The Apostolate

For Research On Consecrated Life

Privacy Policy is provided by Mother Clare Millea A.S.C.J., and others, in support of the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.  We respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who visit this website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used via this website.  

Information We May Collect and Use
Mother Clare Millea A.S.C.J. and the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life are the sole owners of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
This website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for informational mailings, other resources, and for response to inquiries.  These forms are often linked to internal mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send users information about the Apostolic Visitation and related activities.  Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the choice/opt-out section below).

Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. We may enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing email blast service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. Lastly, we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.

Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our sites. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the status of customers using the site and to track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our sign-up programs.  Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our websites easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our website.
We may access and set cookies using web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons provide us useful information regarding our site such as which pages users access. When we send you emails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our services for you.
We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server and administer our website.

Our site provides links to third-party websites.  Links to these sites are provided to present additional information.  We do not control the information policies or practices of these sites and you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.  We do not pass information collected on our site to external links, except where specifically noted.

We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
We take special care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors' security and privacy among all of the resources used to help maintain this website. These individuals are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only.

Constant Contact, our email alerts service partner, provides users the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out or change preferences via a link in the footer of most email messages. These options are made available when you sign up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our site.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the Website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.