The Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocese of Alameda (“St. Vincent de Paul”) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the St. Vincent de Paul Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the St. Vincent de Paul website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
St. Vincent de Paul collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. St. Vincent de Paul also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by St. Vincent de Paul. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by St. Vincent de Paul for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the St. Vincent de Paul Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through St. Vincent de Paul public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: St. Vincent de Paul does not read any of your private online communications.
Use of your Personal Information
St. Vincent de Paul collects and uses your personal information to operate the St. Vincent de Paul Web site and deliver the services you have requested. St. Vincent de Paul also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from St. Vincent de Paul and its affiliates. St. Vincent de Paul may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
St. Vincent de Paul does not sell, rent, lease, share or trade its customer and donor lists to third parties. This includes information collected from donors who give online and offline. St. Vincent de Paul may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to St. Vincent de Paul, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
St. Vincent de Paul does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
St. Vincent de Paul keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within St. Vincent de Paul, in order to determine what St. Vincent de Paul services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within St. Vincent de Paul to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. You will have the option to opt out of our mailing lists at any time.
St. Vincent de Paul Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on St. Vincent de Paul or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of St. Vincent de Paul; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of St. Vincent de Paul, or the public.
The St. Vincent de Paul Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize St. Vincent de Paul pages, or register with St. Vincent de Paul site or services, a cookie helps St. Vincent de Paul to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same St. Vincent de Paul Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the St. Vincent de Paul features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the St. Vincent de Paul services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
St. Vincent de Paul secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. St. Vincent de Paul secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
St. Vincent de Paul will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. St. Vincent de Paul encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how St. Vincent de Paul is protecting your information.
St. Vincent de Paul welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that St. Vincent de Paul has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Society of St. Vincent de Paul at www.svdp-alameda.org/contact--connect1.html. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.