Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use our website and tells you about your privacy rights.

This statement applies only to the domain, and not to other websites the user may consult through links to other domains.


Data Controllers

The Data Controllers are

Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province, Inc.; based at 54515 State Road 933 North, Indiana 46556; mailing address PO Box 774, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-0774
Holy Cross Foreign Mission Society, Inc.; based at 1837 Moreau Drive, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556; mailing address PO Box 543, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-0543

(collectively referred to here as “the Province”).


Sharing of Data

Information the User provides voluntarily either to the Province’ Office of Mission Advancement or to the Holy Cross Mission Center (Holy Cross Foreign Mission Society, Inc.) will be shared with the other.  If the User wishes to discontinue this sharing, he/she should either call the Office of Mission Advancement at 574-631-6731 or the Holy Cross Mission Center at 574-631-5477, or email .


Use of Navigation Data

The computer systems and software procedures that operate this website acquire, during their normal exercise, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of the Internet communication protocols. These are details that are not collected to be associated with identified data subjects, but which by their very nature could, through elaborations and associations with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.

This category of data includes, but is not limited to, the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the users who connect to the site, the IP address of your mobile device, the type of mobile device you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data, your mobile operating system, browser type, browser version, the addresses in the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used when submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (good end, error, etc.), the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other parameters related to the operating system and the user’s computing environment.

This data is used only for the purpose of deriving anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and for checking its correct functioning. The data could be used for the assessment of liability in case of hypothetical cyber crimes against the site. 

Companies such as Google may collect such personal data.  We do not authorize this data collection, but we also cannot prevent or limit it.  You, as User, may limit this data collection via your own browser settings.  For further information, please see your browser’s website.

The user assumes responsibility for use by such and similar third parties of the personal data obtained through this website, releasing the Province from any liability for such third-party use.

The Province may purchase statistical information on our website’s usage from a web analytics company.  The Province may then advertise the Province or some part thereof to a certain portion of our website’s users, e.g. advertise to users in a certain zip code.  The Province does not, and will not, receive in the process any individual personal user data.  Should User see such ads after unsubscribing, please note that such advertising is not targeted to the individual user, and is not further communication from the Province.  User may be able to limit such advertising by limiting User’s browser cookies, etc.


Use of Data Voluntarily Provided by the User

With your permission, we may collect Personal Data via this website, either independently or through third parties.  Such Personal Data may include:

  • Cookies (See Cookies Section)
  • Usage Data
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Other

Should User enter data of another individual into this website, User assumes responsibility for that data and guarantees User has the right to communicate or disseminate that data via this website, thereby releasing the Province from any liability to that data’s owner.

Personal data provided voluntarily by User will be used for the purpose stated at the data-collection location.  Please see the “Sharing of Data” section of this document.

Vocations’ purpose is to encourage and enable young men to explore their call to the religious life and to discern whether to join our religious formation program.  By voluntarily providing Vocations his data, User is indicating his interest in receiving more information, and is initiating an ongoing conversation / communication with the Province.  User can end this conversation at any time by contacting the Vocations Department: , 574-631-6385.

Other users may unsubscribe by following the directions on our website’s Unsubscribe page, or by contacting the specific department:

Storage Period

Your data will be processed both by computerized and paper-based support, for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the same is collected, observing the rules regarding the protection of personal data, including those related to data security, in order to avoid data loss, illegal or improper use, and unauthorized access.

“Navigation data” will be retained as long as it is needed to perform website analytics or to strengthen the security or improve the functionality of our website.  Personal data will be retained for the purpose for which it was given, and will be retained in accordance with the privacy laws, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations and to resolve disputes.  Data may, by law, be retained for archiving in the public interest, for scientific or historical research, or for statistical purposes.


Processing of User’s Data

The processing of data connected to the web services of this site takes place at the head offices of the Province and is handled by provincial staff, or, in case of technical or logistical needs, by external professionals who maintain the provincial website or who provide specific services such as collection and/or storage of data, and/or data processing. An updated list of Data Processors may always be requested from the Province.


Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies (“cookies”) to collect and track information and to improve our site and analyze its traffic and use. Allowing us to use cookies can make our website easier for you to use, as cookies can remember information you entered already.  Cookies can also help us to analyze how our site might work better for users.  

The technologies we may use include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our website may use cookies.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. 

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies
Type: Session Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the website and to enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these Cookies to provide you with those services.

Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

Functionality Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the Website.


User’s Rights

The user may, at any time:

  • revoke consent to the processing of personal data, even if previously expressed;
  • obtain confirmation of the processing of personal data;
  • access personal data and obtain from us information about the data’s source (when the data is not obtained from the user directly), the scope and purposes of processing, other parties receiving the data, the period of storage, and/or how that period was determined;
  • update or correct personal data;
  • obtain a copy of personal data.
  • stop processing, or request the deletion of personal data, where the law allows it;

Any such request will be dealt with within one month of receipt at the latest, with the option of extending this period by a further two months if necessary, taking into account the complexity and the number of requests received by the Province.

For any further information and to send your requests, please contact the Province at the address indicated in this information notice.

We remind you that you can submit a complaint to the Guarantor for the protection of personal data in Italy, unless, for specific legal provisions relating to your situation, a supervisory authority of another Member State of the European Union is competent.

Requests should be addressed to the Province at the following address:

(Please be aware that only messages related to the Privacy Policy and requests regarding data will be considered when writing to this account. For other messages/requests, please contact the specific part of the Province with whom you want to communicate.  Contact information is given in the website.)


Last modified: June 6, 2023

Last reviewed: June 6, 2023