Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Our website portfolio includes myCatholic.Life, Catholic-Daily-Reflections.com, DivineMercy.Life, and myCatholicLife.News (“the Websites”). This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, protect, and grant you control over your personal information while respecting your privacy rights.

Consent

By accessing and using the Websites, you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We will ask for your explicit consent for the use of cookies and similar technologies, in compliance with applicable laws.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

Comments, Logins, Ads:

We do not have have logins, comment forms, or personalized ads. Therefore, we do not collect data related to these practices.

Contact forms:

We use MailPoet for our emails.  Click here for their privacy policy.  When you fill out the email form on our website, MailPoet sends the email as our service provider.  They also track click, open and similar data.

We do not share email data with anyone or for any other reason than to send you emails through MailPoet.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, audio, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Specifically, we embed YouTube videos and Spreaker audio files. Here is information on each:

Embedding of YouTube Videos

Introduction to Embedded YouTube Videos: Our website features embedded YouTube videos to enhance your browsing experience. These videos are hosted on YouTube, a service provided by Google, Inc. When you watch these videos on our site, certain data may be collected by YouTube as part of their service.

Data Collection by YouTube: By interacting with the embedded YouTube videos, data such as your IP address, the video viewed, and information about your device and browser may be collected by YouTube. YouTube may also use cookies and similar tracking technologies to collect this information, especially if you are logged into your YouTube or Google account.

Purpose of Data Collection: The data collected by YouTube is primarily used for analytics, personalized advertising (if you have opted in), and to improve user experience on their platform. Our website embeds these videos to provide relevant and engaging content to our visitors.

Your Privacy Choices: You have control over your data when interacting with YouTube videos. If you are concerned about privacy, you can view these videos directly on YouTube, where you can manage your privacy settings under your YouTube or Google account. Alternatively, you can adjust your browser settings to limit cookie usage.

YouTube’s Data Practices: For detailed information regarding YouTube’s data collection and processing practices, as well as your rights and privacy options, please refer to YouTube’s Privacy Policy.

Compliance with Privacy Laws: We are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws in relation to the embedding of YouTube videos on our website. We endeavor to implement features that respect user privacy and provide transparency about data use.

Updates to the Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy, including the section on embedded YouTube videos, may be updated periodically. We encourage you to review our policy regularly to stay informed about how we use embedded content and protect your data.

Use of Spreaker for Audio Content

Introduction to Spreaker: Our website features audio content hosted on Spreaker, an online podcasting and audio streaming platform. This integration allows us to provide you with a rich audio experience directly on our site.

Data Collection by Spreaker: When you listen to audio content hosted on Spreaker through our website, Spreaker may collect certain data. This could include information about how you interact with the audio content, your IP address, device type, and browser details. Spreaker may also use cookies or similar tracking technologies to gather this data.

Purpose of Data Collection: The data collected by Spreaker is primarily used for analytics purposes, to understand listener preferences and improve the audio content offered. It also helps Spreaker in maintaining and enhancing its services.

Your Privacy Choices: You have control over your data when interacting with Spreaker-hosted audio content. To understand more about your privacy choices and how Spreaker uses your data, please refer to Spreaker’s Privacy Policy.

Spreaker’s Data Practices: For detailed information regarding Spreaker’s data collection, processing practices, and your rights, you are encouraged to consult their privacy policy. Spreaker is committed to protecting user privacy and adheres to various data protection laws.

Compliance with Privacy Laws: Our use of Spreaker for hosting audio content is in compliance with applicable privacy laws. We are dedicated to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring transparency in how third-party services like Spreaker process data.

Updates to the Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy, including the section on the use of Spreaker for audio content, may be updated periodically. We encourage you to review it regularly to stay informed about our data practices and your privacy rights.

Analytics:

To improve your experience on our site, we may use “cookies.” Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. Here is more information of our use of Google Analytics:

Use of Google Analytics 4

Introduction to Google Analytics 4 (GA4): Our website employs Google Analytics 4 (GA4), a sophisticated web analytics service by Google, Inc. GA4 is instrumental in helping us understand how visitors interact with our website, which is key to enhancing user experience. It uses cookies and other tracking technologies to gather information about your engagement with our site.

Data Collected by GA4: GA4 tracks various interactions such as the pages you visit on our site, the amount of time spent, and general information about your device and browser. Notably, GA4 does not collect IP addresses, prioritizing user privacy and adhering to modern data protection standards.

Purpose of Data Collection: We use GA4 to analyze visitor behavior on our website. This analysis is crucial for us to optimize our website’s content, structure, and responsiveness, ensuring we cater effectively to your needs.

Data Processing and Storage: The data collected through GA4 is processed and stored on Google’s servers, which may be located outside your country. Google is known for maintaining high data protection and privacy standards.

Opt-Out Options: You have the option to opt out of GA4 tracking. This can be done by adjusting your browser settings to block cookies. For more information on managing cookies and your data privacy rights, please refer to your browser’s privacy settings or support documentation.

Compliance with Privacy Laws: Our implementation of GA4 is in strict compliance with applicable privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for users in the European Union. We are dedicated to safeguarding your privacy and handling your data responsibly.

Updates to the Privacy Policy: We may update this Privacy Policy, including the GA4 section, from time to time. We encourage you to review our policy regularly to stay informed about how we are protecting your information.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google– external site.

We also uses interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other Personal Information

Advertisements:

All ads on this site are served by CatholicAdNet, consider using them for your advertising needs. We do not serve personalized ads. You can read their privacy policy here.

Who we share your data with:

We use MailPoet for our emails.  Click here for their privacy policy.  When you fill out the email form on our website, MailPoet sends the email as our service provider.  They also track click, open and similar data.

We do not share email data with anyone or for any other reason than to send you emails through MailPoet.

Mobile App:

We use Appy Pie as our app creator.  For information on the app “My Catholic Life!” please see their privacy policy.

How long we retain your data:

For those who sign up for daily emails, we retain your data as long as you remain on the list.  You can unsubscribe at any time through the email sent.  When you unsubscribe, all data will be deleted. The email address provided by those who double opt in to our email service is the only personally identifiable information that we keep, only as long as you remain subscribed. Please see the other services privacy policies from the services we use listed above for information on how long they keep data.

What rights you have over your data:

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you (e.g., your email address as long as you remain on our list). This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To make this request, simply unsubscribe from our email list and we will delete your email data.

Contact information:

info@mycatholic.life

My Catholic Life!
3503 Deep Wood Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Additional information:

How we protect your data:

We use SiteGround web hosting.  For their privacy policy click here.

What data breach procedures we have in place:

If in the unlikely situation that there is a data breach and your email address is at risk, you will be notified by email.

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