Last Updated: May 1, 2014
You can navigate the majority of the St. Thomas More Church Website (the “Parish Website”) and the St. Thomas More Catholic School Website (the “School Website”) without giving us any information about yourself. Some of the features offered require personal information about our Websites’ visitors. Your privacy is important to us, so please contact us if you have any questions.
How We Use and Receive Personal Information
We may use any personal information for a variety of purposes, such as:
We also may receive personal information about you when you provide it to other websites, such as the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh’s website.
We receive personal information through our Websites in several ways, which are described below:
We may collect any of the types of information described above, and similar types of information, for other purposes as we add or change features of the Websites. We also provide forms on these Websites that you may complete and provide to us offline. This policy does not apply to this or other offline types of data collection, but we may combine information collected in multiple contexts for purposes similar to those described here.
Service providers assist us in providing certain website features and services. For example, service providers manage our member database, process payments and donations, and provide other applications such as calendars. Your information is shared with these parties so they can provide services. Our service providers are only authorized to use information to perform services on our behalf or for limited administrative purposes and legal compliance.
We may disclose personal information in other circumstances, such as:
We reserve the right to transfer information about our users in the event of a reorganization of the Parish or the School. We also may share information with the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and affiliated organizations.
We will not use or disclose your personal information in a manner materially different than described in this policy unless we first seek and receive your prior express consent to the use or disclosure.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We have put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard and secure the personal information you provide to us through our Websites. For example, many of the Websites’ pages that collect personal information use https secure transfer protocol.
Cookies and Information We Receive Automatically
We also receive information about our Websites’ visitors through cookies. Cookies record information such as the pages you visited, the features you used, and the amount of time you visited a page. You always have the right to refuse placement of cookies or you can delete them at any time. Please visit the help section of your web browser for further details.
We receive IP addresses in the normal course of operating our Websites. An IP address is code assigned by your Internet service provider to your device so you can access the Internet. We may use your IP address in order to recognize your device on return visits so that we can provide a customized service for you, such as remembering your login credentials so that you do not need to re-enter them on each visit.
We do not intend to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please let us know immediately so we can take appropriate action.
Links to Other Sites
We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These sites may not be owned, controlled, or operated by St. Thomas More. For example, the School Website includes links to other websites that provide educational games and videos, reading material, and general information. In those cases, we cannot control how information collected by those sites will be used, shared, or secured. If you visit linked sites, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy notices or policies posted at those sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked sites, your use of them, or the information practices of their operators.
Notification of Changes
Changing Your Information and Contacting Us
You may access, update, correct, or remove the personal information you provided to us by contacting us through the telephone number or e-mail address listed below. Please include your contact information and a detailed description of your request or privacy concern.