Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last revised: February 13, 2015

Your privacy is very important to us. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use protect, and disclose information and data when you use the OCCatholic.com and/or OCCatholicNews.com website (the “Site“). This Privacy Policy also explains your choices for managing your information preferences, including opting out of certain uses of your Personal Information. By using the Site you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Managing Your Information Preferences

You can always e-mail us at webeditor@occatholic.com to opt out of receiving certain e-mails, to review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information, or if you have any other questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

We may collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, e-mail address, and other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide to us (“Personal Information“). The decision to provide this information is optional. However, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of the Site.

Usage Data and Site Activity

We automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site (“Usage Data“). For example, each time you use the Site we may automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address and geographic region, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. This anonymous usage information may be associated with your username and profile, but we do not disclose the associated information to third parties. We use this information to help us understand how people use the Site, and to enhance the services we offer.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do not use cookies (a small text file placed on your computer to identify your computer and browser) or Web beacons (an electronic file placed on a website that monitors usage), but reserve the right to do so in the future. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally

We use Personal Information for our own purposes only, such as to provide you with the Site, to improve the Site, to notify you of new products or services, and to otherwise communicate with you about our products and services, our upcoming events, and similar information. We may also use your Personal Information to provide more relevant search results from the search functions of the Site. We will not disclose Personal Information to third parties, including for their direct marketing purposes, without your consent, except as explained in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose to third parties, certain Usage Data regarding the Site. However, in such cases, your Usage Data is aggregated with the Usage Data of others and does not identify you individually.


Service Providers

From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers“). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing by wordtree and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect our safety, property, or rights, and the safety, property, and rights of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

Be Careful When You Share Information with Others

Please be aware that whenever you share information on a publicly available profile page or any other public forum on the Site (e.g., when you schedule an appointment that is visible to others with access to that calendar), that information may be accessed by others. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

Security

We recognize the importance of safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we employ reasonable measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Site may contain links to other websites. A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. You access such third-party websites or content at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a third-party website before providing any information to the website.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. In addition, we recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

Privacy Policy Changes

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Those changes will go into effect on the Revision Date shown in the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Site constitutes your consent to the revised Privacy Policy.