Privacy Policy


Revised October 1, 2019

CLINIC is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors.  CLINIC’s Donor Privacy Policy applies to all information received by CLINIC relating to donations.  The policy includes information received online, including through CLINIC’s website and social media, and electronic, written, or verbal communications.

CLINIC will not sell, rent, or exchange donor names or personally identifiable information with any other organization or individual.  Nor will we send emails or mailings to donors on behalf of other organizations.  The following exceptions apply:

  • If we employ or consult with other entities, they may have access to donor personal information as necessary to perform their function but will be required to abide by the Donor Privacy Policy.
  • When required by court order, law, or other government authority.

Personally identifiable information includes information that can be used to identify you, our donor, such as your name, address, email, and credit card information.  It does not include aggregate or anonymized information; nor does it include information that is publicly available.

We take all reasonable steps to protect your information from unauthorized access.  In the unlikely occurrence of a data breach involving donors’ personally identifiable information, we will notify affected individuals.

If you have any questions regarding this Donor Privacy Policy, please contact

Please check back periodically for updates to this policy.

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is dedicated to honoring the privacy and wishes of our supporters at all times. Following are details about our online policies, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used and with whom the information is shared. The statement was last updated on August 13, 2010. Please visit this page from time to time and check for any updates.


Collection of personal data

CLINIC only collects and maintains personal information that is sent to us directly from an individual or company. Personal information may include your first and last name, your home or other physical address, your electronic mail address, your credit card number, your bank or brokerage account information and other similar information. When you visit our website located at and any co-branded or successor site (the "website"), CLINIC may ask you for and collect personal identifiable information from you to provide certain products and services to you; to communicate with you; to provide customer service and support to you; to send promotional e-mails and information about our company; and for internal marketing and promotional purposes. CLINIC may collect personal identifiable information about you whenever you interact with us including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Information we collect from applications, registrations, and other forms;
  • Information about your transactions with us;
  • Information we received from our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested.

You can visit without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. However, to access certain portions of the website, you may have to submit information such as a user-id and password, or you may have to provide personal information such as your name, address, and email.

To complete online transactions, you will be asked for your address, email and credit card information. This required information is necessary for us to process transactions, protect you against credit card fraud and contact you should the need arise in administering your account.


Disclosure and sharing of personal identifiable information

CLINIC cares about the safety and security of your personal information and online transactions. We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures to help keep your information secure, accurate, current and complete.  The companies we work with to process online credit card transactions use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol. CLINIC will not share mailing lists with other nonprofit organizations. It also will not distribute, sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal identifiable information to any third party except as follows:

  • To business partners, suppliers and other third parties that help us to provide certain products and services to you, to process payments and to process donations;
  • In special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with CLINIC’s rights or property, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities;
  • In special circumstances, such as the sale or potential sale of CLINIC or its assets or the bankruptcy of CLINIC;
  • When we believe in good faith that it is required by law.


Opting out and other rights

If you wish, you may request that we withhold your name and address from our mailing or e-mail lists. To do so, please email and type “Mail Opt Out” in the subject field, or write to CLINIC, Mail Opt Out, 8757 Georgia Ave, Suite 850 Silver Spring, MD 20910.

CLINIC reserves the right to send you certain communications relating to this website that are considered part of your account, such as technical alerts, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.


Disclosure to third parties

CLINIC does not rent, exchange or sell the email addresses or credit card information of our supporters.


Children's privacy (individuals under age 13)

CLINIC is committed to protecting the privacy of children and encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their child's online activities and interests. You must be at least 13 years of age to use this website. CLINIC does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal identifiable information about visitors to our website who are under 13 years of age.


Use of cookies

Cookies are data text files that a website transfers to a visitor's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow website operators like CLINIC to facilitate and customize your visit by saving your preferences while tracking information about your visit to a website. CLINIC uses the data collected by cookies to retrieve certain information previously provided by you and to help us provide our visitors with a better experience at our website. Many improvements and updates to the website are based on the data collected by cookies. Information that we track with cookies includes, without limitation, the total number of visitors and pages viewed and which areas of our website you visited. Although most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, you can reset your browser preferences to indicate when a cookie is being sent or to refuse all cookies. However, note that if you refuse cookies, you may have difficulty accessing cookie-enabled services available at our website.


Links to other sites

CLINIC’S website often contains links to other websites.  CLINIC is not responsible for the privacy policies, procedures or content of those sites.



CLINIC takes great care in providing secure transmission of your financial information over the Internet. Even though we strive to protect your personal identifiable information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. CLINIC cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, which you do at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. CLINIC uses encryption and security software to secure all sensitive information, including without limitation, credit card numbers that are transmitted to us over the Internet. Credit card numbers are used for processing payments and for no other purposes.

To access and use certain online services on the website, we may require you to select a unique user name and password. We encourage you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and computer. To further prevent such unauthorized access, you should signoff when you have finished accessing or using the website or using your computer.


Changes to this policy

CLINIC reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to change or modify the privacy and security practices that are described herein. CLINIC reserves the right to make the revised or changed Privacy and Security Policy effective for information we already have about you, as well as any information we receive in the future.