The Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Federation of Catholic Schools website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Federation of Catholic Schools site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Federation of Catholic Schools may collect (with permission) personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Federation of Catholic Schools. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Federation of Catholic Schools for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Federation of Catholic Schools site.

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

Federation of Catholic Schools encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Federation of Catholic Schools so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Federation of Catholic Schools is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Federation of Catholic Schools.

Use of your Personal Information

Federation of Catholic Schools collects and uses your personal information to operate the Federation of Catholic Schools Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Federation of Catholic Schools also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Federation of Catholic Schools and its affiliates. Federation of Catholic Schools may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Federation of Catholic Schools does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Federation of Catholic Schools 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 (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Federation of Catholic Schools, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Federation of Catholic Schools does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Federation of Catholic Schools keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Federation of Catholic Schools, in order to determine what Federation of Catholic Schools services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Federation of Catholic Schools to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Federation of Catholic Schools Web site 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 Federation of Catholic Schools or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Federation of Catholic Schools; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Federation of Catholic Schools, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Federation of Catholic Schools pages, or register with Federation of Catholic Schools site or services, a cookie helps Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Federation of Catholic Schools Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Federation of Catholic Schools services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Federation of Catholic Schools secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Federation of Catholic Schools 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 Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Federation of Catholic Schools will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Federation of Catholic Schools encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Federation of Catholic Schools is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Federation of Catholic Schools welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Federation of Catholic Schools has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Federation of Catholic Schools by email. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.