Privacy Statement

Code of Stewardship and Ethics of the Membership of the National Catholic Development Conference

We respect your privacy and are deeply committed to protecting your personal right to privacy while you are visiting our website. This Privacy Statement lets you know how your personal information is collected, processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Statement and the ethical guidelines set forth by the Direct Marketing Association (the DMA) and the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC).

The following policies are in effect for any web pages you may view, on-line newsletters you may subscribe to or profiles you may set up with us when you register or offer a donation on-line.

The following information discloses our Privacy Policy.

Personal Information

When you visit our website and you make an on-line donation you may be asked a series of questions including name, postal address, email address and credit card information. This information remains secure on our server for the duration of time required to accept your donation. In the event you decide to register at the site by setting up a personal account or requesting email newsletters and other forms of communication from us we will use this personal contact information only in the manner you agreed. If you elect to cancel your account or ask to be removed from our database you will be permanently deleted from the server.


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 can not 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.

Opt-in / Opt-out

If you registered at the site and signed up to receive email communications from us and decide that you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us, calling us or by writing to us and letting us know that you do not want to receive further email communication from us. All requests will be honored as quickly as possible. Our intent is to satisfy your needs and expectations.


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, we use encryption and secure servers for donations, ordering and storage of financial information related to all visitors. These security measures make it difficult for anyone else to intercept credit card information you send to us. The Missionary Oblates 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.

Your Consent

By using the Oblate 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.


Oblate Missionary Society, Inc.
Website Security Officer/Webmaster
391 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20017-1516
Phone: 1-202-529-4505

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