should cease use of our sites.

Although most internet browsers accept cookies by default, you can control these types of technology through your browser settings and similar tools and agree to refuse all cookies altogether. If you refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser or smartphone, you may prohibit us from delivering the full capability of our sites.

Please note that we cannot regulate other sites, content, or applications of third parties, which may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.


Some of our sites collect and use the wireless (or “WiFi”) permissions of your mobile device to determine if you are connected to a WiFi or cellular network. This information is used to provide an optimized user experience by providing higher resolution content to a user who is on a high-speed WiFi connection rather than a cellular network. WiFi permissions are also used for casting content to other devices. This information is not shared by Wooddale, but is used for internal reporting and analytics purposes for how we can better serve our attendees and guests who are using our sites.

If you are connecting to Wooddale’s free WiFi access at any physical location, our internet connectivity system captures device information such as your device’s MAC address and the time and date of connection. Wooddale accesses this information to process aggregate analytics and reporting at any of our sites. In order to gain access to the Wooddale Guest network, please read and acknowledge the Terms of Use provided to sign on. By doing so, you agree to your device’s WiFi connectivity data being stored in our systems.

Wooddale Content

We collect the manner you use the content available through our sites and the language in which you choose to utilize that content. We also may collect and store your posts. We process this information to allow you to access and use content and posts through each session of your use of our sites. It is your choice whether to create, access or store information and content in our sites. If you do, we will we store it in association with your profile for so long as you opt not to delete it. We may use information about your use of our sites and the inferences we make from that use to provide recommendations to you of other Wooddale sites, products, services and content.

Communications from Us to You

From time to time, we may contact you as set forth below. You may opt out of receiving certain communications from us by modifying the settings of your application (where applicable) or by contacting us at the information below.

Recommendations and General Information

We use the data we have about you and inferences we make from that data to recommend certain content and functionality as well as additional products and services offered by Wooddale. We may contact you through push notification, email, mail or in-app messages to discuss these recommendations, how to use our sites and other news messages.


If you have given a donation to us, we use the data we collect about that donation to inform you of the impact of your giving. We will also contact you periodically in the future to inquire if you would like to give to another program or campus or purpose. We may contact you through push notification, email, mail or in-app messages to discuss these opportunities.

Security, Legal and Technical Issues

We use your personal information to respond to and resolve technical issues and complaints concerning our sites and as necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud, violations of law or agreement or attempts to harm self or others. We may use your information to contact you about these accounts, security, legal and other service-related issues. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving such messages from us.


We may use your personal information to provide notice regarding a security incident or data breach, by: (i) sending a message to the email address you provide (as applicable); (ii) posting to a publicly facing page of Wooddale sites or through an in-app messages; (iii) through major statewide media; and/or (iv) telephonic means, including calls and/or text messages, even if sent via automated means including automated dialers. Standard text and data messaging rates may apply from your carrier. Notices sent by email will be effective when we send the email, notices we provide by posting will be effective upon posting and by in-app messaging when the message is made, and notices we provide through telephonic means will be effective when transmitted or dialed. You consent to receiving electronic communications from Wooddale relating to your use and access of the services provided by Wooddale. It is your responsibility to keep your email address and any other contact information you provide to us current so that we may provide these communications to you.

Analytics and Performance

We internally analyze the personal data available to us and use of content found on our sites. In some cases, we work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy as discussed below. We may disclose statistics concerning the use of our site in an aggregated manner with de-identified and anonymized information that does not disclose any particular user or that user’s personally-identifying information. Where we share stats of our growth publicly, we make sure to analyze and publish the data in an aggregated form, protecting your privacy and keeping your identity and personal information confidential.

We use data, including data collected through use of our sites, public feedback and information inferred from this data to conduct internal research and development in order to provide a better overall experience on Wooddale sites, measure the performance of our sites and increase use of our sites and their features. This is done by making changes to Wooddale sites that are generally available, as well as sending messages suggesting functionality and content.

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for third-party advertising purposes. We may disclose your personal information to third parties as discussed below.

Disclosure on Your Behalf

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to fulfill our obligations, the purpose for which you provide it, a purpose you request or a purpose for which we have your consent.

Disclosure by You

If and when you share information through our sites, that information is viewable by you and by anyone else you choose to share it with. If you give access to your account to other applications and services, based on your approval, those services would then have access to your shared information. The use, collection and protection of your data by such third-party services are subject to those third parties’ policies.

Internal Disclosure

We will share your personal data internally within Wooddale to help combine the personal information covered across the different aspects of Wooddale sites and our other products and services to help provide services to you in a manner that is personalized and useful to you and others.

Service Providers

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Policy to contractors, service providers and other third parties we use solely to support our sites (such as cloud hosting, maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, communication, and development). These third parties will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose it to others or use it for other purposes.

Legal Process and Subpoena

It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena or other legal process. We may dispute third party demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand. We may also need to disclose your information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (ii) enforce our agreements with you; (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (iv) protect the security or integrity of our sites; or (v) exercise or protect the rights and safety of Wooddale, our users, personnel, you or others. We also reserve the right to confidentially disclose personal information we have about you in connection with a potential or actual merger or acquisition such as the sale of all or substantially all of our assets.

Your Requests

Certain laws provide for requests concerning personal information. To make such a request with respect to your personal information, you may send an e-mail to When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address and what personally identifiable information you request to be accessed, corrected or removed. We may decline to process requests if we cannot verify the requestor’s identity, if we believe the request will jeopardize the privacy of others, if we believe the request would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect, or for a similar legitimate purpose. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under applicable law. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to a verifiable request concerning your personal information unless it is excessive, unduly burdensome, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

If you ask that we modify or delete some or all of your personal information, we will retain your personal data if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests and obligations concerning financial records and tax returns), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements or fulfill any others requests from you (for example, to opt out of further messages or for a copy of your data). Additionally, third parties addressed in this policy may have their own policies with respect to data retention and deletion. We have no control of information you have shared with others through one of our sites after you close your account or asked to delete information or attempted to delete your account yourself. Your information and content you have shared may continue to be displayed in the services of others (for example, search engine results) until they refresh their cache.

Security and Protection

We implement security safeguards designed to protect data. However, given the nature of communications and information technology, and that the use of the internet has inherent risks, although we monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attack, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through our sites or stored in our systems or otherwise will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Church Online

Wooddale allows users to access its services through an interactive platform called Church Online. Where you use Church Online, we collect your first name, last name, nickname, email and phone number to create your Church Online account. We also collect your age, gender, time zone, date of birth, and city and state where you provide it. Where you create a Church Online profile, the automatic data collection technologies referenced above are used to log your IP address and phone carrier to help associate your uses of your Church Online account from session to session and to better facilitate Church Online chat communications. In addition to the content and posts noted above, Church Online allows users to chat with other users and create other shareable posts, such as emojis and reactions to certain content, where you “raise your hand” in Church Online, and what content you choose to stream and access when using this site. Chat transcripts are stored for 30 days for the purposes of security and internal review.  Wooddale reserves the right to review all chat transcripts for internal review and can send any transcripts, including private direct message chats, to legal authorities should there be a need to release such information for the purpose of a legal investigation or infringement of the Terms of Use for Wooddale sites. Certain comments that are posted in the online chat can be used by Wooddale marketing/communications; whenever doing so, the nickname of the user will be removed. All of the aforementioned information is stored in association with your Church Online account for so long as you do not delete the content.

Minors and Children

A parent or guardian may consent to the use of our sites or services by a minor. However, we ask that you discuss the risks of sharing personal information on the internet with your children and require they refrain from communicating with any third parties or share any personal information online or otherwise without the supervision of a parent or guardian. Should you allow your minor child to use our sites or services, you shall be solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of the same and assume full responsibility for the processing of any information provided to us by that minor. Where you associate your minor child’s information with your account, we will assume you consent to our processing of that information in accordance with this policy and other privacy notices and terms we may provide to you from time to time. Where we are provided a minor’s information by an adult or a minor while accompanied by an adult, we will assume that the parent or guardian consents to our use and processing of that information in accordance with this policy and other privacy notices and terms we may provide to you from time to time. Wooddale holds a policy for use of the chat on Church Online that doesn’t allow children under the age of 13 to participate. If our online hosts are made aware of a potential child using the public chat, they are privately messaged and asked to cease participating in the chat. If they continue to use the chat, we hold to the policy of muting their account and even blocking their IP address, at the sole discretion of Wooddale Church online administrators. If you believe we might have any information from or about a minor child without parental or guardian consent, please contact us at the information given below.

Processing of Data

We will collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent, contract and other legitimate interests. Such legitimate interest include protection to you, us and third parties, to comply with applicable law, to enable and administer our internal processes, to manage corporate transactions, to generally understand and improve our relationships and to enable us and other users of our sites to connect with you to exchange information, provided that the foregoing adequately protects your rights and freedoms. Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us at the information below.

Third-party Information Collection

This Privacy Policy applies only to sites and applications that are owned and operated by Wooddale Church. Please keep in mind that our sites may contain links to other websites or applications which exist outside the purview of Wooddale sites. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy statements and policies of those other websites you choose to link to or from one of our sites, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and store your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements, policies or content of other websites or applications, including websites you link to or from a Wooddale site. If you choose to link to other websites, applications and services or profiles you have with third party applications, you will provide the personal data stored on those applications to Wooddale. For example, you may link your Facebook account through a single-sign-on system on Church Online, providing personal information you have opted to share through Facebook to Wooddale. There are also social media sites that can be linked through Fellowship One at your discretion, such as LinkedIn. When you do so, we are provided with your social media username(s). You may revoke the link with such accounts and third-party applications by modifying your settings with those applications. As noted above, third-party sites that link to or are associated with our sites may collect information through the use of automated technologies such as cookies. We have no control over such collection and use, which are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties.

Users From Outside the United States

We are based out of Minnesota within the United States and your use and this Privacy Policy are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Minnesota. If you are using one of our sites from outside this state or country, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the State of Minnesota might not be as comprehensive and may differ from those in your state or country. By using a Wooddale site, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices. As we improve our sites, this may also mean the collection of new data or new ways to use data. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we use your data, we may modify this Privacy Policy. We will post any changes to our Privacy Policy on this page. The date the Privacy Policy was last modified is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you concerning any changes and for periodically visiting this Privacy Policy to check for any changes. Wooddale Church holds the right to update this privacy policy at our own discretion and will post updates directly to this document with an amended updated date.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, you may contact us at: Wooddale Church, attn.: Wooddale Privacy and Data Policy, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or at