Saint Michael The Archangel

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Privacy Policy

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This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for this website owned and managed by the St. Michael’s Church Derby. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

     • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

     • The choices available to you regarding the use of your data.

     • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

     • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

This privacy notice does not apply to, among other things, information collected by the Parish or otherwise offline, such as in person, through forms or by telephone.

How We Use and Receive Personal Information

St. Michael’s Church Derby collects your personal information (user names, email addresses, IP addresses, contact details, survey responses, photos, payment information, cookie data, computer hardware and software, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses) for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:

     1. To maintain and administer our Website’s membership accounts, databases related to parishioners, participation in parish or Church programs or activities.

     2. To respond to inquiries, to gather feedback and communicate with you about our services, events, programs and activities.

     3. To provide you with services at your request and to evaluate or improve these services.

     4. To process payments, donations and other transactions.

     5. To protect the integrity of or to improve our websites, information systems and security.

     6. To comply with applicable legal requirements and with our policies.

     7. To perform research and analyses.

     8. For any other purpose reasonably related to the context in which you have provided the information.

Sharing Information

Service providers assist us in providing certain website features and services. Your information may be shared with these parties so they can provide services. Our service providers are only authorized to use information to perform services on our behalf or for limited administrative purposes and legal compliance.

We may disclose personal information in other circumstances such as:

      If we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process;

      In response to reasonable requests by law enforcement authorities or other governmental officials;

      When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;

      If necessary to protect the vital interests of another individual (such as to prevent death, bodily harm or serious damage to property); or

      To share information about our users upon a legitimate and reasonable request of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

E-Mail Communications and Web Forms

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us information, we will only use this personally identifying information to respond to your request. We may redirect your message to person who is in a better position to answer your question.

All e-mail messages collected by St. Michael’s Church Derby contain the e-mail addresses of persons who voluntarily communicated with or requested information from us. E-mail addresses are not sold, leased or shared with any governmental or commercial entities without the user’s specific consent.

Does St. Michael’s Church Derby use Cookies to Collect Information About a User?

We do not use permanent cookies to retain information on the site. A cookie is a text file, not a program, which is sent to your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or e-mail address to a web site. They can only tell a web site if you have visited before and can pass short bits of information from the web site back to itself the next time you visit. We do use temporary cookies that do not write anything to the user’s hard drive. When the browser is closed the cookie is gone.

Can I Access and Correct My Personal Information?

Persons concerned about information contained in their personal records should contact Deacon Robert Carter at

Do I Have a Choice About Whether or Not My Personal Information is Provided to Others?

St. Michaels Derby Church does not obtain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our web sites unless you choose to provide such information to us (i.e. sending an e-mail, participating in a survey, responding to a feedback or “contact us” form, etc.). We do not disclose, sell, lease or provide any personal information about our users to any government or commercial entity for any purpose.

There may be instances where we send ongoing updates or announcements to interested parties. In such cases, visitors will have the choice whether or not to receive these updates or announcements.

However, it is important to understand that under applicable state and federal law, various forms of correspondence and other communications may be subject to disclosure.

Commitment to Security

St. Michael’s Church Derby has put into place appropriate safeguards to ensure that any personal information is secure from destruction, corruption, unauthorized access and breach of confidentiality. This effort includes an ongoing review of safety measures, implementation of changes, and regular training for its personnel.

Disclaimer/Links to other Sites

St. Michael’s Church Derby contains links to other web sites. These may include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, non-profit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the St. Michael’s Church Derby web site and this privacy notice does not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that web site.

Infringement of Property Rights

If you believe any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed, you must send notification including the signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed, identification of the copyrighted work, identification of the material claimed to be infringing, contact information on the complaining person, as statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right claimed to be infringed. Notification must be sent to Wendi Kowarik, c/o St. Michael’s Church, 75 Derby Avenue, Derby CT 06418. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with and remove copyrighted material from the site in a timely fashion.

This privacy policy may be updated at any time.