Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity ("National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity") operates ermita.org and may operate other websites. It is National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity visitors use its website. From time to time, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ermita.org blogs/sites. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity websites choose to interact with National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in ways that require National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ermita.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity behalf or to provide services available at National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity website and have supplied your email address, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity uses cookies to help National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity identify and track visitors, their usage of National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity website, and their website access preferences. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity websites, with the drawback that certain features of National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity sole discretion. National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a ermita.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.