Who we are
Pilgrim Center of Hope, Inc.
7680 Joe Newton, San Antonio, Texas 78251, United States of America
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If using the website purely for information purposes, i.e. if you have not registered with us, do not order or donate anything or are not forwarding information to us by another means, we shall only collect the personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security:
Date and time of the query
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (specific page)
Access status / HTTP status code
Data volume transferred in each instance
Website from which the request originates (browser type)
User’s operating system and user interface
Browser software language and version
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
When visitors use a contact, donation, or other form on the site, we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Upon submission, a contact form is emailed directly to Pilgrim Center of Hope.
Donation form information is stored on our website’s secured database, is accessible to our staff, and may be stored in our other Pilgrim Center of Hope administrative or financial databases; with the exception of credit card information. No credit card numbers, or security codes are to be stored electronically by our staff. No credit card information is to be kept on-hand after it has been processed, except recurring charges which are kept in a secure place. All credit card information that is physically written or typed must be shredded before it is disposed of.
If you leave a comment on our site or use a contact form, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
With your consent, you can subscribe to one of our email newsletters, which inform you about upcoming activities and offers related to the newsletter you sign up for (Pilgrim Center of Hope or “Who Is the Man of the Shroud?” or Catholic Women’s Conference or Catholic Men’s Conference).
We use the so-called double-opt-in-process for newsletters. This means that after your initial opt-in using a form on our website, we will send you an e-mail to the given e-mail address, in which we ask you for confirmation that you wish the newsletter to be sent.
You can revoke your consent to the transmission of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the cancellation by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the contact details stated in the legal notice.
We use the external service provider MailChimp as a processor for the transmission of our newsletters. We have concluded a separate data processing agreement with the service provider to ensure the protection of your personal data. More information about MailChimp can be found on the website https://www.mailchimp.com.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Google Analytics is integrated on this website; it is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.
In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.
In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. Through this service so-called website tags can be managed centrally via a user interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. No cookies are used and no personal information is collected.
However, Google Tag Manager will not access these data. If deactivation has been implemented for certain domains / websites or cookies, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags as far as they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you submit a contact form, the information you submitted through the form is retained indefinitely. This is so that our staff can keep a record of how we served you.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.