Privacy Policy

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.


Unsolicited E-mail

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.



Links to other web sites provided witin this web site are for your information and convenience only, and will let you leave the Sisters of St. Francis web site. These web sites are not under the control of Sisters of St. Francis, and Sisters of St. Francis is not in any way liable for any loss or damage arising from browsing or using these web sites. Sisters of St. Francis is not responsible for any content found in those web sites. Links are neither endorsements nor proof of affiliation with Sisters of St. Francis. Electronic files and software downloaded over the Internet can contain viruses and other risks and Sisters of St. Francis makes no guarantee that files downloaded or purchased from these web sites, or Sisters of St. Francis' own web site, will be virus free nor cause computer problems. Each of these unaffiliated web sites may have a privacy policy different from that of Sisters of St. Francis. These links may take you to the web sites of advertisers, sponsors, and co-branding partners. Sisters of St. Francis is not responsible for any actions or policies of such owners of web sites. These other web sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. You should review the applicable privacy policies of these web sites before providing personally identifiable information.



Questions regarding this privacy statement should be directed to the following e-mail address:


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