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St. Barnabas Parish Website Online Privacy Policy

WELCOME TO THE ST. BARNABAS PARISH WEBSITE.This website is offered to the parishioners of St. Barnabas and the general public as a Parish Service to provide information and increased access to activities and services offered by St. Barnabas Parish. As part of providing this service to interested users, this website has adopted certain policies which are applied to the extent reasonably possible to all users of the system. These policies are intended to make the use of this website safe and comfortable for all users. By continuing to use this website, all users agree they have read and understand the St. Barnabas Parish Website Online Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and that they agree to abide by these policies. (As used herein the term St. Barnabas Parish includes St. Barnabas School and all the activities or subsidiary organizations of St. Barnabas Parish.)

Online Privacy Policy

St. Barnabas Parish is interested in protecting the privacy rights of all who use this site. In light of this interest, St. Barnabas would like you to know about our practices regarding the collection of personal information, which you provide in using this site. Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this site. When you access or use this Site, you consent to the use of your information in accordance with this Policy.

St. Barnabas monitors overall site traffic to ensure users of the website are able to access information in an effective manner (administrative monitoring). By monitoring overall site traffic St. Barnabas Parish intends to continually improve this website to make it more helpful in meeting the users’ needs. Except as noted below, St. Barnabas Parish does not share or distribute any information it receives on users of this site except as is necessary for contractors to work on improvements to the website, and then only with the written understanding that such contractors may not to share such information with third parties.

Specific information provided by users of this site, such as the user’s name, address, e-mail address and other information is used by the Parish only for the purpose for which it was solicited or related Parish purposes.

Such information is not made available to third parties unless such use by St. Barnabas Parish is clearly disclosed in the section of the website in which the information was solicited. Information posted by a user for public viewing, such as through a “bulletin board”,” blog”, or similar forum shall be plainly available to other users in accordance with the format of the forum.

St. Barnabas Parish will respond to requests that your information be deleted from any list on which you have submitted your information within a reasonable period of time after being notified by you that you are no longer interested in being included in receiving the service or information for which you originally applied.

St. Barnabas has put in place reasonable controls to protect information you provide to this site from loss, misuse, disclosure or other improper transmission.

St Barnabas does not sell information provided by users of this site.

St Barnabas may disclose information provided by users of this site if such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with legal process such as a subpoena or court order;
  • Defend the Parish against legal claims;
  • Report activity believed, in good faith, to be illegal;
  • Protect against abuse, misuse or unauthorized use of the website.
  • Protect people or property in emergency situations.

In the event St Barnabas is required to disclose user information pursuant to one of the above-noted exceptions, St Barnabas shall make efforts to see that disclosures are made only to the minimum extent necessary to meet the requirements of the exception.

Users should be aware that laws enacted by a variety of governmental units are increasingly targeting people who defame, abuse, harass, stalk or otherwise violate the rights of others through use of the web or websites. Many of these laws carry harsh penalties. St. Barnabas Parish will act on its own initiative to prevent the misuse of this website for illegal or otherwise inappropriate purposes and will avail itself of the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officials if necessary to protect operators and users of this website and to maintain the character of the website.

Privacy of Children

St. Barnabas complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which requires, among other things, that the Parish adopt and implement policies designed to protect children from harmful activity on the web.

This act prohibits an entity from knowingly collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.

The policies St. Barnabas has adopted pursuant to this act include a requirement that all parents and legal guardians of children under the age of 13 who attend the Parish School, St. Barnabas Grammar School, review and sign an authorization form on an annual basis which allows the Parish to collect data submitted by the child to the website.

In addition to addressing the issue of collection of data, the Parish has adopted a policy of avoiding the use of images of children under 13 on the website unless the children’s parents have signed written authorizations for use of their images. This policy is specifically applicable to all individual and small group pictures, though large group pictures, particularly those taken at public forums, may include images of additional children due to the exceptional difficulty in soliciting parental consent under certain conditions.

St. Barnabas will comply with all reasonable requests by the subject of a photograph or their parent or legal guardian that their images be removed from the website.

Links to Other Sites

The St. Barnabas Parish website contains links to other websites. Efforts have been made to assure that websites linked are of a high quality and that the messages and information provided by such linked sites are consistent with the mission of St. Barnabas Parish. St. Barnabas Parish does not control linked sites and cannot warrant that such sites will be free of problems or that such sites will be maintained to the same high standards as the St. Barnabas site. St. Barnabas Parish is interested in information on any undesired experiences users have with linked websites so corrective action can be taken as necessary.

Other Terms:

Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use which can be found by clicking “Terms of Use” at the bottom margin of our homepage.

How to Contact Us:

If you have questions or concerns about the St. Barnabas Parish website, please address those concerns to the individual listed below and we will promptly consider your issue.

Parish Business Manager: Gail Byrnes


Ph: 773-779-1166

Changes to This Policy:

St. Barnabas reserves the right to amend its Online Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion without prior notice. If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this Site. Please review this policy regularly so you can assure yourself that you are comfortable with it and understand the impact it has on your use of this site.

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