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Privacy Policies

This policy discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of the St. Olaf website. In general, we receive two types of information: personal information you provide voluntarily, and aggregate information about users as a whole:

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Users request information, fill out surveys, and other activities which request personal identifiable information of a voluntary nature. We collect contact information (e.g., postal mailing address, phone numbers, and email addresses) and financial information (e.g., credit card numbers). This information is used to fulfill pledges, send information, and contact users. We will do our very best to ensure the privacy of any identifiable information you may provide to us. St. Olaf does not sell, rent or lease its user lists to third parties.

AGGREGATE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION: We receive certain types of information from our website, such as the number of times the website pages are visited, the domain sources (e.g., “aol.com”) for visitors. This information is compiled in aggregate form for statistical reporting and does not contain personal identifying information. We may disclose aggregate data to third parties or include it in public records.

Use and sharing of personal information
We use personal information to provide you information about Mass schedules, programs, and other information, or to process your donations. St. Olaf may store personal information on databases in order to manage our ongoing relationship with you. We may disclose all of the personal information to service providers for the purpose of processing requested transactions (such as making donations online). Our agreements with these service providers contain confidentially provisions and restrictions on using this information for any other purposes. With the exceptions noted above, we will never share, exchange, sell or rent your personal information to anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is used by our staff and by contracted service providers relating to our communications with you.

Security
Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for strong encryption and security when processing online transactions.

Protecting Children Online
St. Olaf feels that it is extremely important to guard the identity and privacy of children, and we encourage parents to supervise their children’s interactions online. We do not intentionally solicit personal information from children under the age of 13. In the event that we receive personal information from a child whom we know to be under 13, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child or seek parental consent. For more information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you can visit the Federal Trade Commission site at www.ftc.gov.

Other
Our website includes links to other websites which operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. St. Olaf is not responsible or liable for any content from such sites. This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards available to its users. Any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information. The church will not accept responsibility for content in such areas.

Consent
By using the St. Olaf website, you consent to the collection and use of information as described above. By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Policy. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. We will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the types of information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of www.SaintOlaf.org following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.

Privacy Policy Changes
This policy was created on June 1, 2009. We reserve the right at our discretion to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. We will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the types of information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Contacting St. Olaf
Call 612-332-7471 or write/visit 215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402.


 

EMAIL POLICIES

Why Did You Receive a Mailing From Us?
If you received a mailing from us, our records indicate that you provided your address to receive information (“opt-in”) or you have registered, purchased, or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

How Can You Stop Receiving Email From Us?
If you have received unwanted email from us, please send an email to annette@SaintOlaf.org and ask to be deleted from our list.

Sharing and Usage
We will never share, exchange, sell or rent your email address to anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is used by our staff relating to our communications with you.

How We Protect Your Privacy
We use appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. Information submitted to us is used by our staff relating to our communications with you.

Contacting St. Olaf
Call 612-332-7471 or write/visit 215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402.


 

TERMS OF USE

The St. Olaf website is offered to you upon your acceptance without modification of the following terms, conditions, and notices. St. Olaf offers no liabilities or warranties of any kind in your use of this website.

Copyrights
Except for public domain material, the content on this site is protected by intellectual property laws, including U.S. copyright laws. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use the material at this site while connected to this site. You are also granted a limited license to print or reproduce site content, data and background information about us and our activities. You may not reproduce photos without our express written permission. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved. Changes to or deletion of author attribution or copyright notices are prohibited. You may not display this website in frames without our express written permission. You may, however, establish ordinary links to our site without our written permission.

Changes
When you visit and/or use our website, you automatically agree to abide by our Terms of Use and agree to be legally bound by them. The most current version of these Terms of Use will always be found at this page and we reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes.

Contacting St. Olaf
Call 612-332-7471 or write/visit 215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402.


 

LIST EXCHANGE

St. Olaf Catholic Church has developed this policy to balance two essential needs for the continued development and long-term success of the church:
1. The need for our members to trust their personal information is safeguarded and secure; and
2. The need to increase membership and program attendance.

Because individuals who support organizations similar to ours are among the most likely to support St. Olaf, we will, on occasion, exchange lists with other well-established charitable, religious non-profit organizations. The goal of any list exchange is to allow St. Olaf to provide information about its programs. List exchanges are not used for fundraising.

The following principles will always apply:

1. Lists will be exchanged only: we will not sell or rent any personal information from any list.

2. We will not exchange any information concerning donors, members, or others we determine to have a strong and specific relation with St. Olaf.

3. Exchanges are limited to mailing addresses only: we will not give out phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or any other personal information.

4. We will ensure that any exchange is for a one-time use only.

5. We will not exchange information to, with or from any candidate for public office, committees or organizations supporting a candidate, political parties, or organizations that solicit funds for use in political campaigns for any purpose.

6. We will honor requests by patrons to suppress their names from any exchange; requests are accepted at our administrative office (contact information below).

7. We will maintain complete and accurate records of all uses of lists for at least such time as required by law.

8. We will comply with the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, the State of Minnesota, and the United States Postal Service. We will meet the accountability standards for the charitable sector as outlined by the Minnesota Charities Review Council.