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Maryknoll’s Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Inc., (dba: "Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers"). This statement discloses the information practices for Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers websites, including but not limited to: what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, with whom the information is shared, and information you give us.

In general, you can visit Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. However, there are sections of our website where information may be needed from you by us or our vendors.

Sometimes, we may specifically ask for information about you when you Post-a-Prayer, participate in an Opinion Poll, or order a product ( We will need certain information in order to provide that service or product to you. If we have trouble processing your request, this information is used to get in touch with you, the user. Click here to see examples of information we may collect.

Kids have rights too

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of young people using our website. We do have specific information on our websites that may be of interest to kids. We encourage parents to participate in their childrens’ experience on the Web and to review the United States’ Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

Automatic Information

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Like many websites, we use "cookies" and log files to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses certain sections of our websites.


This website links to websites maintained by organizations other than Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Once you access another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.


We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to our websites that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any outside organizations. However, as we mentioned above, we do employ external vendors to perform functions on our behalf.

Examples of these functions include marketing consultations, credit card processing, and other personal communications (e.g. personal e-mail messages).

We will not share any information we collect with other third parties, except in response to formal requests (e.g. subpoena or court order) made in connection with litigation or arbitration proceedings to protect Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers rights and property, or during emergencies when we believe that physical safety, security or the rights, property or online safety of our users or the public are at risk. Of course, what you write or post in public or member chat rooms, blogs and discussion boards is available not only to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, but to the public at large.


We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to protect the transmission of information you submit to us (such as credit card number or other personal identifiable information). While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information offline. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline.

Information you can access

The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. To correct inaccuracies in your personal information please send an email message containing the inaccuracies to

Account Termination or Modifications

If at any time you wish to have any online account with us terminated, please let us know. Please include as much information as possible with your request, such as your name, account login and email address. Upon receipt of your request, we will promptly delete you from our systems. If you would like to modify or update any of your online account information, you can do so via the “My Account” link provided at the top of the relevant web pages.

Notifications of changes

This privacy statement was last updated on May 6, 2015.

Here's how to contact us

Questions regarding this Privacy statement should be directed to for clarification or at
Donor Services Department
Price Building
PO Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302

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non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York. Tax ID Number - 13-1740144.
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