Safety and confidentiality for women and children impacted by domestic violence is paramount.
Safety and confidentiality for women and children impacted by domestic violence is paramount. Saint Martha’s recognizes the responsibility we have to safeguard the safety and confidentiality of the women and children we serve and we have numerous privacy practices in place. We fully embrace and comply with the Violence Against Women Act, Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, and Adult Abuse Act of Missouri, all of which contain strong, legally codified confidentiality provisions that limit Saint Martha’s from sharing, disclosing, or revealing clients’ personally identifying information and presence in our programs. Following is a summary of Saint Martha’s privacy practices.
Saint Martha’s is prohibited from using or disclosing the personal information of those we serve to anyone outside of the agency, except in the case of suspected child abuse or neglect, or if an individual poses an imminent danger to herself or someone else.
If an individual we serve wishes Saint Martha’s to disclose any personal information to an outside agency, we must have expressed, written authorization from that individual.
The specific address and general location of Saint Martha’s shelter is confidential. Saint Martha’s strictly safeguards the location of the shelter for the safety of the women and children who reside there. We do not publish or otherwise communicate the location to outside parties.
Saint Martha’s does not release personal information through electronic means, such as posting identifying information or photos on social media sites. Likewise, we do not enter data into the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Homeless Management Information System.
This is a summary of our privacy practices. They are communicated in full to all staff, volunteers and individuals served by Saint Martha’s. All individuals must acknowledge in writing they received, understand and agree to abide by these privacy practices.
Last updated: January 18, 2023
Interpretation and Definitions
The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
- Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.
- Organization (referred to as either “the Organization”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to Saint Martha’s, P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO 63108.
- Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
- Country refers to: Missouri, United States
- Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.
- Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
- Service refers to the Website.
- Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Organization. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Organization to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Organization, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Organization in analyzing how the Service is used.
- Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
- Website refers to Saint Martha’s, accessible from http://saintmarthas.org
- You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the organization, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Data
Types of Data Collected
While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Usage Data
Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.
Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.
Tracking Technologies and Cookies
- Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Organization, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
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 CookiesType: Session Cookies: 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.
- Functionality Cookies: 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.
Use of Your Personal Data
The Organization may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
- To contact You: To contact You in by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, only when it is voluntarily offered by you. For example, we may collect personally identifiable information to thank our donors.
- To provide You with news and general information, should you opt in to our email list.
- To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us. For example, if you have submitted an inquiry form and seek a response.
- To process Your donations: The safety and security of Your credit card transactions are important to us. We utilize Donorbox to facilitate financial donations through our website and Stripe as our payment processor.
- For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.
We do not share Your personal information with any third parties.
Retention of Your Personal Data
The Organization will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Security of Your Personal Data
The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.
If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.
Links to Other Websites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
- By visiting this page on our website: http://saintmarthas.org/contact
- By phone number: (314) 533-1313
- By mail: P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO 63108