Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of its visitors to the congregation's web site. As such, Sisters of St. Francis utilizes industry-standard security measures to safeguard internet transactions and communications. The purpose of this statement is to explain the types of information Sisters of St. Francis collects about visitors to its website, the manner in which this information is collected and used, with whom and under what circumstances the information is shared, and the manner in which visitors can restrict the use or disclosure of such information.
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority at Sisters of St. Francis. We have taken careful measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of your information. Once we receive your information that was entered into our web site, it is stored behind a firewall. All Sisters of St. Francis employees are aware of our privacy and security policies. Your information is only accessible to those employees who need it in order to perform their jobs.
Information Collected From Web Site Visitors
Web servers automatically collect information from site visitors, such as IP addresses and browser information, in order to optimize users' web experience and analyze traffic patterns. This information is collected and analyzed on a summary basis only. It is not personally identifiable. While web servers automatically collect visitor domain names, they do not involuntarily collect personal identification information about visitors. The web servers gather information about the particulars of a visitor's visit through the Sisters of St. Francis web site such as the web page from which a visitor enters the site, the pages within Sisters of St. Francis' site visited, how long a visitor is on the site, and other such information that will help Sisters of St. Francis evaluate and improve its site.
We collect personally identifiable information only when voluntarily provided by website users. We only receive personal information about site visitors through our online forms, which you need to use to perform the following functions: subscribe to newsletters, make donations, or send comments.
Internal Disclosure of Information
Sisters of St. Francis employees are permitted access to the information they require to perform their jobs and service visitors. Sisters of St. Francis maintains strict internal policies against the unauthorized disclosure or use of visitor information. Sisters of St. Francis has no subsidiaries that information is shared with.
Third Party Disclosure of Information
Sisters of St. Francis does not sell or disclose personal identification information obtained online from visitors through the web site to anyone outside of Sisters of St. Francis.
Personal Identification Information Collection
When visitors voluntarily provide personal identification information to Sisters of St. Francis through the congregation's web site, Sisters of St. Francis limits its use of such information to the purposes for which the information was provided. However, Sisters of St. Francis reserves the right to use such information for communications development research and other similar purposes and/or to contact a visitor regarding additional information the visitor may find useful. Visitors have the right to choose not to receive this information by notifying Sisters of St. Francis of their preference. We do not sell personally identifiable information about our members to any third party.
Co-Sponsors or Co-Branded Products/Services
In order to maintain our independent position in the community, Sisters of St. Francis does not have any co-sponsored or co-branded sites or features. Our site does provide links to other sites only for the convenience of our visitors. Sisters of St. Francis does not endorse any such sites listed.
Sisters of St. Francis does not send unsolicited "junk" e-mail (spam). However, the company does use e-mail to communicate with customers and respond to visitor inquiries and send information requested by visitors through the congregation's web site. Any visitors receiving unwanted e-mail from Sisters of St. Francis should contact the congregation and advise of their desire not to receive future e-mails and/or request removal from Sisters of St. Francis' e-mail list. As soon as reasonable practicable, Sisters of St. Francis will remove such visitor from the congregation's e-mail list.
Questions regarding this privacy statement should be directed to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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