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Privacy Policy



Sisters of Notre Dame of the United States (“SND”), owner of the website located at  (the “Website”), respects the privacy of every individual and is committed to protecting your  privacy. This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) provides information on the manner in which  your personal information obtained through your use of the Website is processed and used on this  Website. SND uses your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy  Policy. In addition to reviewing this Privacy Policy, please read our Terms and Conditions of Use.  Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of  Use and this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use and this  Privacy Policy, you should not use this Website. 

Information Collected and Used. SND may collect personal information from you (for example,  your name, postal address, email address, and other data) when you provide personal data through  our Website. The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific  knowledge and consent. SND may collect and process data when you register online, place an  order for our products and/or services, voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback  via electronic means, or use or view the Website via your browser’s cookies. SND may also collect  and store additional usage information such as where, what, and when you are searching. SND  reserves the right to use information gathered by it for any and all purposes. If you agree, SND  may share email addresses and all other information with our affiliates and with other companies.  If you do not wish to have your information shared, write to us at [email protected].  If you do not wish to receive future commercial communications from us by email, simply follow  the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email. 

Third Party Access. We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with  services, such as technical maintenance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to  provide those services. If you choose to purchase items or make donations through features on our  Website, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card  processing and order fulfillment. If you provide information about yourself to us in areas of the  Website that are managed or participated in by third parties, then the information may be used by  us and by such third party(ies), each pursuant to its own policies. While SND will seek to require  such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this  information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, SND does not bear any  responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. There also may be occasion when we are  legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations  or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.  While your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use,  transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business  purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. 

Use of Information. Your information is stored in a secured database and is used for purposes of  providing you with information requested by you, providing for a follow up with you in connection  with materials you request and as a part of our mailings and solicitations to prospective customers, 

allowing us to contact you for administrative purposes; for example, to tell you about changes to  our Privacy Policy. The information you provide also may be utilized for market research  purposes, for project planning or for development of prospect lists for marketing. If you have  agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date. You have the right at any time  to stop SND from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to our affiliates. If  you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send us an email stating the  same to [email protected]. Please note that all email that originates from us will either  display the domain name or an affiliated domain name. If you receive an unsolicited  email that you believe is connected with us in any way, please forward the email (as an attachment)  to [email protected]

Disclosure of Personal Information. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, SND does not  share, rent, or sell personal information about you with other people or companies. We reserve the  right to use in any manner and also to disclose any non-personal information that we collect,  including, but not limited to, cookie and traffic data. We may release personal information when  we believe that doing so is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, to respond to a lawful  subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply our policies; to initiate, render, bill, and  collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our rights or property; to protect our users from  fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our site or services; or if we reasonably believe that an  emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires  disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. 

Third-party service providers that may assist us with the administration of the site or otherwise  perform services on our behalf, including payment transaction processing and sending email, may  be supplied with or have access to your personal information solely to provide services to us or on  our behalf. Third-party ad servers (or ad networks) that we choose to help us deliver ads to you on  our behalf may collect and use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our site  in order to present advertisements that may be of interest to you. Information about our users and  their activity on the site is a business asset of SND. Therefore, information about our users,  including personal information, will be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of  a separate business to provide the site, our services or fulfill products, sale, or pledge of company  assets as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personal  information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. We reserve the  right to transfer your personal information to a third-party in the event of a corporate sale, merger,  acquisition, dissolution, or similar event. 

Data Protection Rights. If you are a citizen or resident of the European Union, SND would like  to make sure that you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to  the following: 

The right to access – You have the right to request SND for copies of your personal data.  We may charge you a small fee for this service. 

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that SND correct any information  you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request SND to complete information  you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that SND erase your personal data,  under certain conditions. 

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that SND restrict the  processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to SND’s processing of  your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that SND transfer the data that  we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. 

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of  these rights, please contact us via email at [email protected]

Unsolicited Email (SPAM). You should be aware, however, that unscrupulous marketers can  sometimes “harvest” your email address directly from your computer or another person’s address  book or even obtain your email address through programs that automatically search web pages and  email traffic for email addresses. SND also may disclose or exchange with others information you  have provided to us if we believe that the law requires us to do so or if it is necessary to protect  the rights or property of SND, our affiliate companies, our staff, or our users. 

Information Automatically Collected. In addition, we automatically receive and collect certain  types of information whenever you visit our Website. For example, like many websites, we reserve  the right to use “cookies” to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses  and goes through our Website. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard  Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our Website, we may  collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further  information, visit We use this information to monitor and understand the  usage and performance of our Website, to enhance our customers’ search experiences and to  determine aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns – all of this helps us make  improvements to the Website. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our  server, to administer our Website, and to communicate with you after you have sent us emails. If  you send us emails, from time to time we may use information about your preferences and interests  to send updates to you about SND, its services, listing, special offers, or information that may be  of interest to you. Some third party websites occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not  have control over cookies placed by others. If you do not want any cookies, your web browser  likely includes an option that allows you to not accept them. However, if you set your browser to  refuse cookies, some portions of the Website may not function properly. 

Do Not Track. SND does not track its Website users over time and across third party websites in  order to provide targeted advertising. SND therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT)  signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve  you content, which enables them to tailor information that is presented to you. If you are visiting 

third party sites, you should become familiar with the sites’ tracking policies. SND makes no  representations and accepts no responsibility for the tracking activities of any third party. 

Security. SND will use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure and  not to disclose such information to any third parties. However, we are not responsible for any  breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that may receive the information. SND  takes commercially reasonable steps and appropriate measures (as determined in its sole and  absolute discretion) to limit access to your personal information to people who need it to do their  job. For example, if we need to mail something to you, we must share your name and address with  a direct mail company. We limit such third parties in their access and use of your personal  information. We cannot guarantee the protection of information against interception,  misappropriation, misuse, or alteration or that your information may not be disclosed or accessed  by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. We have no control over the  security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products  or services. 

Linked Web Sites. Our Website includes links to other websites operated and maintained by  separate companies. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely  for the convenience and information of our visitors. Those websites may have different privacy  policies. If you click through to another website, you should check the privacy policy of that  website, which will usually (but not always) be posted on the website. SND is not responsible for  the privacy policies of other sites. 

Children. This Website is directed to adults and is not directed to children under the age of 18.  SND complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration  by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.  Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must obtain the permission of their parent(s) or legal  guardian(s) before using this Website, including submitting applications, making purchases, or  obtaining subscriptions. If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly  accessible areas of the Website, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties.  Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. This Privacy Policy will be posted on the Website. 

Changes to Information. We need your help in making sure your personal information is correct  in our systems. Please notify us of changes to your name, address, title, phone number or email  address. You may correct your personal information or select the option not to receive future SND  contacts (for example, mailings, calls, etc.) by emailing us at the address below. In the event you  elect not to receive any future contacts by SND, we will endeavor to remove your name from all  of our contact lists; however, we can only promise to endeavor to remove you from any lists we  control. We shall have no liability under this Privacy Policy for our failure to accomplish this  objective. 

Your Consent. By using our Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of  information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. By using our website, you should  also be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit can be read, collected, or  used by other users of the Website, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are  not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through your use 

of the Website. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our  service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by logging into your account or by emailing  our Privacy Policy Coordinator at [email protected]. We reserve the right to modify  or amend this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole and absolute discretion. If we change our  Privacy Policy, we will post any changes on this page and your continued use of the Website  constitutes your acceptance and agreement to any revisions to our Privacy Policy. 

IP Address. Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which  you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. We  may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic  information, and administer our Website. 

California Privacy Rights. If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section  1798.83 permits you to request information with respect to the disclosure of your personal  information by us to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We are only  required to respond to a particular customer’s request for such information once during a calendar  year. To make such a request, please send us an email at [email protected]. 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy. SND keeps this Privacy Policy under regular review and places  any updates on this web page. This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 10, 2024. 

If you have other concerns or questions about any aspect of this Privacy Policy, you may also  email our Privacy Policy Coordinator at [email protected]. If you are a citizen or  resident of the European Union and you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that SND has not  addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s  Office.