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Privacy / Copyright Policy

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia (the “Foundation”) is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests, donors and friends. We believe that maintaining privacy on the Web is very important and hope you will read this privacy policy carefully so that you will clearly understand both our commitment to you and your privacy and our method of collecting and using information.

This privacy policy only applies to transactions made, and data gathered, on the Foundation website and does not apply to any other website. A link to the privacy policy can be found on the Foundation’s home page and may also appear on other pages on the Foundation’s website.


Information Provided by Visitors

We do not use this website to collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals or persons acting on their behalf.

You may use the Foundation’s website without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. However, in order to have access to certain features, you must register and submit information required for those features.

If you decide to register with us or to make a donation online, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information that may include a user name and password, your name, email address, postal address, telephone number and other pertinent information. We store this information, along with your other preferences, on our secure server so that you need not reenter it when you return to the site.

In addition, if you send us a message or use an online application or service offered through the Foundation’s website, we may receive and may need to retain that personally identifiable information in order to act, respond or fulfill the application or service. The information will be treated confidentially within our organization, as we protect other confidential information.

When You Make a Donation

The Foundation and staff recognize the importance of acknowledging donors for their gifts, subject to requests for anonymity and similar restrictions on publication that donors may request.

When you make a donation, the Foundation will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to process and service your donation that may include your name, billing and shipping postal addresses, telephone number, email address and credit card number. When you make a donation online, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server. We will retain the personally identifiable information you provided for our records and to facilitate customer service. You may also be asked for additional information required to complete and service your request.

When a donation is made, all discussions, correspondence, information and agreements will be kept in strict confidence. Specific information about a donation will be provided in response to requests only if permission is obtained from the donor prior to the release of such information, or the information is permitted to be used or disclosed pursuant to the other terms of this Policy. Donor requests for privacy, anonymity or confidentiality will be honored.

How the Foundation Uses Information Provided by Visitors

The Foundation uses the information you provide to personalize the site so that we can better meet your needs, process donations and requests, and inform you of our activities.

Except as specifically stated in this Policy, we do not share personally identifiable information collected through this website with third parties. We may share this personally identifiable information with companies and organizations that perform work for us as we consider appropriate for them to perform that work. We also may disclose personally identifiable information (a) in order to comply with tax requirements that may apply to us or to you; (b) in response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted and required by law; (c) to protect user security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; or (d) in order to enforce the terms of use that apply to this web service.

The Foundation may use a third party service to collect anonymous visitor information like IP addresses, browser types (such as Internet Explorer), referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular service or feature. The Foundation collects this information for statistical analysis of web page traffic patterns; to administer our service and servers; to allow for auditing of our services by some third parties who have that right; and for internal purposes to make marketing decisions.

Information Collected Automatically


This website automatically collects some non-personally identifiable information about you when you request pages through your browser. We place cookies on website visitors’ computers to collect aggregate information for site traffic analysis, such as the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed. (Cookies are small files that reside in a visitor’s browser.) The aggregate information we collect through cookies helps the Foundation monitor how you and other visitors use the site, allowing us to provide an optimal experience and better service; this information is never used to identify you personally. However, the Foundation’s website has been designed to provide nearly full functionality without the use of cookies. You can set your web browser to reject cookies, but you may lose the ability to register or process requests if you do so.

Email Communications

The Foundation may send email or newsletters to our registered visitors. Registered visitors may subscribe or unsubscribe to an email newsletter at any time by changing their email preferences. On occasion, the Foundation may send emails to individuals such as donors and other visitors who have provided us with their email address, informing them of Foundation activities we think might be of interest to them.

If you email the Foundation, we may forward your message and email address to the appropriate department within the Foundation. The Foundation may choose to save this information. The Foundation is pleased to hear from you. However, any message, material, information, ideas, concepts or other information sent to the Foundation by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Links to Other Services

Links from the Foundation website can take you to services and activities sponsored by the Foundation as well as to third-party websites or resources. The information practices of third party websites are not covered by this Policy or any other policies or terms of this service. Be sure that you know the terms of use and privacy policy of any linked website before using it.


No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to the Foundation is done at your own risk.

Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. All credit card numbers submitted to the site are encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption. SSL technology is an industry standard for protecting sensitive information as it is transmitted over the Internet. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place other appropriate physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

Copyright Disclaimer

The Foundation’s website is provided by the Foundation as an information service and as a tool for visitors and donors. Although the website is accessible to anyone, the Foundation retains copyrights and licenses on all text, graphic images, layout and arrangement. Therefore, you may not distribute any of the contents (text or graphics) of this site without the express permission of the Foundation, include the information on your own server or in your own documents without the Foundation’s permission, or modify or re-use the text or graphics located on the Foundation’s website.

You may print copies of the information for your own personal use or store files on your own computer for your personal use only.

Information on this site may also be copied and used by donors and visitors in furthering the mission and purposes of the Foundation and to assist them with their charitable plans.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact:

Do Not Track (DNT) Standards

“Do not track” (DNT) standards have still not been finalized by the Internet standards setting organization, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  As such, we do not use DNT signals.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Foundation may revise its privacy policy at any time. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy so that you will always know what information we gather and how we may use that information.