Privacy Policy


JP2Shrine.org is maintained and sponsored by the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. , and managed by the Knights of Columbus. We respect and protect the privacy of those who use our Web sites.

The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the network of Knights of Columbus managed Web sites, products and services that are located in, but not limited to KofC.org, JP2Shrine.org FathersforGood.org and other Knights of Columbus domains.

Information Collection and Use
The Knights of Columbus is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Knights of Columbus collects information from our users at several different points on our Web sites.

 We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to promotional and informational mailings, solicit response to inquiries, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or make a donation.

Any data we request that is not required will be specified as voluntary or optional.

When providing your information on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience
    (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website
    (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service
    (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions
    Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested by the customer.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic emails  The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order or request, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, promotions, related product or service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them.

Lastly, we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement  request.

Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our sites. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our Web sites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our Web site, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our affiliate sign-up programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our Web sites easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience.

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our Web sites.

We may access and set cookies using Web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images. These Web beacons provide us useful information regarding our site such as which pages users access. When we send you e-mails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our e-mails. When you click on a link in an e-mail, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our services for you.

We also keep track of activity on our Web site via log files stored on our Web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your Web site activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our Web sites and to tailor our product and service offerings to you.

Links
Our sites may provide links to third-party Web sites, such as those of our business partners and web support vendors for product purchases.  While on these sites, other companies may collect information about you. Because the Knights of Columbus does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.

How do we protect your information?
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

These security measures include: password protected directories and databases to safeguard your information or SSL (Secure Sockets Layered) technology to ensure that your information is fully encrypted and sent across the Internet securely.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Choice/Opt-out
Constant Contact, our mass e-mail service partner, provides users the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out or change preferences via a link in the footer of our e-mail messages. These options are made available when you sign up for our e-mail lists and in e-mail messages delivered from our company.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the JP2Shrine.org Web site. So our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

This policy was last modified on March 1, 2012

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.   

Consent
By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.


Contact Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Via email  

Via Postal Mail:
Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510

Via Phone:
(203) 752-4000