Policy Statements of Catholic Charities of Baltimore
1. Questions about Catholic Charities’ Private Policy
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
2. Website Information Accuracy
It is the policy of Catholic Charities to present correct and accurate information. If inaccuracies come to our attention, Catholic Charities will attempt to correct them in a timely manner. To report any Website inaccuracies please e-mail email@example.com.
Catholic Charities seeks to respect and protect the privacy of our visitors and only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc. when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to complete a donation transaction or a volunteer application. Catholic Charities does not share lists or other information collected with any other organizations.
It is the policy of Catholic Charities to maintain accurate information on you. If you would like to review information we have about you, please contact us via U.S. mail or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Catholic Charities will correct information that is inaccurate.
Visitors may opt-out of having their personal information used by Catholic Charities to send promotional correspondence or information to the visitor, by contacting Catholic Charities via U.S. mail, e-mail email@example.com, or by checking the appropriate box on the on-line form.
At times, Catholic Charities may be required by law or legal process to disclose information about you to others. Catholic Charities may also disclose information about you if it believes that disclosure is necessary for the public interest and/or safety.
Catholic Charities does not knowingly solicit personal information from children or send them requests for personal information.
Our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Because we care about the safety and security of your online transactions, we use high-grade encryption and the https security protocol that is the industry standard security protocol.
This makes it difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transaction also use high-grade encryption and security protocols.
Even though Catholic Charities will take all reasonable steps to protect your personal and financial information, it cannot and does not guarantee its confidentiality or security.
If you prefer, contributions can be made by calling 667-600-2021 or you can mail your donation to:
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
8. Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
9. Children Eligible for Adoption
The agency uses the internet in the placement of individual children eligible for adoption only where:
- Such use is not prohibited by applicable State or Federal law or by the laws of the child’s country of origin;
- All such use is subject to Associated Catholic Charities internal controls to avoid misuse and links to any sites that reflect practices that involve the sale, abduction, exploitation or trafficking of children;
- Such use, if it includes photographs, does not include children who are currently waiting for adoption, or who have already been adopted or placed for adoption (and who are clearly so identified). All children pictured on Associated Catholic Charities web pages are models, or are not eligible for adoption and have model releases signed by a parent or legal guardian. Wards of the state or other government entities, regardless of their adoption status, are never pictured;
- Such use does not serve as a substitute for the direct provision of adoption services, including services to the child, the prospective adoptive parent(s), and/or the birthparents.
Associated Catholic Charities, Inc. (Catholic Charities of Baltimore) is committed to respecting your privacy as a donor.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
• We do not sell, trade, or share personal information collected online or through any other business activities with any third party.
• We do not send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
• Donor names may publicly be associated with their donation unless the donor explicitly chooses to remain “anonymous” when donating, or otherwise notifies us of their wish to remain anonymous.
• Donors have the right to review their personal information that we have collected about them.
• Donors have the right to opt-out of electronic or postal mail communications at any time.
“Personal Information” includes name, address, telephone number, and email address that may personally identify a person or corporation. We may collect, store and use personally identifiable information that donors provide to us in the following ways:
• When a person requests information through our website or otherwise contacts us in person, by phone or email, then we may use their name, address, telephone number or email address in order to respond to their inquiry.
• When a person registers for an event or makes a financial contribution online, over the telephone, by mail or in person, then we may collect legal name, billing address, email address, telephone number and payment information in order to:
o Process financial payments and protect against potential fraud.
o Distribute gift receipts.
o Thank and recognize donors for their gifts.
o Inform donors about upcoming events, activities and impact of their gifts.
o Perform internal analysis and record keeping.
The above list is a sample of personal information that may be collected by Catholic Charities of Baltimore. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.
We protect the security of credit card transactions using several measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, and physical security. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security measures.
To request that your donation remain “anonymous, review your personal information, opt-out of communications, or for any other donor-related questions, please contact:
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
It is hereby reaffirmed that the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities has adopted a policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action in conformity with applicable federal, state, and local laws, to provide equal and open employment opportunity in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including recruiting, hiring, promotion, training, educational reassignments, discipline and termination of employment to all personnel without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, color, national origin, physical or mental handicap or disability, or any other classification protected by law.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
The Title VI statement is posted in all 5310 vehicles, in the waiting areas of St. Ann and Gallagher Services and on the website of Associated Catholic Charities.