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Privacy Policy

Our commitment to your privacy

The Archdiocese of Denver understands that you are concerned about protecting your personal information.  We are committed to safeguarding your privacy, and will protect your personal information collected by us when you utilize the event registration, subscription, donation and related pages on our Web site.  We thank you for your support and trust.

What information do we collect and what do we use it for?

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us for purposes of event registrations, subscriptions, and donations during your visit to our Web site  For example, when you register for a special event, we will ask for your name and contact information.  Depending on the activity, we may also collect payment information, including standard credit card data.

We also collect personal information that you voluntarily provide for purposes of responding to your inquiries or requests.

Further, we may enter your contact information into one of our databases in order to contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request financial information or volunteer support.

We may collect other information through the use of computer “cookies” to facilitate future visits to our Web site and to allow our host server to collect minimal behavioral information to help us better serve you.  A cookie is a small text file that helps us to recognize repeat visitors, to facilitate a visitor’s ongoing access to and use of a Web site, track usage behavior, and compile aggregate data so that we may measure interest in and use of our Web site to deliver and improve Web site content.  Cookie settings may be adjusted by you through your web browser / security software settings.  Should you allow computer cookies from our Web site, know that these are simple text files that are stored on a visitor’s computer and are not executable files or viruses.  No personal information is gathered through cookies.  Should you choose to deny the use of cookies, it is possible that you may lose some Web site functionality.

 

How is information collection?

 

Electronic collection of personal information by us shall be performed through your voluntary interaction with our Web site.  We will never electronically request personal information from you outside of our Web site pages, and will never send you an email requesting that you provide personal information.  Any electronic request from us for personal information will take place within the Web site pages during your visit.  If you receive an email requesting your personal information that purports to be from us, please do not respond and report this misuse to us.

 

What about the security of my personal information, and information sharing and storage?

 

Except for payment information which is never stored by us (see below), the personal information collected from you will never be sold, traded, shared or otherwise transferred to anyone else by us without you giving your explicit approval at the time of collection. In some instances, we may share your personal information with our vendors and service providers, but only to the extent we have contracted with them to assist us with our events and programs.  These vendors and service providers will not be authorized to utilize your personal information for any other purposes.

 

When you provide payment information, such as credit card data, this type of personal information is never stored by us on our Web site or elsewhere, but is processed by a third party financial institution with whom we contract through its secure servers which meet industry standard security protocols that include encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and related measures.

Other Web sites

At times our Web site includes links to other Web sites we think may be of interest to our visitors.  When you leave our Web site, your choice to provide personal information to any other Web site is governed by its policies.  Links are provided by us solely for information and research purposes and do not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them.

 

Last Updated 09.27.2011