Privacy & Copyright Policies

Who we are

Our website address is: This website is owned and operated by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, U.S. East-West Province, Inc. We seek to provide information about the work of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and opportunities for involvement.

You may contact us in the ways indicated on this site. If you have specific privacy-related concerns, please e-mail Rachael Bertone at


All original material, photos and articles are the property of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, U.S. East-West Unit, protected by United States and international copyright laws, except where indicated, and may be reprinted only with written permission.

The content of some pages are the opinions of the individual authors and, unless otherwise indicated, may not be taken to represent the official position of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We respect the privacy of all our visitors. When you visit our website you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register to view our website. However, for those wishing to respond to an article or sign up for e-news, we do require your name, zip code and email addresses. We do not sell, trade or share your information with anyone.


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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture (if submitted) is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment on our site 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.


We use Google Analytics to analyze our website traffic. The Google Analytics Privacy Policy can be viewed here. To block Google Analytics, please visit this page to install a browser extension:

Who we share your data with

If you visit this website, your data may be shared with Constant Contact if you choose to register to receive a publication, or with Network for Good if you make an online donation. Please click on the links above to view the privacy policies for each of the organizations.

Constant Contact

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have partnered with Constant Contact to facilitate distribution of our communications via email. Subscribers may choose to unsubscribe at any time. To unsubscribe, follow the Opt Out link at the bottom of an email.

Network for Good

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur have partnered with Network for Good to facilitate our online credit card transactions. When you make a donation to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur using the Donate button, Network for Good collects a variety of personal information about you in order to properly process your donation. Network for Good shares this information with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. This way we can enter you into our database of supporters.

Network for Good collects credit card information to process donations. This information is maintained on a secure server for internal processes only. Network for Good also uses a credit card processing company to process donations. This company does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We are taking measures to prevent data breaches by observing password best practices and through server level security against brute force attacks.

External Links

In order to provide a more useful site, contains links to other websites. Please note, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites.


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