Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Franciscans International uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website.

Franciscans International is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Franciscans International may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you agree with any changes.

Please, be advised that this Privacy Policy is currently under revision and will be updated in the near future.


What we collect

We may collect one or all of the following information:

  • Name and surname
  • Contact information
  • Demographic information
  • Language of preference 

We collect data related to your behavior on our website through Google Analytics (page visited, bounce rates, time spent on different pages, etc.). This is to provide you with the best, audience-tailored service possible.  If you want to know more about Google’s privacy policy click here


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information for two reasons: (1) to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and (2) to send you relevant information about our work. The following are the ways in which we will use your data:

  • Internal record keeping, particularly when gathering information for campaigns and communication outreach
  • Improvement of our products and services
  • Allocation of our publications and information in the language of your preference
  • Improve the way we offer information about our work on our website. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

We care about your privacy. For this reason we do not sell your information and we will destroy your records should you wish us to do so.


Tracking traffic through social media

We share information about our work also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. To be able to offer information that is audience-tailored, we use those services to gather information about the traffic on our social media channels. To know more about the data policies of the social media we use, please follow the relative links: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.


Links to other websites

Franciscans International website may contain links to other websites. Please, be advised that once you use any of these links and leave our website, we do not have any control on the way your data will be treated by other websites. We cannot, therefore, be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the websites in question.    



Franciscans International’s website, like most websites, uses small text files called cookies. Below you can find information on what cookies are, which cookies Franciscans International uses, and how they can be controlled.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and therefore allow enhanced functionality.

You can find out more information about cookies at:

How to control cookies 

If you do not wish to receive cookies you can set your web browser to restrict or block them. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically to be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following link may be helpful:

If you disable cookies you will not be able to use all the interactive features of our website.


First Party/ Third party cookies

First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time – the website displayed in the URL window. Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets the cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies

These cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies

These cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.


Google Analytics 

Franciscans International uses Google Analytics to monitor the performance of our website. 

Google Analytics cookies collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. For more information on how Google Analytics uses cookies click here. For more information on Google Data Privacy policy see here.