Our Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy describes Catholic Home and Garden's policy and practices with regard to personal data collected through this storefront, our website or emails. Any changes to this policy will be posted here. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our website, services and programs in keeping with the changing nature of technology to insure that all of your contact is secure. Consequently, any changes that we implement will further protect your privacy. Please check back for further updates. This notice posted on September 22, 2006.

Personal Data Collected Through Catholic Home and Garden. Other than cookies generated by Marketworks, our service provider, the only personal data Catholic Home and Garden currently collects through its websites is the information you voluntarily give us when you make a purchase or make a comment on any of our sites. Since we use Paypal as a credit/debit card payment gateway, we never see your credit/debit card information. It remains secure with Paypal.  When we receive payment via check or money order, we do not maintain any of your account information. In order to keep our site functioning quickly, we delete records of unique items (e.g., items that we have only one of) so even we don't know what you bought after a period of time.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through Catholic Home and Garden. We use uses the personal data information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. We also also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. We may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications. In fact, you will have to "opt-in" to receive any email from us at all. From time to time we may use positive comments about our services or products for promotional purposes. You will not be identified. If we use any of your images or commentary, we will contact you to ask for your permission.

Anonymous Data Collected Through Catholic Home and Garden.  In addition to the information you provide when you use our websites, Catholic Home and Garden has placed Google search boxes on our pages to aid you in finding what you're looking for or to reach related sites that you may wish to explore. Google may collect anonymous information about the use of our website, and to track how many visitors access our websites, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We do not have access to any of this information and Google does not have access to your personal information.

Cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer and they cannot be used to discover the identity of a user. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not and whether you are required to accept the cookie to view certain content. Marketworks, our service provider, may use cookies to "persist" a user session � that is, to maintain connection with a user as he or she moves through an application or series of web pages. The purpose of cookies in this context is to remember user inputs. For example, a "shopping cart" application records purchases up until the user reaches checkout. Personalization features also use cookies to identify groups of users and deliver appropriate content and services.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data. Catholic Home and Garden never shares your personal information with anyone. We do not sell lists of our customers or their email addresses and we take every precaution to ensure that your privacy in this regard is protected on our encrypted system. 

Children. Catholic Home and Garden does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of teighteen. If you are under eighteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to Catholic Home and Garden, please contact us, and we will delete that information from our databases.

Link to Other Sites. This privacy policy applies only to Catholic Home and Garden's websites. Our websites contain hyperlinks to sites that are not operated by Catholic Home and Garden. These are provided for your convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. Catholic Home and Garden does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please feel free to email us.

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