Catholic Diocese of Arlington Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is a priority for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington (CDA). This Statement of Privacy applies to the Catholic Diocese of Arlington (CDA) and its primary website, and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Catholic Diocese of Arlington or CDA include The CDA website is a non-profit news, information, and ecommerce site. By using the CDA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

Collection of your Personal Information 

CDA will collect personally identifiable information (PII)on its site,, when you subscribe to its newsletter, register for an event, or process a donation.  To complete these transactions CDA will collect PII, such as your: 

• First and Last Name 
• Mailing Address 
• E-mail Address 
• Phone Number 

For visitors who use the site to register for a camp, such as work camp or vocations camp, CDA will also collect additional demographic and medical information, which is unique to you, such as your: 

• Age
• Gender
• Allergies
• Medical Conditions 

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for e-Newsletter account; (b) registering for an event; (c) signing up to attend or volunteer for a youth camp; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when registering or donating on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to events or donations that you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. 

Use of your Personal Information 

CDA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. 

CDA may share personally identifiable information with trusted affiliated entities (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Arlington Catholic Herald also use your to inform you of other events, activities or volunteer opportunities available from CDA and its affiliates. 

Sharing Information with Third Parties 

CDA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. 

CDA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail or provide support or assistance. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to CDA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 

CDA may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CDA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CDA; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CDA, or the public. 

Tracking User Behavior 

CDA may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within CDA, in order to determine what CDA information or events are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within CDA site to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. 

Automatically Collected Information 

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by CDA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the site, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the CDA website. 


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. 

Security of your Personal Information 

CDA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. CDA has a layered security infrastructure to secure your personal information both while in transit through its site and while at rest (stored) in its database.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. 

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed. 

Children Under Thirteen 

CDA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. 

E-mail Communications 

From time to time, CDA may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. 

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from CDA, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the unsubscribe button. 

Text Messaging

When you opt-in to the service, we will send you a message to confirm your signup.

By opting into messages, you agree to receive recurring automated marketing and informational text messages from Catholic Diocese of Arlington for Catholic Diocese of Arlington.

Automated messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system to the mobile telephone number you provided when signing up or any other number that you designate.

Message frequency varies, and additional mobile messages may be sent periodically based on your interaction with CDA. CDA reserves the right to alter the frequency of messages sent at any time to increase or decrease the total number of sent messages. CDA also reserves the right to change the short code or phone number where messages are sent.

Message and data rates may apply. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider. Your wireless provider is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

Your consent to receive marketing messages is not a condition of purchase. 

Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. You can cancel any time by texting "STOP". After you send the SMS message "STOP", we will send you a message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed and no more messages will be sent. If you would like to receive messages from Catholic Diocese of Arlington again, just sign up as you did the first time and CDA will start sending messages to you again.

Text "HELP" at any time and we will respond with instructions on how to unsubscribe. For support regarding our services, email us at

You agree that before changing your mobile number or transferring your mobile number to another individual, you will either reply “STOP” from the original number or notify us of your old number at

The duty to inform us based on the above events is a condition of using this service to receive messages. We reserve the right to change or terminate our messaging program at any time. We also reserve the right to update these Messaging Terms at any time. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued enrollment following such changes shall constitute your acceptance of such changes.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. 

Changes to this Statement 

CDA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy. 

Contact Information 

CDA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that CDA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact CDA at: 

Information Technology Office
Catholic Diocese of Arlington 
200 N. Glebe Road 
Arlington, Virginia 22203 

Email Address:

Telephone number: 

Effective as of December 19, 2018