Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart does not read any of your private online communications.

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart and Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart collects and uses your personal information to operate the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart and its affiliates. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, in order to determine what Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart pages, or register with Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart site or services, a cookie helps Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart at admin@thefriars.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.