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Diocese of California Privacy Policy

Effective date: 7/22/22 | Last Updated: 7/22/22


This policy describes how Diocal treats personal information. It applies only to information we collect on the sites where it is posted. Read this policy to learn about what we do and your choices. This Policy does not describe our practices on sites where it does not appear. This Policy does not apply to information we collect in other forums.


We collect personal information from and about you

Contact information. We collect your name, email, and phone number. We also collect your address. We collect the name of the organization you work for and your title.

Payment information. We collect billing information, including if make a donation.

Demographic information. We collect your date of birth. We collect your zip code. We collect location information from website visitors. This may include precise location information.

Employment information. If you apply for a job with Diocal, or one of our startup members, we collect your education and work history.

Site usage information. We collect logs and session data when you visit our website. We collect browser and operating system information. We collect what site you came from or what site you visit when you leave us. We also look at the areas of our site you visit. We collect your IP address. We also collect device identifiers.

We use information as described here

We use information to respond to your requests and for transaction purposes. For example, we use your contact and demographic information to process your membership application and to respond to your questions. We use contact information to contact you about this Policy or our other terms.

We use information to provide our services. We use your contact and demographic information to provide our membership services. This includes community and education events. It also includes photography and recruiting services.

We use information to improve our services.  We use your contact and site usage information to make our website and services better. We use this same information to customize your experience with us.

We use information for marketing purposes. We use your contact and demographic information to notify you about new services and events. This may be by email or on social media platforms. We also use your contact information to send you newsletters or other content we think you may find interesting. We may send you surveys or information about sweepstakes or other promotions. If you provide contact information for a friend, we will invite them to view our website and learn more. With your consent, we may use your name as part of a testimonial on our website.

We use information to protect our company and constituents. We use your information to protect our company and customers. We use this same information to identify fraud and secure our systems.  We use all categories of information for other purposes as permitted by law.

We collect information in a variety of ways

We collect information directly from you. We collect information if you contact us or apply for a membership or to be a corporate partner. We collect information if you register for an event. We also collect contact information from you if sign up for email communications and other notifications, or otherwise submit it to us. 

We collect information about you passively. We may use tracking tools like browser cookies, web beacons and pixels. We may do this on our website and in emails we send to you. We collect information about users over time when they use our websites. This includes usage and browser information. We may have third parties collect information this way.

We get information about you from third parties. For example, our corporate partners and event partners may provide information about you to us.

We combine information 

We combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. We combine information that we have collected across other third party sites. We also combine information we get from third parties with information we already have.

We may share information with others

We share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. We may share your contact information with trusted third parties. These include companies who serve as our vendors and perform services on our behalf. This may help us provide our services to you or to help us review your application.

We share information with others for their marketing purposes. We share your contact, demographic, and site usage information with trusted business partners, including our company members. These companies might send you their own marketing information. If you use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on our Site, any information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums.

We share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect you or ourselves. We will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We will also share information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. We may share information if we are investigating potential fraud.

We may share information with a successor to all or part of our business. If all or part of our business was sold, we may share your information as part of that transaction. If there is a merger or acquisition, we may also share your information. If there is a financing or bankruptcy, we may share your information.

We share information as permitted by law and for other reasons we may describe to you.

You have certain choices about how we use your information

You can opt out of certain marketing. To stop receiving our marketing communications follow the instructions in any message you get from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions or other necessary information about your account.

You can control cookies and tracking tools. To learn how to manage how we and our vendors use cookies and other tracking tools, and to read our Do Not Track Policy, click here.

Our Sites are not intended for children

Our sites are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can contact us at the email or address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.”

Parents can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.

We use standard security measures

The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.

We may link to other sites or have third party sites we don’t control

We may link to third-party sites. Our sites may also include third party content that collects information. We do not control these third parties. This Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website. Please read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for the practices of these third-party sites.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, you may contact us at [email protected].

We may update this policy

We may make changes or updates to this Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to this Policy as required by law. All changes will also be posted on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.