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We at Grotto Network are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to our Website (www.grottonetwork.com) and our Email Subscription. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website or the Email Subscription.

We periodically update this Privacy Policy. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. We will keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by email at grottoteam@grottonetwork.com or by mail to Grotto Network, University of Notre Dame, 138 Corbett Family Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, Attn: Privacy.

Information We Collect

When You Visit Our Website

When you visit the Website or register for the Email Subscription, we request that you provide Personal Information about yourself, and we collect Navigational Information, including cookies.

“Personal Information”

This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, email address, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.

Personal Information also includes Navigational Information or Payment Information where such information can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Navigational information refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the “Navigation Information” section below.

Log Files

When you use our services or view content provided by us, we automatically collect information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Grotto Network for the operation of the Email Subscription, to maintain quality of our produced content, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Grotto Network Website. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.

Information we collect from third parties

From time to time, we may receive Personal Information about you from third party sources including partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, and publicly available sources such as social media websites.

Information About Children

The Grotto Network Website is not intended for or targeted at children under 16, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 16. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 16, please contact us at grottoteam@grottonetwork.com, so that we may delete the information.

How We Use Information We Collect

Compliance with Our Privacy Policy

We use the information we collect only in compliance with this Privacy Policy. Customers who subscribe to our Email Subscription are obligated through our agreements with them to comply with this Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may use your Personal Information to:

  • improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Websites and to improve the Email Subscription;
  • send information or Grotto Network content to you which we think it may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means and send you marketing communications relating to our business;
  • promote use of our services to you and share promotional and information content with you in accordance with your communication preferences;
  • provide other companies with statistical information about our users — but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  • send information to you regarding changes to our Privacy Policy (including the Cookie Policy) or other legal agreements
  • meet legal requirements.

We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you.

We use the information collected through our Email Subscription for the following purposes:

  • to provide the Email Subscription;
  • to respond to customer support requests; and

Use of Navigational Information

We use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Website and the Email Subscription. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about Grotto Network.

Security of your Personal Information

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Your Personal Information is protected using appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures.

Social Media Features

Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our sites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and other policies of the companies providing them.

External Websites

Our Website provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.

Retention of Personal Information

How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information, as described in further detail below.  After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as long as is required in order to contact you about the Email Subscription or our other services, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).

If you have elected to receive marketing communications from us, we retain information about your marketing preferences for a reasonable period of time from the date you last expressed interest in our content, products, or services, such as when you last opened an email from us.  We retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.

How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

Anti-Spam Policy

We do not send unsolicited commercial email in violation of applicable laws and include an “opt-out” mechanism in every email sent using the Email Subscription and other required information.

To Unsubscribe From Our Communications

You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending us email us at grottoteam@grottonetwork.com or postal mail to Grotto Network, University of Notre Dame, 138 Corbett Family Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, Attention: Privacy.

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