Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Privacy Policy
Maintaining your privacy is important to establish trust in your interaction with the Knights of Columbus Web site. At the same time, it's important for us to understand how you interact with the site, so we can understand your needs better. Part of this process includes collecting information about you.

The Knights of Columbus Web site does not collect any personal identifying information about individuals except when actively provided by such individuals. The Knights of Columbus will not release any of said information about you without your permission, unless required by law.


State Specific Disclosure Requirements

Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. is a registered charity. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

A copy of the summary of the latest financial statement, or annual report, and registration filed by Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. may be obtained by contacting us at Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., One Columbus Plaza, New Haven CT 06510 or 203-752-4000. If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency:

FLORIDA - A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 (800-help-fla) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Florida registration #ch17916.

MARYLAND - Obtain financial information for the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401

MISSISSIPPI - The official registration and financial information of Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of States office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.

NEW JERSEY - Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the state of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215 and is available on the internet at Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.

NEW YORK - Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

NORTH CAROLINA - Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

PENNSYLVANIA - The official registration and financial information of Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

VIRGINIA - Virginia State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

WASHINGTON - Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1-800-332-4483.

WEST VIRGINIA - Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration with any of these state agencies does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by any state.

What Information the Knights of Columbus Collects
The Knights of Columbus gathers two types of information about people who visit our site: data you provide through voluntary contact and customer service forms; anonymous traffic and survey information.

Insurance and Find an Agent Request Contact Form
When you would like to have a Knights of Columbus agent contact you, we will ask you for:

  • Full name
  • Preferred method of contact
  • Phone number and/or e-mail address, depending on your preferred method of contact
  • Council number
  • Type of inquiry or area of interest.

This information is routed to our Agency Division, and is not shared with any other party, unless required by law.

Find a Council
The Find a Council application on the Knights of Columbus Web site enables a public site visitor, usually a current member looking to transfer to another council or a prospective member looking for councils close to him, to find a council based on country, city, state or postal code. 

This information will be used to search and provide you with councils that come closest to matching your criteria.

If you would like a representative from a Knights of Columbus council to contact you, use the Find a Council contact form to enter the following information:

  • Complete Name
  • Current council and council number (if an existing member)
  • Telephone number and/or e-mail address, depending on preferred method of contact
  • Type of inquiry or area of interest.

Your information will be routed through to a representative of the council you select.

It is the Knights of Columbus intent to maintain the information you provide in a confidential manner. However, because the information is sent either by telephone or e-mail to a council, the Order cannot guarantee the absolute security of the information.

Although we check local Knights of Columbus sites periodically, we do not guarantee that these sites in any way reflect the usage and privacy commitment made by sites owned by the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus. Neither do we endorse materials, claims or products not specifically provided by the Supreme Council when such  materials, claims or products are promoted on Web sites maintained by state or local councils or assemblies.

Customer Service Forms
To provide you with the service you need in the most efficient way possible, we provide a number of customer service forms on the Web site. The forms will generally ask you for the following:

  • Full name
  • Street address
  • Home/work/fax phone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Preferred method of contact (if appropriate)
  • Membership status (yes/no) .

This information is for our internal use to service your request, and is not shared with any third party, unless required by law.

Any calculators on this Web site are there for your information only. The Knights of Columbus captures the data input into these forms, for the purposes of ensuring the calculator is meeting the needs of our users and returning the proper output. The data is not in any way linked to you as an individual.

Web Usage Information
The Knights of Columbus collects information on the usage of the Web site and the pages and functionality held within. The information collected in this process allows the site operators to understand how the site is being used and how we might improve the site to enhance the experience. The information is collected on an anonymous basis, IP addresses are not linked to individuals.

Use of Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of information a Web site can store on your computer as a text file. The text file is very small and contains a unique identification number that is transferred from a Web site to the hard drive of a user's computer to aid the site operators to passively track the user's behavior on the web site. A cookie will not allow a Web site to learn any personal information (such as your name and address) that you have not otherwise disclosed.

This site uses two types of cookies. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser when you access the site and is then stored temporarily in memory. Session cookies are used to maximize performance and to aid in securing specific areas of the Web site. The session cookie is available only during the course of the browser session; the information is not sent to or stored on your computer's hard drive. Closing your browser or logging off will invalidate the session cookie.

The second type of cookie used is called a persistent cookie. Persistent cookies are used to identify your choice of language for the use of the Knights of Columbus web site. When you return to the Web site this cookie is queried and the proper language site is delivered to your browser. If you select a different language site via the language selector in the upper left hand corner of the Web site, this cookie is reset to reflect your latest choice of language.

Commitment to Confidentiality
Confidentiality is a top priority at the Knights of Columbus. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality with all of the information we receive from our customers, including the information received from this Web site.

Terms of Service

  1. This Web site is accessible worldwide to anyone with Internet access. Access to and use of the Service and the Sites are subject to the terms and conditions of this User Agreement and Copyright Notice and all applicable laws and regulations, including laws and regulations governing copyright and trademark. BY ACCESSING THE SERVICE AND THE SITES, YOU ACCEPT, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS USER AGREEMENT. The Knights of Columbus reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear on this screen. By using the Service and the Sites, you agree in advance to accept any changes.
  2. The materials used and displayed on the Service and the Sites, including but not limited to text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations and artwork, video, music and sound, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of the Knights of Columbus or its licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. Any such content may be displayed solely for your personal, noncommercial use as it relates to the activities and programs of the Order. Because certain information concerning the Knights of Columbus is treated as proprietary, you agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material without the written permission of the Knights of Columbus.
  3. Your use of the service and the sites is at your own risk. Neither the Knights of Columbus nor any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages arising out of your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the service and the sites and the information available on the service and the sites or arising out of any action taken in response to or as a result of any information available on the service and the sites. You hereby waive any and all claims against the Knights of Columbus and its agents, representatives and licensors arising out of your use of the service and the sites and the information available thereon.
  4. All text, software, photographs, graphics, and other material of any and all kinds available on this Web site are provided by the Knights of Columbus, 1 Columbus Plaza, New Haven, CT 06510.

For More Information:
Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 752-4000

Canadian Residents may also mail to:
Knights of Columbus
139 Front Street
Suite 100
Belleville ON K8N 2Y6

Last modified September 24, 2008