Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
What kind of data is collected?
Our company collects the following set of data and information:
- Personal identification information (name, email address…)
The Collection of your Personal Information
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Catholic Diocese of Buffalo public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Catholic Diocese of Buffalo does not read any of your private online communications.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Catholic Diocese of Buffalo so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and Catholic Diocese of Buffalo family of Web sites.
How is the data collected?
You provide our company with most of the data we collect, we collect data and process personal data and information when:
- You register online, subscribe to our newsletter or contact us
- Use our website or application when cookies are set on your device
Our company might also receive data and information indirectly from the following sources:
- Road to Renewal (https://www.roadtorenewal.com)
- WNYCatholic (https://www.wnycatholic.org)
How will we use your data?
Our company collects your data so that we can:
- Send you an email with updated information, newsletters or additional resources
If you agree our company will share your data with partner companies: Diocese of Buffalo
How is the data stored?
Our company securely stores your data in the United States.
Our company will keep your name and email for 26 months. On this time period has expired, the data will be deleted automatically.
- Device model (anonymous)
- OS version (anonymous)
- Device’s language (anonymous)
- Geolocalisation if provided
- Country (deducted from geolocalisation)
- City (deducted from geolocalisation)
Our company would like to send you information about the latest information about the Renewal and/or Diocese of Buffalo:
- Constant Contact
If you have agreed to receive marketing emails or communication you may always opt out at a later date.
You have the right at any time to stop our company from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving data to other partners working with our company.
If you no longer want to be contacted for marketing purposes you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of your Personal Information
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo collects and uses your personal information to operate the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Catholic Diocese of Buffalo also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and its affiliates. Catholic Diocese of Buffalo may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, in order to determine what Catholic Diocese of Buffalo services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Catholic Diocese of Buffalo; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, or the public.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo pages, or register with Catholic Diocese of Buffalo site or services, a cookie helps Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo services or Web sites you visit.
Data protection rights
Our company would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user has, if applicable, the right to:
- The right to access: you have the right to request our company for copies of your personal data.
- The right to rectification: you have the right to request that our company corrects any information you believe is inaccurate or mistaken. You also have the right to request our company to complete information you believe is incomplete.
- The right to erasure: you have the right to request that our company erase your personal data under certain conditions.
- The right to restrict processing: you have the right to request that our company restricts the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.
- The right to object to processing: you have the right to object to our company’s processing of personal data under certain conditions.
- The right to data portability: you have the right to request that our company transfers the data we have collected to another organization or directly to you under certain conditions.
If you have any request regarding this matter we have a month to answer you. If you want to exercise any of these rights please contact us by using the following contact detail:
- Send us an email at: email@example.com
Privacy policies of other websites or third-party
Security of your Personal Information
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Catholic Diocese of Buffalo 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.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has not adhered to this Statement and you wish to exercise one of your data protection rights, please contact Catholic Diocese of Buffalo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Contacting the appropriate authority
If you have any complaint or concern regarding how your data is managed you can contact the appropriate authority at: Federal Trade Commission (https://consumer.ftc.gov)
- Information we receive (when you provide it, visit our website, receive email…)
- How this information is used
- Sharing of this information
- Data retention
- Third-party tools and sites
- Children and privacy security
If you have any question or suggestion for its improvement, please let us know at email@example.com
Information you give us
You do not have to provide our company with any personal information or create a user account to access information on our website and/or application. However for some services we may need personal information from you such as:
- Personal identification information (name, physical address, email address, phone number…)
Also when you visit our website the following information is automatically received and stored by servers:
- IP address
- Location and device used
How information is used
If you choose to provide us with information we may use that information to contact you, respond to your message or provide information or services you requested.
We use data you provide and automatically generated data for statistical analysis to assess what information is of interest to users and system performance. This allows us to make general improvements to our site. We may also use your information in order to detect, prevent and respond to security issues and harmful activities on our website and/or application.
Sharing of this information
Information you choose to share with our company may be treated as public information.
Our company uses a third-party analytics provider (such as Google Analytics) to analyze data from cookies. The third-party analytics provider does not receive personally identifiable information through these cookies. We have also limited the provider’s ability to see your full IP address.
Within our company we restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees, contractors and vendors subject to non-disclosure requirements who require access to this information in order to perform their official duties and exercise controls to limit what data they can view based on the specific needs of their position.
We do not use or share your information for commercial purposes and except as described above, we do not exchange or otherwise disclose this information.
Link to external websites and third-party
Our website may link to other websites created and maintained by other private and/or public organizations and individuals. When you follow a link to an external site you are leaving our website and are subject to external site’s privacy and security policies. Our company does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on an external site.
Our company takes reasonable precautions to protect our site and information. For example we restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees, contractors and vendors subject to non-disclosure requirements.
Our company also uses commonly used practices and technical controls to protect the information in our possession or control. These practices and controls include, but are not limited to, encrypting the transfer of personal information over the internet, using firewalls and intrusion detection systems and maintaining strict technical controls and procédures to ensure data integrity.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
For further information visit allaboutcookies.org
Cookies are used for user identification and proper assignment of historical user data collected during previous visits.
Both temporary cookie files (session cookies) and persistent cookies are used. Users may delete or remove cookies for the browser at any time or block cookies from being installed on its device. However this may affect the operation of our services or even result in its blocking.
As described above, we use your personal information and data to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For example:
- We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: https://optout.aboutads.info/.
We can use different type of cookie or tracking technologies while you are visiting our website and/or application:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These types of cookies enable you to access and browse websites and use their features. Without these cookies, services like billing or shopping baskets cannot work properly.
- Performance cookies: these cookies collect information and data about how you use our websites and/or application. The data collected can be used to optimize our websites and/or applications. These cookies are used to know where our visitors and users are coming from. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you personally.
- Functionality cookies: these cookies allow our website or application to remember your choices. They can be used to memorize your localisation, or your preferences such as language settings or font size.
How to manage cookies?
Here are some of the main explanation on how to delete cookies on your browser: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647 (Chrome); https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox); https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/ (Opera); https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer); https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (Safari); and https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
For mobile devices, if you don’t want to receive targeted advertising based on your center of interest coming from a mobile application, please check the parameters of the operating system of your mobile device and follow these instructions: 1) iOS Users: to enable “Limited Ad Tracking” follow the instructions given by Apple. 2) Android Users: to enable the option “deactivate ad personalization”, follow the instructions given by Google on Google Play. 3) You might want to download the DAA mobile AppChoices application to control behavioral advertising online.