Privacy policies

Effective February 1, 2001

The Diocese of Allentown is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintains the following Privacy Policy to protect the personal information you provide online. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to webmaster@allentowndiocese.org.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

The Diocese of Allentown will not collect any personal information about you (such as your name, address or telephone number) unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want this information to be collected by us, please do not submit it. In the course of using our site, however, we automatically track certain information about you. This information includes the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using and your IP address. Many sites automatically collect this information.

In addition, we may use cookies on certain pages of our site. Cookies are small amounts of data that are sent to your browser from our web server and are stored on your computer's hard drive, not on our site. Cookies allow us to track where you go on our site and make it easier for you to return on subsequent visits to those area that are of the most interest you.

Cookies also can help us provide information that is targeted to your interests. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, however, removing cookies may reduce the speed at which you move through our site.

We only use the information that is provided through our site to help us improve our services to you, to provide you with the products you have requested, to inform you about additional products or services that may be of interest to you, for marketing purposes and for other internal purposes. The Diocese of Allentown does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to organizations outside of the Diocese.

SECURITY

The Diocese of Allentown has implemented a number of security features throughout this site to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. For example, database information is kept separate from live servers and is firewall protected. Please be advised, however, that although the Diocese of Allentown has endeavored to create a secure and reliable site for you, the Diocese cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from the Diocese of Allentown via this site or email. When disclosing any personal information, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public, and consequently, could be collected and used by others without your consent. The Diocese of Allentown has no responsibility or liability for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.

EXTERNAL WEB SITES

To the extent hyperlinks or graphics incorporating hyperlinks are utilized to access third party sites, you should be aware that these third party web sites are not controlled by the Diocese of Allentown and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies of these individual sites to see how personal information is utilized by the operators of third party web sites.

YOUR CONSENT

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by the Diocese of Allentown. The Diocese may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms means that you accept these changes.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please send an email to webmaster@allentowndiocese.org.
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