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​​​​​​​​​​The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Privacy Policy is that all Locations must develop a privacy policy using the Website Privacy Policies​ (sample)​ and General Privacy Policy (sample) and that protects personally identifiable and other sensitive information that they collect from those who serve the Locations (e.g., volunteers, donors, clergy or religious, parents/guardians, or staff) and those who are served by the Locations (e.g., students, seminarians, or parishioners). The privacy policy should also apply to any electronic communication systems, devices, or materials that the Locations make available for use by those who serve and are served. The following principles should be followed in developing a privacy policy:

Be as accurate as possible.

For personally identifiable information (e.g., names, addresses, telephone numbers, or email addresses) and sensitive personal information:

  • Describe how the information is used.

  • Identify who may have access to the information and how.

  • State how long the information is retained.

  • Explain how the information can be updated or removed.

  • Describe how the information is protected from improper access.

  • Indicate what penalties apply for improper use or access.

  • Provide contact information for issues or questions about the privacy policy.

For information collected through or on electronic communication systems or devices:

  • State what type of information is collected (e.g., personally identifiable information, IP addresses, URLs, or browser history).

  • Explain how you collect information (e.g., random monitoring of email, voice mail, or cookies).

  • Describe how the information collected is used.

  • Disclose who will have access to the information and if it is shared with third parties.

  • Explain if and how the information can be updated or removed.

  • Describe how the information is protected from improper access.

  • Indicate what penalties apply for improper use or access.

  • Provide visitors to your website with an opt-out option.

  • Give contact information for issues or questions about the privacy policy.

  • If the Location does not use cookies and collects no personal information from web visitors, say so.

Additional Information

​Student ​Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA)