St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Laguna Beach maintains the Web site as a service to its members and visitors.  Your privacy is important to us at St. Mary’s. The following Privacy Policy controls your use of the Web site.  By using the Web site you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.  Please read it carefully before using the Web site.  If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Web site.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:

Information we collect from you may include: name, email address, postal address, phone number, family member information, background information, including education and interests, and similar information you may provide to us.  We may collect information about your use of this Web site. We do not request or store sensitive information from our Web site visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.  The information we collect may be used to:

* communicate with you about our services and activities, or about topics that may be of interest to you;
* send you communications related to your annual donation account and to alert you to the latest developments and features of the Web site;
* administer the Web site;
* enable and enhance your access to and use of the Web site services; and
* send you marketing communications via any method, including email, direct mail and telephone.

Disclosure of Your Information:

We do not sell, trade or rent your information to any other entity. We may share your information with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. For example, we may use demographic data derived from aggregate donor information, such as number of donors from a particular locale or number of donations above a certain giving level.  We may share your information with any person or entity when we have your consent. We may share information about our Web site visitors and members with companies, agents, vendors or sub-contractors that perform services on our behalf; and, when St. Mary’s discloses your personal information to them, they will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. In addition, St. Mary’s may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Internet Protocol (IP) Address:

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement on the Web site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


St. Mary’s will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide to us on a secure server. If we have established an account for you (e.g., for automatic payment of donations), we protect your account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of St. Mary’s and/or a secure third party service provider. Unfortunately, however, no data is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.


A “cookie” is a file that is sent from a web server to your web browser and placed on your computer.  A cookie is created for your computer and is used to track your clicks and downloads as you browse the site and to maintain an active connection for our administrators on the database.  There is no personal information stored within the cookie itself.  We cannot use cookies to retrieve personal information about you or from your computer.  We do not use cookies to track your activity before or after you leave the Web site.  Your browser is probably set to accept cookies.  If you prefer not to accept cookies, you can set your browser to refuse them.  However, if you refuse to accept cookies some areas of our Web site may not function properly when viewing them.

Do Not Track Signals:

We do not respond to or alter our practices detailed herein based upon your selection of the “Do Not Track” setting or other “opt out” setting or feature that may be offered by your browser; however, we reserve the right to do so in the future.

Links to Other Sites:

This Privacy Policy applies only to this Web site.  This site contains links to Web sites that are not operated by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  These links are provided for your reference and convenience and do not imply any endorsement of their activities or any association with their agents.  We do not control these Web sites and are not responsible for their data practices.  We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy posted on any site you visit as their policies may not be the same as ours.

Publishing Photos/Images:

When publishing photos/images of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s events on this Web site, the following guidelines apply:
* No photo/image will be posted that may be embarrassing or objectionable to anyone in the photo/image.  If there is a question about the possibility of something being embarrassing or objectionable, we will ask the subject(s) for approval before posting on the Web site.  These policies pertain to captions as well.
* Any photo/image will be removed immediately upon request.  Notify
* No photo/image of a child under the age of thirteen will be published without prior permission from the child’s parents and, when possible, the child.

Updating this Privacy Policy:

We may update this Privacy Policy by posting a new version on this Web site from time to time. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
Contacting this Web Site and Dispute Resolution:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, your dealings with this site, or wish to change your personal information or opt-out of communications with us, you can contact:

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
428 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tel: (949) 494-3542

You can also send an email to:

Any concern that cannot be resolved through our internal processes will be settled by arbitration administered by the JAMS Alternative Dispute Resolution service ( in accordance with its applicable commercial rules. The exclusive location for such arbitration shall be Orange County, California. All decisions of the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on the parties, which waive any right to further appeal the arbitration award, to the extent an appeal may be lawfully waived.

Effective Date:    August 31, 2016