The information on the Our Lady of Mercy internet site at www.ladyofmercyporthope.ca is updated
regularly and considered current and accurate. The parish reserves the right to discontinue,
change or modify this site at any time without notice.
Links or references to other websites, organizations, products, services or publications do not
imply endorsement or approval by the parish. By using this website, you are agreeing to be
Protecting your privacy and your personal data is important to the parish. The Our Lady of Mercy is
the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Any personal data relating to you will
only be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this
Most of the information accessible on the parish’s website does not require you to identify
yourself at all. You may access it anonymously. However, the parish does collect personal
information about you when you choose to provide it. We endeavor to collect only as much
personal information as is necessary to assist you in conducting your business with the parish.
We collect and retain personal information for the following
- To process your requests for services or further information;
- To communicate with you regarding services or information that you have requested or
- To identify you if you have a query or concern about the service that you requested or
- To meet legal and regulatory requirements.
Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [Ontario]. The parish
endeavors to make its information as accessible as possible to the public; however some
records contain information that is either confidential or personal in nature.
Use and Disclosure of Information
The Our Lady of Mercy is the sole owner of the information collected on its site. We will not sell,
share, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any organization or individual
outside the parish.
The parish’s web server logs visitor activity to help manage the website. Information stored in
logs does not identify visitors personally. The logs store the IP address from which the site was
accessed; the type of operating system used; and the date and time the site was accessed.
The parish’s website has links to other sites that may collect personally identifiable information
Our Lady of Mercy does not assume any responsibilities for the actions of third parties.