Privacy Policy - Disclaimer

Terms and conditions for website usage

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern the relationship of the SVD Generalate with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which belongs to the public domain, or is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America where this website is hosted.

Business privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how the SVD Generalate uses and protects any information that you give the SVD Generalate when you use this website.

The SVD Generalate is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The SVD Generalate may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 01, 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

We log your Public IP when you submit any forms to request our services. This is to prevent abuses against our services. Your Public IP is PUBLIC, is universally available. Your Public IP does NOT qualify as personal/private data.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

We check the email syntax only to help with less technical users. If you do not want to disclose your email address, kindly tell us so by giving (or dont_write@me.pls or ...) which complies to the email syntax.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

This site is a cookie-free zone. We do not use cookies. We ask for your contact information only when you place an order/inquiry/request with us.

Under 13 Privacy Statement

We do not collect personal information from children. We do not target this web site to children under 13 years of age. Nonetheless, all our web site content is intended to be generally appropriate for children with the proper parental guidance.

Members' Area Access

Access to our Members' Area is restricted to Novices and Vowed Members of the Divine Word Missionaries who have explicitly and personally requested such access to our internal information and documents. The content of this area being strictly internal, all unauthorised login attempts are illegal and grave offenses against our right to privacy as a religious congregation. We reserve the right to terminate registered users in the following situations:

Email Database

We keep a database of email addresses sent in from SVD Provinces/Regions/Missions and invidual confreres. Only Novices and Vowed Members of the Divine Word Missionaries who have explicitly and personally requested can access this database with a username and its matching password. This database is aimed solely at facilitating internal communications within the Congregation of the Divine Word. Any other access to or use of this database is an offense against personal/congregational privacy and is punishable by law.

Members of the Divine Word Missionaries who wish to add their email addresses to this database, or correct their email addresses listed in this database, or cancel their email addresses from this database, are asked to kindly write the SVD Generalate Coordinator For Communications.

Controlling your personal information

We respect your Right To Erasure - aka Right To Be Forgotten (EU GDPR, Article 17). You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the SVD Generalate and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the SVD Generalate. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the SVD Generalate takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright notice

This website and its content is copyright of the SVD Generalate - © SVD Generalate 2018. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

SVD Generalate
June 25, 2019

Postal Address and Special Delivery Mail and Parcels:

Curia Generalizia SVD
Via dei Verbiti, 1
00154 Roma