The Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Diocese of Scranton website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Diocese of Scranton website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Diocese of Scranton collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Diocese of Scranton also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Diocese of Scranton. This information can include: your device’s IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Diocese of Scranton for the operation of its website and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Diocese of Scranton website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Diocese of Scranton public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Use of your Personal Information

Diocese of Scranton collects and uses your personal information to operate the Diocese of Scranton website and deliver the services you have requested. Diocese of Scranton also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of events or services available from Diocese of Scranton and its affiliates. The Diocese of Scranton may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Diocese of Scranton does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Your unique, personally-identifiable information is not transferred to 3rd parties. The Diocese of Scranton may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. Business partners are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Diocese of Scranton, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Diocese of Scranton does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Diocese of Scranton websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Diocese of Scranton or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Diocese of Scranton; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Diocese of Scranton, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Diocese of Scranton website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Diocese of Scranton pages, or register with Diocese of Scranton site or services, a cookie helps Diocese of Scranton to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Diocese of Scranton website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Diocese of Scranton features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Diocese of Scranton website.

Security of your Personal Information

Diocese of Scranton secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Diocese of Scranton secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.  The Diocese of Scranton uses PayPal for credit card payment processing on this website.  Please refer to the PayPal Privacy Statement, found at

Changes to this Statement

Diocese of Scranton will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Diocese of Scranton encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Diocese of Scranton is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Diocese of Scranton welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Diocese of Scranton has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Diocese of Scranton at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.