Policies and Procedures

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Catholic Connect Privacy Policy

Policies that apply to your account and use of this site

Effective Date: 03 January 2020

Catholic Connect, and affiliated companies, as well as their respective officers and employees, provide services that allow you to connect to different communities and outreach, access all of the app data and information on both the mobile app and from a desktop, allow you to give back to different communities, use the app tools to reach registered Catholic Connect communities and both see and make donations and contributions to these communities.

To provide you with Catholic Connects services, we collect information about you and other needed information. As described below, Catholic Connect is able to offer its application services to you for free or through a Premium Subscription, through the development and marketing of anonymous consumer or user data. We recognize that you should have the right to know how the data we collect and/or are provided with are used, processed, analyzed and disclosed, and what controls you have over that data once shared with us.

This Privacy Policy applies to all kinds of information Catholic Connect and any corporate affiliates collect and/or are provided with for current and former consumers or users in connection with all the products, services, websites, microsites, and mobile applications we offer on behalf of ourselves or others, and constitutes our internal policy in protecting Personal Information as required by applicable laws and regulations implemented in your country of origin.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. You may rest assured that Catholic Connect take privacy and security seriously and are receptive to any feedback and comment on these issues. If you have any queries, comments or concerns, or otherwise require any help, please feel free to contact us at info@catholicconnect.com.

By using our products or services, we assume that you have carefully read and agree to our Privacy Policy, and verified, confirmed and consented to the accuracy, confidentiality, and purpose of use of Personal Information about you and how the Personal and/or Non-Personal Information we collect and/or are provided with are used, processed, analyzed and disclosed.

In this privacy policy, we describe the information we collect and how we use and share it. By using Catholic Connect's websites, mobile apps, or services that facilitate the provision of such websites and mobile apps ("Services"), and accepting the Terms of Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES.

Unless defined otherwise in this Privacy Policy, all terms defined in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings given to them in our terms of services (“Terms of Services”). This Privacy Policy is an integrated, inseparable part of the Terms of Services.

The rules that Catholic Connect Follows:

Rule No. 1: We have never, we do not and we will never sell our users' personal data to anyone for any reason whatsoever

Catholic Connect will never transfer personal data to third parties. Our business model based on the production of statistics and quantifiable data relating to Parish Activities. To produce these statistics, we anonymize and aggregate data we collect from you. These statistics do not represent user profiling in any way, and they do not allow for any proxies regarding a specific user of our services.

No. 2: We are transparent and direct with all of our users

Before the user connects to Catholic Connect, we provide him/her with black on white details regarding our engagement to never sell any personal data to third parties and to only commercialize statistics based on anonymous data. All of this is then detailed in an intelligible and simple manner in our privacy policy.

Privacy Policy Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to all data and information collected by Catholic Connect. Catholic Connect considers all personal information to be information that can be used to determine the actual identity of a specific individual and to contact that person, such as the following: name, address, email address, and/or phone number. We do not consider personal information to include information that, taken alone, does not allow a third party to easily identify and contact a specific individual.

What you are consenting to are as follows:

By using the Services, you are consenting to:

The collection, use, store and processing of all the information you provided in our application such as providing your personal information (e.g. name, age, date of birth), personal demographic survey questions.

The collection, use, store and processing of information collected from the online accounts you connect to the Service, such as social media accounts, and or personal email accounts and business email accounts;

The use of cookies and other related technology;

The sharing of anonymous transaction information with trusted third parties who work with us under strict confidentiality agreements.

The sharing of aggregated and anonymized data in relation to your subscriptions, purchases and or donations, with service providers and vendors;

The collection, use, sharing and other processing of your information as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

What information does Catholic Connect collect and/or provided?

We may collect and/or are provided with the following types of information:

1. Information you provide

The personal and/or non-personal information that we receive is only limited to what is provided by users; such as, but not limited to; during the app’s sign-up process, users’ survey answers, data uploaded by users, etc. We will not collect any personal data without users’ consent. Every personal information we have is the information our users willingly and knowingly share.

2. Information Collected by Automated Means

We may obtain certain personal and non-personal information by automated means when you avail of our Services or use the app. The type of information we collect by automated means may vary, but generally includes technical information about your computer, such as IP address or other device identifier. The information we collect also may include usage information and statistics about your interaction with our websites or apps. That information may include the URLs of our web pages that users visited, URLs of referring and exiting pages, page views, time spent on a page, number of clicks, platform type, and other information about how you use our websites. In cases where you use a mobile device to access the Catholic Connect App, we will receive information about the location of your device. In some cases, even if you are not using a mobile device, information about your general location may be discernible from your device’s IP address or the URLs we receive. If you access or use our sites or services with your mobile telephone, we may collect your telephone number. We use the information we collect by automated means to understand our users and to determine their preferences. As a result, we can develop and deliver new or modified offerings, improved with our users’ preferences in mind. As described below, we also may use it to provide a more personalized user experience and to manage advertising or additional services in the future.

Information from cookies

When you visit a Catholic Connect website and/or mobile application or click on a banner advertisement, we may send one or more cookies to your computer or any other device.

You can set your browser to refuse all cookies, delete previously-stored cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features or services of the Catholic Connect website and/or mobile application may not function properly without cookies.

Email and Other Types of Accounts

You may also provide information such as the login credentials for your email, social networking, or other Internet accounts that you consciously link to the App and its services. By linking the App and its Services to your email or other Internet accounts, you authorize us to gather, parse, and retain information relating solely to your community activities. We do not collect any personal information from users’ email. Our scope is limited to emails that are filtered through the sender’s email address. We have not, do not and will never collect users’ personal information from users’ emails as we respect the privacy of our users.

If you grant Catholic Connect permission to access your email account, we will use the access only to collect user history data. We will automatically collect information from your emails about app transactions, if ever there were, details of what was availed, such as services or community giving or donations, the information for these transactions, the amount donated or given, if there were any and the date of these activities. Nevertheless, you do not have to grant us this access in order to use our Service.

We use the information collected from your email to provide you with our products and services, to improve these services, to conduct market research, and to produce and maintain aggregate statistics and to provide trending data services.

You should grant us this access only if you are comfortable with us having access to your emails. You may opt-in anytime you wish to link your email account and may opt-out anytime you wish for your email account to no longer be linked with the Catholic Connect App.