Privacy Notice

This notice discloses the privacy practices for Catholic Answers and catholic.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will explain the following: 

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared
  2. What cookies are and how we use them
  3. Links to other websites
  4. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information
  5. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information 


Information collection, use, and sharing

Catholic Answers does not rent, share, sell, or trade supporter email addresses and telephone numbers. In addition, we do not rent, share, sell, or trade information about what activities or donations supporters have undertaken on this site.

Occasionally we do make names and postal addresses of select donors available to reputable Catholic organizations. If you are a supporter of Catholic Answers and you do not wish to have your information exchanged with other organizations, please call us toll free at 888-291-8000 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday to speak to one of our customer service representatives.

If you are not a Catholic Answers supporter and you have provided personal contact information on our site by registering, signing up for an email list, or sending us feedback, your information will not be exchanged.


What cookies are and how we use them

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added allowing web applications to tailor their operations to your interests.

Catholic Answers uses Google Analytics to measure traffic on our site. Google Analytics uses cookies to "remember" how a user has interacted with our content. They do not store any personal information about users on our site.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website experience by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other site. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting sites that are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Security

Catholic Answers is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online or offline.

Any sensitive information we collect (such as credit card data) is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a “Verified Merchant” icon in the shop site footer and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of our web page. 

Encryption is utilized to protect sensitive information transmitted online; however, we also protect your information offline. Employees who require access to information to perform specific tasks (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers that are used are kept in secured environments. 


Your access to and control of information

You may request details of personal information that we hold about you. Contact us by phone or email to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data. 

If you feel that Catholic Answers is not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately at 888-291-8000 or email us at webmaster@catholic.com.