Who we are

Our website address is https://balthasarspeyr.org

The responsible body for this site and for its data treatment is:

Community of St. John, Inc. 465 Langen Road
Lancaster MA 01523

Info on Tax-Deductible Donations

The Community is a 501(c)(3) Corporation (NTEE: X22 – Roman Catholic | EIN: 52-1901417)

Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

We collect your name and your email address only for purposes of answering your request. We store email messages and addresses on our hosting servers and/or on our GSuite account (https://gsuite.google.com).


On signup we collect your email address and your name. If you have signed up for our newsletter you may receive emails from us. You can unsubscribe any time.

We send our emails via our own server and/or through Amazon SES (https://aws.amazon.com/ses/).

Once you get an email from us we may track if you open the email in your email client, and if you click a link in the email.


We collect your name, your email address and your physical address, as well as IP address, date and time of your donation, for purposes of processing your donation only (included administrative and legal purposes). The donation is processed by Donorbox.org. Credit card payments are processed through Stripe.com. We don’t have access to your credit card data.


The site uses a technical first-party cooky merely to optimize the user-experience regarding the site browsing language.

It also uses analytical cookies for statistical purposes (Google Analytics with anonymized IP and no cross-referencing of data). We don’t track the users nor share their data with any third-party entity.

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

Who we share your data with

We don’t share directly your data with third party entities.

As stated in the below sections, we do use third party services to store and manage email messages (Gsuite email account: gsuite.google.com) and to process donations: donorbox.org (see Donorbox privacy policy) and Stripe.com (See Stripe privacy policy).

How long we retain your data

We retain email messages, donations data and newsletter subscribers addresses indefinitely. You can at any time require they to be erased. This does not include any data we might be obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

What rights you have over your data

You can at any time request that we communicate to you, change or erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we might be obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Copyright Notice

Texts, pictures and any other content in this website are covered by copyright by the Community of St. John.

Downloadable PDF files are distributed for free for personal use only, and can be shared by the user under the same condition, for non-commercial purposes and for free, provided that the content and the form of the document are not altered, and balthasarspeyr.org is referred to as source.

Any other right is reserved.