Disclosure Policy

Business description

About Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since 1962, Catholic Charities has been providing social services to people regardless of religious, ethnic, cultural and racial background. Catholic Charities currently has more than 50 different programs managed by six departments. Catholic Charities has become a community leader in social services and has been recognized for its excellence both locally and nationally through various awards. The solid reputation has enabled us to receive grants and contracts from the state and federal government as well as other funding sources. Funding for Catholic Charities allows us to continue providing social services throughout middle Tennessee through acts of love, good will and kindness.

Privacy Policy

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. (“Catholic Charities”) has prepared these privacy and security policies (the “Privacy Policy”) so you may better understand how the website located at www.cctenn.org (the “Site”) collects and uses your personal information, as well as how it protects your information against unauthorized use. Please take the time to review this Privacy Policy and contact us at info@cctenn.org (via electronic mail) if you have any questions or concerns.


The Information That We Collect
Catholic Charities does not, as a general matter, collect personal information, such as the names or mailing addresses of visitors to the Site, unless it is voluntarily provided. However, we may, without your permission, electronically collect information regarding your online habits and location, including, without limitation, navigational data (i.e., log files, server logs, click-stream) and information about how the Site is used by you. We may also collect information such as the time of day and day of the month that you use the Site through your IP (internet protocol) address.

Although Catholic Charities generally does not collect personal information, we may decide to make certain aspects of the page subject to registration requirements. In connection therewith, to use certain parts of the Site (e.g., areas through which you can submit content to the Site), you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, username and password. We may also compile a subscription list to which you could voluntarily submit your name, mailing address and/or email address. The purpose of such a subscription list would be to send out periodic updates to subscribers on matters of interest, provided that you will have the ability to opt out of further communications in accordance with procedures that will be described in each such update.

When you make a donation through the Site, you will be linked to our secure internet donations link hosted by PayPal™ and asked to provide certain personal information, including financial information.

Following such transfer of information to PayPal™, Catholic Charities will not retain any of your financial information; however, Catholic Charities will be issued by its service-provider PayPal™ certain personal information such as your name, address, phone number and donation history. All such information will be used only as described in this Privacy Policy under “Use of Information.” In addition to reading this Privacy Policy, which describes how your personal information is used by Catholic Charities and its service providers, it is your responsibility to read PayPal’s™ privacy and security policies related to how they will use, protect and disseminate the information you submit when making a donation through the Site.


Personal Information
To the extent you submit content to public areas of the Site, it will be available to the public and we may reuse and republish such information at our discretion and in accordance with our Terms of Use. Please understand that you submit such content at your own risk.

To the extent that you submit your personal information to the Site through a registration procedure or to a subscription list, we may use such personal information to provide you with targeted content and information (on our Site, in newsletters, via e-mail, etc.). Any information regarding the history of your donations will not be shared with third parties.

The personal information compiled in our registration and subscription databases will not be shared with any marketing firms without the express consent of the registrant or subscriber.

We may also use your personal information to identify which account or IP address user to terminate in the event that we decide to terminate your use of, or registration on, the Site as required by applicable law or pursuant to our Terms of Use. We may also share your personal information to respond to law enforcement requests, court orders, or other legal processes; if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to illegal activities, fraud, and physical threats to you or others; or as otherwise required by any applicable law or regulation.

Website Usage Information
The website usage information (e.g., log files, cookies, Internet tags, web beacons, etc.) we collect from you will be used to (a) monitor the operation, technical functions and quality of the Site, (b) compile general statistics regarding use of the Site, and (c) analyze demographic information about the Site’s users. We may also use such information for research or improvements of the Site and the services we offer you. This data is also used by Catholic Charities to deliver customized content to you when your online behavior indicates that you are interested in a particular subject area.

Service Providers
Catholic Charities may provide information to service providers to help us operate the Site and to provide the services that are offered through the Site. This type of sharing may include disclosures to independent contractors and other third parties who host the Site, help deliver e-mail updates, provide technical support or process payments for donations or other products or services offered through the Site (for example, Catholic Charities will transfer to PayPal™ certain information about users when they make a donation through the Site). These third-party providers will be obligated to treat your personal information with a level of confidentiality and security consistent with the standards in this Privacy Policy.

Search Engines and Other Sites
Search engines and other sites not affiliated with Catholic Charities, such as archive.org or google.com, may crawl the Site and make available to the public publicly-available content and postings from the Site. The Site may also contain links to other websites. Catholic Charities is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. Catholic Charities encourages its visitors and users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statement of each website they visit.

Catholic Charities is committed to protecting the security of your personal information transmitted to and from this website and will take reasonable security precautions to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT CATHOLIC CHARITIES CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT EVERY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IS COMPLETELY SECURE. SITE USERS POST AND TRANSMIT INFORMATION AT THEIR OWN RISK.

Catholic Charities reserves the right, for any reason, in its sole discretion, to change, modify, update, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting a notice on the Site; however, you should check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes will signify your acceptance of those changes.

Note also that your use of the Site is subject to our Terms of Use.