What information do we collect?
The Archdiocese of Seattle collects personal information on a voluntary basis for a variety of activities on the website. We collect this voluntary information through our form function on the website.
Requested information may include your name and contact details when you register for an event or activity. It may include your insights when you respond to a survey question. For these cases, the information is processed specifically for that individual exchange and is not stored in a master contact database.
In addition to basic contact information, we may also collect payment information required for online donations or online registration payments. However, this information is never stored on our servers. This information is processed directly through a secured payments vendor on secured servers.
In addition to our form function, we also use “cookies” which capture basic behavioral information. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide analytics about the operation of their websites.
For example, we use Google Analytics to track visitor behavior on our site. However, we do not collect personal information through cookies. We want to know which pages people are visiting and which ones they aren’t. We use this aggregated de-identified data to understand how visitors are finding our website and using the website, which ultimately helps us create a better user experience over time.
To learn more about cookies in general, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Information sharing and disclosure
Protecting your personal information is important to us. We will not sell or transfer your data to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.
For some activities, we may share your personal information with vendors to assist them in helping us with our events and programs. For example, we will tell food vendors if you have ordered pasta or fish. These vendors and service providers will not be authorized to utilize your personal information for any other purposes outside the agreed contract with them.