This privacy policy sets out how the Franciscan Sisters of Mary uses and protects any information you give the Franciscan Sisters of Mary when you use this Web site.

Your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site. The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe the type of information we collect and how we use that information. You can be assured that any information collected will be used only in accordance with this privacy policy

Franciscan Sisters of Mary does not collect personally identifiable information of users through our Web site unless you choose to give it to us via an electronic mail message. For instance, you may sign up to receive FSM Magazine, or you may submit a prayer request or an archive request. Even when you do choose to give us information, we keep it confidential. When guests visit the Web site, we collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes the amount of traffic visiting the site, which pages are visited and for how long, where visitors come from, and what ISP a visitor is using. We use the information we collect to improve the quality of our Web site, to enhance or focus the information we offer, and to make your experience on our site as valuable and effective as possible.

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties without your express permission.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Web site may contain links enabling you to visit other Web sites of interest easily. Once you have clicked a link to leave our site, however, we have no control over the other Web site. Please be aware that when you click on links that take you to third-party Web sites, you will be subject to the privacy policies of those respective Web sites. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, the Franciscan Sisters of Mary cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. Please exercise caution when you visit other Web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any Web site you are visiting.

Consent to Gather Non-Identifiable Information

By using our Web site, you consent to Franciscan Sisters of Mary’s collection and use of your information as described in this policy. If we update this privacy policy, those changes will be posted on this page. So that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it, we recommend that you review this page regularly.