Privacy Statement

Web and social media privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to the use of www.providence.ca, www.spiritualitycentre.ca, as well as to the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, YouTube and other social media sites of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. This also includes our ministries the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary, Providence Spirituality Centre, and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation work.

We highly value your privacy and make this policy easily available throughout our site to assist you in understanding the handling of information in the course of using this site.

Reprint and copyright

We welcome your use of our articles and your participation in issues that are of concern to us. You have permission to reprint, link to and disseminate original material you find on this website – but please reference where you got the material and include a link back to providence.ca. If the material you are interested in comes from elsewhere (if we reprinted it with permission), please go directly to that source for your permission.

Log Files and Cookies

This website utilizes industry standard analytics packages which gathers limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, basic IP information, referring pages, operating system used and date/time stamps. This information does not identify individual users; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.

Additionally, cookies may be used to provide easier and faster access to website features such as logins and/or repeat visits.  Cookies are very small text files that are stored on personal computers for reference purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you have submitted while on our site.

We collect personal information such as name, address, phone number and email address when voluntarily submitted by our visitors and members.  The information provided is only used to fulfil your specific request unless specific permission is explicitly given to use it in another manner.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when your browser is closed, and a persistent cookie may stay on your hard drive for an extended period. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our site; persistent cookies can perform such activities as storing your password for the Member Portal, Forums, Registration Forms or other Submission forms so you do not have to sign in every time you visit those areas.

Links to other websites and downloadable files

External Links

This website may contain links to other sites that are not controlled in any way by us. Please be aware of this when you click on any such links; we are not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of any website other than our own. Consequently, we strongly suggest that you review the privacy policy of every website you visit, whether or not they are linked to by our own site.

Downloadable files

This website may contain downloadable material; material is scanned to ensure as much as we can that it is free of any virus, spyware or malware however all users are advised to ensure that they have antivirus and anti-spam software on their computer to protect their information.

Registration and Use of Personal Information

Please note that if you post comments or articles to any forum, blog or message board on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.

We also provide visitors to our website the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us.  In this case, we ask the visitor for his or her email address and name. These communications may include regular newsletters, promotions and any other information that we feel may be pertinent to the visitor. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by emailing us at communications@providence.ca.

Again, if you provide us with your email address and/or name for the purposes of receiving communications from us, this information will not be shared with any third-party organization except with your express consent.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer wish us to possess your information, you may request correction, updating, or deletion of your information by emailing us at communications@providence.ca.

Security

We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.

You may submit any questions you may have about our security procedures by emailing the Administor

Contact Us

Providence Motherhouse

1200 Princess Street, P.O. Box 427
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4W4

613-544-4525
info@providence.ca

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