Privacy Policy


We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site.

  1. Use of Links

    Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our Web site, please send an email to with the subject "Link request."

  2. Use of Text and Images

    If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and images is available in Media Resources.

  3. Accessibility

    This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at

  4. Reading or Downloading

    We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

    We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

  5. Online Profile Updates and Donations

    If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

  6. Sending us an Email

    You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

    We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

    If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

  7. Kids and Privacy

    For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.

  8. Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

    Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

  9. Questions about our policies

    If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at:

Privacy Policy Statement

The Passionists of Holy Cross Province ~ Chicago, Illinois  ~


The Passionists are fully committed to protecting your right to personal privacy while you are visiting our website.  We have created this Privacy Policy Statement to inform you how your personal information is collected and used.

The Passionists reserve the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  • Who collects such information;
  • How such information is used;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
  • And, how you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Personal Information
When visiting our website, you may at some point choose to fill out one of our forms, make an online donation or request information from us.  Please know that any personal information given, which may include name, postal address, phone number, birthdate or email address, will be used only in the manner to which you agree. Sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers, are held securely on our server only until your order is completed.  We do not store credit card information.

What we do with the information we collect
From time to time, we may use customer 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 Web site to notify you of these changes and we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Use of Cookies
From time to time, we may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from our Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read data from your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other web sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of the website you have visited so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible and can be delivered to you in a customized format. This allows us to make your website visits more compelling and relevant to you personally. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. You can choose to not accept these cookies but your experience at our web site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Our site has industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Because we care about the security of your online transactions and your ongoing relationship with us, All information provided to the Passionists is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. These security measures make it difficult for anyone else to intercept credit card information you send to us. The Passionists will take all reasonable steps and precautions to protect your personal and financial information by following best business practices for online security of data. You should be aware that these guidelines may not apply to websites you visit after leaving our website.

When you place your order or make your donation, you will occasionally receive email or postal mailings from us regarding our programs. If you decide in the future that you wish to stop either form of mail, please let us know by calling us, writing to us or send an email to: and let us know that you do not want to receive further email or postal mail communication from us. All requests will be honored as quickly as possible.

Information We Share with Others
We may periodically share only your name and postal address with other organizations. We are extremely selective in choosing the organizations we associate with in this manner.

Your preferences about the Information We Collect
If you prefer that we NOT share any information about you with other organizations outside the Passionists of Holy Cross Province, please write to us at The Passionists, 5700 N. Harlem Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60631, call us at 1.847.518.8844 (Illinois) or 1.800.295.9048 (outside Illinois) or email us at

Other Web Sites
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which the Passionists of Holy Cross Province have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Aggregate Information
We collect non-personal information about how users navigate through our web site. We analyze this statistical information in order to improve our site, and we may share this information with our affiliates or other outside companies. This aggregated information does not include any individual names or personal data, so it does not identify you or any other visitor in any way.

Your Consent
By using the Passionists website, you consent to the collection and use of information as specified above. We will post changes to this policy on this web page so that you can always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Contact Information:
Address:          The Passionists of Holy Cross Province        
                        5700 N. Harlem Avenue
                        Chicago, IL 60631

Phone: 800.295.9048


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