PRIVACY POLICY

The Knights of Columbus Council #17225 (“the Council”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, members, and visitors to our website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

When you interact with us for business and charitable purposes (the “Services,”) we collect information from or about you that alone or in combination may be used to identify you (“Personal Data”), as described below:

Personal Data That You Provide: In order to provide the Services to you, the Council may collect personal data from you such as your full name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address, occupation, preferred method of contact, type of inquire or areas of interest, and membership number.

WHAT OTHER INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Automatically Collected Data: When you interact with us, we receive and store certain data automatically.  We may store such data or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents, or service providers.  We may use automatically collected data and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Services, the number of visitors to each page of our website, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet Service Providers.

In operating the Services, we and third parties that help operate our services may use a technology called "cookies.”  A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Services gives to your browser when you access the Site.  Our cookies help operate the Services and analyze Site usage more accurately.  

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We use your information to:

  • provide the Services;

  • send you emails or newsletters that you signed-up for;

  • promote our products and services;

  • improve our Services;

  • analyze website usage; and

  • process charitable donations.

 

The Council may use your personal or other information to contact you in the future to promote our products and services and the products that we believe will be of interest to you.  If we do so, each promotional communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future promotional information.  In addition, if at any time, you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us at webmaster@kofc17225.com.  Please note that we will continue to contact you via email to respond to requests and provide our Services.

WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

In addition to sharing data with our affiliates and insurance agents, the Knights of Columbus may share some or all of your Personal Data with certain third parties, as set forth below:​

  • Vendors and Service Providers: We engage third-party vendors and service providers to perform certain functions on our behalf, e.g., in connection with sending marketing emails and/or newsletters to you, among other functions.

  • Legal Requirements: We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the Council, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

 

WHERE ARE OUR SERVICES LOCATED?

The Services are operated in the United States of America (U.S.).  If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that any Personal Data (defined below) you choose to provide may be transferred from your current location to the U.S. and will be subject to U.S. privacy laws.  U.S. privacy laws may differ from the privacy laws in your jurisdiction.  By using our Services or by voluntarily providing us with your Personal Data, you acknowledge and consent to your Personal Data being transferred to the U.S.  

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  However, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be fully secure and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.  We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLY TO?

This Privacy Policy applies to the Services and your usage of our website pages.

This Privacy Policy applies only to this Council's Services.  The Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us (the “Third Party Sites”).  The policies and procedures we describe here do not apply to the Third Party Sites.  The links from our Services do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed the Third Party Sites.  We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Through our Services, you can choose to access certain social media websites and services that are owned and/or controlled by third parties (including, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Spotify and YouTube — such websites and services, collectively, the “Social Media Services”).  When you elect to access and use the Social Media Services, you will be sharing your information (which will include Personal Data if you elect to share such information) with those Social Media Services.  When you interact with our pages on those Social Media Services, you will also be sharing your information with Knights of Columbus.  The information that you share with the Social Media Services and with us through those Services will be governed by the privacy policies and terms of service of the providers of each such Social Media Services and not by the Council's Privacy Policy and procedures we describe here.

WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES AND HOW CAN YOU OPT OUT?

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further email communications from K of C (except in connection with information, products or services that you specifically request), you may unsubscribe from such communications via a link provided in every promotional email that the Council sends to you.  If, at any time, you prefer not to receive any other form of communication from the Council, you may unsubscribe from such communications by contacting us at webmaster@kofc17225.com

HOW OFTEN DO WE UPDATE OUR PRIVACY POLICY?

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time.  We will post all changes to this Privacy Policy on this page.  Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to the Privacy Policy as changed.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

Your access to and use of our Services is subject to the Terms of Use which is available here

WHOM SHOULD YOU CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRIVACY POLICY?

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site, you may contact the Privacy Officer at: webmaster@kofc17225.com or

Knights of Columbus Council #17225
Regina Caeli Parish

8121 Breen Road

Houston, Texas 77064
Attn: Grand Knight

Updated March 2, 2021