St. Francis de Sales Parish is at all times interested in providing you with the best possible user experience. Part of our service to you includes a strong commitment to your privacy as our visitor. To that end, we endeavor to provide you with a safe, secure service and use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private and is used only for the expressed purposes of this Web site. The following statements provide additional details about our privacy commitment.
General Information and Disclosure of Information
We gather information about our visitors collectively, tracking such things as pages visited, number of searches performed, keywords used in searches, etc. We only use this information anonymously and in the aggregate. This information allows us to create a better overall experience for you by gauging the level of traffic, speed, and overall performance of the site. We may share this information with our partners and advertisers to help them better understand our site and services. When we do this, it is only in the aggregate and no information specific to you is released.
User Specific Information
We may offer some services or functionality that require that we contact you via email. We will from time to time send you a message. These messages may contain information about specific opportunities or announcements about enhancements to our Web site. We do not sell, rent, or lease access to any users contact information, type of computer, usage patterns, email address, etc. We do not disclose this information unless it is required by law.
This Web site does not collect information specific to children and does not target children as users. We believe that all children should have the consent of a parent or guardian prior to accessing this or any Web site. Inasmuch as we cannot control a child’s access to our site, we encourage parents to utilize Web filtering technology to help you supervise your child’s use of this site and the Internet in general.
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.
How Long is Data Retained
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 indefinitely. 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.
Rights to Your Data
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.
You are Responsible
Ultimately, you are responsible for protecting your own privacy online. We endeavor to provide you with the tools necessary to successfully use our service and to protect your privacy. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and your user account information. Please exercise care and caution whenever you are online.
This privacy statement is for information only, and is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.