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Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting The Grotto’s website and reviewing our Privacy Policy.  The Grotto created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect certain information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website.

Our Privacy Policy is clear: The Grotto will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you provide that information to us.

We encourage you to read our Privacy Policy.  The Grotto reserves the right to alter at any time and without notice change this Privacy Policy by posting changes on our website.  Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting.

What The Grotto Collects:
Our forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address and similar information.  We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors such as credit card numbers unless you choose to make a donation via credit card through out secure server.

We may share contact information with the US Province of The Friar Servants of Mary headquartered in Chicago, IL. Donors may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us or, writing us.

The Grotto does not sell or otherwise make available its donors’ private information to businesses or other organizations.  The Grotto does not share its donor list.

Use of Information:
The Grotto respects your privacy and has implemented policies intended to ensure your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.
We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); and (iii) we are 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 The Grotto or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Grotto, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the website or the public.

Internet Protocol Address (IP Address):
Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet. The Grotto may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website.

The Grotto’s website uses cookies.  We use cookies so that your experience while using our website may be enhanced.  Cookies do not contain personal information.

All information provided to The Grotto is transmitted using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL).  SLL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.  We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website that only certain qualified employees of The Grotto have access to.

Other websites:
Our website contains links to other websites.  Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which The Grotto has no responsibility. 

Any information posted on The Grotto’s website is for general information purposes only.  This website and all of the materials on or referenced by the website are provided on an “as is” basis.  In no event shall The Grotto be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any kinds with respect to the use of this website.  You agree that you are using The Grotto’s website at your own risk.

By using The Grotto’s website and all its contents, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold The Grotto harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses arising from or related to your use of the website.  Your use of The Grotto’s website constitutes an agreement between you and The Grotto.

Contacting The Grotto:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website, you can contact:
The Grotto: PO Box 20008, Portland, OR 97294 or 503-254-7371

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