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Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes Catholic Theological Union’s (CTU) current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by CTU through this website. This privacy policy does not apply to information collected offline or in any other way. The term "personal data" refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, and any other information that identifies you personally.

Your Consent. By using this website or any CTU affiliated website, including:;;;;; you consent to our use of your personal data as described in this privacy policy.

Usage of Collected Information.  CTU uses the information you provide for the purposes for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your e-mail or provide the programs or services you requested. CTU also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our website, and to improve our programs and services. CTU may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about organizations, programs, services, and other things we believe will be of interest to you or to ask for your support.

CTU may share the personal information you provide to us with consultants and other third parties who act for or on behalf of CTU, for further processing or analysis. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which CTU may share or transfer the personal information in its databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this website, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.

Anonymous Data Collected Through CTU Websites. In addition to the information you provide when you use our website, CTU may use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our website, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site.

This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. CTU uses this anonymous data and shares it with third-parties for various reasons, for example, to improve the content and functionality of our website, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, to improve our programs and services.

About Cookies.Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we may transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. This is how we can identify who is an online subscriber. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. They do not damage your computer. The Help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to be identified as a subscriber and take full advantage of membership benefits. We recommend that you leave them turned on. In order for certain applications on CTU’s website to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.

Secure Information.CTU maintains a variety of security measures to safeguard personal information.CTU maintains a secure server. In addition CTU employs a professional service to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Links to Other Sites. This privacy policy applies only to this website. This site contains many hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by CTU. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. CTU does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Governing Law. This privacy policy forms part of our web-site Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois.

Notification of Changes To This Policy. CTU is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, CTU’s data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, CTU will post the changes on this website to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.

Personal Data Collected Through This Website. The only personal data CTU currently collects through this website is the information you give us when you use our site. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register for a newsletter or other program or service or when you send us your comments or requests for information.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way CTU uses personal data, please contact us at:

Page last modified February 22, 2012