Privacy Statement

Web Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Saint Mary’s Press Web site. We respect your privacy, and we adhere to the privacy policy stated below. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

Telephone: 507-457-7900
Toll-free phone: 800-533-8095
Toll-free fax: 800-344-9225

Saint Mary’s Press
Attn: Web Site Coordinator
702 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1320

We protect the information that you provide when you register for a workshop, respond to a survey, purchase a publication, or participate in a forum. We use this information for internal business purposes only, such as maintaining and improving our Web site,  developing publications and services that correspond with your interests and ensuring we have your current contact information. We maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private.

Tracking Software

The tracking software on our Web server collects only the domain name of visitors’ computers, not their e-mail address. Domain name information is used only in aggregate and for internal purposes.

A Note About Cookies: Occasionally Saint Mary’s Press uses cookies to store pertinent user information during a session. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a designated file on your computer. We use cookies only to hold information during online sessions (for example, to hold answers to online surveys for short-term storage or to create a temporary ID for use in a multiple-session assessment). 

If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers also tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to delete old cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.
Cookies only track individual IP addresses, not individuals themselves. Data we have on our users is based on account data and order history. 
You can also visit for more information on how to manage and remove cookies across a number of different internet browsers.

How long do cookies remain on my computer or devices?
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below on how to control cookies for more information on removing them before they expire.

These cookies are used to analyze how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors visit most often, in order to provide a better user experience. We also use this technology to check if you have opened our emails, so we can see if they are being delivered correctly and are of use to the recipient.

Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. it is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Social Media Cookies 
These cookies are used based on social connect functionalities such as when you make use of a social media add-on button (e.g. clicking on the ‘Like’ icon on a webpage).

Necessary Cookies 
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. These are used to let you log in, to ensure site security and to provide shopping cart functionality. Without this type of technology, our Services won't work properly or won't be able to provide certain features and functionalities. 

Cookies are used for online shopping to connect your selections to the shopping cart and checkout. 

Disclosure of Collected Information
We do not sell or rent email addresses and other personal information that we collect directly through our Website. We share your information only for the following purposes:

Service Providers
We may provide personal information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions (e.g., maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmission, CRM, database management services, email marketing, surveys, or data hosting) on our behalf. We require such third parties to agree to only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose than to provide us with necessary services.

Legal Requirements
We may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of the Saint Mary’s Press Terms of Service, or our other agreements; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of Saint Mary’s Press, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our Services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our Services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information
We may share aggregated information with Clients, prospective Clients, partners or the press in order to demonstrate usage of the Service, identify industry and advertising trends, and to generate publicity for the Saint Mary’s Press Services.

Your Options
You may, as a visitor to our website, choose not to provide us with personal information. You may also, at any time, access your personal information to update, correct, or delete certain personal information about you by contacting us at or at the address set forth above in the “Contact Us” section. 

You also have the right to obtain from Saint Mary’s Press the erasure of personal data about you in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. You may exercise your rights by choosing the following—view your data, correct your information, or withdraw your data  or close your account—all by connecting with  Saint Mary’s Press Customer Care:

Telephone: 507-457-7900
Toll-free phone: 800-533-8095
Toll-free fax: 800-344-9225

Please be aware that even if you update or remove personal information that you have provided to us, your personal information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.

Choosing to Stay in Touch with SMP: Your Options

When you sign up on or when you place an order online, you will have the option of staying in contact with Saint Mary's Press through e-mail and/or postal mail. We do not sell, rent, or make available your contact information to any outside source.

If you select the option to contact you by e-mail, you will be the first to hear about our newest releases, the latest SMP news, special offers, and promotions. If you wish to unsubscribe, send an e-mail to and type your full name and "unsubscribe" in the subject line.

If you select the option to contact you by e-mail, you may also receive an occasional e-mail message about new products and information that relate to the interest categories that you selected. If you wish to unsubscribe from the occasional e-mail announcement service, send an e-mail to and type your full name and "unsubscribe announcements" in the subject line.

If you select the option to contact you by postal mail, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information about new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at and type your full name and address and “unsubscribe postal mail.”

If you supply us with your telephone number online, you may receive a phone call from us with questions or information regarding an order you have placed online. To expedite your orders, please provide us with your correct phone number.

If you supply us with your telephone number online, you may also receive an occasional phone call inviting you to help us shape new products by sharing your insights and experiences or about new products and information that relate to the interest categories that you selected. If you wish to unsubscribe from the occasional telephone contacts, send an e-mail to and type your full name and "unsubscribe telephone" in the subject line.

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Saint Mary’s Press reserves the right to make changes and revisions to this privacy policy. Please read this policy carefully before submitting information on this Web site. By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, you may contact us at If you do not agree with this privacy policy, do not use the Web pages hosted by Saint Mary’s Press. Thank you for your interest in Saint Mary’s Press publications and offerings.