Privacy Policy

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

It is Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s policy to respect and protect the privacy of our
website visitors (“visitors”). This policy statement tells you how we collect information from
you and how that information is used and kept.

Catholic Charities of the East Bay respects and protects the privacy of our website visitors
and does not collect personal information from website visitors unless it is voluntarily given
by a visitor when filling out and submitting forms. This policy applies to pages owned and
operated by Catholic Charities of the East Bay. Third party sites state their privacy policies

Donors Privacy Policy
Catholic Charities of the East Bay does not sell or exchange donor information with other
organizations or disclose privileged information regarding donors or gifts to unauthorized
parties. If a donor wishes to remain anonymous or wishes to have their gift restricted to a
specific purpose or program, this is duly recorded and honored.

Use of Cookies
Certain sections of Catholic Charities of the East Bay’ website may use “cookies” to store
visitor information. A cookie is a small string of text that a website can send to your browser
that is intended to enhance your visit. In general, cookies can securely store a visitor’s ID
and password specific to that website, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a
website have been visited, or keep track of selections in a form or shopping cart. A cookie
does not retrieve data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your
email address.

Cookies help Catholic Charities of the East Bay understand which parts of the website are
the most popular, where visitors are going, and how much time is spent there. Catholic
Charities of the East Bay uses cookies to study traffic patterns on the website so suitable
improvements to the website can be made and provide visitors with better user experience.
Cookies are not designed to provide Catholic Charities of the East Bay with any information
unrelated to the website. One’s browser, however, does automatically provide the type of
computer and operating system a visitor is using.

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We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted
via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway
providers database, only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to
such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Nevertheless, such
security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the
website, and Catholic Charities of the East Bay is not responsible for any damages or
liabilities relating to any such security failures. Although Catholic Charities of the East Bay
takes every precaution possible, understand that data and communications, including e-mail
and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when
communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, the website contains links to other websites.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay is not responsible for nor can Catholic Charities of the
East Bay ensure the privacy practices or content of such other websites.

Protecting the Privacy of Children
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). We do not knowingly contact or
collect personal information from children under 13. If you want to notify us of our receipt
of information by children under 13, please contact us.

Intellectual Property Notice
All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Catholic Charities of the
East Bay. All materials contained on this website are protected by copyright and trademark
laws and are owned by Catholic Charities of the East Bay or are licensed or otherwise
published by Catholic Charities of the East Bay with the permission of the owner of the
material. All rights in such materials published with permission of the material’s owner are
reserved to the respective owners.

Acceptance of Terms of Use & Privacy Policy
Catholic Charities of the East Bay reserves the right to change this policy without notice.
Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible. Use of
the Catholic Charities of the East Bay website constitutes consent and acceptance to any
Terms of Use & Privacy Policy then in effect.

Limitation of Liability
You agree that you will hold harmless Catholic Charities of the East Bay and its officers,
directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access
or use of, or your inability to access or use this website or the information contained in this
website or other websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to,
information or materials viewed or downloaded from this website or another website to
which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive,
defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will Catholic
Charities of the East Bay, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, or the contributors
of information to this website be liable to you or any other third party for any decision made
or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or
similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not
to information collected offline. By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments concerning Catholic Charities of the East Bay’ Terms
of Use & Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at or send a
letter to:
Catholic Charities of the East
Oakland – Main Office
433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: 510.768.3100
Fax: 510.451.6998

At Catholic Charities of the East Bay, we try to ensure the security of all of our electronic
communications such as email and our websites. If you receive any email that appears to be
fraudulent or feel our website has been compromised in any way, please contact us
immediately at to report this activity. Fraudulent activities will
be reported to the proper authorities. Never release any personal or financial information
via electronic communication unless you are certain it is secure, such as through our secure
online donation page