The Catechism of the Catholic Church lays down certain moral principles regarding privacy:
2488 The right to the communication of the truth is not unconditional. Everyone must conform his life to the Gospel precept of fraternal love. This requires us in concrete situations to judge whether or not it is appropriate to reveal the truth to someone who asks for it.
2489 Charity and respect for the truth should dictate the response to every request for information or communication. The good and safety of others, respect for privacy, and the common good are sufficient reasons for being silent about what ought not be known or for making use of a discreet language. The duty to avoid scandal often commands strict discretion. No one is bound to reveal the truth to someone who does not have the right to know it.
2491 Professional secrets – for example, those of political office holders, soldiers, physicians, and lawyers – or confidential information given under the seal of secrecy must be kept, save in exceptional cases where keeping the secret is bound to cause very grave harm to the one who confided it, to the one who received it or to a third party, and where the very grave harm can be avoided only by divulging the truth. Even if not confided under the seal of secrecy, private information prejudicial to another is not to be divulged without a grave and proportionate reason.
2492 Everyone should observe an appropriate reserve concerning persons’ private lives. Those in charge of communications should maintain a fair balance between the requirements of the common good and respect for individual rights. Interference by the media in the private lives of persons engaged in political or public activity is to be condemned to the extent that it infringes upon their privacy and freedom.
Based on the teaching of the Church, your privacy is important to us. At LoyeYoung.com we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.
LoyeYoung.com operates several websites including LoyeYoung.com.com and TexasPreacher.org. It is LoyeYoung.com’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, LoyeYoung.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. LoyeYoung.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LoyeYoung.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, LoyeYoung.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
LoyeYoung.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. LoyeYoung.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to LoyeYoung.com’s websites choose to interact with LoyeYoung.com in ways that require LoyeYoung.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LoyeYoung.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who complete the Contact page to provide an email address. Those who engage in transactions with LoyeYoung.com – by hiring Loye to design a website, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, LoyeYoung.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with LoyeYoung.com. LoyeYoung.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
LoyeYoung.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. LoyeYoung.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, LoyeYoung.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
LoyeYoung.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on LoyeYoung.com’s behalf or to provide services available at LoyeYoung.com’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using LoyeYoung.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. LoyeYoung.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, LoyeYoung.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when LoyeYoung.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LoyeYoung.com, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an LoyeYoung.com website and have supplied your email address, LoyeYoung.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new content, new services, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with LoyeYoung.com and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. LoyeYoung.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If LoyeYoung.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that LoyeYoung.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of LoyeYoung.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
- First edition: 08/27/2014 05:02:20 PM