Privacy and Security Policy
This is the website of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Our postal address is 1625 West Washington, Springfield, IL 62702. Our telephone number is (217) 523-9201 and our primary email address is catholicchar@consolidated.net. When you provide us with online information through this website, we will respect your privacy. The following information indicates what information we collect about you during your visit and what we do with that information. Your visit to our website is subject to our Privacy and Security Policy. This policy and any statements made in it are not intended to, and in fact do not, create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Privacy Policy. For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically recognizes only the user's domain name, but not the e-mail address. We collect the domain name and e-mail address, where possible, of visitors to our website, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, information volunteered by the user, such as feedback and/or guest book registration. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, and is not shared with any other organizations for commercial purposes. We reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the use of the various areas of the site and to inform our agencies and departments of such information.

Your Personal Information. If you do not want to receive any electronic mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us e-mail at the above address. If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive the information for which you provided us your address. Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding any communication they may have placed online.

Notification of Changes. We reserve the right to use user information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should review our privacy policy periodically. By using our site, you signify your assent to the Privacy and Security Policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of our site following any posted changes to the Privacy and Security Policy will mean that you accept those changes.

Technology Usage. We use “cookies” to enhance your use of our website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We do not use “cookies” to obtain any personally identifying information and accepting “cookies” does not give us access to your computer or personal information under any circumstances. Most web browsers automatically accept “cookies,” but you may change your browser to prevent this. You may experience problems with our website if you disable the “cookies option” on your computer.

Third Parties. We may utilize other companies and individuals to perform web-related functions on our behalf. We may also use other associated companies and individuals to better serve you, and if so, we would ask them to employ a Privacy and Security Policy at least as strict as ours. We will also disclose information we collect, if legally obligated to do so. No personal information of our guests is shared with these parties.

Security Policy. We utilize industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving user data exchanged within our website. You should remember that e-mail transmissions to us or from us are not secure.

Online Payment Security. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois accepts payments for donations and products through our website. We make every reasonable effort to protect the safety and security of your online transaction; however we cannot and do not guarantee such safety or security. We use high-grade encryption and the “https security protocol” to communicate with your browser software. We believe this method to be the industry standard security protocol at the time we adopted it, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us.

Government Regulations. It is not our intention to collect any personally identifiable or other information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware of the receipt of such information, then we will comply with the relevant provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), if legally obligated to do so. If we become actually aware of the receipt of information protected by the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), then we will comply with all relevant provisions thereof, including the standards for electronic transactions as set forth at 45 CFR Parts 160, Subpart A and 162, Subpart A and I through R, if legally obligated to do so.

Copyrighted Information. The design and content of this website is the property of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Design and content may be downloaded for personal use, but not for commercial purposes under any circumstance. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the webmaster at catholicchar@consolidated.net.

Policy Violations. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number or email us at catholicchar@consolidated.net.

 

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