The following summarizes the information collection and usage practices affecting visitors to the web site located at: www.stfrancispotomac.org
What Information Does St. Francis Collect and Why?
St. Francis collects from visitors to our web site only an Internet Protocol (IP) address and, where applicable, the other information specifically described below. We do not otherwise request or store personal information from our visitors. We do not sell personally identifiable information from our visitors. Except as required by law, or to protect the rights or property of St. Francis, or to complete a transaction or provide a service requested by a visitor to our site, we will not disclose the visitor’s information to any other person or entity, and in all cases we will use such information only for the purposes described below.
Collection of IP Addresses
We collect an IP address from each visitor to our web site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. IP addresses do not contain personally identifiable information. We use IP addresses to administer our web site, help diagnose problems with our server, analyze trends in use of our web site, and gather aggregate demographic information to help us improve the site. We may use IP addresses in the future to help us deliver customized content.
Use of “Cookies”
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Credit card payments to St. Francis also may be arranged. All credit card transactions are conducted through a secure gateway. Credit card numbers are not collected electronically by St. Francis nor stored on the St. Francis server. Please contact the Business Office at the Church to make a payment by credit card.
All donations are non-refundable.
Security of Information Transmitted By Visitors
All information provided by visitors via the St. Francis web site is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven, widely-used coding system that permits the visitor’s browser to automatically scramble, or encrypt, information before sending it to St. Francis. We protect any such information we receive by storing it on a secure portion of our server that is only accessibly by qualified employees of St. Francis.
When visitors provide St. Francis with personal information, we abide by any limitation as to its purpose that is expressed where it is collected.
Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect our visitors’ personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information.
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