Diocese of Brooklyn
We respect your privacy.
How We Protect Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to prevent against unauthorized use, access, disclosure, and destruction. Your name and email address, along with other information that can be used to identify you, constitute your Personal Information. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, security measures are not impenetrable, and we can’t guarantee against misuse.
What Information We Collect
If you choose to contact us through the Website, we’ll collect your contact information, such as your name and email address, in order for us to communicate with you. If you write a message, we will store the message so we can reference it to tailor our responses to you.
Website Visitor Data
Directly or through the use of third-party data analytics services (including Google Analytics), we collect visitor information, including your IP address and server log data (the address of the web page you visited before using the Website, your browser type and settings, the date and time of your use of the Website, language preferences). We may gather your information about the device you are using to access our Website, including what type of device it is, what operating system you are using, device settings, application IDs, location, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Other data is collected, including data generated by your use of the Website and links you interact with. Further information on how Google uses data collected by Google Analytics can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Information about how to opt out of Google Analytics can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Account and Other Data
We may occasionally collect additional Personal Information that you voluntarily submit to us through the Website for other purposes, including information needed to open an account if you choose to do so. This information may include 1) user name and password; (2) name, email address, telephone number, home address, business address; (3) credit card and other payment information (4) personal interests or concerns; (4) registration information pertaining to an educational program or event; or (5) answers to an online form or survey.
How We Use Your Information
- We use your information to operate, manage, and improve our Website, and for marketing and administrative purposes.
- If you communicate with us, we may send you newsletters and marketing information, until you decide to opt out. We may also send you notifications, updates, and changes about our Website, and contact you to provide customer service and support.
- We may use your Personal Information, including any information you share with us, to improve our programs and services.
- We may use your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, to respond to lawful requests, court orders and legal process, to enforce our rights, to prevent fraud, and to protect the security of the Website and for safety.
- We may use your IP address and location data to analyze usage, administer our Website, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
- With your consent, we may use your Personal Information in other ways.
How We Share Your Information
Cookies and Other Technologies
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk or on a website server. Cookies do not retrieve information stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. For those using our Website, we may link cookie information to your email address so as to maintain and recall your preferences within the Website.
How to manage cookie preferences
Depending on their purpose, some cookies will only operate for the length of a single browsing session, while others have a longer life span to ensure that they fulfill their longer-term purposes. Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies or reject cookies, to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your browser, or to delete cookies that have already been set. If your browser is set to reject cookies, certain aspects of the Website that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the Website, and some Website functionality may be lost. The “Help” section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies you may visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Opt-in /Opt-out of Communications
Your Choice to Access, Edit, or Delete Information.
Our Website is not directed at nor intended for use by individuals under 18. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information without consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with his or her Personal Information, we will promptly delete such data.
You may have implemented a “do-not-track” signal through your browser. As there currently is no fixed standard for do-not-track signals, we currently do not respond to do-not-track signals from your web browser.
Data Retention and Destruction
California Privacy Rights
Diocese of Brooklyn
310 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Policy last updated: May 15, 2020.