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Website Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Wheaton Franciscan website. Your privacy is important to us. We recognize our obligations to keep your information secure and confidential.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and what choices you have. This policy relates to all our business activities, not just this website.

By using our services, you agree to be bound by this Policy. We may change this Policy from time to time so please return to this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email.


Your privacy is important to us. This statement discloses the information practices for the website, including but not limited to, what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information you give us is shared Information.

You can visit most of the Wheaton Franciscan website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. However, there are sections of the Website where we may need information from you.

We require information about you when you voluntarily contact us via contact forms, especially when you ask to join the newsletter mailing list, request information from archives, make a prayer request, or register for an event. We also collect information from you if you leave a comment on a post.

What information do we collect & how is it used?

We collect information to allow us to fulfill our obligations and respond to business inquiries. We do not request or require sensitive personal data (e.g., health, genetic, biometric data; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions).

Child Safety

The Wheaton Franciscans take special care to protect the safety and privacy of young people using the Website. While we do not have specific information on our Websites geared toward children, we encourage parents to participate in their child’s experience on the Web and to review the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Automatic Information/Cookies

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Like many Web sites, we use “cookies” and log files to obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses certain sections of the Wheaton Franciscan website.

Third Parties

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may pass your information to third-party service providers we have engaged for the purpose of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf. We disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service.

MailChimp Newsletter & Emails

We will only send you the newsletter and update emails that you have signed up to receive or pertain to the services we provide.

To send you emails, we use the name and email address you provide us. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system.

This website can send emails through the MailChimp sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.

No identifiable information is tracked outside this website except for the email address.

IP address for searches

All searches performed using the internal site search are logged in the database, including the following information: the search query, the number of hits found, the user ID for users logged in, the date and time, and the IP address. The IP address is stored for security and auditing purposes.


This website links to websites maintained by other organizations. Once you access another website, you are subject to that website’s privacy policy. Links to other websites from this site are for your convenience only and do not represent an endorsement. By providing these links, the Wheaton Franciscans assume no responsibility for, nor do they necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsors.


All content on this website are the copyright © of the Wheaton Franciscans. All names, titles, logos, images, icons, graphics, scripts, photographs, themes, layouts, and other tangible and intangible aspects are the property of the Wheaton Franciscans and ministries represented by its members. Website materials may not be reproduced electronically for reasons other than offline viewing without prior written permission.