Privacy Policy

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation and its affiliates (collectively the “Company”) welcome you to our website. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to this site and all other sites operated or sponsored by the Company (collectively, the “Website”). The Policy is designed to explain the types of information obtained through the Website and how that information is used by Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation and/or shared with others.

Please review the Policy carefully. By accessing the Website, you are indicating your agreement to the Policy. The Company reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, without notice. Such changes will be incorporated into this document and posted on the Website and will become effective as soon as they are posted on the Website. The current version of the Policy supersedes any prior versions.

If you have any questions about the contents of the Policy, you may contact [email protected]

Information Collected

As you are probably aware, the Company may collect information through the use of the Website from a variety of sources – this includes (i) information you may choose to provide while on the Website (such as information about your business, as well as personal identification information such as names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) and (ii) information the Website collects automatically. Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation also may ask you to provide information about yourself in connection with an application for employment.

The following are some examples of information you may choose to provide while using the Website:

  • You want to receive Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation Alerts or other News. To register to receive this information, you will provide us with information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. You also can tell us about your areas of interest. We use this information to send you the communications you requested, and other information we believe may be of interest to you.
  • You want to register for a webinar or other event. To register, you will provide us with information such as your name, company, position, telephone number, and email address. We use this information to register you for the event and contact you about changes and updates regarding the event. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other events and topics that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • You want to become a part of Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation. Through our Website you may apply for available positions with the Company. To do so, you can submit the requested information, which we will use in the course of our recruiting procedure.

The Website also collects certain information automatically when you access or use the Website. For example, Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation may monitor and compile statistical information concerning the usage of the Website. This information allows the Company to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but not be limited to, the number of visitors to the Website, or to sections or pages within the Website, patterns of traffic flowing through the Website, length of time spent on the Website, or in sections or pages of the Website, the other sites that refer visitors to the Website, the pages of the Website that visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems, and versions used by visitors to the Website, etc.

In order to compile this information, Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation may collect and store your IP address, your operating system version, your browser version, the pages you visit within the Website, the length of time you spend on pages within the Website, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines which resulted in you linking to the Website, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Website, it will not be associated with you as an individual, or associated with any other information you may submit through the Website, or that Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation may store about you for any other purposes.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us in the following ways:

  • Provide you with marketing communication and information.
  • Provide information about products or services that you request from us.
  • Respond to your inquiries for posted job positions.
  • Respond to your requests for proposals.
  • Allow you to subscribe to our newsfeeds, blogs and emails.
  • Provide you with invitations to seminars, conferences and other engagements.
  • Provide video vignettes and training information for your reference.
  • Enhance our Website offerings and capabilities.

Use and Disclosure of Information

In addition to the uses and disclosures described above, the Company uses information that is collected through the Website for various purposes including, but not limited to, administration of the Website, improving the Website experience for visitors, market research, data analytics, compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures, and to be able to communicate with and/or respond to inquiries from Website visitors. For example, we might use your IP address to determine the general physical location of the device you are using and understand better the geographic regions of our Website visitors. This allows us to, among other things, enhance our Website experience and services. We also use information collected through the Website to respond to inquiries from Website visitors and to provide Website visitors with information about the Company’s services. By submitting your information to us, you expressly agree that the Company may contact you directly about the services you requested, either through email, via telephone or facsimile, or by enrolling you in a requested subscription to one or more of the Company’s publications. We may use the personal information you provide on the Websites for our internal purposes.

The Company may share any information collected within the Company or with any and all affiliated entities. The Company may also use and share this information with third-party Company vendors to enable those vendors to provide services to the Company for which they have been retained and/or to enhance Website functionality. The Company reserves the right to disclose any information obtained through or in connection with the operation of the Website in order to comply with a subpoena, court order, or similar legal process which compels the disclosure of such information. The Company will not knowingly sell, rent, or share information obtained through the use of its Website with any unaffiliated third parties for their commercial benefit except as permitted or required by law. For example, we reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze this information to provide more details about how visitors experience our site. We use this data to identify errors and inefficiencies in an effort to improve these experiences.

Communications

We may use your personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that we feel is relevant based on your interests. Unless you personally provide your contact details, we won’t reach out to you. If you do receive digital communications that you no longer want to receive, we always provide a simple method to unsubscribe.

Cookies

The Website uses “cookies” in order to enhance a user’s experience when viewing the Website and to compile statistical information regarding the use of the Website. A cookie is a file that is transmitted by a website to a user’s browser. The browser then saves that file in a designated file for cookies on the user’s computer. The Company uses cookies to allow it to personalize the user’s experience on the Website as well as to allow the Company to compile statistics about how the Website is used, including to help us identify Website features in which you may have the greatest interest. You may have the ability to change your browser settings to refuse to accept cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features.

Our Cookies

We use cookies to help deliver our Website, and some of these cookies are essential for the functioning of our Website. For example, we use cookies to help resize images for mobile browsers, to indicate if users have JavaScript or to help us display videos on the Website.

Third-Party Cookies

We allow carefully selected third parties to place cookies via our Website. These are cookies that are owned by an external organization. Below is a list of the third parties who may set cookies when you visit our Website:

  • Google Analytics places cookies to track your use of our Website. This tracking is anonymous, and the data is used so that we can understand how our Website is used, and how to improve the experience that we offer our visitors.

Since the third-party cookies we use are set up and managed by third parties, we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. Here are links to help you:

  • Google Analytics (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631).

Links and Social Media

The Website may include links to social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Facebook, and/or to other third-party websites.

The Company does not control these websites. If a user follows any such links, any information that the user provides will be governed by the terms of use and/or the privacy policies of those third-party websites and may be visible to others. You should never share or post personal, financial or sensitive information or any information you expect to be treated confidentially through those websites.

Children Under the Age of 13

The Website and the nature of our services are not intended or designed to be used by any individual under the age of 13 years. The Company does not knowingly collect or maintain any information about any individual under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 years old, you should not register with the Website, subscribe to any of the Company’s newsletter services, or provide any personally identifiable information to the Company. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Website, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the site.

Do Not Track

“Do not track” is a privacy preference that you can set in your Internet search browser that sends a signal to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you. However, because the Website is not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track requests.

Information Security

The security of your personal information is important to us.

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect the security of personally identifiable information that a user provides to the Company through the use of the Website. The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and as such, the Company cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. Any transmission of information is at your own risk.

Notice to Persons Accessing the Website Outside the United States

If you reside outside the United States, any information that you may provide to the Company through the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. If you do not wish for your personal information to leave your country, please do not provide such information. By providing personal information via the Website, you expressly consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Governing Law

The Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of the Policy shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within New York. If any provision of the Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE Company HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN INFORMATION ON THE SITE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES THAT MAY OCCUR WHILE ACCESSING THE SITE, OR ANY LINKED SITE, OR THE INABILITY TO ACCESS THESE SITES; OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE BREACH OF THE POLICY, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 20, 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time, and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Disclaimer

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation provides this website and the information on it for general informational purposes only. Information accessible through the site is not, and should not be relied upon or regarded as, legal advice. No one accessing or reviewing any content or information accessible through the Company’s website, whether or not a current client of the Company, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of such content or information, without first consulting with and engaging a qualified, licensed attorney, authorized to practice law in such person’s particular jurisdiction, concerning the particular facts and circumstances of the matter at issue. The Company’s website contains general information only, and may not reflect current legal developments, or laws or rules that may apply in particular jurisdictions. The Company and its lawyers expressly disclaim all liability in connection with actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents or information accessible through this site.

Any information on the site about prior results attained by the Company or its lawyers is not a guarantee or warranty that a similar outcome will be achieved.

The Company’s website may offer links to websites owned and controlled by others. The Company is not responsible for the content, operation, links or transmissions, or any information provided on any third-party website which may be accessed by a link from the Company’s site.

Additionally, any reference to any third party on the Company’s website does not constitute an endorsement of such third-party’s services.

Operation of the Company’s website is not intended to form, and will not create, an attorney-client relationship. Any person who accesses information from the Company’s Website or who unilaterally communicates any information to the Company or any of its lawyers through the Website, by email, or otherwise is not considered to be a client or prospective client of the Company. As such, no attorney-client relationship exists between any such person and the Company and the Company does not owe such a person any professional duties that would ordinarily be owed to a client or a prospective client, including without limitation any duty of confidentiality. Further, operation of the Company’s website does not guarantee that the Company or any Company lawyer is willing to consider or discuss entering into an attorney-client relationship with any particular individual.

Communications and information transmitted via e-mail or the Internet may not be secure, confidential, or protected by the attorney-client privilege. Do not send any confidential or sensitive communications or information to the Company without first contacting one of our lawyers and receiving further instructions about how to proceed.

This Website may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Copyright and Trademark

All copyrightable text and graphics, the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this Website are the property of Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation and are protected by copyright notice. All rights reserved.

Permission is granted to download and print materials from this Website for the purpose of viewing, reading, and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, reproduction, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, is strictly prohibited.

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