Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals who donate to Catholic Charities or visit and interact with our website, www.ccdocle.org . This statement discloses the donor privacy practices of Catholic Charities, and our fundraising representative, the Catholic Community Foundation.
When you make a donation directly to Catholic Charities, or through our fundraising representative, the Catholic Community Foundation, personal information is collected, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. If you so choose, the information submitted and authorized by you will be used to send you updates, newsletters, solicitations, and other items of interest. Catholic Charities or our fundraising representative, the Catholic Community Foundation, does not sell, share, trade, rent or disseminates this information to any unaffiliated third party. Personally-identifiable information will only be used to conduct official Catholic Charities or Diocesan business. If you wish to be removed from our records, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting our fundraising representative, the Catholic Community Foundation at 216-696-6525, ext. 5750.
Secure On-Line Donations
Catholic Charities is aware of the sensitive nature of donation information, especially personal information provided over our website, such as credit card and bank account numbers. All information collected on-line is safe-guarded by state-of-the-art encryption technology which protects sensitive data from being copied during processing or transfer. In addition, physical, electronic and managerial protocols are in position to further ensure the security and protection of your donor information.
Use of Information from Donations via the Internet
Aggregate statistical reports may be generated based on web usage. IP addresses, which are the Internet address of individual computers, are used to help diagnose problems with our servers and websites. In addition, statistical software is run to identify which parts of our website are used most frequently. However, no IP addresses are linked to any personally-identifiable information.
Internet Third Party Sites
The Catholic Charities website, and that of our fundraising representative, the Catholic Community Foundation, may link to external third party sites outside of our domain as a convenience. If you use these links, you will leave our website. Catholic Charities does not make representations about these external sites and is not responsible for their content or privacy procedures.