Privacy Policy

 

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Franciscan Media honors and respects the privacy of its customers, subscribers, donors, and site visitors. If you have any questions about the operation of our website, please write to us at [email protected] or 28 W. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

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Privacy

Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Table of Contents:

  1. About This Privacy Policy

  2. What Is Personal Information?

  3. Personal Information We Collect

  4. How We Use Personal Information

  5. How We Share Personal Information

  6. Cookies and Our Website

  7. Your Rights and Choices

  8. Other Important Information

  9. Contact Us

Glossary:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.
  • Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to Franciscan Media, LLC, 28 West Liberty Street.
  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device, or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
  • Country refers to: Ohio, United States
  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone, or a digital tablet.
  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
  • Service refers to the Website.
  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.
  • Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a User can log in or create an account to use the Service.
  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Website refers to Franciscan Media, accessible from https://www.franciscanmedia.org/
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

 

1.  About This Privacy Policy

Franciscan Media respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it.  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and share personal information for our business purposes.  It also explains related rights and choices you may have.

You may be referred to this Policy or shown other privacy notices when you visit our website or when we collect your personal information for other services.  The notices supplement this Policy. To the extent those statements differ from other parts of the Policy, the statements govern in their applicable areas.

This Policy does not apply to personal information controlled by a third party that we process only as a contracted service provider to that third party under applicable law.  If you have a relationship with a third-party organization that you believe is our partner, please consult that third party’s privacy policies.

 

2.  What Is Personal Information?

Laws in different areas may define “personal information” differently.  But generally, your “personal information” includes your unique identifiers (full name, phone number, email address, etc.); and information about your characteristics, conditions or behavior that is associated with one of your identifiers or could reasonably be linked to you.

“Non-personal information,” on the other hand, has been aggregated, anonymized or de-identified so that it cannot reasonably be linked to an individual.

 

3.  Personal Information We Collect

3.1 Information You Provide To Us

We may collect some or all of the categories listed below when you fill out a form on our website; subscribe to one of our newsletters; subscribe to a publication, purchase items or services; introduce yourself to one of our representatives; or contact us with questions or feedback:

  • Contact information (full name, address, email address, phone number)
  • Content in your comments, posts or communications (for example, interests you express to us about different services)

If you decline to provide requested information, we may not be able to provide one or more services to you, or you may not receive access to certain features of a service.

 

3.2 Information We Log Automatically Online

Like most internet services, our website gathers and logs some data about visitors automatically in order to provide a requested service, identify users, customize the user experience, or understand how the site is being used (“Log Data”).  Log Data collected may include the following:

  • online identifiers (IP address, device ID, previously set cookies and related data)
  • device or system information (operating system, browser type)
  • online activity (the name of the site you were on before navigating to our site, other browsing history)
  • site activity and usage data (particular pages you visit on our site and how you interact with them)
  • location data

Some Log Data is collected through the use of “cookies” or similar tracking technologies, which are explained here.    


4.  How We Use Personal Information

We may use your personal information:

How We Use Personal Information

Example of Categories Used

To respond to your inquires.

  • Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To process your orders.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To process your donations.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To subscribe to our content.

  • Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To service your account with us.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To provide and maintain service with us.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services, and events. Unless you have opted not to receive such information.

  • Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To provide any other services you have requested.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To contact you regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products, or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To communicate updates or changes to our terms of use or policies.

  • Identifiers
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To detect, investigate or prevent activities that may violate our policies, threaten security, or may be fraudulent or illegal.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

Comply with other legal obligations.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

For business transfers we may use your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding. Personal data held by us about our service users is among the assets transferred.

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

To fulfill any other purposed permitted under applicable law. 

  • Identifiers
  • Financial Information
  • Protected Classified Information
  • Internet Activity
  • Geolocation Data

We may use non-personal information for any purpose, consistent with applicable law.

 

5.  How We Share Personal Information

5.1 Vendors And Service Providers

We may share your information with vendors and service providers that perform services on our behalf, such as hosting our online services, managing databases, performing analyses, conducting surveys, or sending communications and newsletters for us.  Where necessary and appropriate, our agreements with vendors prohibit them from retaining, using, or disclosing the personal information we share with them for any other purpose.

5.2 Business Partners

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions. Where necessary and appropriate, our agreements with business partners prohibit them from retaining, using, or disclosing the personal information we share with them for any other purpose.

5.3 With Affiliates

We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy policy. Affiliates include our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.

5.4 Mandatory Disclosures And Legal Proceedings

We may have a legal obligation to disclose personal information to government authorities or other third parties pursuant to a valid regulatory request, subpoena or court order.  We may also need to disclose and otherwise process your personal information in accordance with applicable law to defend our legitimate interests, for example, in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

5.5 Change In Control Or Merger

If we decide to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize our businesses, this can involve us disclosing personal information to prospective or actual purchasers and their advisers, or receiving personal information from sellers and their advisers.

5.6 With Other Users

When you share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If you interact with other users or register through a third-party social media service, your contacts on the third-party social media service may see your name, profile, pictures and description of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.

5.7 With Your Consent

We will share your personal information with other third parties as you may direct, or if you otherwise consent.

 

6.  Cookies And Our Website

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved by your computer’s browser.  It holds information that our site or another site may need to function properly, recognize your device, or personalize your experience.

Types of Cookies:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies: A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Flash Cookies: Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read "Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?" available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
  • Tracking Pixels and Web Beacons: Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Essential Cookies: Essential cookies are necessary in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site.
  • Analytics Cookies: Analytics cookies allow us to analyze use of our website to evaluate and improve performance and provide personalization to our customers and donors.  Where feasible, these cookies only use aggregated or other non-personal information in accordance with all compliance standards.
  • Cookie Policy: Policy cookies allow us to identify if the users have accepted the use of cookies on the website.

You can block, disable or delete cookies on your device at any time by changing the settings in your browser. However, blocking, disabling, or deleting cookies may limit your ability to view all the pages of our site or other sites. You can find more information about cookies at www.cookiesandyou.com/ and www.youronlinechoices.com.

 

7.  Your Rights and Choices

7.1 Access and Correct Your Personal Information

If you have provided us with your contact details or other personal information, or if you are a customer of ours, we want to help make sure that your data is correct.  Where feasible, we will let you review personal information that you have provided to us and will take reasonable steps to delete such information if you so request.  Here’s how to contact us.

7.2 Opt-Out of Email Communications

If you have subscribed to one of our newsletters or are receiving marketing emails from us and would like to opt-out, you can opt-out by using the “unsubscribe” link provided in the email or by submitting an opt-out email to: [email protected].

 

8. Other Important Information

8.1 Data Security

In order to safeguard personal information against unauthorized access, removal, theft, or disclosure, we strive to use reasonable security measures appropriate to the nature of the information.  Unfortunately, in our increasingly connected digital world, no one can guarantee perfect data security, and we cannot promise that our measures will always prevent a breach of personal information.  Should we detect such a breach, we will promptly take remedial measures and notify affected individuals, third parties and law enforcement agencies as required by applicable law.

We encourage you to help maximize security by applying your own personal security measures.  For more information about what you can do to protect your data, please see the tips and resources offered by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/privacy-identity-online-security.

8.2 Email and Use of Online Forms

If you are communicating to us by email, please be aware that your transmission is not necessarily secure against interception and could be read by third parties. However, if you use one of our online forms to communicate with us, those forms have greater security.

8.3 Quality and Retention of Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to keep the personal information we possess accurate and to delete incorrect or unnecessary personal information.  We retain personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or otherwise communicated to you, unless a longer period is required by applicable law.  We encourage you to access your personal information through your account from time to time to help us ensure that it is up to date.

8.4 Third Party Sites and Services

Our website may contain links to third-party websites, products or services.  Information those companies collect when you click on their links is governed by their privacy policies, not ours.  We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

8.5 Third-Party Direct Marketing

We do not disclose, and have not disclosed, personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

8.6 “Do Not Track” Signals

Your browser may offer a Do Not Track (DNT) setting.  If you turn that setting on, your browser sends a signal to websites indicating that you don’t want to be tracked over time or across third party sites.  We don’t currently respond to these signals. because there is not yet a common understanding of how to process them or a consensus on what “tracking” means.

8.7 Children’s Privacy

Our services are not intended for children (individuals under the age of 16).  We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or process personal information from children without parental consent or another form of consent that may be required under applicable law.  Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information about protecting children’s online privacy.

8.8 Changes to This Policy

We will update this Policy to reflect any material changes in applicable law, our privacy practices, or our services.  You may periodically review this Policy to remain aware of our current practices.

 

9.  Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or our practices, or wish to exercise your rights regarding your personal information under applicable law, please contact us:

By email: [email protected]

By phone: (513) 241-5615

By mail: Franciscan Media, 28 W. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

By visiting our website: https://www.franciscanmedia.org