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Donor Privacy Policy

The following outlines the Vitae Foundation (“Vitae”) Privacy Policy, explains why we collect certain information, and shares how we protect donors’ personal privacy both on our web site (www.vitaefoundation.org) and in our other operations (“online” and “offline” donors).

Please read this Privacy Policy to fully understand your rights.  Vitae reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice, simply by posting the changes to our web site. Those changes will be effective immediately upon posting to our web site. Your continued viewing or use of our web site after such changes are posted constitutes your consent to those changes. If you do not consent to the changes, please discontinue using our web site.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration forms require donors to give us contact information that may include name, telephone number, email address, physical address, and other information. Personally identifiable information gathered either through physical registration forms or on this website will be used to communicate with you and/or to answer questions you may have about your donations and/or your pledges.  However, Vitae will not sell, share with, or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties that are not affiliated with or providing services to Vitae, unless required to do so by law, or as follows:

If Vitae is acquired or transferred, whether by merger, consolidation or purchase of a substantial portion of assets, Vitae may disclose and transfer your personally identifiable information to a third party acquiring Vitae. In addition, if Vitae becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary; Vitae or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, assign, license or otherwise transfer such information in a transaction approved by the appropriate court. Vitae may also disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties when we believe, in good faith and in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) enforce or apply the terms and conditions of the web site; (b) comply with legal or regulatory requirements; (c) protect the rights, property or safety of Vitae, our users, or other third parties; or (d) prevent a crime or protect national security.

Credit card information you provide will be collected and stored by Vitae to process your donation(s). Our employees and our agents, such as credit card authorization and processing service providers, may receive your credit card information for this purpose.

Children

This web site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Vitae does not knowingly or specifically collect personal information from users under 13 years of age. If Vitae becomes aware that it has collected personal information from an individual under 13 years of age, it will take steps to delete such information from its database.

Opt-in and Opt-out Features

You may opt out from receiving electronic and/or regular mail communications from Vitae by sending an email to info@vitaefoundation.org asking to be removed from our electronic and/or regular mail communications; otherwise the default is for you to continue receiving electronic and regular mail communications Vitae. Please note that opting out will NOT keep you from receiving an acknowledgement for donations and/or pledges. Also, each e-mail that goes out from Vitae gives you the option to opt out from receiving e-mail communications.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our web site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our web site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to help us improve the web site; and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”

Our web site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our web site. Cookies are pieces of information that some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that web site and are routinely used for record-keeping purposes at many web sites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of that particular web site, and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. The use of cookies is generally viewed as 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 web site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to Vitae is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our web site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Vitae. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Other Web Sites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites. When you click on one of these links, you may enter another web site for which Vitae has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours. We have no responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of any other web sites and Vitae’s policy does not apply to other web sites.

Applicable Law

This policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to conflicts of law principles, and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute arising out of this policy shall be the state courts or federal district courts of Missouri.

Contacting Vitae

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of our web site, or your dealings with this Vitae, please contact us at:

Phone: 573-634-4316

Email: info@vitaefoundation.org

Articles, Radio, Video, Speaking

CSC Talk Radio Interview with Beth Ann – Vitae’s 25th Anniversary Events, Research, and Digital Marketing Efforts

Catholic News Agency article on Vitae Research

Jefferson City News Tribune article on Vitae’s Life Issues Essay Contest Winners (Osage County)

Pregnancy Help News Article on Vitea’s Right Brain Research:  Understanding What Drives the Woman to an Abortion Clinic

Vitae’s Impact on Illinois Abortions Dropping to Lowest Point Since Roe v Wade

St. Louis Review article about Vitae

LifeNews.com article about Vitae’s JC event with Lou Holtz

Pro-Life blogger Tammy Shewfelt’s article about Vitae’s St. Louis event.

Metro Voice article about Vitae KC Media Campaign

Vitae’s Jeff Grabosky on The Eric Metaxas Show November 27, 2015

Colorado Catholic Herald article by Veronica Ambuul “Respect Life Dinner raises approximately $80,000 for Vitae Foundation”  November 5, 2015

Vitae Board Member Melissa Ohden’s interview with Bishop Michael Sheridan on Catholic Radio KRDO.  Ohden will keynote  the upcoming Colorado Springs Bishop’s Respect Life Dinner on Monday, October 26.  Proceeds will benefit Vitae.

Vitae Announces Leadership Transition June 12,2016

Allen West Interview with Jamie Allman, News Talk 97.1 St. Louis May 26, 2015

The Human Life Review: Life Saving Right Brain Research March 24, 2015