Privacy Policy

Revised December 2004

This site is part of the Marian network of websites.

The Marians of the Immaculate Conception take your privacy
very seriously. Because of this we want to provide you with explicit information
on how we collect, gather, and identify information during your visit to our
site. This information may be expanded or updated as we change or develop our
site. For this reason, we recommend that you review this policy from time-to-time
to see if anything has changed. Your continued use of our site signifies your
acceptance of our privacy policy.

"Personally Identifiable Information" refers to information that tells us specifically
who you are, such as your name, phone number, email or postal address. In many
cases we need this information to provide the personalized or enhanced service
that you have requested.

The amount of "Personally Identifiable Information" that you choose to disclose
to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception is completely up to you. The only
way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us in conjunction
with one of our services.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

The Marians of the Immaculate Conception collects information on our users
in three ways: by your voluntary submissions (for instance, if you sign up for
one of our email newsletters) and/or surveys; sweepstakes and/or contest entries;
and through cookie technology.

In our effort to provide personalization and opportunities for prizes and
services, we may at times ask you to submit information such as your name or
email address, or to share your interests with us. You never have
to answer these questions, and you can decline this exchange of information on
any site on the Internet—not just ours—at any time. However, if you should
choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with
some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information, such
as a personalized email, contest entries, or the purchase and shipment of products
to people who visit our network.

The information that the Marians of the Immaculate Conception collects is
used in a variety of ways: for internal review; to improve the content of the
site, thus making your user experience more valuable; to notify you about updates
to the service; and to let you know about products and services that you may
be interested in.

If you have provided us your email address, The Marians of the Immaculate
Conception periodically sends promotional emails to its subscribers about services
offered by the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. If you do not wish to receive
information via email from The Marians of the Immaculate Conception, please let us
know by using this form
.

If you prefer, you may also reach us by mail: Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Webmaster, Marian
Helpers Center, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263

The "email this article" feature is an easy way for you to send
articles through email. The email addresses that you supply to use this service
will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.

With whom do we share the information?

We do not share email addresses with outside organizations. However, from
time-to-time, you might receive information from various Marian ministries. As a valued visitor
to our site, we offer you the opportunity to "opt out," or request
not to accept these emails. If, at any time, you change your mind and do not want
the Marians of the Immaculate Conception to share your email address or home
address with other Marian ministries and/or organizations, or would simply like
to be removed from the list, please let us
know by using this form
.

If you prefer, you may also reach us by mail: Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Webmaster, Marian
Helpers Center, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263

Contests

From time-to-time the Marians, along with our other ministries, provide
contests for the enjoyment of our users. By participating
in the contest or sweepstakes and answering any and all questions, the user understands
that Marians of the Immaculate Conception (and/or the involved ministries) may
use the information obtained for marketing purposes. Children under 18 may not
participate in any sweepstakes or contest promoted by Marians of the Immaculate
Conception.

Cookies

Marians of the Immaculate Conception may automatically collect non-personally
identifiable information and data through the use of "cookies." Cookies
are small text files a Web site uses to recognize repeat users, facilitate the
user's ongoing access to the site and facilitate the use of the site. "Cookies" also
allow a site to track usage behavior and compile site usage information that
will allow for the improvement of content and target advertising.

About Children's Privacy

The Marians of the Immaculate Conception is committed to the safety of our
children. Children under 18 may not participate in any sweepstakes or contest
on Marians of the Immaculate Conception Web sites. Also, we encourage children
under the age of 18 to ask a parent for permission before providing or sending
any information to anyone online.

Your Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information
described in this Privacy Policy by Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Questions?

We welcome your questions and/or comments. Please send all queries to webmaster@thedivinemercy.org.