Our Privacy Policy

Our Mother of Good Counsel parish (OMGC) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy to our parishioners and users of this website. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which OMGC uses, maintains and discloses information collected from its parishioners and users of its website.

Privacy

OMGC is committed to developing long-lasting relationships based on trust. In furtherance of this goal, OMGC will do everything in its power to ensure that your right to privacy is maintained and protected.

Information We Collect

OMGC may request or collect personal information from online users in a variety of ways, including through online forms and other instances where users are invited to volunteer such information. The data we collect is information that identifies you personally, such as:

  • Your name
  • E-mail address
  • Postal address
  • Telephone and telefax numbers
  • URL


OMGC may also collect information about how users access the website using a tracking ID unique to each user through the use of cookies.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once you close your browser or log out, the cookie terminates and is erased. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your computer's hard drive for an extended period of time. Your browser's help file contains information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by OMGC to track user preferences while the user is visiting the website. They also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by OMGC to store whether, for example, you want your password remembered or not, and other information. Cookies used on the OMGC website do not contain personally identifiable information.

Log Files

Like most standard websites, we use log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of the information stored in our log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.

How we use this information

OMGC may use the personally identifiable information collected by OMGC to contact parishioners regarding programs and services offered by OMGC and, to the extent the user has agreed to it, by its trusted affiliates. We may also use this information for research purposes regarding the effectiveness of our website services, marketing, advertising and communication efforts. OMGC will not in any way share this information with a third party either for free or by selling it, unless you specifically authorize such disclosures.

Disclosure of Information

OMGC may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users. In such cases, only statistical information will be disclosed and personally identifiable data will be kept strictly confidential.

OMGC may from time to time engage third parties to preserve, analyze or otherwise store or manipulate data received by OMGC from its parishioners. In all such cases, third party service providers will be required to treat all such data with the same degree of care as OMGC and they will be prohibited from disclosing such data to any other person or party, except as otherwise provided for in this Privacy Policy.

Special Offers and Updates

Our parishioners and users may occasionally receive newsletters or e-mails with information on programs or services. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, OMGC gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary and required to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, subpoena or other legal process served on OMGC.

The OMGC website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that OMGC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The OMGC Privacy Policy as described herein applies solely to information collected by OMGC.

Maintenance of Information

The information provided to OMGC is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by OMGC. OMGC employs industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur; we make every effort to prevent such occurrences. Any particularly sensitive information is encrypted prior to transmission by you to OMGC.

Your Responsibility

You are responsible for the security of your Customer ID and passwords. Make sure you keep them in a safe place and do not share them with others. Always remember to log out after your session ends to ensure that others cannot access your private personal information. You should take this precaution even if you are not using a public computer, such as at a library or internet cafe, but even when using your private computer in your home.

Questions

Any questions concerning this Privacy Policy may be directed by e-mail to admin at omgcparish dot org.