The parish of Saint Gregory the Great understands that you care how information about you is used and shared. We appreciate your trust. We will protect your privacy and use any information submitted through our website carefully and sensibly.
How does the parish protect personal information?
When you make a contribution or purchase, we offer the use of a secure server. We encrypt all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. This means that authorized parish staff or bank employees/systems will be able to read your information. Your banking information is protected and secure when used on our site.
Our website server may automatically recognize information regarding your IP address, domain, or email address. This information is not viewed individually but is used to automatically compile statistics through a software program. The statistical information we collect may be used to:
- Improve the content and organization of our website.
- Create new features and/or content on our site to meet the patterns of use indicated by statistical analysis.
- Provide general statistical information, e.g., the number of visitors to the site and most-viewed pages.
Will the parish disclose private information it collects to outside parties?
If you supply the parish with your email address, you may receive periodic email messages from us providing information and updates about the Church, our website, or notice of upcoming events and activities. In each case when receiving an email message, you will be given the option not to receive such communication. If you mistakenly receive any communication you do not want to receive, please respond to the email with a request to be removed from the list, and your request will be promptly fulfilled. We do not make the email addresses of those who access our site available to other organizations nor do we sell this information to anyone.
If you supply the parish with your postal address, you may receive periodic postal mailings from us providing information on the Church, our website, or upcoming events or activities. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings, please let us know.
Persons who supply the parish with telephone numbers may be assured that their telephone number will be kept in confidence by the parish and used only for the purpose for which you supplied it. Phone numbers will not be shared with other organizations or private parties.
What is the difference between private and personal information?
Personal information is considered to be: names, email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, and any demographic or preferential information you may disclose for identification, or participation in any parish program or event.
Private information is considered to be: financial information such as credit card or bank account information, communication indicated as confidential, or any information that is not routinely collected as a condition of participation in parish programs or events.
The parish assigns a higher priority and a greater level of protection to private information over personal information.
Requests by law enforcement agencies for information about site users deemed by parish legal counsel to be legitimate and not in violation of constitutional principles will be supplied to law enforcement agencies.
Any user of this site indicating, threatening, admitting to, or representing an act in violation of the law on this site or through an email link contained on this site will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
What if I have a problem?