Privacy Policy

Catholic Charities Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

This is the website of Catholic Charities of Oregon (“Catholic Charities”). Our street address is 2740 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97202. Our telephone number is (503) 231-4866. Please contact 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.

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

Certain sections of Catholic Charities’ 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 helps Catholic Charities understand which parts of the website are the most popular, where visitors are going, and how much time is spent there. Catholic Charities 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 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.

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 of Oregon 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 will know you are 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 of Oregon. Design and content may be downloaded for personal use, but not for commercial purposes under any circumstance.

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 at

Acceptance of Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Catholic Charities 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 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 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, 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.

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