Protecting your privacy and your personal data is important to St. Joseph Church and the Diocese of Peterborough. The Diocese 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 Privacy Policy.

Most of the information accessible on the St. Joseph Church website does not require you to identify yourself at all. You may access it anonymously. However, the Diocese does collection 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 St. Joseph Church and the Diocese.

We collect and retain personal information for the following purposes:

  • To process your requests for services or further information;
  • To communicate with you regarding services or information that you have requested or received;
  • To identify you if you have a query or concern about the service that you requested or received;
  • 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 Diocese 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 Diocese 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 Diocese.

The St. Joseph Church 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 and browser used; and the date and time the site was accessed.

External Links

The St. Joseph Church site has links to other sites that may collect personally identifiable information about visitors. This privacy policy does not cover third party data collection practices and the Diocese of Peterborough does not assume any responsibilities for the actions of third parties.