OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR DONORS
Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund (“KCCF”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors’ personal information through staff training and strict policies, oversight of outside companies who help administer our charitable work, and reasonable security measures.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you interact with us for business and charitable purposes (the “Services”), including when you open a fund or complete a form on our website, we collect information from or about you that alone or in combination may be used to identify you (“Personal Data”), as described below:
Personal Data That You Provide: In order to provide the Services to you, KCCF may collect personal data from you such as your full name, log-in information (a username and password you create), address, date of birth, social security number, telephone number, email address, fund name, occupation, preferred method of contact, type of inquiry or areas of interest, membership number, council and council number. If you choose to add a joint, secondary, or financial advisor to your fund, we may require you to provide their personal data regarding the categories of personal data mentioned in earlier in this paragraph. In order to process your charitable donations, we may also collect certain information related to your financial accounts.
WHAT OTHER INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Automatically Collected Data: When you interact with us, we receive and store certain data automatically. We may store such data or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents, or service providers. We may use automatically collected data and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Services, the number of visitors to each page of our website, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet Service Providers.
Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of our Services’ features.
Our third party vendors may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this Site and other sites in order to provide you advertising regarding our Services based upon your browsing activities and interests. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of any information through cookies or other tracking technology is to actively manage the settings on your browser or mobile device.
Please contact or consult the respective privacy policies of such ad servers or ad networks for more information.
Aggregated Personal Data: We may aggregate data, including Personal Data, and use such aggregated data to provide our Services.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We use your information to:
• provide the Services;
• send you emails or newsletters that you signed-up for;
• promote our products and services;
• improve our Services;
• analyze website usage; and
• process charitable donations.
KCCF may use your personal or other information to contact you in the future to promote our products and services and the products and services of the Knights of Columbus, its affiliates, and other charities whose missions align with ours that we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each promotional communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future promotional information. In addition, if at any time, you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note that we will continue to contact you via email to respond to requests and provide our Services.
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?
KCCF does not sell or rent your Personal Data. We may share some or all of your Personal Data with certain third parties, as set forth below:
• Business Transfers: Should we ever be involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be transferred to a successor or affiliate alone or as part of that transaction along with other assets.
• Vendors and Service Providers: We engage third-party vendors and service providers to perform certain functions on our behalf, e.g., in connection with sending marketing emails and/or newsletters to you, among other functions. For example, we use a vendor, Stellar Technologies, as our platform for collecting and storing the Personal Data provided related to the Services.
• Legal Requirements: We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation,
(ii) protect and defend the rights or property of K of C, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
WHERE ARE OUR SERVICES LOCATED?
The Services are operated in the United States of America (U.S.) and all personal data collected is subject to U.S. privacy laws. The services of KCCF are not currently available outside the US and we do not intentionally collect any personal data from any other jurisdiction.
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be fully secure and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.
WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES AND HOW CAN YOU OPT OUT?
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further email communications from KCCF (except in connection with information, products or services that you specifically request), you may unsubscribe from such communications via a link provided in every promotional email that K of
C sends to you. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive any other form of communication from KCCF, you may unsubscribe from such communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS?
ARE THERE ANY STATE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
Applicable California privacy legislation permits visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request to access such information, please email email@example.com. Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this paragraph.
Colorado: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 303-894-2860, www.sos.state.co.us/ registration number pending
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION # PENDING
Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, documents and information filed under the Maryland charitable organizations laws can be obtained from the Secretary of State, Charitable Division, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, 800-825-4510."
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State
New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT
New York: Upon request, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General, by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Virginia: Financial statements are available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: The notice of solicitation required by the State Office of Consumer Affairs is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 800-332-4483
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund
1 Columbus Plaza, 19th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510 Attn: Privacy Officer