Privacy Policy educates readers on issues of abuse in the Catholic Church, and the rights of the LGBTQ community. takes privacy and security very seriously.

This policy is to inform you of the type of information the site collects and how it is used.

Anonymous Information that Collects

IP Address
An IP address is an anonymous bit of data dropped by any visitor to a site. It is tracked for security and marketing purposes.

Your browser may also send response headers with generic/anonymized information about the type of browser, computer/device, and ISP you are using, and your location – by country only.

Privacy policies of entities that collect this anonymous information from visitors are linked below.

  • Google Analytics – helps us discover the type of content users find most interesting and plan future content. (Note: Google does not have access to this data.)
  • Lunar Pages Hosting – kept in the server logs so the host can identify and stop bad bot attacks.
  • Cloudflare – to help identify and stop bad bot attacks.
  • YouTube – when you view a YouTube embedded video on the site, the IP info is sent to YouTube, exactly as if you watched it directly on YouTube.

Email Collection

Our email list service provider is MailChimp.

In addition to being posted here on the site, notifications of all posts are sent to blog subscribers via email. From time to time, Mary shares other news with readers and we send that out via email. If you subscribe, your email address will be stored on the Mailchimp servers. You can change this at any time by clicking the Manage Subscription link at the bottom of any email received from

We will never share your email address with any person or entity for marketing purposes.


Mary appreciates hearing from other survivors, and all those she has reached. Leaving a comment on one of Mary’s posts requires that you identify yourself by email address.

That info is stored in the site’s database, which is housed on the Lunar Pages hosting servers.

If you have chosen to use the Gravatar service so that your smiling face displays next to your comment, an anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to verify the email address used.

Transactional and On-Going Service Data

We do not collect any payments through at this time.

Data backups are provided by Updraft and Dropbox.

Contact Form – our contact form secures your email address and name only in order to be able to respond to questions and concerns, including concerns about data privacy.

Third Party Links

Mary often provides links to helpful resources from other bloggers and vendors.

Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you on their site. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. We encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

Disable Tracking

You can disable cookies through settings in your browser. Check with the browser vendor for instructions.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability makes no representation, warranty, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any privacy polices of 3rd party entities.

This privacy policy may change as new services are added.


You’re welcome to contact me directly if you have questions about the handling of your data.