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.

Our Commitment to Privacy:

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Catholic Charities website. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
Name, Address, Email address, Phone Number, Credit/Debit Card information, etc.

On our donation page, you can submit information about other people by making a gift in memory or in honor of someone. In this circumstance, the type of personal information collected is just their name, unless you choose for us to mail them a letter in which we will need their address.

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing a donation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the donation. We use the information you provide about someone else when you make a donation in honor or in memory of someone and want to mail them a letter. We do not share this information with outside parties to the extent necessary to complete that donation.

You can sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter as well as updates in the agency. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form. We use return email addresses to answer the emails we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men or Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronical, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information:

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by signing in on our website or by contacting our Development Office to update your information at 713.874.6654. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us:

Should you have any questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call our Development Office at 713.874.6681 or email hope@catholiccharities.org.