Privacy & Cookies Policy

I. PRIVACY 

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Catholic English Speaking Community of Leuven (“Community”) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the  website (“Site”). This Policy was written in accordance with the relevant laws of the European Union and of the Belgian government regarding the protection, storage, and distribution of personal identification information.

1. Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name, email address, and phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.

2. Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about the User’s means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system, the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.

3. Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance the User’s experience. A User’s web browser places cookies on their hard-drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, however, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

II. COOKIES

1. Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
Our cookies help us:
  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
We do not use cookies to:
  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions
  • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

2. Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

3. More about our Cookies

3.1 Website Function Cookies

a. Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:
  • Remembering your search settings
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

b. Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:
  • Google - Privacy Policy
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

c. Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

d. Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

3.2  Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
 
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
 
The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

3.3 How we use collected information

The Community may collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:
  • To run and operate our SiteWe may need User information to display content on the Site correctly.
  • To improve personal service: Information Users provide helps us respond to their inquiries, requests, and communications, and to support their needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize the User’s experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site: We may use feedback Users provide to improve our services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey, or other Site feature:  We may send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails: We may use Users’ email addresses to send them information and updates pertaining to the Community. They may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

3.4 How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information and data stored on our Site.

3.5 Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our Community and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes, provided that you have given us your permission.

3.6 Electronic newsletters

If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include Community news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or the User may contact us via our Site. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our Community and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes, provided that you have given us your permission.

3.7 Third-party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

4. Changes to this privacy policy

The Catholic English Speaking Community of Leuven has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send an email to Users subscribed to the newsletter. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes and to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

5. Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy, and you grant permission that, in the case of necessity, your personal identification information may be shared with third parties for limited purposes. You also agree that your personal identification information, as well as content you submit to the Community through our Site or by email, may be shared as needed with members of the Ministry Council, Community Team, Gemeenschapsploeg, or employees or personnel of the Pastoral Zone of Leuven aan de Dijle in order to meet your requests, see to your needs, or respond to your questions. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. This privacy policy was built with a free policy generator.

III. Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us:
Catholic English Speaking Community of Leuven
contact@catholicchurchleuven.be
 
 
This document was last updated on 11 December 2017