The Diocese of Monterey understands that you care how information about you is used and shared. We appreciate your trust. We will protect your privacy and use any information submitted through our Web site carefully and sensibly.
How does the Diocese protect personal information?
Our Web server may automatically recognize information regarding your IP address, domain or e-mail address. This information is not viewed individually, but is used to automatically compile statistics through a software program. The statistical information we collect may be used to:
Will the Diocese disclose private information it collects to outside parties?
If you supply the Diocese with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic postal mailings from us providing information on the Church, our Web site, or upcoming events or activities. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings, please let us know by returning the mail to the originating department as “refused” and your name will be removed from the mailing list.
Persons who supply the Diocese with telephone numbers on-line may be assured that his or her telephone number will be kept in confidence by the Diocese and used only for the purpose for which you supplied it. Phone numbers will not shared with other organizations.
What is the difference between private and personal information?
Private information is considered to be financial information such as credit card or bank account information, communication indicated as confidential, or any information that is not routinely collected as a condition of participation in Diocesan programs or events.
The Diocese assigns a higher priority and a greater level of protection to private information over personal information.
Requests by law enforcement agencies for information about site users deemed by Diocesan legal counsel to be legitimate and not in violation of constitutional principles will be supplied to law enforcement agencies.
Any user of this site indicating, threatening, admitting to or representing an act in violation of the law on this site or through an e-mail link contained on this site will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
What if I have a problem?