The Laity Privacy Policy

This web site is owned and operated by The Laity, a public charitable non-profit based in the United States.

We recognize 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 web site. The information we collect from you is used to improve the content of our web site and to provide you with information, products or other services available to you through The Laity. This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated from time to time and we recommend that you review these terms periodically.

Our Policy

The Laity respects and protects the privacy of our online visitors and donors. The Laity does not disclose, give, sell or transfer to third parties any personal information about our visitors without their permission, unless required by law.

The Laity will not share its donor mailing lists or personal information with third parties. Mailing lists, both postal and electronic, are never sold or exchanged with third parties.

If you donate to The Laity, some of your personal information is required for our vendor(s) to process your payment. Depending on the source of the donation, our vendor(s) may collect your name, address(es), phone number, email address, and payment information, and may provide that information to us. If you provide a phone number, address or email, The Laity may telephone, send postal mail, or email you, unless you inform us that you do not wish to be contacted.

In order to detect fraud or security issues, the information you provide, and other information such as information automatically collected from website visitors may be analyzed by the devices we use in our infrastructure to detect fraud or security issues.

Credit Card and Other Personal Information

The Laity depends upon third-party vendors to accept donations via credit card, and does not directly or indirectly receive credit card information.

Use of “Cookies”

Visitors to the The Laity web site should be aware that non-personal information and data is automatically collected by the The Laity web site through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files which a web site can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate a visitor’s ongoing access to, and use of, the site, and allow a web site to track usage behavior and compile data that will allow content improvements. 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 Laity 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 Laity’s web site.

Use of Analytics Services – Information We Collect from Others

The Laity uses certain third-party services to measure the usability and interest in our site, our applications, and content. The Laity uses the information from these services to determine whether our website services are delivered correctly and timely to visitors. These services also help The Laity to determine the interests of our audience and segments of our audience. These services provide information to us about you and your use of our websites and applications.

Google Analytics. The Laity uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to analyze site visitors and actions on the websites and in apps. The Laity does not provide any personal information to this service. It provides anonymized and aggregated data about visitors, users, and actions they take on the site or in apps to The Laity. Their privacy policy is located at:

Retargeting Advertising

Although The Laity website does not current use advertising, we may eventually use services that advertise to you because you visited a page or portion of our website or application or serves ads to you because you responded to an earlier ad (“remarketing”). You will see these advertisements in places away from our websites and applications, but the advertisement is based on your prior visit here. These services usually use cookies to determine if they will remarket an ad to you. You can opt-out of this type of advertising with the advertising agencies:

To opt-out of Google Ads remarketing:

To opt-out of Facebook ads remarketing:

More information and a unified opt-out are available from the Network Advertising Initiative (!/) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (

Information You Voluntarily Provide

The websites and applications have places where you may choose to provide us with your personal information. These include signing up for our email newsletters, making a donation, or using comments and message boards. If you share your email and name with us in order to receive emails from us, we may use a service to manage the email on our behalf, but we will not give your personal information to others for them to email you. If you contact us, we collect the information and contact details you provide to us.

Subscribers to our Website

Although currently inactive, the website may be updated to permit users to receive emails, pings or messages indicating the website has been updated, or users may be permitted to opt in to receive periodic emails or newsletters.  Information gathered for that purpose will not be shared or sold, but may be provided to a third-party vendor to facilitate the communication.  Users will be given the opportunity to opt-out or change their contact preferences.  

Information that is Automatically Collected

Our servers and infrastructure used to deliver the Websites, content, and applications to you employ a number of industry standard practices, such as firewalls, and these devices automatically collect information about you and the devices you use to access the websites and application. This information can include, your IP address, operating system, browser software, referring website, pages you viewed, and when the access occurred. Events, such as clicking links, will also be collected. This information is collected for a number of legitimate reasons. Some of our infrastructure uses this information to determine security threats. Some of our infrastructure uses this data to determine if the infrastructure is operating correctly and serving your visit without errors. Some of this data is used for us to determine the performance of our infrastructure.

Publicly Visible Information: Message Boards and Public Forums

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on our web site (such as comments) that information may be viewed on the website by the public and other visitors to the websites or applications. That means that it could be collected and used by others.

Links to Other Sites

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

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy

While The Laity encourages parents to teach their children the Catholic Faith and parents are welcome to use any resources provided here, this site is not intended to be used by minors.


If you no longer wish to receive electronic mailings from us, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the “unsubscribe” information contained at the bottom of the message or by contacting us as indicated below.

Contact our Web Site

Thank you for visiting our web site. 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.

The Laity, Inc.

In an effort to provide the best service, The Laity reserves the right to edit, modify, and improve this policy at any time.
Rev. Oct. 22, 2019