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Privacy Policy

Pauline Books & Media | Daughters of St. Paul | Catholic Books and Media (“Pauline Books and Media”) is a premier Catholic publisher and network of Catholic book stores, producing and distributing books, e-books, smart phone apps, music, and more. Our office is located at 50 Saint Paul’s Ave, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States and we have retail stores across North America.

Pauline Books & Media collects personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, home/work address, and/or telephone number. We also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

We also automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Pauline Books & Media including your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring web site addresses. Please note that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Pauline Books & Media message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. We do not, however, read any of your private online communications.

We use the information we collect for the operation of the service to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of our website. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Pauline Books & Media. Additionally, Pauline Books & Media may also contact you via email and electronic surveys to conduct research regarding your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered in the future. Pauline Books & Media does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third-parties, however, we do use Leadpages ( https://www.leadpages.net), GetResponse ( https://www.getresponse.com/), and 22Social ( https://www.22s.com/app/site) in connection with our marketing and services.

Pauline Books & Media may, however, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that nay be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third-party. We may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third-parties are prohibited from using your personal information, except to provide these services to Pauline Books & Media. We will not, however, sell or transfer your personal information to third parties for commercial purposes.

When submitting any information on our website you are asked to expressly authorize us to use your personal information as explained in this Privacy Policy, and you consent to receiving commercial email from Pauline Books and Media. You will have the option to receive newsletters, promotions, and other similar content. Should you wish to discontinue receiving these e-mailings and/or text messages simply unsubscribe by using one of the opt-out procedures. If you wish to opt-out from any of our services, newsletters, or promotional offerings you can: 1) click the “unsubscribe” link in any email.

Pauline Books & Media does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. We will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pauline Books & Media or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pauline Books & Media; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pauline Books & Media or the public.

Pauline Books & Media uses “cookies” to help personalize each user’s online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you,

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to explain to the web server that you have returned to a specific page and consequently, save you time. For example, if you personalize Pauline Books & Media, or register with the Pauline Books & Media site or services, a cookie helps us recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc. When you return to the Pauline Books & Media site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Pauline Books & Media features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Pauline Books & Media services or sites you visit.

Pauline Books & Media secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Pauline Books & Media secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, nor do we knowingly distribute such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from someone under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Pauline Books & Media will occasionally update our Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review our Statement to be informed regarding how Pauline Books & Media is protecting your information.

Contact us at the address below if you want us to change or delete any information that we have about you. We will respond to your request to access, update, or delete your information within ten (10) business days. Before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information, however, we may ask you to verify your identity.

We welcome your comments regarding our Privacy Policy. Please contact kjhermes@paulinemedia.com if you believe Pauline Books & Media has not adhered to its Privacy Policy, to withdraw your consent to use this site, and for any other complaints or concerns regarding your personal data. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem. If you are located in the EU, you have the right to lodge a complaint to your local data protection authority. Further information regarding how to contact your local data protection authority is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm .