Web Privacy Statement

Updated December 12, 2016

McAuley Ministries, a member of Pittsburgh Mercy, is committed to providing website visitors with an internet experience that respects and protects their personal privacy.

We created this Web Privacy Statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy, explain why we collect particular information, and describe how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website, www.mcauleyministries.org. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Web Privacy Statement in its entirety.

Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

When you use our site, we collect anonymous information. Anonymous information is information about how a visitor uses our site (such as places visited and searches performed). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or Internet Protocol (IP) address (a numeric address that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet), of browsers that visit our site, the time of day the site was visited, and other non-personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any individual, but helps to characterize our visitors to improve our services and information on our site. Your IP address helps us diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, analyze trends, track visitor movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Our site is not directed to or intended for use by children. We will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to use this site or provide us with any personal information. Children should always get permission from their parents/legal guardians before sending any information about themselves (including, but not limited to their names, email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers) over the internet. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any information about yourself on this site.

Personal Information Collected

Our site allows persons to request information. The contact us form requires visitors to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. The personally identifiable information we collect is not used for any purposes other than the dissemination of information. It is not disclosed to anyone other than McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy, and its partners, contractors and agents, unless we must do so to comply with a court order or other legal process, or we must do so to protect our rights or property.

No data transmission over the internet is 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. We urge you not to provide any confidential or sensitive information about yourself, a family member, your health, or a family member’s health via electronic communication unless we indicate that the form has been secured. If you do so, it is at your own risk.

Please note that McAuley Ministries will not intentionally share the contents of any email or form submitted through this site with any third party. However, due to the nature of electronic communications, we cannot and do not provide assurances that the contents will not become known or accessible to third parties.

Cookies & Other Tracking Technology

We use common Internet technologies, such as cookies and other tracking technology, to optimize the performance of our website and other digital properties such as social media sites, email campaigns, and online advertising.

Cookies, beacons, tags, log files, and other technologies may be used to collect information about visitors to our website, use of our online services, and interactions with our email campaigns, advertisements, and other marketing content. Collected information may include, but not be limited to, computer/mobile browser type, computer/mobile operating system, and IP address. This data may be merged with your online interactions — pages viewed, links clicked, or content viewed. This information, and the analyses performed after collection, helps us to provide for a more customized and personalized experience for you and future visitors.

We may collaborate with advertisers and marketing research firms as part of our marketing activities. These advertisers and research firms also may use cookies and tags to track the effectiveness of marketing campaigns on our behalf. The information they collect does not contain personally identifiable information.

You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Updates and Changes to Our Web Privacy Statement

We reserve the right, at any time to add to, change, update or modify this Web Privacy Statement, solely by posting such change, update, or modification on the site with no advanced notice. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting. You agree to review the Web Privacy Statement each time you visit our website so that you are aware of any modifications made to our Web Privacy Statement. By accessing or using our website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of our Web Privacy Statement as posted on our website at the time of your access or use.

External Websites

This Web Privacy Statement addresses only activities connected with the McAuley Ministries and Pittsburgh Mercy websites. Other sites, including those that we may link to, have their own policies. We encourage you to review the policies of any site you visit. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external websites.


If you have any questions about our Web Privacy Statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, call 412-323-5564 or email Pittsburgh Mercy Technology Services. Please reference this Website Privacy Statement in the subject heading line.