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National Fund For Catholic Religious Vocations
Privacy and Cookies Policy


The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations ( NFCRV) is committed to protecting your privacy. The Privacy and Cookies Policy outlined below provides you with information concerning our practices and procedures related to how we collect data and manage and protect your personal information.



If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy and Cookies Policy or the way we process your personal information, please contact:


National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations

5416 South Cornell Avenue

Chicago, IL 60615

Phone: 312-318-0180


How do we collect personal information?

NFCRV collects information directly from you. Personal information is collected using various means and methods. You will be asked to provide information when applying for and complying with the terms  of an NFCRV grant, providing annual reports, donating to the NFCRV, and requesting information or updates through our website, email, direct mail, or telephone communications. We do not collect any personal information about you via our website unless you specifically choose to provide the information. We may supplement the information you provide us with data that is available to the public. Additional data may be gathered so that we can better understand your needs and serve you better. For example we gather additional data on grant applicants such as their religious institute’s social media contacts and main (governance) address.    


What information do we collect?

Personal information collected through third party platforms may include, but are not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, email address, telephone number, financial information of the Province/Region/Governing unit on your grant application, and donor credit card information. We ask for information that is related specifically to your needs as a grant applicant, donor, or site visitor.


If you submit financial information on grant applications or use a credit card to donate to NFCRV, all information is processed securely, using SSL standard encryption via our processing partners and platforms. We follow all industry security standards and do not store any sensitive details on our website or databases.  


How do we use your information?

We use the information you provide in a number of ways including:

  • Provide you with information, resources, or services which you have requested from us as well as those we may feel may be of interest to you as it relates to religious vocations and trends in vocation ministry.

  • Provide you with information about the work being done in the field of educational debt relief and vocation ministry.

  • Process donations.

  • For administrative purposes, such as contacting you in regard to an upcoming event, respond to a query, or notify you of NFCRV policy or administrative changes.

  • To invite you to participate in surveys or research.

  • To analyze and improve the content and operation of our website and organization.

Like most websites, NFCRV uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction.  We use this data to gather data which will help us improve user experience and our website. Google Analytics does not grant us access to any information which personally identifies you.


Am I required to provide certain information?

The information we request of  is for the purpose of providing the best benefits and services possible.

Applicants:  Failure to provide an email address or postal address simply means that some benefits may not be realized, including the awarding of an NFCRV grant in a given year. Donors:  Donors have the right to make donations anonymously. Failure to provide a postal or email address merely means we cannot thank you or keep you aware of our ongoing work.


Do we share your information?

The National Religious Vocation Conference does not sell information on its applicants or donors. Additionally, NFCRV does not collect any personal information of those visiting the NFCRV website which is then sold. We disclose information only as agreed upon.


NFCRV does contract with other organizations to provide services on our behalf, such as print and online communications. We use third-party platforms for our grant application forms and email broadcasts. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the required/contracted services and these companies are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. In addition, we select providers who value your privacy and adhere to the strictest standards in terms of data protection. If you have any questions regarding any of these companies please contact: Compliance Officer at


How can I change my information or sharing preferences?

We will do our best to maintain accurate and up-to-date information and take all reasonable steps to correct or erase inaccurate information.  

Your information can be retrieved, changed, or purged at any time by contacting us at:



5416 South Cornell Avenue

Chicago, IL  60615

Phone: 312-318-0180



Grantees may update their information by completing their required annual report.

At any time, you may request that we do not contact you, which we will honor to the extent we can in accordance with the terms of our commitment to you (e.g., to provide a grant or fulfill the terms of the financial commitment).


How long do you retain my information?

We store your information as long as needed to provide the services requested or the grants offered and accepted. We retain  history for at least the terms of the grant payout and beyond that for news of the fund. We retain donor history for ease in sharing fund news and future appeals. At any point any person or institute in our database may request that their name be removed from our database or marked as do not solicit by calling  773-595-4028 or email


How does NFCRV protect my information?

While no website can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your information collected via the website. Our databases are secure sites and are protected by various physical, technical, and procedural measures. We restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. If you would like more information regarding the protocols used please contact:


NFCRV provides links to other websites and webpages for your convenience. As much as we will ensure that the links lead to legitimate and secure sites, we cannot be responsible for their security practices.  We encourage members to look for websites that have privacy policies, provide notice of cookies being used, and websites whose url addresses contain an s in the https portion of the address.


How does NFCRV protect my credit card information?

NFCRV does not store any credit card information either in electronic or paper form.  NFCRV retains a third-party service,, which is a reputable service that meets both payment card industry security standards and the EU General Data Protection Requirements. Furthermore, NFCRV employs Trustwave to monitor the website and transactions for any signs of fraud.


What are my emailing options?

NFCRV uses a broadcast email service to keep in contact with its applicants and donors. An individual may unsubscribe from emails at any time by selecting the opt-out option at the bottom of the email or by contacting our office at 773-595-4028. Once an individual opts out, the email address is marked do not contact in our database and cannot be reentered into the broadcast email system without the user’s direct authorization to the broadcast emailer.  


Our email broadcast system employs analytics so that we can track what articles our readers find most interesting or helpful. We also collect data to determine if the broadcasts are being received or opened so that we can better assess if email broadcasts are being blocked. The data collected is directly related to our ability to improve our services to you.


Your rights

  • You always have the right to make a complaint or raise a concern as to how we process your data.

  • You have the right to request information on our process for collecting and storing data.

  • You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information relating to you that we keep on file.

  • You have the right “to be forgotten” and have your data erased from our database.

  • You will be notified of any breach to your data within 72 hours.


Changes to our privacy policy

Our privacy policy may change from time to time and changes will be posted on this page. The most recent version of the policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this policy. If you have any questions about this policy or would like to learn more about how we protect privacy please contact us at


Thank you for your trust in NFCRV

Your privacy is very important to us, and we want to make sure your experience with us is a positive one. We want to keep you informed about our vital work and the interests we share, but we don't want to do that at the expense of your privacy or trust in us. If you have any concerns, please call 773-595-4028 or email our compliance officer at



Cookies policy

Our server tracks anonymous information, such as IP addresses, from our website visitors. In addition, we use services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics, to provide you with a better experience, diagnose technical problems, analyze trends, and improve our website. These tools collect information anonymously using first-party cookies, tracking visitor browsing actions and patterns, and reporting website trends without identifying individual visitors. This information is used for internal processes to measure web traffic and to improve the content of our web pages. No personally identifiable information is collected or used in this process.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the webpage.


You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site. For more information about Google Analytics or to opt out of Google Analytics, please go to Google’s opt-out information page.


June 13, 2023

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