Privacy Policy

The last update to our Privacy Policy was posted on October 23, 2015.

Our Web Site Privacy Policy
This policy tells you what information we may collect from you, how we may share it, and how you can limit our sharing of your information We take your privacy seriously and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of the information you share with us. Please remember that no computer system should be considered safe from intrusion. In addition, we also collect other information which is automatically collected when you access our website.

Links to Other Sites
Our website contains links to other websites. You understand that these websites are not under our control and are not subject to our Privacy Policy. These websites likely have their own privacy policies. We have no responsibility for these websites and provide links to these websites solely for your convenience. You acknowledge that your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your personal information.

Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our website. As a visitor to our website, you can browse our website to find more information about us. We collect information from you in the following ways:

When you register or update your registration information with us, using the online form, we will collect your name, address, contact and other information on the form, about you and members of your family.

Online Forms
There may be online forms used on our website such as registration for classes, contact forms, surveys and other purposes. The information you enter into these online forms may contain information about yourself.

Computer Information Collected
When you use our website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your browser with our website. We may collect any of the following:

Our website uses “cookies.” A cookie is a small piece of data stored on your device by your web browser. We use cookies to identify the areas of our website that you have visited. We may also use cookies to identify you as a member so that you can access various parts or features of our website. We may use cookies to personalize the content that you see on our website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access features on our website correctly or at all.

Web Beacons
We may also use a technology called, web beacons, to collect general information about your use of our website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people that open our emails. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website.

Automatic Information
We automatically receive information from your web browser. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our visitors to help improve our website.

Google Analytics
Our website uses “Google Analytics” to collect information about the use of our site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use.

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

How Information is Used
We use the information we receive from you as follows:

Providing and Improving Our Website
We may use the information you provide to us, along with any computer information we receive, to provide our website to you as well as to make improvements to it.

Communications and Email Alerts
If you contact us using an online form, we will use the information provided, such as email address and phone number, to respond to you. When we communicate with you about our website, we will use the information you provided. We may also send you alerts regarding your use of our website. Finally, we may also send you emails with other information about us. You can change contact preferences at any time by contacting the office.

Sharing Information with Other Third Parties
We do not sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, as required by Diocesan Policy, personally identifiable information may be provided to the Diocese of Rapid City or other affiliated organizations.

Our website has a comments system. If you chose to post a comment, use care when exposing any personal information as such information is not protected by our Privacy Policy nor are we liable should you choose to disclose information through such postings.

Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your personally identifiable information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our organization, members, employees, and affiliates.

Disclosures to Successors
If our parish is closed, merged with another parish, or is split into multiple parishes, the other parish or Diocese of Rapid City would become responsible for providing the website to you, we retain the right to transfer your personally identifiable information to the new organization. The new organization would retain the right to use your personally identifiable information according to the terms of this Privacy Policy as well as to any changes to this Privacy Policy as instituted by the new organization.

Changing Your Information
You may change your personally identifiable information at any time using information found on our website. If you need assistance with updating your information or removing yourself from our systems, just send us an email with your request or contact us using the Contact Us information found on our website.

“Do Not Track” Settings
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our website to not track your movement within our website. Our website does not obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our website.

Change and Turn off tracking features in your browser. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by visiting the following links:

Internet Explorer:
Mozilla Firefox:
Google Chrome:
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Google provides a free add-on to most major browsers that you can install to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. Visit the following link to download the free Google Opt-out Add-on Tool:

Use of Credit Cards
We use reasonable efforts to make sure that your credit card number is kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by using only third-party services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. You understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.

Notification of Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users and members are always aware of what information we collect, use, and disclose. In all cases, your continued use of our website after any change to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Questions about Our Privacy Policy
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the contact us information on our website at

Contact Information
Our Lady of the Black Hills
12365 Sturgis Rd
Piedmont, SD 57769