Privacy Policy

Updated February 2018.

Franciscan Works is committed to respecting the privacy of donors, volunteers and online visitors and pledges its best efforts to that end. In general, you can visit Franciscan Works on the Web without telling us who you are or revealing anything about yourself.  There are times, however, such as when you sign up for online donations through our secure online donation site, make a donation via personal or business check, or sign up for our e-newsletters, that we will collect specific information. Following are the types of personal information collected at these pages:  Name Organization Address E-mail address Phone number Phone/fax numbers Credit/Debit Card Information (etc.) If you choose to provide personally identifiable data, you may receive future information from us -- by mail, electronically or by telephone -- advising you of Franciscan Works news, upcoming events, our programs, volunteer and support opportunities, donation receipts or your annual donation information for tax purposes.  

If you do not wish to be contacted with such information, please contact us in writing (send to Franciscan Works P.O. Box 607781 Chicago, IL 60660), by email (send to or by phone at (773) 809-4008. 

Our privacy policy is to safeguard your information and never sell it. If at any time you decide that you no longer wish to receive communications from Franciscan Works, please contact us at the address above and we will promptly mark you as "do not mail" in our records.  

In order to provide a more comprehensive and useful site, the Franciscan Works Web site contains links to other Web sites. Franciscan Works is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.  

Credit Card Information

Franciscan Works has contracted the services of Authorize and BirdgePay to process credit card donations submitted online. Our partner's secured server ensures your credit card information is safely transmitted over the Web. Franciscan Works does not have access to your credit card information once entered into our system. Your credit card information will not be released by Franciscan Works or its partners, Authorize and BridgePay, to any other party.  

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. 

Thank you for visiting the Web site of Franciscan Works. We welcome your feedback.