About Catholics (http://www.aboutcatholics.com) is committed to protecting your privacy. For your protection About Catholics has chosen to disclose its information practices.
- Information We Collect
- How We Use Your Information
- Securing Your Data
- Child Protection
- Accessing Or Correcting Your Information
- How to Contact About Catholics
Information We Collect
About Catholics is the sole owner of all information we collect on our website. We collect the following types of information:
- E-mail address
- Search queries
- HTTP Requests
How We Use Your Information
About Catholics does not collect any personally indentifiable data. We do not disclose any of your information to any third parties. About Catholics uses your information in the following ways:
- E-mail address
- Your e-mail address is collected only when you register with About Catholics for the use of the forums or if you contact us for the use of a personal reply. In the case of the forum you are given the option to disallow site administrators from e-mailing you. Also, you may adjust the forum settings so that no user may contact you. At no time is your e-mail address disclosed to anyone other than an About Catholics administrator for the sole use of a personal reply, monthly update or database clean-up.
- Search queries
- Anytime you use the search function on About Catholics your keywords and number of results is stored for the purpose of analyzing user searches. We use the data to find out what our user interests are and if they are receiveing any and accurate search results.
- HTTP Requests
- This information is, but not limited to referring links, click throughs, search engine search queries and browser information. We collect this data for the purpose of enhancing the user experience of our website and finding out how users come to and use About Catholics.
We retain data indefinitely unless it is user submitted data that is altered or deleted by the user (such as an e-mail address for the forums).
Securing Your Data
All your data is submitted safely and stored in our secure database. No one, except About Catholics site administrators have access to your data.
We use only the latest, most secure software so that any information we do collect is guaranteed to stay safe.
About Catholics collects the same information from young people under age 13 as all other people. However, people under age 13, if registering for the forum, need to agree to a different set of terms of service for the forums. When registering for the forums you will be prompted for age verification.
Accessing Or Correcting Your Information
The only information that we collect that you have access to is your information for forum registration and use. That is editable only upon login and then click “profile.”
At anytime you may ask to be deleted from the forums by contacting an administrator through private message only.
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
How to Contact About Catholics
If you have any questions or comments regarding your privacy at About Catholics you may contact us.