Privacy Policy

This is the website of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information.

Catholic Charities is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our website. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns.

This policy may change without prior notice.

Your Information as Related to Our Website

We collect the domain name and email address (where possible) of visitors to our Web page, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit and information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our web page, not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. Catholic Charities will never send you any unsolicited information, including email regarding offers or advertisements at any time. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding requests they have placed online.

If you supply us with your postal address online you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address. At any time you do not want to receive email from us, please let us know by sending us an email at the email address listed below. In your email please provide us with your name, phone number, and email address registered and we will be sure your name is removed from the list.

Technology and Security

Some web pages created by Catholic Charities use ‘cookies’, which are small text files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. A cookie’s purpose is to tell the server that you returned to that web page. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Furthermore, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer. The use of cookies is an industry standard. Many major websites use cookies to provide useful features for their customers. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you will not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so.

Site Security

In an effort to ensure the use of the latest in industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged within our site, we contract with BlackBaud.


Linked sites are not under the control of Catholic Charities. Therefore, Catholic Charities is not responsible or liable for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Links are provided to you as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply the endorsement of the site by Catholic Charities.

Children’s Privacy

Catholic Charities respects the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. We are a general audience site, and do not direct our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. If Catholic Charities learns that a user is under age 13, Catholic Charities will delete the child’s information from our systems.

Client Privacy Policy

Regarding Catholic Charities’ clients, this notice describes how your health information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Complete notice can be found here: Notice of Information Practices – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Notice.

Donor Privacy

It is the policy of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston not to sell or exchange its agency donor list with other organizations or disclose privileged information regarding donors or gifts to unauthorized parties. If a donor wishes to remain anonymous or their gift is restricted, this is duly recorded and honored.

How to Contact Us

We can be reached through our Contact Us page or by telephone at 713-526-4611. Our postal address is 2900 Louisiana, Houston, Texas 77006.

To receive information related to your rights and our agency’s overall privacy practices, a full Notice of Privacy Practices can be accessed here: Catholic Charities Privacy Policy

As part of our compliance with Catholic Charities’ employee benefits health plan, we are required to note that information is available pertaining to Machine Readable Files, which relate to the cost of our healthcare. You can access your Machine-Readable Files here.

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