Who we are

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Newcastle.

Terms of Use

The information on the St. Francis of Assisi parish internet site at www.stfrancisnewcastle.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 bound by the Terms of Use.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Protecting your privacy and your personal data is important to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

The information accessible on the Parish’s website doesn’t to require you to identify yourself at all. You may access it anonymously. If you need to contact or provide information to the parish, please do so by phone or e-mail to the Parish office (905-987-5446 or office@stfrancisnewcastle.ca)

If necessary, 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 meet losel and regulatory requirements.

Such information will only be used by the parish and will not be passed to third parties unless requested to do so.


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 visit our login page, 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 visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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

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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

External Links

The Parish’s 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 St. Francis of Assisi Parish does not assume any responsibilities for the actions of third parties.