Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy, and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey, or in the comments registration. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization; we will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site using Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site, and we count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall experience for our users. Here is an article on cookies as used by Google Analytics.

Commenting

We do not allow anonymous comments, and employ a service for commenting from Disqus. Their privacy policy is located here. Comments to the news posts are moderated by the communications department. Also on this site you may find reference to a closed network, the table project. Users may post freely there, but site participation is limited to diocesan and Episcopal School for Ministry members. Our mission team members and diocesan members also post to a group blog using the Ning platform. Again, those posts are not moderated, but members are vetted and should have some affiliation with mission partners in the Diocese of Missouri, the DIocese of Lui, the Blackmore Vale deanery of the Diocese of Salisbury, U.K., or the Diocese of Lund, Lutheran Church of Sweden.

Participation in Social Media

You will find outposts of the diocese on social media sites, where privacy issues are a moving target. We have removed our "easy link" buttons offered from companies after learning of their poor privacy controls. We regret the ease of a potential link, but are more concerned about privacy stewardship. Please find the page or post URL in the top window of your browser and paste it into your social media window.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites and Internet resources.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may update these privacy policies periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them.

More Info

Contact: Beth Felice, director of communications

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