Privacy Policy

We at Catholic Charities Hawai‘i are striving to become the leader in setting stringent privacy standards for online charitable giving. We are very concerned about preserving your privacy so that you feel comfortable and secure in using our Web-based tools to enhance your support of the mission of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i. Catholic Charities Hawai‘i is committed to preserving the privacy of donors who use our site and our services. This privacy policy explains how Catholic Charities Hawai‘i collects and uses the personal information that you entrust to us through your donations to our organization.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.CatholicCharitiesHawaii.org. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first send an email to info@catholiccharitieshawaii.org.

What Information Do We Collect?

  1. Personally Identifiable Information
    When you donate to Catholic Charities Hawai‘i using our website, we collect specific personal information that is used to process your transaction. This may include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and credit card number and expiration date. This information will enable Catholic Charities Hawai‘i to acknowledge your donation directly and to send you follow-up information about our programs. Catholic Charities Hawai‘i will not release personally identifying information to any third party without your permission unless it is for the express purpose of processing your donation.
     
    Your personal information is kept private and secure by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i and is not sold, rented, or traded to third parties. Your personal information is used only to perform the services or to enact the transactions that you authorize through the site. Catholic Charities Hawai‘i does not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
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  3. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
    Cookies and Server Logs: A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored in the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow our server to remember who you are as you move about our site so that we can personalize each page for you. For example, by using cookies, each page on our site may greet you by name and remember your preferences. The Catholic Charities Hawai‘i website uses a browser session cookie to enable you to log in to parts of the site. This cookie will be deleted as soon as you close your browser. If you indicate that you would like to be remembered when you return to the Catholic Charities Hawai‘i site in future sessions, a cookie will be stored in your browser that will enable us to identify you upon your return. We will always request a password authentication before allowing access to any private information.
     
    We generate standard Web server logs that include information on what pages on the Catholic Charities Hawai‘i site users visit, what time they access these pages, what browser they are using, and users’ Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We use these server logs to better understand how people use our Website, services, and products so that we can provide the best possible online experience for you.

How Do We Protect Your Information and Keep It Secure?

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. We use a secure server and transmit information using the secure socket layer (SSL) encryption protocol. All systems are protected by a firewall and secure, restricted access for your protection.

How Can You Control the Use and Collection of Information?

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i provides you with the following choices regarding the use and collection of your information:

  1. You may set your browser to:
    1. Inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored;
    2. Not accept cookies at all; or
    3. Erase all cookies from your hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate our site may be limited.
  2. You may choose not to provide Catholic Charities Hawai‘i with any contact information. However, if you do so, we will be unable to respond to your inquiries for information or help. Additionally, your ability to navigate our site may be limited.
  3. If you would like to opt-out of receiving further information from Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, send an email to info@catholiccharitieshawaii.org. If you choose to email us, please include your name and email address in the body of the email and reference “Remove” on the subject line of the email. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of our website, please contact info@catholiccharitieshawaii.org.

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