PRIVACY POLICY
                                                                                     PRIVACY POLICY

Awareness

The Oblate Sisters of Providence (referred to as OSP)  provides this online privacy policy to inform you of the way your information is collected and used as well as to make you aware of our security practices.

Information

The Oblate Sisters of Providence respects your privacy.  The OSP web site may log IP addresses and browser types, but will not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.  This means that a user's session may be tracked but their identity will remain anonymous.  You may browse OSP'S web site without entering any personal information and therefore remain anonymous during your visit.  However, some areas of the site may collect personal information for various purposes.  The Oblate Sisters of Providence never sells, rents, leases, or exchanges such personal information with other organizations.  The Oblate Sisters of Providence assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this web site will be kept confidential.  The Oblate Sisters of Providence may occasionally send mailings on behalf of other organizations or ministries when their interests align with OSP'S interests.  In all situations, use of your personal information will be limited to further the ministry activities of OSP and its partner ministries.

Security

          The Oblate Sisters of Providence is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information.  To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, OSP has established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect online.  OSP uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.  Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then decrypted at our server.  Once OSP receives your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted OSP employees who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Cookies

From time to time, OSP may send a "cookie" to your computer.  A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive.  A cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.  OSP uses cookies to recognize you when you return to our web site or to identify which areas of our network you have visited.  OSP may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our web site.

Many web sites place cookies on your hard drive.  You can choose whether or not to accept these cookies by changing the settings of your browser.  Your browser can refuse all cookies or show you when a cookie is being sent.  If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our web site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Children's Online Privacy

           OSP is concerned about the privacy of young children and does not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under the age of thirteen (13).  OSP encourages you to become involved with your child's access to the Internet and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.

Contacting Us

           If you have any comments or questions regarding our online privacy policy, please send an email to ospweb@oblatesisters.com.



THE OBLATE SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE USER AGREEMENT

Your use of and access to the OSP web site is subject to this User Agreement and any other terms set forth through the site and all applicable laws.  By accessing and browsing the site, you accept, without qualification or limitation, the terms and conditions specified in this User Agreement.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS USER AGREEMENT, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SITE.

OSP will not be responsible or liable for any damages or injuries caused by use of and access to our web site (such as data transmissions, omissions, or misstatements).  OSP does not guarantee any information, service, or merchandise provided on or through the web site.

General Guidelines

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any threatening, obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, scandalous, inflammatory, or pornographic material or any material that could promote conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.  OSP assume no responsibility or liability arising from the postings, transmission, content, or information on the site, or from any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, or inaccuracy contained in any such postings, transmissions, information, or content on the site.

Information specified in or accessible through the web site may not be fully complete or accurate.  OSP does not endorse or represent the reliability or accuracy of any of the content or information distributed through or accessed from the web site.  You hereby concede that any reliance upon any content or information distributed through or accessed from the web site is at your sole risk.  You are responsible for obtaining, installing, maintaining, and operating all necessary hardware, software, and Internet access services necessary for viewing the site. OSP will not be responsible for failures from the malfunction or failure of your hardware, software, or any Internet access services.

Copyright Information

All text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content on this web site are proprietary to OSP.  These materials are protected by U.S. copyright and may not be used, copied, transmitted, or reproduced in whole or in part without the express written consent of OSP.  Use of any of OSP'S text, graphics, video, source code, or editorial content (that is hyperlinked to or affiliated with the web site in any way) for any reason or purpose is strictly prohibited.  Unauthorized use of the text, graphics, video, source code, and editorial content may violate trademark, copyright, civil and criminal statutes, and privacy and publicity laws.

The "OSP®" and "OSP" logos and names are trademarks or service marks of OSP.  All other trademarks or service marks used or referenced on this web site are the property of their respective owners.  Nothing contained on or through this web site should be construed as granting, by estoppel, implication, or otherwise, any license or right of use of any trademark or service mark displayed on the web site without the written permission of OSP or such third party owners.

Use of Communications and Materials

Any material or communication you transmit to the web site by Hypertext Transfer Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, electronic mail or otherwise, including any questions, suggestions, comments, data, or the like is nonproprietary and nonconfidential.  Anything you knowingly or unknowingly transmit or post becomes the property of OSP or its affiliates and may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, posting, disclosure, reproduction, publication, broadcast, and transmission.  Additionally, OSP reserves the right to use any concepts, ideas, or techniques contained in any data you send to the web site for any reason or purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing and marketing services or products using such data.

Injuries and Damages

OSP is not responsible or liable for any incidental, consequential, direct, indirect, or punitive damages or injuries, including, but not limited to, omissions, errors, mistakes, delays in transmission, typographical errors, deletion of files, and delays in operation, your reliance on or use of any service, information, or merchandise provided on or through the web site, or any failure of performance arising out of or caused by access to or use of any information or content contained in or on the web site, the content of any web site, or web sites hyperlinked to the web site, even if OSP acts negligently and/or has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold OSP and its affiliate entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, material or communication providers, and Internet Service Providers harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, expenses, and damage awards, including, but not limited to attorneys' fees, that arise from any claim, action, or demand, by use of or in connection with the submission, transmission, posting, broadcast, or other communication with or to the web site.

Hyperlinks

The web site may hyperlink to sites not maintained by or related to OSP. Hyperlinks are provided as a convenience/service to you and OSP is not affiliated with or sponsored by such sites.  OSP has not reviewed any or all of the sites hyperlinked to or from this web site and is not responsible for the content of any other web sites.  These links are to be accessed at your own risk, and OSP makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these links or the web sites these hyperlinks point to.

Warranties

The reference materials and information contained on the web site are intended only for your personal information. By entering and interacting with the web site, you agree to hold OSP harmless and not responsible for the data/content distributed by the web site. OSP makes no representations or warranties about the completeness or accuracy of the web site's content or the information or other material found on or in the web site.  OSP does not purport to review the accuracy of information and other materials available on the web site. Appropriate precautions should be taken to verify all such information.  OSP cannot be held liable for typographical errors, layout error or misinformation, omissions, technical inaccuracies or other errors contained in the site.

THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF OSP ARE WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN OSP AND THE PURCHASER.

EXCEPT AS WARRANTED IN SUCH WRITTEN AGREEMENTS, OSP HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE MATERIALS, SERVICES, AND INFORMATION IN THE WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Miscellaneous

The User Agreement set forth hereof is governed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Maryland.  You hereby agree to Christian conciliation of any disputes relating to this web site.  If any portion of this User Agreement is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  OSP can, at its sole discretion, replace or amend such provisions.

OSP reserves the right to terminate your access to this site at any time in OSP'S sole discretion.

This User Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between yourself and OSP with respect to the site and any materials, communications, transmissions, or posting to the site.  OSP reserves the right to revise this User Agreement at any time by updating this posting.  You are bound by any such revisions and you should periodically read and review this User Agreement.

THE OBLATE SISTERS  PRAYER BOARD DISCLAIMER
All prayer requests submitted to The Oblate Sisters through this website are reviewed before being posted.  However, you remain solely responsible for the content of your posted prayer requests and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Oblate Sisters with respect to any claim based upon the transmission and posting of your prayer requests.  Please remain courteous and thoughtful in your prayer requests at all times.

THE OBLATE SISTERS is under no obligation to post the prayer requests that we receive on our Prayer Board.  We will, however, pray for every earnest request that you send to us.  But please keep in mind that the Oblate Sisters is not a counseling ministry and cannot offer any services to you other than our prayers.  Prayer requests are generally removed from the Prayer Board 5 days after posting, though we reserve the right to remove posted prayer requests at any time without notice.

Under United States Law, children under the age of 13 are not permitted to post prayer requests on our Prayer Board.  However, we encourage such children to visit our site under the supervision of their parents and to pray for the requests that are posted as frequently as they wish.

If you have any questions, please see our online privacy policy and the terms of use for this website.  After submitting your prayer request, you will be sent back to the Prayer Board.




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