Privacy & Cookies Policy
Who we are
The Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (also known as Good Shepherd Sisters) is an international congregation of religious women in the Roman Catholic Church, numbering almost 3,237 present in 72 countries in five continents. The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd: an NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, UN.
Data Controller and Owner
The Owner of this website and the Data Controller is the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.
Casa Generalizia of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Via Raffaele Sardiello 20
00165 Rome (Italy)
Tel: (39) 06 6617 9101 - Fax: (39) 06 6641 8864
Personal Data (or Data)
Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.
Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.
The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.
The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.
The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected.
Small piece of data stored in the User’s device.
Mode and place of processing the Data
Methods of processing
The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.
The Data is processed at the Data Controller’s operating offices located in Rome, Via Raffaele Sardiello 20 and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.
The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspends or removes the data.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies and Usage Data.
The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User or collected automatically when using this Application.
Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services.
Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
When Users leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the user’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
Our Akismet anti-spam service collects information about Users who comment on this site.
The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Users of the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We keep contact form submissions only for the amount of time it takes to answer the query. We do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this Application, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the User has visited the other website.
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics with anonymized IP (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the US.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).
Information not contained in this policy
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
You have the right to obtain confirmation that personal data concerning yourself is being processed and, in this case, you are entitled:
a) to obtain indication of (i) your personal data that is processed, (ii) processing purposes, (iii) categories of personal data, (iv) recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be communicated, as well as (v) the period of retention of personal data. If the data are not collected from the Data Subject, all information available on their origin;
b) to obtain the cancellation or limitation of the processing of your personal data;
c) to obtain the correction of inaccurate personal data without undue delay and to obtain the integration of incomplete personal data, also by providing an additional declaration;
d) to oppose the processing of your personal data;
e) to withdraw consent to the processing of data, if it constitutes the legal basis of the processing. In this case, data processing activities carried out prior to the withdrawal remains legal.
The above rights may be exercised by written request to the Data Controller, to the addresses indicated above
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
User comments are checked through an automated spam detection service as noted above.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your data is contrary to the law in force.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy has been prepared on the basis of the legal requirements set forth by the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the General Decree of the Italian Episcopal Conference (“Provisions for the protection of the right to good reputation and confidentiality”) adopted on 24 May 2018 by its 71st General Assembly.
The Data Controller updates this privacy statement on a regular basis. The Data Controller will ensure that the most up-to-date version is available on this website.