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PRIVACY STATEMENT


The Diocese of San Bernardino is committed to protecting your privacy. The San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website, created and operated by the Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection, which is part of the Diocese of San Bernardino, endeavors to provide you the technology for a safe online experience, while providing convenient access to Safe Environment Policy/Code of Pastoral Conduct and Mandated Reporter training from the comfort of your home or office.

This Statement of Privacy applies exclusively to the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website and governs data collection and usage. By accessing the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website, you consent to the data gathering practices described in this statement.
 
Collection of your Personal Information:
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, full name and salutation, Ecclesial Initials where applicable, home or work address, telephone number, ZIP code, your parish or Catholic school entity number, and language preferences. The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website also reserves the right to collect anonymous statistical or demographic information not unique to you to improve quality and access to the diocesan training programs for child and youth protection.
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino, as well as its hosting services, maintains security measures to protect against loss, alteration, or misuse of data collected. These security practices have been integrated into the design, implementation and hosting of the web site. The Diocese of San Bernardino makes every reasonable attempt to protect personal data. However, due to the pervasiveness of threats, as well as exploits in the many layers of system and network software, there is no guarantee that these security measures cannot be violated. For this reason, in order to protect website and visitor security, the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website also reserves the right to collect certain anonymous information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, to monitor and block intrusions, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website so that services can be continually improved.
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites that are links from the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries family of web sites.



Use of your Personal Information: 
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website collects and uses the personal information you provide to operate the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website and deliver the certification you are seeking for employment or volunteering to parishes, Catholic schools, diocesan offices, or any other Diocesan entities requiring certification.
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website does not sell, rent or lease its visitor lists to third parties. The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as the username and password you create, or contact information, except for direct operation of the site, for technical support, and to notify parishes, schools, the Diocesan Pastoral Center, and other diocesan entities that you have met criteria for certification.
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website keeps track of the web sites, and pages our visitors view within Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website, in order to determine if we are providing our visitors with satisfactory information.
 
Except as mentioned above, the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website; (b) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website, or the public.
 
Use of Cookies: 
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website use "cookies" in the form of session variables so thattraining results can be tabulated. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
 
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web Server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website pages, a cookie helps Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website to return you to the current page in training, and to credit your test scores to you for certification. When you return to the same Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you will not have to enroll again.
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website trainings.
 
 
 



Security of your Personal Information: 
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 
 
Changes to this Statement: 
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website will review this Statement of Privacy every two years and update as needed or necessary to reflect Diocesan and customer feedback. The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website is protecting your information.
 
This web site contains links to resources outside the YoHost web site. YoHost is the server used by the Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection for the online training offered by this office from the Diocese of San Bernardino. Neither YoHost nor the Diocese of San Bernardino is responsible for the content of these resource sites.
 
Contact Information: 
 
The Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Diocese of San Bernardino Safe Ministries Website at SET@sdbiocese.org. We will use every reasonable effort to promptly determine and remedy the problem.