Privacy Policy

Copyright Information

The copyright to all content and material ("Contents") provided on this site is held by Divine Word Missionaries, Inc. ("SVDMissions") or by the original creator of the material. The Contents are the property of SVDMissions or the original creator of the material, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The Contents on this site may be used as a religious, educational, and donation resource.

Except as stated herein, none of the Contents may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SVDMissions or the copyright owner. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute, and download the Contents of this site for personal, noncommercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials, retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Contents, and provide a direct link to SVDMissions web site adjacent to the related material. You also may not, without SVDMissions permission, "mirror" any Contents contained on this site on any other server. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy any downloaded and printed Contents. Any unauthorized use of any Contents of this site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. If you have any questions regarding the use of any material contained on this web site, please contact SVDMissions Site Administrator before proceeding.

The unauthorized use of the Contents of this site is strictly prohibited.

User Agreement

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and Divine Word Missionaries, Inc. ("SVDMissions"). By accessing, browsing, and/or using this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms, as well as the previously stated copyright information, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The Contents of this site are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright law and international treaties.

Any information that you post on this site will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this site.

This site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties ("External Sites"). You acknowledge that SVDMissions are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.

SVDMissions may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. By using this site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

Applicable Law

This site is created and controlled by Divine Word Missionaries, Inc. in the State of Illinois, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Illinois will govern these terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. The SVDMissions reserves the right to make changes to our site and these terms and conditions at any time.

Our address:
Divine Word Missionaries
1835 Waukegan Rd.
P.O. Box 6099
Techny, IL 60082-6099

Privacy Policy

Divine Word Missionaries, Inc. recognizes that visitors to our Website may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. Your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns.

Our Policy

Divine Word Missionaries, Inc. respects the privacy of our online visitors. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us in order to view our site. We gather personal data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers only when voluntarily and knowingly submitted by a visitor.

What We Do with the Information We Collect

Unless you indicate otherwise when you make your donation, you will occasionally receive postal mailings from us regarding our magazine or drives. We will use your e-mail address or phone number only to contact you if we have a question regarding your donation. We will use your e-mail address to periodically send you updates if you have indicated you wish to receive them from us when you make your donation.

E-Mail Addresses

E-mail addresses are obtained by website visitor opt-in only format. At no time do we ever share your e-mail address with any other organizations, persons, or parties. We do not obtain any e-mail lists from other companies, individuals, organizations, or websites. Individuals may opt-out at any time.

Information We Share with Others

We may periodically share only your name and postal address with other organizations. We are extremely selective in choosing the organizations we associate with in this manner.

Your preferences about the Information We Collect

If you prefer that we NOT share any information about you with organizations outside Divine Word Missionaries, Inc., please write to us at Divine Word Missionaries, Inc., 1835 Waukegan Rd., P.O. Box 6099, Techny, IL 60082-6099, call us at 1(800) 275-0626, or e-mail us at

Transaction Security

We care about the safety and security of your online transaction. When you use a credit card to make a donation at, your personal credit card information, including your credit card number, is encrypted before it travels over the Internet. This technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Making a credit card donation online at is just as safe as making a credit card purchase over the telephone. We recognize the importance of respecting the integrity of this material and limit access only to personnel authorized to process your request.  Your credit card number is never kept on file.

Our Use of Cookies

Donations to are possible only if your web browser is set to enable cookies. A "cookie" is a small text file stored and controlled by you personally on your web browser on your computer's hard drive. Accepting cookies through your web browser is your personal choice. Cookies allow us to understand how you clicked to our site and what pages you click on during your visit to our website. We do not use the cookie to track your activity on sites other than

Aggregate Information

We collect nonpersonal information about how users navigate through our website. We aggregate this statistical information in order to improve our site, and we may share this information with our affiliates or other outside companies. This aggregated information does not include any individual names or personal data, so it does not identify you or any other visitor in any way.

Additional Information

Our website has links to others websites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. Divine Word Missionaries, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.  This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy, please e-mail, write to: Divine Word Missionaries, Inc., 1835 Waukegan Rd., P.O. Box 6099, Techny, IL 60082-6099, or call us at 1(800) 275-0626.