The following Privacy Policy explains how Catholic Community at Stanford University (CC@S), mostly referring to its web site, web.stanfordcatholic.org, gathers and uses personal information that is provided by our site visitors. Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and CC@S reserves the right to change or modify our Privacy Policy.

CC@S is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not rent or sell information from our customer database or newsletter subscribers to third parties.

By accessing a CC@S web site publication, filling webforms, or by subscribing to one of CC@S's newsletters, you agree to our current Terms of Use.

Terms of Use

Site Registration

CC@S's registration forms may require users to provide basic contact and demographic information. We may use your contact information (such as email address) from registration forms to send you newsletters, information about our news and events, or to personalize your experience with CC@S. We may also use information you provide us via email or telephone to pursue the matter for which you contacted us.


Individual user activity on CC@S newsletters may be tracked to allow us to send content, which closely matches your interests. Demographic and profile data may be used to customize your experience on our web site or in our newsletters. If you register for CC@S events via webforms, CC@S will not share your information with advertisers, partners, and other third parties.

Data Sharing

We may share overall demographic information with advertisers, partners, and other third parties. The data is not linked to any personal information that can identify any single person. CC@S will share personally identifiable information about you when one or more of the following conditions apply:

  • We have your consent to share the information.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.
  • We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as processing credit card payments. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Online Surveys, and Webforms

CC@S occasionally hosts online surveys, or uses webforms on our web site in which we ask for contact and demographic information. Participation of surveys and usage of webforms is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We may use your contact information (such as email address) from survey registration, or webforms to inform you of important news related to the Catholic Community, personalize your experience with CC@S, send you newsletters (should you opt-in for these newsletters) and occasional information about our news and events.

Demographic and profile data may be used to customize your experience on our site. This information is shared with advertisers, partners, and other third parties on a whole user group basis only.

Minor Under 18 Years Old

CC@S and its affiliated sites do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from our web sites about minors under age 18. Minors under age 18 may only participate in online activities on CC@S's web site with parental/guardian consent. If a minor whom we know to be under age 18 sends personal information to us online, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child(ren) and parent/guardian.

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IP Addresses

CC@S uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our web site, and help diagnose problems with our servers. IP addresses are also used to gather broad demographic information and to prevent, investigate, and take actions in the case of suspected problems.

Web Analytics

CC@S uses Google Analytics to track and generate reports on visitor use of web.stanfordcatholic.org and email newsletters. We use the web analytics to analyze visitor activity so that we may better understand how visitors make use of web.stanfordcatholic.org and newsletters. This data may include individual visitor click behavior. However, no personally identifiable information is shared with Google. Although our web analytics company logs the information coming from CC@S on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used. Visitors who wish to opt-out of this web site analysis tool may do so.

See also: "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps" (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/)


A cookie is a small piece of data that a web server places on a user's computer. CC@S employs the use of cookies to ensure to customize and personalize your experience at web.stanfordcatholic.org. Most web browsers provide users the ability to limit the use of cookies by allowing users to adjust privacy settings. If a user has their cookies disabled, web.stanfordcatholic.org will still be accessible, however some sections of the web site will not perform as well as they normally would with cookies enabled.

web.stanfordcatholic.org contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security, Fraud, and Abuse

Occasionally information may be provided to CC@S fraudulently or by an individual unauthorized to provide such information. CC@S may use all information it collects for reasonable investigation and prosecution of suspected crimes and criminal acts. CC@S may provide all information it collects to third parties if necessary to comply with law enforcement requests or other legal requirements.

Opting Out of Further Communications and Updating Personal Information

Catholic Community at Stanford University subscribers may opt out of receiving future communications or update their personal information using any of the following methods:

  • Email: changes@stanfordcatholic.org
  • Mail: Attention: Webmaster, Catholic Community at Stanford University, P.O. Box 20301, Stanford, CA 94309

Specified pages of this website (login, membership, donate, event signups, etc.) use the trusted COMODO™ SSL encryption system to provice a secure way to make donations and submit personal information online. Our COMODO™ Instant SSL system uses secure socket layer -128 bit encryption - ensuring all your transactions are confidential, secure, and safe.

Notification of Changes

If at any point we find the need to share personally identifiable information to advertisers, partners, and other third parties for reasons not outlined in this privacy policy, we will notify our users by way of an email, so that users are made aware. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

Catholic Community at Stanford University Web Site

web.stanfordcatholic.org is a product managed by the CC@S. CC@S from time to time may compare, merge or append information collected on web.stanfordcatholic.org with data from other sites managed by CC@S.

Business Assets

As part of operations, Catholic Community at Stanford University may sell, transfer or merge particular businesses and/or other assets to a third party. As part of such a transaction, personal information users have provided to Catholic Community at Stanford University may be given to a third party. Catholic Community at Stanford University attempts to comply with all legislative and judicial orders. These orders will take precedence over the details stated in the policy above. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or your dealings with the Catholic Community at Stanford University, please contact:

Webmaster Catholic Community at Stanford University P.O. Box 20301 Stanford, CA 94309 Email: changes@stanfordcatholic.org