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.

Copyright Notice

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

Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to respecting it. You can visit the website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information about yourself.

Data Controller

The data controller for your personal information is the Community of St. John, that can be contacted at the address stated above.

Voluntarily provided information

In using specific features, such as contact, newsletter and donations forms, you may be asked to provide personal information, such as your name or email address, that may be needed to contact you or to subscribe you to updates. In such cases, it is our intent that your provided information will be used only to fulfill the request(s) you make of us. We will not share, exchange, or sell your email address and other provided personal information to third parties.

Lawful basis for processing

The lawful basis for the treatment of such personal data is first of all the explicit consent you express by checking the correspondent checkbox. We process your personal information to facilitate our online interactions with you, in furtherance of the Community of St. John’s legitimate interests and/or to fulfill any contractual obligations with you. For other types of data which may be automatically collected, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in keeping the website fully operational and optimally functional.

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.

Rights for individuals in the European Economic Area

You have the right in certain circumstances to (1) access your personal information; (2) correct or erase information; (3) restrict processing; and (4) object to communications, direct marketing, or profiling. To the extent applicable, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation provides further information about your rights. You also have the right to lodge complaints with your national or regional data protection authority.

If you are inclined to exercise these rights, we request an opportunity to discuss with you any concerns you may have. To protect the personal information we hold, we may also request further information to verify your identify when exercising these rights. Upon a request to erase information, wee may need to retain some financial information for legal purposes, including US IRS compliance.

By providing information directly to balthasarspeyr.org , you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of the European Economic Area to the United States. You understand that the current laws and regulations of the United States may not provide the same level of protection as the data and privacy laws and regulations of the EEA.

How long we retain your data

Data are kept for the time required for the purposes you provided them. 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.

Cookies & Automatically collected information for visitor and traffic analytics

A cookie is a short identifier, stored on your computer, that may contain site-specific settings or identify you to a site when you make a return visit. Balthasarspeyr.org uses a technical first-party cooky to optimize the user-experience regarding the site browsing language.

It also uses analytical cookies to gather anonymous statistics (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.

If you turn off cookies in your browser, you will still be able to fully experience the website.

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.

The Community of St. John is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. We encourage you to review privacy statements and policies published by these third-party sites.

Donations Processing

Donations are processed by Donorbox.org through Stripe.com (for credit card payments) or Paypal.com. The three of them act therefore as mere data processors, whereas the data controller of the information you provide remains the Community of St. John.

The donation form is embedded from donorbox.org website and uses its own technical cookies, which the Community of St. John is not responsible for.

For further details please see:

How your information is stored and secured

The Community of St. John uses administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your personal information against the loss, misuse, and alteration. You should however keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free.

Data and emails are stored within our VPS (hosted by Knownhost.com) and/or on our Google Gsuite account. Both Knownhost and Google are committed towards the Community of St. John to respecting security standards which grant full compliance with EU and US laws and rules.

Future Updates

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly.

In Detail: 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.


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 newsletter 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).