You can visit the official Catholic Charities web site without revealing any personal information. Should you choose to provide us with any personal information, you can be assured that it will only be used by Catholic Charities to conduct official Catholic Charities business and personal information will never be disseminated to any unaffiliated third party.
We use IP addresses (the Internet address of your computer) to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our web site. For instance, we run statistical software to identify which parts of our website are most heavily used and which portion of our audience comes from within the Catholic Charities network. But we do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information.
If you choose to contact us through the website, we will collect your contact information, such as your name and email address, in order for us to communicate with you. If you write a message, we will store the message so we can reference it to tailor our responses to you.
We may occasionally collect additional personal information that you voluntarily submit to us through the website for other purposes, including information needed to make a donation, register for a volunteer account, or for a planned giving account, if you choose to do so. This information may include 1) email address and password; (2) name, date of birth, telephone number, home address, employer, and demographic information; (3) credit card and other payment information (4) personal interests or concerns; or (4) answers to an online form or survey.
Use of Information
How we may use your information:
- We use your information to operate, manage, and improve our website, and for marketing and administrative purposes.
- If you communicate with us, we may send you newsletters and marketing information, until you decide to opt out. We may also send you notifications, updates, and changes about our website, and contact you to provide customer service and support.
- We may use your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, to respond to lawful requests, court orders and legal process, to enforce our rights, to prevent fraud, and to protect the security of the website and for safety.
- We may use your IP address and location data to analyze usage, administer our website, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
Sharing of Information
A cookie is a small file sent by a website, received and stored by your browser on your device’s hard drive. You have the option to modify your browser settings to receive warnings before accepting cookies and to choose which cookies to accept. However, if your browser rejects cookies, certain features on our website may not recognize you upon your return, leading to potential loss of functionality.
Cookies play a crucial role in enhancing your user experience as you navigate our sites. They enable Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York to provide a more personalized and efficient service. Additionally, cookies and similar tracking technologies are utilized to improve and administer the website, analyze trends, track user movements on our pages, support security features, and gather anonymous demographic information about our user base.
It’s important to note that some cookies may be stored on your computer by third parties when you use our website. We do not have control over these cookies or how third parties utilize them.
All official Catholic Charities web servers have appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure all information we collect online. Furthermore, we use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data.
Third Party Sites
Except in the case of volunteer opportunities, our website is not directed at nor intended for use by individuals under the age of eighteen. Individuals under the age of eighteen are required to obtain parental consent before submitting personal information to our site. If you learn that a child under thirteen has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under thirteen has provided us with his or her personal information, we will promptly delete such data.
Contact Catholic Charities of New York
The controller of Personal Information you provide to us is Catholic Charities of New York. At any time, you can remove your name from our mailing list, limit the number of mailings you receive, or update your information. If you have any other questions or concerns, you may contact us by the following means:
- By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- By phone: 646-794-2411;
- By mail: 1011 First Avenue; 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022.
Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities of New York.
Policy last updated: December 2023