Updated February 12, 2008
Types of Information You Provide When Using our Site:
Non-Account Activity: We offer a number of services on our Site that you can access without providing personally-identifiable information.
Account-Related Activity:By providing us with information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"), such as an e-mail account and password, you may create an account ("Site Account"), which will allow you to engage in other activities offered on our Site such as uploading media, posting comments in our forums, or rating media.
Usage Information: We may record information about your Site usage such as when and how often you visit our Site, the favorites you subscribe to, the number of pages viewed, the frequency and size of date transfers, as well as information you display. This will help us to get a better understanding on the audience that is viewing the site.
Content Uploaded to Site: Any Personal Information or media content that you voluntarily disclose online (such as on blogs, comments, video, audio, photographs, profile pages, etc) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. Personal Information that you disclose in any one of these forums can be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for any Personal Information you choose to provide in these forums. Please use discretion when providing Personal Information in this manner.
The Information We Collect:
User Provided Information: In order for you to use the Site or purchase products or services that we offer via the Site, we require you to provide us with Personal Information. We use your Personal Information for a variety of purposes, including (i) to gain a better understanding of you and thereby provide more valuable service to you; (ii) to determine how best to provide useful information to you; (iii) to understand which parts of our Site, products, and services are of most interest to you; (iv) to provide products and services that you have requested; and (v) for auditing, research, and analysis to improve our products and services. Personal Information may include: (A) contact data, such as your name, mailing and e-mail addresses ("Contact Data"); (B) financial data, such as your credit card number and bank account number, which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers ("Financial Data"); and (C) demographic data, such as your zip code, age and income ("Demographic Data"). When you use our Site or if you communicate with us by e-mail, phone, mail or otherwise complete online forms or surveys, any information provided in such communication may be collected and stored as Personal Information.
Cookies: As is standard practice on most websites, we may use "cookies" and other technologies to help us better understand the usage of our Site. It is possible to set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, refusing or deleting all cookies may result in some features not functioning properly within the Site. To learn more about cookies go to www.cookiecentral.com.
Log Files and Traffic Data: When you use the Site our servers record certain information that your web browser automatically sends whenever you visit a website. This information includes Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, number of clicks, domain names, referring URLs, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages viewed, amount of time spent on a particular page, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify the browser you are using. Log files and traffic data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site.
Pixel Tags. Our Site pages and /or e-mails may contain electronic images know as "pixel tags" or "clear gifs." Pixel tags are used to track the pages that you visit on our Site for purposes of developing future offerings and advertising as well as upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. Third parties may place pixel tags on our Site to help determine the effectiveness of any joint advertising or promotional campaigns.
Affiliated sites: We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to us in order to deliver the service. We process such information in accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
Links: We may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.
How We Use the Information We Collect:
We take your privacy very seriously. The Personal Information that you are required to provide when choosing to participate with us or use our Site (such as your name and email address) is used only for the purposes described in this Policy and/or a privacy notice for specific services or purposes. If you submit Personal Information to us through the Site, (i) we use Contact Data to send you information about our company, our products or services, promotional material from some of our partners, or to contact you when necessary; (ii) we use your Financial Data to collect from you or bill you for products and services you have requested or elected to purchase; and (iii) we use your Demographic Data to, among other things, customize and tailor your experience on the Site, displaying content that we think you might be interested in according to your preferences.
When you upload media onto our Site, your user name (but not your email address) will be displayed to other users. Any media uploaded onto the Site becomes publicly available and may be redistributed to the public through the Internet and other media channels by us or others and may be viewed by the general public.
We may use your email address or other Personal Information to send you commercial or marketing messages.
We may use your email address for non-marketing administrative purposes, such as notifying you of a major Site change, newly available Site functions, or for customer service purposes.
- Storage of information so that you will not have to re-enter it next time you visit the site.
- Provide custom, personalized content and information.
- Monitor the effectiveness of advertising and marketing campaigns.
- Monitor total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.
Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
Except as a part of a specific program in which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out of participation or as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share your Personal Information with any third-party for their commercial or marketing use without your consent.
We do share non-Personal Information that we collect on our information logs with third parties to help them in understanding the usage pattern of our content.
We may release Personal Information and/or non-Personal Information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. copyright law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information and/or non-Personal Information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions Of Use, to take precautions against liability, investigation, and defend against any third party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, protect the security or integrity of our Site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of us, our users or the public.
Your Choice Regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of Personal Information
You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information through the Site. If you do so, certain of our products and services might not be available to you. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties or to receive information and promotional material from us or from our affiliates, please email us at email@example.com or select the "opt out" box on our online forms. If you choose to not receive emails from us, you may opt out of receiving such email, and your account will be cancelled. This is necessary because we are often required to send notices to you relative to products you have purchased or viewed.
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters and do not disclose your password to anyone. To protect your privacy and security, we take steps to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections to it. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password. Our employees will never ask you for your password so do not be fooled by someone who is trying to pose as a Catholic Content, LLC employee. If you do share your password or your Personal Information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your Personal Information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments regarding your privacy, personal information, your consent, or your choice to opt-in or opt-out of activities.
Other Limits to Your Privacy
We do not provide any Personal Information to these third party companies without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, if a third-party company requests that we show an advertisement to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that ad, they may conclude that you fit the description of their target audience. The third party company may also use non-Personal Information regarding your use of the Site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad to determine which ads to deliver to you.
Your Data Is Safe With Us!
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Site. Any transmission you make will be at your own risk. Upon receipt of your transmission of information, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, this is not to be construed as a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by any breach of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take the appropriate steps towards keeping your information private. Depending on where you reside, you may have a legal right to receive a written notice of a security breach.
User Ability to Access, Update and Correct Personal Information
In order to ensue that all of your Personal Information is correct and up-to-date, at any time you may visit your personal profile at www.myCatholicVoice.com. Through your personal profile you may: (a) review and update your Personal Information that we have already collected; (b) choose whether or not you wish us to send you information about our company, or promotional material from some of our partners or affiliates; or (c) choose whether or not you wish us to share some of your Personal Information with third parties.
No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing
We do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your notification preferences so we communicate with you as you prefer. To report related spam or spoof emails to us, please forward the email to email@example.com.
We Commit To Children's Privacy!
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. Therefore, no part of our Site is directed towards children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Site from persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or access the Site at any time or in any manner. Upon discovery that we have inadvertently collected information from an individual under 13 years of age, we will take the appropriate steps towards deleting this information.
Special Note to International Users
The Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the Site from any region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that your continued use of the Site is governed by U.S. Law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms and Conditions Of Service, and that you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
We may share your Personal Information with other persons or business entities in the event we consider a transaction involving the purchase or sale of our assets or stock for purposes of allowing such persons or entities to make business decisions about the transaction. Similarly, in the event of the acquisition or sale of our company or any of its assets to a third-party, your Personal Information may be transferred to such third-party in such transaction. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Revisions and Updates to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically as reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay on top of the most recent changes to this Privacy Notice. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.
Date Last Modified:
This Privacy Notice was last modified February 12, 2008
Copyright © 2007-2009 Catholic Content, LLC - US Patents Pending