Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the St. Rita School for the Deaf website ( You can make donations; make requests and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Email address
Phone number
Credit Card Information

On the donations for Memorials, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you make donations in memory of honor of someone, you will need to submit the recipient’s name and address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

The Way We Use Information


St. Rita School for the Deaf appreciates and respects the privacy of our constituents and is serious about protecting your privacy. This policy will explain how we gather and use personal information submitted to us for donations either “online”, telephone, checks or cash. Therefore, by being in communication with us, you are agreeing and accepting this policy.


Information Collected:

St. Rita School for the Deaf only collects information that is volunteered during the registration process or in any responses to specific information requests. We do need this information for several reasons;  to acknowledge the gift to the donor for tax purposes (should that be needed), to provide specific services that you request, to assure that the intention of the gift is used as you designate, and to assure that your preferred channels of communication are followed. Examples of information collected includes: information knowingly provided by you through online forms, surveys, email addresses, personal financial and/or demographic information, charitable contributions, telephone numbers, and addresses. We may also collect your IP address and information through the use of electronic ‘cookies.’ However, we limit the use and collection of information about you to that extent which is only necessary to administer our internal operations.


How We Use That Information:

St. Rita School for the Deaf never sells, rents or shares donor information with third parties. Except as otherwise indicated, St. Rita uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”): (a) to respond to any donor inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of St. Rita’s donor database; (c) to provide donors additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding St. Rita’s services; (d) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (e) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (f) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (g) to protect against legal liability.

In an effort to encourage philanthropy and promote giving opportunities at corporations, St. Rita School for the Deaf staff works closely with corporate philanthropy managers on fundraising campaigns. When philanthropy managers are actively fundraising by soliciting donations from their constituents, St. Rita may provide donor names and gift amounts to corporate philanthropy managers on a discretionary basis unless otherwise instructed by the donor. Before providing donor gift information, the corporate philanthropy manager must sign a confidentiality agreement. A confidentiality agreement must be on record at St. Rita in order for donor names and gift amounts to be released to philanthropy managers. Philanthropy managers will not be provided personal donor information such as telephone numbers, spouse names or personal addresses.

As a 501(C)(3) organization, St. Rita School for the Deaf is required to complete an annual Form 990 per federal guidelines. Contained in Form 990 Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors, Name, address, zip + 4 and total contribution is required. However, we do not disclose donor contact information name in the “public copy”, which we are required to produce under the Freedom of Information Act.


Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights:

St. Rita has a no tolerance spam policy and is committed to 100% permission-based communication. Spam is unsolicited email also known as junk mail or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). If you have received an email in error, you may remove your information from our database by responding to any of our email communications with “remove” in the subject line or clicking the available “unsubscribe” link.


Change in Policy:

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Depending on the nature of the change, we may notify you of the existence and location of the new or revised policy through email or by posting the changes online. To request a copy of our donor privacy policy, call Hap Durkin at 513-771-7600.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13 years old.
Refund Policy
All refunds will be provided as a credit to the credit card used at the time of purchase with five (5) business days upon the receipt of cancellation or return. 
How to Correct Your Information
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How to Contact Us

 Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact Hap Durkin at 513-771-7600.
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