Privacy Policy

This website is a service provided by Catholic Charities. This website was created for the purpose of helping Catholic Charities receive payments, event registrations and donations online and communicate with our network of supporters, staff and clients online. Catholic Charities is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

Use of Links
Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers that may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other sites. Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”

Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.

This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at

Information Collection
We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. We may use demographic data derived from aggregate user information, such as number of users from a particular locale or number of donations.

Personal Information
If you share your personally identifying information, either online or offline, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below. Catholic Charities will not disclose, sell, trade, rent, or otherwise reveal your email address, physical address, or phone number to any entity other than to Catholic Charities and its subsidiary organizations.

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary, both online and offline. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email or direct mail lists, we will only send you information pertaining to Catholic Charities, our programs and our services. We won’t share your name, address, phone number or email address with any outside parties.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

In addition to utilizing SSL encryption for all transactions, Catholic Charities stores encrypted passwords, as well as other information, on servers that are kept in a physically secure environment with strict policies that minimize access to the information contained therein. Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 415-972-1200.

Limitation of Liability
By entering the website, you acknowledge and agree that your use is at your own risk and that none of the parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, or any other losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including legal fees, expert fees, or other disbursements) which may arise, directly or indirectly, through the access to, use of, or browsing of this site or through your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from this site, including but not limited to anything caused by any viruses, bugs, human action or inaction or any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or any other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections.

You are personally responsible for your behavior while you use the website. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Catholic Charities and any affiliated or subsidiary organizations harmless from and against any and all liability and costs, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and settlement amounts, incurred by Catholic Charities and any affiliated or subsidiary organizations in connection with any claim or demand of any third party alleging losses, damages, injuries, expenses, harm, costs and the like arising out of your use of, or inability to use, the website, connections to the website, alleged violation of these Terms and Conditions, alleged violation of the rights of a third party, or alleged violation of federal privacy law including, without limitation, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act or any other regulations or rules with respect to privacy promulgated or enforced by any federal agency.

Catholic Charities reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time and for any reason and reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, to any of the information contained on the website.

If any part or section of these Terms and Conditions shall be held illegal, unenforceable, or invalid for any reason, the illegality, unenforceability, or invalidity of any provision or portion of the Terms and Conditions shall not affect the remainder of the Terms and Conditions, and the Terms and Conditions shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal, unenforceable, or invalid provision or portion thereof had not been included herein.

The failure of Catholic Charities to enforce at any time any term, provision or condition of these Terms and Conditions, or to exercise any right herein, shall in no way operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise preclude any other right herein. In no way whatsoever shall a waiver of any term, provision or condition of these Terms and Conditions be valid unless in writing, signed by Catholic Charities, and only to the extent set forth in such writing.

Governing Law and Forum Selection
This site is designed for use in the United States of America and is to be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States of America. By accessing this website both you and Catholic Charities agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to the use of this website. Any disputes arising under or related in any way to these Terms and Conditions or to this website shall be solely and exclusively litigated, arbitrated, or otherwise heard in San Francisco County, California. You consent to jurisdiction in any state or federal courts sitting in San Francisco County, California and arbitration in San Francisco County, California, and hereby waive any claim or defense that such forum is not convenient.

If you have further questions, please contact our webmaster at or call 415.972.1200.