Like most website operators, St Peter and St James (SPSJ) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SPSJ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SPSJ’s visitors use its website. From time to time, SPSJ may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
SPSJ also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. SPSJ only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain visitors to SPSJ’s website and social media accounts choose to interact with SPSJ in ways that require SPSJ to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SPSJ gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for Alpha at SPSJ to provide a username, email address and (optionally) phone number. Those who engage in transactions with SPSJ – by donating, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, SPSJ collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SPSJ. SPSJ does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
SPSJ may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, SPSJ may monitor the website via services such as Google Analytics. SPSJ may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SPSJ does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
SPSJ discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, volunteers, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on SPSJ’s behalf or to provide services available at SPSJ’s websites. Some of those employees, volunteers, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SPSJ’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SPSJ will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SPSJ discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SPSJ believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SPSJ, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of SPSJ’s website and have supplied your email address, SPSJ may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SPSJ and our projects. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. SPSJ takes measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.