Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information gathered from our supporters and others, including visitors to our website at If you have questions about these policies, we encourage you to contact us by email at

Collection and Use of Personal Information

ChicagoCAC collects personal information supplied to us voluntarily by individuals, supporters, and visitors to this website. We may use such voluntarily provided information to understand your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you for future support. To receive information from ChicagoCAC, donate, or register for an event, you may choose to provide personal information such as your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, and company or organization name.

How Personal Information Is Used and Stored

If you do submit personal information to us via this website, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you by email or postal mail about ChicagoCAC activities and/or fundraising campaigns or to conduct matching on Facebook or other social media. We may also use your name, postal address, and telephone number(s) to contact you offline.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

ChicagoCAC uses third-party vendors to provide functionality via this website and in offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors in a secure matter and confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.

Use of Email Address

When you donate to ChicagoCAC, make a donation, register for an event, or complete some other data form on this website, you will be asked to supply your email address. Email addresses gathered from donors or subscribers to ChicagoCAC are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

ChicagoCAC will only use your email address to send information about ChicagoCAC (such as news and events, special programs, and fundraising). 

ChicagoCAC complies with those provisions of the <LINK>Federal CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. All marketing email messages contain a link to unsubscribe from ChicagoCAC email. You may also subscribe or unsubscribe to ChicagoCAC marketing email at any time by emailing or by sending a notice by United States mail to the address provided at the end of this policy.

Charitable Donations

If you choose to donate ChicagoCAC via this website, your credit card information will be used only for the one-time transaction through our secure online payment system. In the case of a recurring (e.g., monthly) donation or pledge, the information will be retained securely to process each recurring gift. ChicagoCAC does not otherwise retain credit card information or transmit credit card information to other parties. Donations made to ChicagoCAC through third-party websites such as the Amazon Smile Program are processed by those websites, and funds are conveyed to ChicagoCAC in aggregate. In such instances, personal financial information is not disclosed to ChicagoCAC. ChicagoCAC will provide an acknowledgment of such gifts if a method of contacting each donor, such as an email address or a mailing address, is provided to us by the third party website.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and it is ChicagoCAC’s policy to keep that information confidential. We do not share your information with third-party vendors or organizations outside of ChicagoCAC’s direct work.

All personal information provided to ChicagoCAC via this website is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.

Use of “Cookies”

Our site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.

Tribute and Memorial Donations

If you elect to use our Tribute and Memorial donation functionality, you can choose to provide the honoree’s name and postal address. If requested by you, ChicagoCAC will then send the friend a one-time letter notifying the honoree of the donation. ChicagoCAC securely stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time letter.

Personal Information from Children

ChicagoCAC does not seek to collect personal information about children through our website. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the site and should not submit any personal information to the site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations or subscribe to ChicagoCAC marketing email. If we learn that we have collected personal information via this website from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information. These practices are in place to ensure child privacy and safety and in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). To learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission.

External Links

Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials on this site. ChicagoCAC is not responsible for the materials contained on any website linked to this site. If you visit the Websites of any of our partners, please consult their privacy policy. Our privacy policies and terms of use apply only to your use of ChicagoCAC’s web site and direct interactions with ChicagoCAC.

Opt-out/Deletion/Contact ChicagoCAC

If you wish to have your personal information that we have gathered deleted, opt-out of receiving future communications, opt-out of having your information shared by ChicagoCAC, or exercise any other privacy right you may have by law, please contact ChicagoCAC at the below address or phone number or email your request via

By Mail
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
1240 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

By Phone
(312) 492-3670

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