Information We Collect
We collect personal information about you in various ways, such as through this site and social media channels; at our events and through phone and fax; and in connection with our interactions with you. We may collect the following types of personal information (as permitted under local law): contact information (such as name, postal address, email address and telephone number); username and password when you register on this site; payment information when you make a donation or purchase; geolocation data in connection with certain features of this site; and information you provide about friends or other people you would like us to contact.
Information Collected By Automated Means
When you visit this site, we may collect certain information by automated means for the purpose of enhancing your user experience with our website, such as cookies, web beacons and web server logs. The information we may collect in this manner includes IP address, unique device identifier, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on this site, dates and times of visits to this site and other usage statistics. A “cookie” is a file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and is used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. Through these automated collection methods, we may obtain “clickstream data,” which is a log of the links and other content on which a visitor clicks while browsing a website. As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored. We link certain data elements we have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information we have obtained about you to let us know, for example, whether you have opened an email we sent to you. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Your browser may include options to systematically disable cookies. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before collecting personal information using cookies or similar automated means.
The providers of third-party apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins on this site, such as social media sharing tools (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, Youtube, etc), also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information is collected directly by the providers of the features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of these providers. Subject to applicable law, the Shrine is not responsible for these providers’ information practices.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We use the information described above to perform the following activities (as permitted under local law): creating and managing online accounts; managing our client and vendor relationships; sending newsletters and marketing materials; responding to individuals’ inquiries; operating, evaluating and improving our services (including developing, enhancing, analyzing and improving our websites; managing our communications; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions); protecting against fraud, identifying and seeking to prevent other unlawful activities, resolving claims; and complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies.
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at or prior to the time of collection.
In addition, we use information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, web server logs and other automated means for purposes such as customizing our users’ use of this site; delivering content tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users use this site; and managing this site and other aspects of our services. To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before collecting information using cookies or similar automated means.
We also use third-party analytics services on this site, such as those of Google Analytics. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze your use of our Sites. The information collected through these means (including IP address) may be disclosed to these analytics providers and other relevant third parties who use the information, for example, to evaluate use of the Sites. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit the following site:
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Information We Share
We share the personal information we collect from you with vendors who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions, e.g., processing payments. We do not authorize these vendors to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.
In addition, we may disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or legal process; to law enforcement authorities or other government officials based on a lawful disclosure request; and when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we transfer all or a portion of our services or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).
Information collected through third-party plug-ins and widgets on this site (such as information relating to your use of a social media sharing tool) is collected directly by the providers of the plug-ins and widgets. This information is subject to the privacy policies of the providers of the plug-ins and widgets, and the Shrine is not responsible for those providers’ information practices.
Your Rights And Choices
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Links To Third-Party Sites, Apps and Services
For your convenience and information, this site may provide links to third-party sites, apps and services that may be operated by companies not affiliated with the Shrine. These companies may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any non-Shrine sites, apps or services.
How To Contact Us
Franciscan Missionary Union
Attn: Fr. David Convertino, OFM, Executive Director
144 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001