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Privacy and Security Policy

This is the website of Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington.  Our postal address is P.O. Box 2253, Spokane, WA, 99210-2253.  Our street address is 12 East 5th Avenue, Spokane, WA  99202.  Our telephone number is (509) 358-4250.  Please reach out to our front desk with any requests for information.  If you provide us with online information through this website, we will respect your privacy. 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
Catholic Charities does not collect the domain name or e-mail address of visitors to our website, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, or information volunteered by the user. Information 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 various areas of the site and to inform our agencies and departments of such information.

Your Personal Information
Catholic Charities does not send electronic mail to its website users, unless requested or approved by you.  Please contact us with your mailing address if you like to be included on our mailing list.

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. 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.


Online Payment Security
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington accepts payments for donations 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.
We use the vital piece to internet security called as SSL technology (Secure Socket Layer) Easy to detect, you’ll know you’re on a secure web page if the web address begins with “https” rather than “http” and a padlock icon appears in the status bar at the bottom of your browser.  Always look for these cues before entering sensitive information such as your credit card information.

SSL uses a pair of asymmetric “keys” for encryption and decryption - one a public key and the other a private key.  Essentially, data is locked with one key and unlocked with another.  A string of numbers and letters is randomly generated by the encryption key and accompanies each piece of secured information. A decryption key is used when it reaches its destination, thereby securing information in transit.

Copyrighted Information
The design and content of this website is the property of Catholic Charities Eastern Washington.  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.


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.

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