Privacy Policy

An Overview
The School Sisters of St. Francis ("The Community," "we" or "us") provides a variety of online services and products to its users on the website currently located at www.sssf.org (“The School Sisters of St. Francis” or the "Site"). The Community is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information, and providing a safe and secure environment for our users.

The purpose of this School Sisters of St. Francis privacy policy (the "Policy") is to help you understand what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Site, how we may use that information, whether we will disclose it, and how you can correct the information. Please note that by using the Site, you signify your agreement with this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to the Policy will mean that you have accepted the changes; therefore please bookmark this page and review it frequently. If we decide to change the Policy, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it.

Please note that the Policy applies only to the Site, and not to other websites to which we link. Your use of the Site is governed by the School Sisters of St. Francis Terms of Service and by other published rules pertaining to particular products and services offered throughout the Site.

Children's Information
The Site is not directed toward children less than 13 years of age. The School Sisters of St. Francis does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not provide any personally identifiable information through the Site.


The Information We Gather
The School Sisters of St. Francis collects information from you at several different points on the Site in the manner set forth below. Whenever we collect personal information, we will make an effort to include a link to the Policy on that page.


Optional Surveys
You may have the opportunity to participate in a number of surveys on the Site. We encourage you to complete surveys so that we can provide you with a more personalized experience on the Site.


Purchases on the School Sisters of St. Francis  
When you make a purchase on the Site, we require information from you such as name and shipping address, as well as financial information including a credit card number and an expiration date. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your order. If we have trouble processing your order, we will use this information to contact you.

Cookies
In our effort to provide you with services customized to your interests, we use "cookies" to assist in the collection of information. A cookie is a small data file containing information such as a user's login name that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to: access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver better and more personalized services; estimate our audience size for our advertisers; identify which areas of the Site you have visited; and prevent users from voting in polls more than once, all as part of the School Sisters of St. Francis’ efforts to streamline your experience on the Site. Tracking information such as cookies is also used to create aggregate reports on user demographics and Site traffic patterns. We also collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


How We Use The Information That We Gather
The School Sisters of St. Francis use information obtained from Site users as stated in this Policy and to enhance users' experiences on the Site. Other than as set forth in this Policy, we do not rent or sell any personal information about our users. As a general rule, we will not disclose any personal information to any third parties, except when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, or that it is appropriate to protect other users of the Site, or to operate the Site properly, or to respond to an emergency. Information is also disclosed if the user has given permission, for example by making a purchase on the Site, where the information required to ship your purchases may be provided to a third party of that service. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution, or to suspend or terminate your use of the Site in connection with any suspected illegal or infringing activity.


Third Party Links
The Site may provide links to other Internet websites or resources ("Linked Sites"). The Community neither controls nor endorses such Linked Sites nor have we reviewed or approved any content that appears on such Linked Sites. You acknowledge and agree that the Community is not responsible for the legality, accuracy or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such Linked Sites. You further acknowledge and agree that the Community shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, and services available on or through any such Linked Site.

Security
The Site uses reasonable security methods to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable. The Community cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information that Site users supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to the School Sisters of St. Francis over the Internet. When our registration/order form asks users to enter credit card numbers, that information is encrypted.


How to Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns about the Policy, please send an email to communications@sssf.org.