Privacy Policy

 

St. Vincent de Paul values your participation and support and is committed to protecting your privacy. St. Vincent de Paul’s site is a safe environment for anyone who visits, makes a donation or volunteers.

We’re committed to protecting your privacy

St. Vincent de Paul maintains strict customer information privacy policies. St. Vincent de Paul takes great care to ensure that your information is not compromised by unauthorized persons.

St. Vincent de Paul does not sell, rent, exchange or share your personal information with any organization or individual. St. Vincent de Paul will not divulge personal information to any other organization or individual other than that necessary to fulfill online donations.

St. Vincent de Paul does not sell or share our information with telemarketing centers. St. Vincent de Paul does not use telephone marketing to solicit funds. St. Vincent de Paul will only use your phone number if we need to verify information or occasionally to thank you for your contribution, ask for your opinion or invite you to a special event.

What information do we collect?

When you make a donation, volunteer, or schedule a food drive, St. Vincent de Paul may ask you for your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number as well as any other relevant information (i.e. handicap for the golf tournament).

When you visit St. Vincent de Paul website, St. Vincent de Paul also collects some non-identifying information from server logs. This includes total number of visitors, pages viewed and frequently used search words.

How do we use you information?

St. Vincent de Paul uses non-identifying information (aggregate data) to analyze website usage and to improve the content and design of the site.

St. Vincent de Paul uses personally identifiable information you provide about yourself: a) to respond to your questions or comments about services; b) to fulfill requests to volunteer or conduct a food drive; c) to process your donation, verify your credit card and sent you a tax-deductible receipt; d) confirm a donation; e) to thank you; f) to send you additional information about St. Vincent de Paul programs and services; i) to protect the security and integrity of the site; j) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and k) to protect against legal liability.

St. Vincent de Paul may disclose to third parties aggregate statistics about donations, volunteers, orders and advocates (i.e. total number of donors, total amount of donations for specific periods, average gift size, total number of volunteers per specific project or event). These statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

To verify on-line donations St. Vincent de Paul needs your name, address, credit card number and expiration date to process your transaction. A third party is used to collect your donation information which is then transmitted to St. Vincent de Paul. Their state-of-the-art firewall’s and encryption technology offer the highest level of security to ensure the confidentiality of your transactions.

St. Vincent de Paul will not use personal information in any way other than described in this policy. St. Vincent de Paul requires employees, agents and contractors who have access to Personal Information to protect that information consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Opt Out

If you prefer not to receive any mail, or e-mail correspondence from us, please send us your request to be removed from our mailing list with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address to St. Vincent de Paul P.O. Box 42157, Portland, OR 97242-0157 (or call 503-234-5287).

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. St. Vincent de Paul uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. St. Vincent de Paul visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the websites, with the drawback that certain features of the websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

No Liability

The security measures we take may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the site. St. Vincent de Paul is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to such security failures. You understand that unauthorized third parties may access data and communications, including e-mail, when communicated via the Internet. St. Vincent de Paul’s website includes links to other website’s. St. Vincent de Paul cannot ensure the privacy practices of other such sites.

How to contact St. Vincent de Paul

You may contact St. Vincent de Paul with questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or to update any personally identifiable information at 503-234-5287 or P.O. Box 42157, Portland, OR 97242-0157

St. Vincent de Paul reserves the right to change its policy at any time. St. Vincent de Paul will post and highlight any changes at this site.

 Posted by on July 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm