We take your privacy seriously.

The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) promotes Catholic ministry to all those affected by incarceration. Our goal is to recruit, train, support and empower those called to minister with the poor and marginalized.  

We hope to create a more just and merciful criminal justice system closely aligned with the ministry of the Church and the teachings and example of Pope Francis.

We take your privacy seriously. If you have any questions, or need your data modified or removed, please email us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

1. Forms

Throughout our website, we have forms that allow you to send information to us to help guide you in a directed way e.g. an application for baptism, scheduling a time for a visit to our school, registering at our parish. These forms help us correspond with you. Your form is not stored in the website database, but is forwarded to the email account of the person that will best help you. Your information is never sold or distributed.

When you subscribe to our newsletters we collect only your email address so that we can correspond with you. Your email address is not stored in our website database, but is placed in our Mailchimp database (the application we use to send our newsletters and campaigns) for our mass emails we distribute to people who have opted in. You can always request that we remove your email from these lists, or “unsubscribe” from the bottom of the email itself.

2. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track visitors on this site, to better understand how users are interacting with our content. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data. 

Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data.

3. Mailchimp

We use Mailchimp for our newsletters and campaigns. Mailchimp is one of the best marketing and email automation services available and is GDPR compliant. They have a campaign builder that makes it easy to create email templates. In Mailchimp, we store only your email address provided to Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) and have a double opt-in when you sign up. If you need to be removed from the list, please contact us or “unsubscribe” from the bottom of the emails you receive from us.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one month.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

How long we retain your data​

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that Join our Mission (register their ministry on our website), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. For security purposes, we do not create additional logins for all users that submit their information.

All users can see information voluntarily submitted on our website. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. If you need your information modified or deleted, please email us.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.