Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, United States (CGSUSA), our website and various related services (together referred to as the site). As the provider of this site, we are committed to protecting your privacy online. Essentially, our privacy policy states that we will never rent, sell or lease your email address to anyone without your permission. Please read the information below to learn the following regarding your use of this site.
You acknowledge that this privacy policy is part of our site Terms and Conditions, and by accessing or using our site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms of service. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.
This site collects information such as the visitor’s domain name, site traffic patterns, and server usage statistics. This information is used to improve the performance and content of our web pages and to personalize content and layout of our pages for individual visitors. We do not collect your e-mail address unless you choose to communicate with us via e-mail or you volunteer your e-mail address on a form on this site. We do not sell or rent e-mail addresses. Third-party personally identifiable information you provide for In Memory or In Honor donations or for merchandise shipping will not be shared.
We may occasionally conduct voluntary surveys on this site. Personally identifiable information collected in these surveys will not be shared. Aggregate results may be shared for analysis by third parties. The aggregate data can not be used to identify individuals.
CGSUSA may ask you to voluntarily provide information in a few circumstances. When you donate, register or purchase items from, we will need personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number, so that we can process your donation or order, notify you of order status or provide a receipt. 
We use shipping companies to ship merchandise and a credit card processor for merchandise orders and donations. These companies do not share or use personally identifiable information for secondary purposes.
When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.
Our server uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect credit card and other information submitted via the forms on this site. SSL is the industry standard security protocol. All off-line information is securely stored and is accessible only by authorized staff. 
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites not owned by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We encourage our visitors to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statement of any site that collects personally identifiable data.
We work with other companies to serve you  better.  They, too, care for your privacy. You can read their privacy statement here:

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The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd privacy policy is regularly reviewed to make sure we continue to serve the privacy interests of our members. We reserve the right to change and update the privacy policy, and these changes will be posted on our website. We encourage you to visit this page from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes we may have made.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and is a regulation that unifies and strengthens data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). Even more importantly it addresses the export of personal data outside of the European Union. While the regulation is in effect now, the official grace period is over on May 25,2018.
The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will discontinue contact with any person upon oral or written request. Write to us at: The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, 7655 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ. 85251. Or, you may phone us at (480) 874-3759 or email us at: [email protected]

Policy effective December 1, 2010


This page was last reviewed on June 15, 2022.

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