- Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
- We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
- We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
- We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
- Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
- We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
- We will make readily available to parishioners information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
What information do we collect?
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering for an event, filling out a connect card, giving to the church, signing up for a newsletter, or any time you enter information into our site.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us, the choices you make and the features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
- Contact and Demographic Info. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, date of birth, grade, gender, marital status and associated family members.
- We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate our websites or app. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our websites or apps and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our websites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
How do we use this information?
- To fulfill the purpose of your visit.
- To follow up after you correspond with us.
- To send emails regarding your account, donation, registration, etc.
- To send periodic email newsletters, text messages, or push notifications you’ve opted in to.
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To analyze data, identify usage trends and to evaluate and improve our websites and app experience.
- To facilitate participation in in-service interactions.
- To develop content ideas for future messages, small group resources, social media, podcasts, etc.
Will Your Information Be Shared With Anyone?
We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
- Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
- Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, and customer service. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Website, which will enable them to collect data on our behalf about how you interact with our Website over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, pages or features, and better understand online activity.
Who Will Your Information Be Shared With?
We only share and disclose your information with the following third parties. We have categorized each party so that you may easily understand the purpose of our data collection and processing practices. If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us using the contact details provided in the section below titled “Contact“.
- Web and Mobile Analytics
- Google Analytics
- Understand and save your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with customized and improved services.
- Aggregate data about site usage in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
- Allow St. Matthew Catholic Church to use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
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How do I unsubscribe or opt-out of communication from St. Matthew Catholic Church?
Email: Please use the unsubscribe link at the end of our email communications or contact us via the information below.
Do We Collect Information From Minors?
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Website. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under age 18, please contact us by using the information in the “Contact” section.
Is my information secure?
To the best of our ability, we have taken the appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our website. All communications between your browser and this website are encrypted with industry-standard SSL Certificates from trusted certificate authorities that your browser already trusts. Backups of our database and website are also encrypted, protecting them in the event of theft or loss.
For more information please contact Heather King by email here.