This web site is owned and operated by EWTN News, Inc., a public charity based in the United States that supports the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
EWTN News respects and protects the privacy of our online visitors and donors. EWTN News does not disclose, give, sell or transfer to third parties any personal information about our visitors without their permission, unless required by law.
Throughout its history, EWTN News has never shared its donor mailing lists or personal information with third parties. It remains EWTN News's policy that mailing lists, both postal and electronic, are never sold or exchanged with third parties.
EWTN News is part of the EWTN family. EWTN, EWTN Religious Catalogue, and EWTN News are related public charities that work together. Because EWTN News is a supporting organization of EWTN, EWTN is not a third party to this policy and we may share information between the public charities.
Some Information is Necessary to Complete a Donation or Fulfill an Order
If you place an order with EWTN News, some of your personal information is required for us to process your payment, and ship the order to you. We collect your name, address(es), phone number, email address, and payment information. This information is used to fulfill your order and communicate with you about your order or donation. EWTN News may telephone, send postal mail, or email you about the order and transaction.
In order to detect fraud or security issues, the information you provide, and other information such as information automatically collected from website visitors may be analyzed by the devices we use in our infrastructure to detect fraud or security issues.
Credit Card and Other Personal Information
EWTN News uses industry standard efforts such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We make every reasonable effort to prevent the loss, misuse or theft of the information under our control.
We care about the safety and security of online transactions. We use the industry standard high grade encryption and security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us.
When handling your payment information, EWTN News uses security practices and technology that meets or exceeds Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and requires the same of the payment gateways that process your payment card or banking information.
Our Commitment to Accuracy
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls for information you share with us, EWTN News uses error checking procedures to accurately and completely process your transaction information. Our staff is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm (US Eastern Time) to answer questions by phone at 1-205-271-2989 or by email at [email protected].
Changes are made to our error checking procedures as necessary to improve our system and independent external audits are periodically conducted to ensure the appropriate processing of your information from our web site.
Use of "Cookies"
Video players and country selection are saved as an anonymous cookie that stores the region you selected when visiting this website. We use this cookie to provide you with the video streams, programming guides, and other information relevant to your region. We also use this cookie to determine if content is licensed for exhibition rights in your region. Because we must, by license restrictions, control the territories in which some certain video content is exhibited, cookies are the best method for us to determine if content is available to your region without interrupting your use of the website and services. The video player may not function correctly if it cannot determine the location from which it is being viewed.
Use of Analytics Services – Information We Collect from Others
EWTN News uses certain third party services to measure the usability and interest in our site, our applications, and content. EWTN News uses the information from these services to determine whether our website services are delivered correctly and timely to visitors. These services also help EWTN News to determine the interests of our audience and segments of our audience. These services provide information to us about you and your use of our websites and applications.
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Use of Advertising Networks to place ads on the Website
- CleanMedia: http://cleanmedia.net/company/PrivacyPolicy/
- District-M: https://www.districtm.net/platforms-data-privacy-policy/
- AdSense: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
Information You Voluntarily Provide
The websites and applications have places where you may choose to provide us with your personal information. These include signing up for our email newsletters, making a donation, or using comments and message boards. If you share your email and name with us in order to receive emails from us, we may use a service to manage the email on our behalf, but we will not give your personal information to others for them to email you. If you contact us, we collect the information and contact details you provide to us.
Information that is Automatically Collected
Our servers and infrastructure used to deliver the Websites, content, and applications to you employ a number of industry standard practices, such as firewalls, and these devices automatically collect information about you and the devices you use to access the websites and application. This information can include, your IP address, operating system, browser software, referring website, pages you viewed, and when the access occurred. Events, such as clicking links, will also be collected. This information is collected for a number of legitimate reasons. Some of our infrastructure uses this information to determine security threats. Some of our infrastructure uses this data to determine if the infrastructure is operating correctly and serving your visit without errors. Some of this data is used for us to determine the performance of our infrastructure.
Publicly Visible Information: Message Boards and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on our web site (for example, on message boards such as the Catholic Q&A and Bulletin Board) that information may be viewed on the website by the public and other visitors to the websites or applications. That means that it could be collected and used by others.
Links to Other Sites
This web site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that EWTN News is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information from you. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the EWTN News web site.
If you no longer wish to receive electronic mailings from us, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the "unsubscribe" information contained at the bottom of the message or by contacting us as indicated below.
Contact our Web Site
EWTN News, Inc.
Attention: Jeffrey Hahn
5817 Old Leeds Rd.
Irondale, AL 35210-2164
or e-mail us at [email protected]
Shared Marketing Models – Transactions and Postal Mail
We will sometimes share information gathered from our audience with select third party vendors who assist us with promoting and marketing our news content. This might include customer database modeling, or use of information to identify other individuals similar to our audience for external promotional mailings or other online marketing. This information may include your name, address, e-mail address and transaction history.
The National Catholic Register occasionally shares subscriber data including name, address and purchase method, amount, channel, and date with marketing partners. We do not share email addresses or credit card information. If you do not want your information shared, you can opt out of that at any time. One request for opting out will ensure that your data is not shared with any marketing partner.
To Opt Out of Shared Marketing Model Use
You may request, at any time, that we do not share your information with these third parties. Please contact [email protected] or call 800-356-9916 if you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner.
In an effort to provide the best service, EWTN News reserves the right to edit, modify, and improve this policy at any time.
Rev. October 8, 2018