Privacy Policy

The Catholic Alumni Partnership (the “CAP,” or “we” or “us” or “our”) has created this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to provide you information on our online privacy practices.  This Privacy Policy describes the practices, policies and procedures related to our website located at www. catholicclassmates.org (the “Website”), including the types of personal information we collect on the Website, how we may use that information and with whom we may share it.  Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to CAP’s online information-gathering and sharing practices in relation to this Website, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline, nor to any of our other websites.  By visiting this Website, you are accepting the practices, policies and procedures described herein, and you are further indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not visit or use our Website.  We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is stated at the end of this document.

SUMMARY

The notifications provided by this Privacy Policy include:

  • what personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website,
  • how we use the information we collect,
  • with whom the information may be shared,
  • what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information,
  • the kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us,
  • how you can make changes to the information we collect about you,
  • how you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Website without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, certain features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information (such as name and email), as more particularly described below.

Take a Stand: If you click on the link entitled “take a stand” in an effort to support catholic elementary education, you will be required to provide your name, your email address and the name of the Catholic elementary school that you attended.  We will use this information to connect you with the elementary school that you attended.

E-cards: We provide you the opportunity to send a variety of different e-cards to connect with others.  If you opt to send an e-card, you will be required to provide your name, email address and the name of the Catholic elementary school you attended, as well as the name and email address of the person to whom you are sending the e-card.

Pope Persona: If you opt to take the quiz to determine what “Pope” you  most resemble, then you will be required to provide your name, email address and the name of the Catholic elementary school you attended.

Create a Story: The Website provides functionality that allows you to create a funny story.  If you opt to do so, you will be required to provide your name, email address and the name of the Catholic elementary school you attended.

Contact Us: We provide an email address and link that allows you to send us an email.  If you opt to do so, we will collect your email address, as well as any other personal information that you provide to us in the email.

Learn More:  If you click the “learn more” link, you will be asked to provide us your name, email address and the name of the Catholic elementary school you attended, and we may use that information to provide you with additional information about CAP.

Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website.  Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services and other backend data-management tools, which includes Google Analytics and a variety of other tools/applications, including floodlight tags. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories and similar data. If gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time.  In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies.” We also use Facebook tracking pixels in order to monitor activities related to our Website and Facebook.

Cookies – A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience.  Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.  We may use cookies for a variety of purposes, including to maintain continuity during a user session or to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our Website.

Do Not Track – Every time your computer sends or receives information over the Web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.”  These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don’t want to be tracked, and sends a signal to Web sites’ visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option.   Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing.  Consequently, please note that CAP’s Website does not currently respond to browsers’ Do Not Track signals, and as such your activities will be tracked, regardless of whether you have opted to enable the Do Not Track option offered by your browser.

HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose all of the information (described herein) that we collect, as stated in this Privacy Policy including in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. Any of the information you provide us may be shared with the elementary school that you attended, and they may subsequently contact you.  CAP also works with a variety of third-party partners in order to allow us to make the Website available to you, to host and store the information we collect from you, and to provide certain functionality and features. Otherwise, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize CAP to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow CAP and it’s service providers or agents to provide services on CAP’s behalf, (3) in order to provide products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for CAP, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of CAP or the merger of CAP into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which CAP is not the survivor, (6) otherwise as CAP is required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or our network, and/or (iii) to protect the rights, privacy, property, business, or safety of CAP, their partners and employees, the visitors of the Website, or the public.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This Website is not intended to be used or visited by children under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors less than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to access this Website. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at.

HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION

Most of the personally identifying information that we collect is stored with third-party vendors with whom we work.  We expect that our third-party vendors who may store such information on our behalf to maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you. However, no website, application or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintain – and have asked our third-party vendors to establish and maintain – what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Website and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES

To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Website is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you can request that we make the changes by emailing us at info@catholicclassmates.org. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you.

PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us at info@catholicclassmates.org.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back regularly to see if there have been any changes to this policy, which you can determine by reviewing the Effective Date listed below. By continuing to use the Website after those changes become effective, you consent and agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

PRIVACY POLICY EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 1, 2016.