Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 23, 2019.


Welcome to (the “Site”). This site is managed by St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church (“SMCB”) and has been created to provide information about our church products and services. The SMCB policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. SMCB collect, use, disclose, transfer, store, retain or otherwise process your information, whether provided through the website, or acquired directly by any other means, and will be dealt with in accordance with the Law.

By continuing to browse and use this website you are accepting the terms and conditions of use, which govern the SMCB’s relationship with you. You can use the Site without providing any Personal Data.

Information We Collect:

We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you fill the family registration form, contact us with inquiries, register for access to SMCB Services or use certain SMCB Services. Wherever SMCB collects Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to SMCB, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of SMCB and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Additionally, when you interact with SMCB through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. SMCB may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by SMCB affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

In operating this Site, we may use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately.

Our Use of Your Information

SMCB uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the SMCB Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. SMCB and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you.

If SMCB intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

Our Disclosure of Your Information:

SMCB is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Church Directory: SMCB, publishes your Personal Data to the online church directory and the mobile app.

Legal Requirements: Diocese may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Diocese, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.


SMCB does collect Personal Data such as Name, Date of Birth, and Sacrament Dates for children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data but inform your parents. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s information and instruct their children never to provide Personal Data without their permission.

Data Security

SMCB takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to.

Other Terms and Conditions:

By accessing, browsing or using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not use the Site.

Changes to SMCB’s Privacy Policy:

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for SMCB to make changes to this Privacy Policy. SMCB reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Information:

Please contact us at, if you wish not to receive any future SMCB communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists or you have any questions about SMCB’s Privacy Policy.