Privacy Policy – The Parish Group


BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group respects the privacy of everyone that uses our website at, as well as other devices or online applications related or connected thereto. This policy was last updated on August 08, 2023.

The following BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group Privacy Notice is designed to inform you as the user of our website about the types of personal information that we may gather about or collect from you in connection with your use of our website. It is also intended to explain the conditions under which we use and disclose that personal information, and your rights in relation to that personal information. 

The website is hosted in the United States and is subject to U.S. state and federal law. If you are accessing the website from other jurisdictions, please be advised that you are transferring your personal information to us in the United States, and by using our website, you are agreeing to that transfer and use of your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Notice. You also agree to abide by the applicable laws of the State of North Carolina and U.S. federal law concerning your use of our website and your agreements with us. If your use of our website is unlawful in your jurisdiction, please do not use our website.

Company Information 

BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group

14 S Pack Square, Suite 500

Asheville, NC 28801


Phone: 850.505.3000


BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group gathers personal information from users of the website. When you browse our website or contact us through various social or web forms, you are voluntarily sharing personal information with us. This personal information also includes various data that we collect automatically. This may be the user’s Internal Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type, and the locations of the sites the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving our website. It may also include various technical aspects of users’ computer or browser and users browsing habits that are collected through cookies. We may analyze various mentioned personal information gathered from or about users to help us better understand how the website is used and how to make it better. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are able to better design the website to improve users’ experience, both in terms of content and ease of use. From time to time, we may also release anonymized information gathered from the users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the site. 

When we believe disclosure is appropriate, we may disclose your information to help investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group, our users, our employees or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements or policies, in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order or a request for cooperation from  law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. We will notify you if permitted before undertaking such disclosures. 

We reserve the right to transfer all information in its possession to a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of BME Communications, Inc., dba/ The Parish Group’s assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred information will be subject to this Privacy Notice, or to a new privacy notice if you are given notice of that new privacy notice and are given an opportunity to affirmatively opt-out of it. 


A “Cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identification that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the website. BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group uses Cookies to track the pages that users visit during each of the website’s sessions, both to help  us improve users’ experiences and to help us  understand how the website is being used. As with other personal information gathered from users of the website, we analyze and disclose in aggregated form information gathered using Cookies, so as to help us, our partners and others better understand how the website is being used. SITE USERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE COOKIES PLACED ON THEIR COMPUTERS SHOULD SET THEIR BROWSERS TO REFUSE COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THE SITES, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE SITES MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF COOKIES. SITE USERS WHO REFUSE COOKIES ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.

BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group currently uses the following cookies on the Sites: 

  • Performance Cookies: AIOSEO, MonsterInsights, WP Rocket, Jetpack

General Provisions 

BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group contractually prohibits its contractors, affiliates, vendors, and suppliers from disclosing any personal information received from us, other than in accordance with this Privacy Notice. These third parties may include advertisers, providers of games, utilities, widgets, and a variety of other third-party applications accessible through the website. We neither own nor control the third party websites and applications accessible through the website. Thus, this Privacy Notice does not apply to personal information provided to or gathered by the third parties that operate them. Before visiting a third party, or using a third-party application, whether by means of a link on the website, directly through the website or otherwise, and before providing any personal information to any such third party, users should inform themselves of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for those websites or applications, and should take those steps necessary to, in those users’ discretion, protect their privacy.


We may use third-party vendors, including Google, who use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past activity on the website, including Google Analytics for Display Advertising. The personal information collected may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. If you do not want any personal information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser ( and/or opt out from Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network by using Google’s Ads Settings (

Social Media

We may use hyperlinks on the website which will redirect you to a social network if you click on the respective link. However, when you click on a social plug-in, such as Facebook’s “Like” button or Twitter’s “tweet” button that particular social network’s plugin will be activated and your browser will directly connect to that provider’s servers. If you do not use these buttons none of your data will be sent to the respective social network’s plugin providers. To illustrate this further, imagine the scenario where you click on Facebook’s “Like” button on the website. Facebook will receive your IP address, the browser version and screen resolution, and the operating system of the device you have used to access the website. Settings regarding privacy protection can be found on the websites of these social networks and are not within our control.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting the website’s functionality and supporting surveys and other features offered through the website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such personal information for any other purpose. You can contact us to receive our current list of providers.

  • Mobile Device. If you use a mobile device to access our website, we may collect device personal information (such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer), operating system, version personal information, and IP address. 
  • Geo-Location Personal Information. Unless we have received your prior consent, we do not access or track any location-based personal information from your mobile device at any time while browsing our services, except that it may be possible for BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group to determine from an IP address the geographic location or your point of connectivity, in which case we may gather and use such general location data. 

We take the security of your personal information seriously and use reasonable electronic, personnel, and physical measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration, or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your personal information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures. 


 If you reside in the European Union (EU), United Kingdom (UK), Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, or Iceland, you have certain data protection rights under your local laws. 

These rights may include: 

  • The right to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information
  • The right to request edits or erasure of your personal information
  • The right to limit the processing of your personal information
  • Data portability right (if applicable)
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal information

If BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group relies on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, please note that this will not alter the validity of the processing before its withdrawal. 

If you wish to exercise any of the mentioned rights please contact us by email at, or by referring to the contact details at the bottom of this Privacy Notice. BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group has 30 days to respond to your request.

If you are not satisfied with our handling of your privacy concerns please note that you have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. 

List of EU supervisory authorities:  

Switzerland supervisory authority:

If you have any questions or comments about your privacy rights, you may email us at


Do Not Sell My Personal Information Notice – California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group has not disclosed or sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding twelve (12) months. We will not sell personal information in the future belonging to website visitors, users, and other consumers.

“Shine the Light Law” 

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, personal information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this personal information would include a list of the categories of the personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to the address listed below.

14 S Pack Square, Suite 500

Asheville, NC 28801


The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides personal information through the website represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that personal information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the website, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this personal information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has transferred personal information to the website, please contact BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group using our contact personal information below to have that child’s personal information deleted.


Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, the website currently does not respond to DNT browser signals or mechanisms.


Disputes over privacy issues contained in this Privacy Notice will be governed by the law of the State of North Carolina. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in our Terms of Use, or other agreement that we have with you.


BME Communications Inc., dba/ The Parish Group may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any and all changes to our Privacy Notice will be reflected on this page and the date of the new version will be stated at the top of this Privacy Notice. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all personal information that we have about you. Users should regularly check this page for any changes to this Privacy Notice. We will always post new versions of the Privacy Notice on the website.


If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Notice, please contact us at: 

The Parish Group 

14 S Pack Square, Suite 500

Asheville, NC 28801


Phone: 850.505.3000