Privacy Policy

 

THIS DOCUMENT SETS FORTH THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE CATHOLIC VOLUNTEER NETWORK (“CVN”) WEBSITE WWW.CATHOLICVOLUNTEERNETWORK.ORG (“SITE”). CVN VALUES THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY SETS FORTH CVN’S PRIVACY POLICY FOR THE SITE, AND GOVERNS THE MANNER IN WHICH CVN COLLECTS, USES, MAINTAINS AND DISCLOSES INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM USERS OF THE SITE. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE SITE IN ANY MANNER. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT GOVERN PRIVACY PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH OFFLINE ACTIVITIES OR ACTIVITIES OCCURRING ON WEBSITES NOT UNDER CVN’S CONTROL.

 

The Information CVN Collects and How CVN Uses That Information

 

Personal Information. You may visit the Site without identifying who you are, or providing any personally identifiable information or other nonpublic personal information (collectively, “Personal Information”). During your interactions with the Site, you may be prompted to provide Personal Information, such as when you register with the Site. CVN collects Personal Information in order to, among other things, provide you with the information and/or services that you have requested through the Site.

 

Anonymous Information. CVN may also collect aggregate, anonymous, statistical data, such as usage, traffic patterns and user demographics based on your use of the Site and/or your Personal Information (“Anonymous Information”). CVN collects Anonymous Information in order to, among other things, provide you with or assist in the provision of information through the Site, and to maintain the performance of the Site.

 

Information Disclosure. CVN does not sell or trade any Personal Information, and does not otherwise disclose any Personal Information or Anonymous Information to any third parties other than as required by law or with your affirmative consent. While collecting Personal Information, CVN will ask whether you would like to “opt in” and allow disclosure of your Personal Information by CVN to third parties (for example, through participation in a member contact list or for the development of a sponsor profile), and will specify the limited circumstances under which CVN will disclose your Personal Information if you elect to “opt in”. If you wish to “opt in”, you will be required to affirmatively indicate as such; otherwise, you will be deemed to have “opted out” of allowing CVN to disclose your Personal Information in such circumstances.

 

Opting In Through Other Venues. Please be advised that if you “opt in” and allow CVN to disclose your Personal Information through one CVN venue (such as the Site), you will be deemed to have “opted in” through all CVN venues.

 

Disclosure to Agents of CVN. From time to time, CVN may share information with outside contractors, auditors, consultants, or others hired by CVN to assist in carrying out financial or operational activities on CVN’s behalf. CVN informs these parties about safeguarding Personal Information, and requires them to use such Personal Information only for an authorized purpose on behalf of CVN and consistent with this Privacy Policy.

 

Electronically Produced Data.

 

Cookies. CVN may use cookies and other tools to collect information about how you use the Site (“Cookie Information”). A cookie is a small, unique text file that a website can send to your computer hard drive when you visit a site. CVN uses both session cookies, which terminate when a user closes his or her browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on the user's computer until manually deleted. Most web browsers can either alert you to the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. If you do not want CVN to deploy cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use the Site.

 

Action Tags. CVN may employ a software technology called action tags (also known as “web beacons”, “single pixel gifs”, “clear gifs” or “web bugs”), which are similar to cookies, in order to gather information about the Site. Action tags help CVN identify and track the performance of web pages on the Site, therefore allowing CVN to measure the performance and quality of the Site and to manage Site content. In addition, CVN may use action tags in emails. This allows CVN to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications by showing, for example, how many emails have been opened.

 

IP Addresses. An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. CVN collects IP addresses and other technical information about your machine through your web browser such as your operating system, browser type and referring URL for the purposes of, among other things, system administration and to ensure the validity of user requests.

 

Log Files. Like most standard website servers, CVN gathers certain information automatically and store it in log files, which contain information such as, among other things, IP addresses, browser type, operating system, ISP, date/time stamps and referring pages. Among other things, this information allows CVN to track statistics and trends on an aggregate basis.

 

Maintenance of Information and Security

 

CVN maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your Personal Information. CVN utilizes what CVN believes to be industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of Personal Information under CVN’s control, and CVN limits access to your Personal Information within CVN to those employees who need to know the Personal Information to provide information, services and/or products to you. However, due to the nature of the Internet, computer networks, systems and other factors, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of CVN to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, regardless of CVN’s best intentions. As such, CVN cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to CVN, including without limitation Personal Information.

 

Other Information

 

Consent to Receive Notices Via the Site. By submitting any Personal Information to the Site, you are agreeing that CVN may deliver all privacy and opt out notices to you electronically, including via email to the most recent email address you have provided to CVN, or via posting on the Site.

 

Links. The Site may contain links to third party sites at which your Personal Information is collected and used. Your visit to any third party website is governed by the privacy and other policies applicable to that site. CVN cannot control nor is it responsible for any such third party collection or use of your Personal Information or the content or policies of such sites, and CVN expressly disclaims any liability related to such sites.

Web Logs and Other Forums. The Site may offer web logs, web postings, bulletin boards, chat rooms, newsgroups or other forums which permit users to interact online. Any information you transmit online in such forums will be made public and CVN cannot control nor is it responsible for the use any third party may make of such information.

 

Privacy Policy Changes. CVN reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time at its sole discretion. All Privacy Policy changes will be posted on the Site. Consequently, you are advised to visit and review this Privacy Policy frequently. The last date on which this Privacy Policy has been updated is noted below.

 

Limitation of Liability. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE OVER PRIVACY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND CVN’S TERMS OF USE (INCLUDING ANY LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES CONTAINED THEREIN).

 

CVN Contact Information. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please email CVN at info@catholicvolunteernetwork.org.

Opt Out Notice and Opportunity to Opt Out

In the event you have opted in to allow CVN’s disclosure of your Personal Information and you later wish to opt out, you may opt out of CVN’s disclosure of your Personal Information (other than disclosures required by law, which includes disclosures to service providers) by following the instructions in the “Opt Out Notice and Opportunity to Opt Out” instructions below. Please be advised that your election to opt out will not affect use by such third parties of previously disclosed Personal Information.

If you wish to opt out, please use the simple form below.