Privacy Policy

Posted January 19, 2009

Overview for all Site Visitors

The St. Francis de Sales Association respects the privacy needs of our website visitors and our Association members. This Privacy Policy outlines what specific information is gathered on the St. Francis de Sales Association website (at www.sfdsassociation.org) and how that information is used.

E-Mail Communications Policy

The St. Francis de Sales Association adheres strictly to a permission-based e-mail policy. The Association will not send you unsolicited commercial offers or advertisements via e-mail or other e-mails unrelated to Association business. We will not share, sell, rent or loan the contact information we collect online or offline to any outside persons or organizations.

Information Collection and Use

Contact Forms
Visitors of this site are invited to voluntarily fill out online forms to inquire about the Association, Salesian spirituality, or to provide feedback to our webmaster . These forms ask the visitor to provide a first name, last name and e-mail address so that we may follow up on your request. This information is used to respond with electronic communications to the visitor. If a visitor opts to provide additional contact information, such as street address, city, state, and phone numbers, this information may be used to communicate via phone and/or print as well. Information collected on this form will never be shared or sold outside St. Francis de Sales Association without prior authorization from you. At this time, we cannot fathom a circumstance when we would even ask for authorization to share information collected.

Option to Opt-Out from E-Mail Communications
Visitors who have provided their name and e-mail address by submitting an online form on this site may notify the Association that they do NOT wish to be contacted by the Association in the future in one of two ways: 1) Submit your request in writing to: St. Francis de Sales Association, c/o Katey Charles Communications, 357 Marshall Avenue, Suite 102, St. Louis, MO 63119 or 2) simply reply to any e-mail communications from the Association with the subject line: PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST OF CONTACTS.

Web Statistics
While IP addresses (address of a computer) are logged to track a visitor’s session on our website, the user's identity is anonymous. Tracking IP addresses gives the St. Francis de Sales Association information, in aggregate form, about which parts of our site are used most often and what information is viewed. IP addresses are not linked to anything that can personally identify a visitor. Thus, session details are tracked for informational purposes, but the user is anonymous.

Information Use by Third Parties
It is the policy of the St. Francis de Sales Association to never provide your personal information to third parties without your express permission or only in instances where such disclosure is necessary to process payment transactions or provide services that you have requested. We do not release personal information about you as an individual. The St. Francis de Sales Association will not share with third parties any more information than is necessary to perform the transaction you have requested. There is one exception to this policy: if the St. Francis de Sales Association is compelled to do so by an appropriately empowered governmental authority. Again, at this time, we cannot fathom a circumstance where we would be compelled to provide information by authorities.

Additional Information for Those who Access This Site Using an Associate Login

E-mail Communications, Option to Unsubscribe
You may be given the opportunity to voluntarily sign up online for a variety of e-mail communications from the Association, whether it be newsletters, urgent updates, feedback requests, or otherwise. Those who sign up are required to provide only an e-mail address, first name, last name. This information is used to send electronic communications to the participant. If a visitor opts to provide additional contact information, such as street address, city, state, and phone numbers, this information may be used to communicate via phone and/or print as well. Information collected on such forms will never be shared or sold outside the St. Francis de Sales Association without prior authorization from you.  All such e-mails that you have specifically requested have an option to unsubscribe. To do so, simply reply to such a communication with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, and you will be removed from our e-mail list.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the St. Francis de Sales Association. Please be aware that we, the St. Francis de Sales Association, are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site (your address bar will no longer contain www.sfdsassociation.org) and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website. 

Contact Us

Maintaining the privacy of your information is of paramount importance to us, as it helps foster confidence, goodwill and stronger relationships with you, our online visitors. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, innappropriate content or activities, please feel free to contact us online or via U.S. mail at St. Francis de Sales Association, c/o Katey Charles Communications, 357 Marshall Avenue, Suite 102, St. Louis, MO 63119.