Privacy Policy

Calvary Women’s Services is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect about you on the Calvary Women’s Services web site located at  Your use of Calvary Women’s Services’ web site is subject to this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we treat information collected on this web site.

Information We Collect About You

Personal Information
Calvary Women’s Services collects personal information about you when you voluntarily provide information to us in connection with your use of our website. This typically occurs when you provide a donation online, sign up for email updates, or participate in our blog or any other interactive tools we may make available. Personal information includes, for example, your name, e-mail address, phone number, company affiliation, physical address and/or certain other personal information you provide.

You should be aware that any communications you submit or post to our blog or any other interactive features on our website may be viewable by other participants or users of the website. Therefore, you acknowledge and understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit for such interactive features, whether or not it contains personal information about you.

Aggregated and Non-Personally Identifiable Data
Calvary Women’s Services may also collect other data about your use of our website in an aggregated and anonymous form. “Aggregated data” refers to general, abstracted information regarding visitors and users of our website, including traffic patterns, number of visits to certain pages, visits from other websites or to third-party websites linked to our website, and use of particular services or features on the website. We also may collect other information that is not personally identifiable to us. For example, our website may automatically recognizes your domain name, IP address, browser version, operating system and the site you passed through to reach our website.

Our website may use cookies and similar tools to track and store information for the purposes described above. Cookies are small files that are placed on your hard disk to allow us to recognize you if you return to the website using the same computer and browser. Calvary Women’s Services does not store any of your personal information in cookies. A cookie cannot read any other data off your hard drive, pass on a virus, or read cookie files created by other websites. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. While you may decide not to accept cookies, by doing so, you may not be able to experience the full functionality of our website.

How We Use Your Information

We may combine the personal information you provide to Calvary Women’s Services with other information about you that is available to us, including information from other sources. Except as otherwise disclosed in this policy, Calvary Women’s Services does not rent, sell, or trade your personal information.

We may use your personal information to, among other things:

  • provide newsletters and information about Calvary Women’s Services
  • accept online donations
  • respond to your inquiries
  • send emails to you on behalf of other non-profit entities
  • compile anonymous, aggregated information that is useful to develop new features for our visitors, improve the content and navigation of the website, analyze trends and statistics, and ensure our website remains relevant to your needs
  • monitor and improve our online services
  • develop new offerings and services
  • enforce Calvary Women’s Services Terms of Use and otherwise
  • prevent illegal or improper activity related to the Site
  • notify you of material changes to this Privacy Policy, or to other policies or terms that may affect you and your use of the website

For the purposes described above, we may share your information with our third party service providers, such as our website vendors, payment processors, marketing companies, contractors and agents or other third party service providers.

In addition, to the extent permitted by law, any information collected over our website or concerning its use, may be disclosed to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a legal request, subpoena or other legal process, or to comply with government reporting obligations applicable to the Calvary Women’s Services. We may also use or disclose your personal information as permitted by law to collect debts, fight fraud or protect the rights or property of the Calvary Women’s Services, our clients, our donors, our website and its users or third parties, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a change in our corporate structure, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, or if a different entity assumes the functions that Calvary Women’s Services provides in the event we were to become defunct, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to the new party assuming our functions or in control, or the party acquiring assets.

Your Ability to Choose

We communicate with you to provide information about Calvary Women’s Services, including updates on events and activities. You may always choose to not receive our marketing emails by following the instructions at the bottom of an email you receive from us.


Calvary Women’s Services has in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. Moreover, we only use that information for legitimate business purposes as described above, such as (i) to process donations; (ii) keep you advised of current developments; (iii) operate the website properly; (iv) to protect ourselves, and our visitors; and (vi) to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. However, no security systems are impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, websites or services, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties.

Links to Other Websites

This website contains links to third party websites that are provided for your convenience. Calvary Women’s Services does not endorse nor is it responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of use that govern those websites when you visit them.

Children’s Privacy

The website is directed towards adults. Calvary Women’s Shelter does not knowingly collect online information from children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will provide and/or revise a “last updated” date at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. For material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by attempting to contact you if we have your email address. We will not materially alter the use of your personal information without contacting you directly and seeking your affirmative consent.

Any Questions

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact us at:

Calvary Women’s Services
1217 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020
or e-mail us at

Effective Date: November 2009