The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (“SVdP” or “SVdP Georgia” or “we” or “us” or “our”) is committed to responsible information handling practices. You can visit most pages on the site (as defined below) without giving us any information about yourself, but sometimes we need information to provide information or services that you request. We at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia are proud of our reputation as an ethical and highly professional organization. The success of our ministries depends on the generosity of our donors, and we thank them in part by respecting their privacy and handling their information carefully and respectfully.

This Privacy Policy explains data collection and use in those situations. By visiting the SVDPGEORGIA.ORG, you consent to the information practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to SVDPGEORGIA.ORG (and each sub-domain associated with this URL) and other websites operated by or for SVdP Georgia (collectively, the “Sites”).

This Privacy Policy does not apply to other sites that may be accessible through the Sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of persons or entities that SVdP Georgia does not control, manage or employ. The Sites contain links to other sites that are operated by third parties, including, but not limited to, third party sites that may display the name, trademarks, service marks and logos of SVdP Georgia. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of thoseother sites to learn how they collect and use information about you. To assist you with reading through our Privacy Policy, we have provided answers to questions that you may find most important:

What type of information does SVdP Georgia collect and how is the information used?

While you are visiting the Sites, SVdP Georgia may collect two types of information about users: “Personal Information” (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences and other account-related information) and “Aggregate Information” (such as information about how many users log on to the Sites on a daily basis). Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit non-public personal information on the Sites by requesting information, donating through our site, signing up to receive electronic notices or other similar communications and other similar activities.

Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the site, the number of visits to the site by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged into the site in a particular day). Aggregate Information does not personally identify a specific user.

Personal Information That You Provide to Us

We may obtain Personal Information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of Personal Information may include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Occupation
  • E-mail address
  • Credit or debit card number and expiration date (for online purchases or donations)
  • Name of organization (where applicable)

We may ask you to provide credit card information and other personal information when making a donation online. Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiry about volunteering with to SVdP Georgia, enabling you to make a donation, or providing information, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.

SVdP Georgia will retain your Personal Information for fulfillment of the intended purposes for which such Personal Information is collected.

SVdP Georgia will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise may be legally required.

Personal Information shall NOT include any personal information posted or sent by or to you in any public forum (such as a message board) or your Personal Home Page on the Sites. Participation in these public forums and SVdP Georgia fundraising initiatives requires the public release and dissemination of such information, and thus SVdP Georgia cannot commit to treating such information confidentially in the same manner that other personal information will be treated under this Privacy Policy. Participation in these programs is voluntary and thus your consent to certain terms is required before participation is allowed.

Aggregate Information Collected Automatically

When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and web service that you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages that you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the Sites to enhance your experience while on our Sites.

SVdP Georgia also may use Aggregate Information for internal purposes, such as tracking demographic data and providing targeted content to make the Sites more useful to our visitors. The gathering of this Aggregate Information may be accomplished by the use of cookies or web beacons by SVdP Georgia and its third party service providers. In particular, SVdP Georgia will collect an IP Address from all visitors to the Sites. An IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.

SVdP Georgia may share Aggregate Information with its research grant recipients, content providers, sponsors, service providers or other third parties to advance the goals of research, education, dissemination or information and otherwise in fulfillment of the Promise. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Sites, analyze trends, track users’ movement on the Sites, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Sites, and deliver customized, personalized content.

IP addresses, however, are not linked to Personal Information. SVdP Georgia also may use a unique assigned number located with the Sites’ URL to determine the website from which you navigated to get to the Sites. While this number may not be apparent to you, it does not contain your Personal Information.

Do SVdP Georgia websites use cookies, other techonologies or third parties to indirectly collect information?

The Sites may use cookies to enhance your experience while using the Sites. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you do not see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Sites will not function properly when you view them.

The Sites also may use other technologies to track the specific pages viewed by visitors on the Sites or to target specific content that might be of interest to you. These technologies help us to understand how visitors use the Sites. However, you will have the option to opt out (or opt on if applicable law requires) of receiving such targeted content on those pages of our Sites where this technology is used.

Does SVdP Georgia share the information that I have provided or that has been collected?

We do not share our donors’ names or contact information with outside organizations except those who enable us to communicate with donors (such as mailing houses).

We also do not sell or rent our mailing lists to outside organizations.

Donor information is stored in a database accessible only to employees of our development department and other necessary staff, such as any donor who wishes to review his or her information from our database may submit a request in writing to:

Development Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341

Please include full name and address, as well as past address(es) if recently relocated.

If your Personal Information is currently being used by SVdP Georgia or its affiliates to send you marketing communications, you can opt out at any time. All marketing e-mail communications from SVdP Georgia tell you how to stop receiving them; however, to opt out of receiving marketing communications from SVdP Georgia or to update or change your personal information send an email to:

  1. Send an email to: communications@svdpgeorgia.org or
  2. Follow directions on a marketing e – mail communication from us; or
  3. Send a request to:

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341

Whom can I contact if I have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy?

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or if you have a claim concerning our compliance with this Privacy Policy, you can contact communications@svdpgeorgia.org. Please provide a description of your claims or questions in sufficient detail. After review, someone will contact you.

What constitutes my acceptance of this Privacy Policy?

By using the Sites, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Sites after the effective date of any modification to the Privacy Policy will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms. You agree to review the Privacy Policy each time you use the Sites so that you are aware of such modifications.