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Privacy Notice

CLA Website Privacy Policy
The Catholic Library Association is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that provides the most powerful and safe online experience for its users. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Catholic Library Association website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Catholic Library Association website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
The Catholic Library Association collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Catholic Library Association also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Catholic Library Association. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Catholic Library Association for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Catholic Library Association website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Catholic Library Association public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Catholic Library Association does not read any of your private online communications.

The Catholic Library Association encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Catholic Library Association so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Catholic Library Association is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Catholic Library Association and the Catholic Library Association family of websites.


Use of your Personal Information

The Catholic Library Association collects and uses your personal information to operate the Catholic Library Association website and deliver the services you have requested. The Catholic Library Association also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the Catholic Library Association and its affiliates. The Catholic Library Association may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Catholic Library Association does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. However, the Catholic Library Association may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Catholic Library Association, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Catholic Library Association does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

 The Catholic Library Association keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Catholic Library Association, in order to determine what the Catholic Library Association services are the most popular.

 The Catholic Library Association 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 The Catholic Library Association or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Catholic Library Association; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Catholic Library Association, or the public.

 
Use of Cookies
The Catholic Library Association website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. 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.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Catholic Library Association pages, or register with the Catholic Library Association site or services, a cookie helps the Catholic Library Association to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same the Catholic Library Association website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Catholic Library Association features that you customized.

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 Catholic Library Association services or websites you visit.


Security of your Personal Information
The Catholic Library Association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Catholic Library Association secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
The Catholic Library Association will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect association and member feedback. The Catholic Library Association encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Catholic Library Association is protecting your information.

Contact Information
The Catholic Library Association welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Catholic Library Association has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Catholic Library Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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