This policy describes how the Diocese treats the information that is collected about you when you visit this website, and the other websites operated by the Diocese, such as its schools, churches, parishes, and charitable organizations. Any information you provide when you visit the websites that can be linked from the Diocese’s websites, but are operated by organizations other than the Diocese, are subject to the privacy policies of the organizations that own those websites. The Diocese is not responsible for or liable for the other websites or devices linked to the Diocese websites. This policy also does not apply to information you may provide to the Diocese offline.
Information We Collect
Information is required so that we can provide informational, educational and religious services to you and to your family. Some information we collect is personal to you and some information we collect is anonymous, de-identified and/or aggregated.
Personally Identifiable Information. “Personally identifiable information” is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. The Diocese generally collects personally identifiable information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you make a purchase on our website, or make donations to the Church online, or register for events, you will be asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name, phone number, a mailing address, and any other information that is connected to you personally. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested, if necessary.
Anonymous, De-identified and/or Aggregated Information. Anonymous, de-identified and/or aggregated information is information that cannot identify you as an individual. The Diocese generally collects computer generated anonymous, de-identified, and/or aggregated information through cookies, and information about devices.
How We Use Information
The Diocese uses this information to provide you with the services you have requested. If you subscribe to our paper or make any purchase, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice, and your mailing address is used to send you your purchase. We also use the information you provide us to send you notices and communications through the Diocese websites, apps, and social media websites, such as the Diocese accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The Diocese may use artificial intelligence and natural language processing tools, such as chatbots, for website, virtual and online support services.
How We Share Information
The Diocese may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you within the Diocese and its schools, churches, parishes, and charitable organizations, to other companies, social media sites or individuals when we utilize third-party service providers for the limited purpose of providing products, services, or information about functions on behalf of the Diocese. Examples include: sending you information about Diocesan events through your social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and through Diocese e-mails (such as MS Exchange), processing credit cards, fulfilling subscriptions, assisting individuals with disabilities through online accessibility services, and keeping track of donations. The Diocese requires that these service providers agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them.
We may preserve or disclose information about you to comply with the law, regulations, legal processes, or governmental requests; to assert legal rights or defend against legal claims; or to prevent, detect, or investigate illegal activity, fraud, abuse, violations of our terms, or threats to the security of the services or the physical safety of any person.
Protecting the privacy of children’s information is especially important. Children under 13 years of age must have verifiable parent consent to use our website. Please visit: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions for information about how to provide verifiable parent consent. We do not share any information regarding current or former students under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under the relevant minimum age without verifiable consent, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. Parents who believe that their child has submitted personal information to us and would like to have it deleted may contact us at 724-552-2500.
We Do Not Sell Information
The Diocese of Greensburg will not sell personally identifiable information about you to any third-party vendor.
The Diocese works diligently to keep data safe. We use a combination of technical, administrative, and physical controls to maintain the security of data. This includes using the latest in Transport Layer Security encryption (TLS & DTLS) to encrypt many of our web and remote access services. No method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure, however. If you have a security-related concern, please contact the diocesan Help Desk.
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this Web site, you consent to this transfer. Please note that the countries where you live or operate may have privacy and data protection laws that differ from the laws of the United States. You agree to this risk when you navigate this website.
Retention of Information
We retain the right to keep the information indefinitely. You have the right to restrict the sharing of your information or the right to opt-out of having your information shared with third parties by contacting the Diocese directly at 724-552-2500. However, restricting or opting-out may mean that you no longer receive a service or services provided by the Diocese.
If you have questions or comments, please contact the Diocese at 724-552-2500.