Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the Apostolate for Family Consecration (AFC). The AFC recognizes that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns and our commitment to protecting your privacy on this website. The information we collect from you is used to improve the content of our website and to provide you with information, products or other services available to you through our website. This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated from time to time and we recommend that you review these terms periodically.

Our Policy

The AFC respects and protects the privacy of our online visitors, customers and donors. We do not disclose, give, rent, sell, or transfer to third parties any personal information about our visitors without their permission, unless required by law. The AFC has a longstanding policy that mailing lists, both postal and electronic, are never sold or exchanged with third parties, nor is any other personal information.

Credit Card and Other Personal Information

We use industry standard efforts such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers (SSL) to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We make every reasonable effort to prevent the loss, misuse or theft of the information under our control. We use standard physical and digital security measures to ensure that your online experience is both accurate and safe.

We care about the safety and security of online transactions. We use the industry standard high grade encryption and security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you submit to us. Third parties with which we work process credit card transactions using high grade encryption and security protocols.

Email addresses are used for customer service purposes and to ensure account uniqueness. Users who choose to subscribe to our email list will receive periodic email notifications from the AFC regarding discounts, promotions, upcoming Events, etc.

Opt-out

Users may unsubscribe from the AFC’s email list by clicking on the corresponding link at the bottom of every email notification or by requesting subscription removal by contacting customer.service@afc.org.

Our Commitment to Accuracy

In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls for information you share with us, we use error checking procedures to accurately and completely process your transaction information. Should you have questions about any of your transactions, please contact us any time during our regular business hours, which are M-F 9AM - 5PM EST.

Changes are made to our error checking procedures as necessary to improve our systems. Additionally, independent external audits are periodically conducted to ensure the appropriate processing of your information from our website.

Use of "Cookies"

Visitors to the AFC website should be aware that non-personal information and data is automatically collected by our website through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files which a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate a visitor's ongoing access to, and use of, the site, and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique identifier to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning website. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. The AFC uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit of the AFC’s website.

Information Customers Can Access

Customers who maintain active accounts with afc.org and store.afc.org may access or edit account information such as their email address, billing address, password, and shipping addresses.

Individual customers' credit card information is not stored in customer accounts and is not associated with customer accounts. We will only use credit card information on an order-to-order basis.

Links

This website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that the AFC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information from you. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the AFC website.

Message Boards, Comments and Public Forums

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on our website through a public communications forum or through email, that information may be collected and used by others. By posting personal information on our website that is publicly accessible by others, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Contact our Website

Thank you for visiting our website. We are available to answer your questions and hear your concerns. For inquiries concerning our information practices and Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:

Apostolate for Family Consecration
Attention: Anna Thompson
3375 County Road 36
Bloomingdale, OH 43910
or e-mail us at customer.service@afc.org