The Central Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Diocese of Rockville Centre or The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Long Island (“SVdPLI” or “we” or “us” or “our”) is committed to responsible information handling practices. You can visit most pages on the site (as defined below) without giving us any information about yourself, but sometimes we need information to provide information or services that you request. We at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are proud of our reputation as an ethical and highly professional organization. The success of our ministries depends on the generosity of our donors, and we thank them in part by respecting their privacy and handling their information carefully and respectfully.
What type of information does SVDPLICOLLECT and how is the information USED?
While you are visiting the Sites, SVDPLI may collect two types of information about users: “Personal Information” (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences and other account-related information) and “Aggregate Information” (such as information about how many users log on to the Sites on a daily basis). Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit non-public personal information on the Sites by requesting information, donating through our site, signing up to receive electronic notices or other similar communications and other similar activities.
Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the site, the number of visits to the site by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged into the site in a particular day). Aggregate Information does not personally identify a specific user.
Personal Information That You Provide to Us
We may obtain Personal Information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of Personal Information may include the following:
Credit or debit card number and expiration date (for online purchases or donations)
Name of organization (where applicable)
We may ask you to provide credit card information and other personal information when making a donation online. Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiry about volunteering with to SVDPLI, enabling you to make a donation, or providing information, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.
SVDPLI will retain your Personal Information for fulfillment of the intended purposes for which such Personal Information is collected.
SVDPLI will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise may be legally required.
Aggregate Information Collected Automatically
When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and web service that you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages that you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the Sites to enhance your experience while on our Sites.
SVDPLI may share Aggregate Information with its research grant recipients, content providers, sponsors, service providers or other third parties to advance the goals of research, education, dissemination or information and otherwise in fulfillment of the Promise. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Sites, analyze trends, track users’ movement on the Sites, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Sites, and deliver customized,
IP addresses, however, are not linked to Personal Information. SVDPLI also may use a unique assigned number located with the Sites’ URL to determine the website from which you navigated to get to the Sites. While this number may not be apparent to you, it does not contain your Personal Information.
The Sites also may use other technologies to track the specific pages viewed by visitors on the Sites or to target specific content that might be of interest to you. These technologies help us to understand how visitors use the Sites. However, you will have the option to opt out (or opt on if applicable law requires) of receiving such targeted content on those pages of our Sites where this technology is used.
Does SVDPLI share the information that I have provided or that has been collected?
We do not share our donors’ names or contact information with outside organizations except those who enable us communicate with donors (such as mailing houses).
We also do not sell or rent our mailing lists to outside organizations.
Donor information is stored in a database accessible only to employees of our development department and other necessary staff, such as any donor who wishes to review his or her information from our database may submit a request in writing to:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Bethpage, NY 11714
Please include full name and address, as well as past address(es) if recently relocated.
If your Personal Information is currently being used by SVDPLI or its affiliates to send you marketing communications, you can opt out at any time. All marketing e-mail communications from SVDPLI tell you how to stop receiving them; however, to opt out of receiving marketing communications from SVDPLI or to update or change your personal information send an email to:
1. info@SVDPLI.org or
2. Follow directions on a marketing e – mail communication from us; or
3. Send a request to:
St. Vincent de Paul
Long Island, NY 11575
If I give SVDPLI the name and email address of my family or friends, how is that information used?
If you elect to use any features of the Sites (such as “Tell A Friend”) to inform a friend about the Sites or solicit donations or pledges or otherwise communicate, SVDPLI may ask for your friend’s name and email address. The Sites may automatically send the friend a one – time email inviting them to visit the Sites or otherwise provide the information requested by you. SVDPLI will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one – time email. Your friend may contact SVDPLI to request the removal of this information from our databases.