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Privacy Statement

The School Sisters of Notre Dame is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the School Sisters of Notre Dame website and governs data collection and usage. By using the School Sisters of Notre Dame website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The School Sisters of Notre Dame collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. School Sisters of Notre Dame also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The School Sisters of Notre Dame. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the School Sisters of Notre Dame for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of the School Sisters of Notre Dame website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the School Sisters of Notre Dame public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note that the School Sisters of Notre Dame does not read any of your private online communications.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the School Sisters of Notre Dame so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The School Sisters of Notre Dame is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and School Sisters of Notre Dame family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

The School Sisters of Notre Dame collects and uses your personal information to operate the School Sisters of Notre Dame website and deliver the services you have requested. The School Sisters of Notre Dame also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from School Sisters of Notre Dame and its affiliates. School Sisters of Notre Dame may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

School Sisters of Notre Dame does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. School Sisters of Notre Dame may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, School Sisters of Notre Dame may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to School Sisters of Notre Dame, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

School Sisters of Notre Dame does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

School Sisters of Notre Dame keeps track of the websites and pages our visitors visit within School Sisters of Notre Dame, in order to determine what School Sisters of Notre Dame content is the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within School Sisters of Notre Dame to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

School Sisters of Notre Dame websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on School Sisters of Notre Dame or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of School Sisters of Notre Dame; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of School Sisters of Notre Dame, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The School Sisters of Notre Dame web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize School Sisters of Notre Dame pages, or register with School Sisters of Notre Dame site or services, a cookie helps School Sisters of Notre Dame to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same School Sisters of Notre Dame website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the School Sisters of Notre Dame features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the School Sisters of Notre Dame services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

School Sisters of Notre Dame secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. School Sisters of Notre Dame secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

School Sisters of Notre Dame will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and visitor feedback. School Sisters of Notre Dame encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how School Sisters of Notre Dame is protecting your information.

Contact Information

School Sisters of Notre Dame welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that School Sisters of Notre Dame has not adhered to this statement, please contact School Sisters of Notre Dame at communications@ssnd.org. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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