Privacy Policy

Last Updated on October 4, 2005

The CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ("CHA") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting any personally identifiable information provided to us through our web site. This Privacy Policy explains how CHA treats personal information that we collect and receive. Personal information is information about you, not otherwise publicly available, that personally identifies you; personal information may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, or other identifying information.

Information Collection and Use

When you register for the members-only areas of the CHA Website or purchase from the online resource catalog, register online for a program, or participate in an online survey, CHA collects certain information such as your first and last name, physical address, e-mail address, and phone number (collectively, "Profile Information"). If you make a purchase or register for a program through the Website, we will ask you for additional information, including your credit card number and expiration date. In addition, when you visit the website, CHA automatically receives and records information from your browser, including your IP address, browser information, and the page you request.

When you share personal information with CHA, we use the information to verify eligibility for access to the members-only area of the CHA Website, to conduct any transactions you request, and to communicate with you, including to send you information related to CHA and its products and services. For those users with access to the members-only areas of the Website, we also may share your Profile Information with our business partners so that they may communicate with you about products or services in which you may be interested. We will not share credit card information with any business partner unless it is necessary to complete your transaction.

You acknowledge, consent, and agree that CHA may access, preserve, use, and disclose your Profile Information, including content uploaded to or downloaded from CHA, if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the CHA Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any uploaded materials violate the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of CHA, its users or the public.


CHA may place a cookie on your computer to retain your individual preferences and improve your user experience on our Website. We do not store any personal information in cookies, nor do we use cookies to obtain any personal information from you.

Notice Regarding Children

The CHA Website is intended for adults only. We do not intend for this Website to collect information from anyone under the age of 13. Information published on this Website is not intended for anyone under the age of 13.

Confidentiality and Security

CHA is committed to securing the information you provide to us. CHA uses physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help protect your personal information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

CHA may periodically update this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for checking the Privacy Policy for any changes each time you log on.


By using the CHA Website, you choose to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept these terms, you must stop using the CHA Website immediately.

Contact CHA

If you have questions, concerns, or comments, you may contact:

Nick Osterholt
Editor, Digital Communications