Privacy Policy

  1. Our Commitment to your privacy and security


This website is owned and operated by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Monastery of St. Therese of Lisieux of Loretto, PA.  We are committed to protecting your privacy and security through the proper use of the personal information you entrust to us.

Our website address is :

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Information you volunteer:

Our website allows you to join in our mission of prayer and to request our prayers or vocational contact through our contact forms where you provide necessary personal information such as your email address and your name.  This is the most important information we collect, the personal information you volunteer by entering it into one of our contact forms.

None of your personal information is used for marketing purposes and we never sell any personal information.

Server logs:

Like other web sites, we also collect technical information in the background while you browse. Our server records your IP address, and which pages you visit. Any site you visit on the Internet will do this. Communication on the Internet is impossible without trading this information.


Some of our online applications may also use cookies, like most web sites. A cookie is a small text file which our site saves on your hard drive. If you want a site to remember who you are for your whole visit, or “session,” a cookie is one way to do this.

You can disable cookies in your browser. If you do, most of the site will continue to work, but you may lose some functionality. An intermediate solution is to set your browser to erase all cookies every time you close the browser.

Sensitive Financial Information:

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns depend on God’s Providence expressed by the generosity of donors like yourself. For your convenience, we offer secure online credit card processing for donations. We take this data very seriously—in fact, we do not collect any sensitive financial data on our web site. Before you enter any financial data, you are taken to a secure, industry-standard, third-party site.

We do not store any of your sensitive financial information in cookies, or in our web databases or server logs. All financial transactions take place through secure, third-party sites.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Clicky Web Analytics to log and analyze the traffic to our web site. You may review Clicky’s privacy policy here. We log “personal data” to Clicky as follows:  A “Unique ID” tracking cookie is used for the “legitimate purpose” of identifying unique visitors and your IP address for security and fraud prevention and to help us analyze visitor behavior but otherwise no “personal data” is logged.

Who we share your data with:

We use PayStand as our payment processor.  You may access their privacy policy here.

We use SiteGround as our hosting server. You may access their privacy policy here.

How long we retain your data:

We keep contact form entries for ten years and analytics records for one month.

What rights you have over your data:

You can 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.

Terms of Use:

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Loretto operate this site to provide users with information about our mission of prayer for the Church and the whole world and to promote vocations to our monastery.  By accessing this web site, the user indicates their acknowledgment and acceptance of this privacy policy, as well as the following terms and conditions.

All of the material on this site, such as pages, screens, images, are under copyright by The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Loretto, PA. The material contained on this site may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without obtaining explicit consent.

The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Loretto, PA will do our best to present accurate and current information on this site. The user of the site agrees that all access and use of the site and its contents is at their own risk. By accessing Loretto Carmel’s web site, the user acknowledges that the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Loretto, PA disclaims any liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, the user’s access to or use of this web site, including liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.

To contact us:

For any questions regarding our site or this policy, please contact us here.

God bless you!