Like most website operators, Church of St. Mary collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Church of St. Mary’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Church of St. Mary’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Church of St. Mary may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Church of St. Mary also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Church of St. Mary only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Church of St. Mary’s website choose to interact with Church of St. Mary in ways that require Church of St. Mary to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Church of St. Mary gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Church of St. Mary collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Church of St. Mary. Church of St. Mary does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Church of St. Mary may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Church of St. Mary may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Church of St. Mary does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Church of St. Mary discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Church of St. Mary’s behalf or to provide services available at Church of St. Mary’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Church of St. Mary’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Church of St. Mary will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Church of St. Mary discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Church of St. Mary believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Church of St. Mary, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Church of St. Mary website and have supplied your email address, Church of St. Mary may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Church of St. Mary and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Church of St. Mary takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Church of St. Mary, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Church of St. Mary goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Church of St. Mary may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.