Church Alter

Privacy Policy

Effective May 24, 2015

The website (the “Website”) is owned, operated and controlled by the Pastoral Team of St. Mary’s Polish Roman Catholic Church, or its authorized personnel and/or staff (collectively known as “we”, “our”, “us”, and any other plural personal pronouns).  The terms “you”, “yours”, “user”, “users”, and similar terms address the individual or individuals reading this Privacy Policy refers to anyone accessing, viewing, browsing, visiting or using the website.

Our commitment to privacy

Your privacy is extremely important to us.  In order to protect your privacy better, we’re providing this Privacy Policy to help you understand our online data practices on when we collect your data, what type of data we collect from you, how we collect your data, how we use your data, with whom we share your data, and what steps we take to protect your data.  We’re also providing this Privacy Policy to explain the choices you can make about the way your data is collected and used.  This Privacy Policy is available on every page of the website where we may be collecting data from you.

How do we collect data

We may collect data about you when you access or browse the Website, complete forms on the Website, and request data from us.  All data we may gather from you is voluntarily disclosed by you.

Type of data collected

Personally identifiable data we may collect includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Names
  • E-mail addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Credit/Debit card data

Non-personally identifiable data we may collect includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Statistics of the use of the Website:
    • Date and time of visits
    • Visited pages
    • Navigational path
    • System specifications:
      • Browser and operating system used
    • Internet Protocol addresses
    • Internet service providers

The way we use your data

Non-personally identifiable data is automatically collected each time you visit the Website in order to better understand how you are using our Website so that we may improve the overall quality and online experience of our Website for you.  You don’t have to register with us before we can collect this data.  This data is given to us by your computing platform willingly.

The Website may make use of “cookies”.  Webopedia has a wonderful explanation and description of what cookies are and what cookies do in their article title What are Cookies and What Do Cookies Do?.  We may use cookies to improve the quality of the Website and to get a better understanding about how you interact with the Website.  We don’t use cookies to store or retrieve personally identifying data about you from your computer, unless you knowingly and willingly provide us that data.

Our web server generates log files that records your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser types, Internet Service Provider (ISP), the pages you entered and exited, your platform type, the data and time you were on a page, the navigational path you used on the Website, and your demographic data.  You don’t have to register with us before we can collect this  data.  This data is given to us by your computing platform willingly.  We may use this data to improve the use of our Website and to comply with any applicable law.

Your IP address and system specifications are used for system administration and troubleshooting, ensuring you comply with our terms of service, investigating security breaches, and keeping a record of your frequency of visits.

Sharing of your data

Any personally identifiable data that you provide to us will only be used for its intended purpose, unless you have agreed to allow us to use it for some other purpose.  Personally identifiable data is never shared, rented, traded, or given away.  Non-personally identifiable data may be shared with 3rd parties to provide you with a better user experience when visiting the Website, and to allow us to improve the use of our Website.

Protecting your data

We take appropriate security measures so that your data cannot be read or compromised by anyone without authorization.  We restrict access to your personally identifying data to business partners who need to know this data in order for us to operate our data-to-day operations.  Our servers have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure all personally identifiable data that is collected through our Website.  While no computer is 100% safe from outside attacks, we believe that the steps we’ve taken to protect your personally identifiable data greatly reduces the possibility of security breaches to a level that is appropriate for the kind of data that is involved.

Children’s privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us.  We will never knowingly collect any data from persons who are under the age of 13 years of age, and our Website is designed to only attract those who are of at least 13 years of age.

Preventing data collection

There is no way to prevent certain non-personally identifiable data from being transmitted to our Website.  However, you are able to prevent cookies from being used by adjusting your web browser security settings to refuse some or all cookies, or at least inform you when a cookie is being stored on the web browser.  If you disable the use of cookies in your web browser, some features of the Website may not function properly.

Your consent

By using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Websites

The Site may contain links or references to other websites.  Please be aware that we do not control other websites and that this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or the information practices of the Website, please contact us as follows:

Tel: +1.416.656.3130

If any changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a note at the top of this Privacy Policy of the date that it was changed, along with the updated Privacy Policy.