Privacy Policy

What information is being collected on this site?

  • The only personal information collected is information you give us: This site offers the opportunity for you to sign up for email alerts. We do not collect or maintain any personal information unless you provide us with your name, address, city, state, zip, and email address.
  • How we use log files to better serve you: We use log files to assess the aggregate level of traffic to this site including what pages people are visiting, and to diagnose any potential problems with the Web site. This log file does contain an "Internet Protocol" or IP address that gives us insight on the general geographic area that visitors are coming from but not information on a specific individual.
  • Information collected when you donate: When you make a contribution, any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. We do not retain your credit card information once the donation is processed online. Also, minors (individuals under the age of 18) are prohibited.
  • We ask that children under 18 do not submit their information. In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) this site does not knowingly collect information from children. You must be at least 18 years old to sign up for email news or make an online credit card contribution. We encourage parents to participate actively in their children’s Internet experience.

How is the information collected on this site used?

  • We will not sell your personal information. Under no circumstances will we sell your information to third parties or any commercial entities.

Is my information secure?

  • Protecting information you provide via this site: we make every effort to protect your information from the moment you begin to enter your information to when it is stored on our secure servers. We use a secure socket layer (SSL) - with the highest level of encryption commercially available - on pages where Web site visitors make a secure online donation using their credit card.
  • Strict security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of any and all information pertaining to this site. In addition, this site is run on servers located in a secure server room.
  • Use of cookies and protecting your privacy: We do make use of cookies to personalize and customize your interaction with this site and to provide you with the best possible online experience. A cookie is a tiny text file that is placed on your hard drive when you voluntarily register with the site or voluntarily take part in one of our online polls. These text files do not contain any personal information and cannot be used by this site or anyone else to obtain any information that you do not voluntarily provide.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer, please visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm

For Mozilla Firefox, please visit:
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer

For Google Chrome, please visit:
https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies

For Apple Safari, please visit:
http://www.apple.com/safari/features.html#security

  • Links to other sites
    Our site may contain links to other Web sites and servers. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of linked Web sites; nor should a link from this site be construed as an endorsement of that site's content, services or practices.

Can I change my information or opt out of emailings?

  • How to unsubscribe from our email list: all sign ups for email communications and other features of this site are completely voluntary. At the bottom of every newsletter email is an opportunity to unsubscribe. You can also follow the link for 'subscription' or 'Connect with Catholic Extension' from the homepage of our site.

Will this privacy policy change?

  • We reserve the right to revise or update this privacy policy at any time. While we do not intend to make any changes to this policy, we reserve the right to do so. If any changes to this privacy policy are made the date that the revised or updated policy is posted will appear at the bottom of the page.