Privacy Statement

St. Mary’s Center Privacy Policy

This privacy statement applies to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children. We respect the privacy of our visitors and donors.

This site collects information such as the visitor’s domain name, site traffic patterns and server usage statistics. This information is used to improve the performance and content of our Web pages and to personalize content and layout of our pages for individual visitors and donors.

We do not collect and store your email address unless you choose to communicate with us in one of several ways:

  • You contact us directly via email.
  • You provide your email address to us via phone, mail, electronic form or paper sign-up sheet.

We do not sell, share or rent our email lists to third-party organizations. We do share this information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf, but we do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

Third-party personally identifiable information you provide for memorial or honor donations or for merchandise shipping will not be shared.

We may ask you to provide information in a few circumstances. When you donate online or offline, register or purchase items from, we will need personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number, so that we can process your donation or order, notify you of order status or provide a receipt.

Third-party vendors include 1&1, WordPress, and Blackbaud.

  • is hosted by 1&1, their privacy policy can be found here.
  • is supported by WordPress, their privacy policy can be found here.
  • Donations made from is supported by Blackbaud, their privacy policy can be found here.


Cookies and Other Technology

We use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, alert visitors to new areas of the site, customize Web page content based on visitor interests and record past activity in order to provide better service. Cookies are small text files that do not damage a visitor’s system or files. Most browsers will allow a user to accept or deny cookies. If a visitor rejects our cookies, they may still use our site.

St. Mary’s Center, or those acting on our behalf, uses web beacons to access St. Mary’s Center cookies inside and outside our network of websites. Web pages may contain an electronic file called a web beacon that allows a web site to count users who have visited specific content or sites or to access certain cookies. Cookies allow St. Mary’s Center to personalize your experience when you visit St. Mary’s Center web sites and those that may precede or follow the domain.  This file and technology enables us to target relevant content or information to enhance your user experience. Most browsers will allow a user to accept or deny cookies. If a visitor rejects our cookies, they may still use our site.



We care about the security of your transactions and apply industry-standard practices and technologies to safeguard your credit card information. We also employ other best practice security protocols to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. Security best practices include encrypting all web traffic, testing for security vulnerabilities and correcting all critical and/or high vulnerabilities, and securing St. Mary’s Center websites with Web Application Firewalls and Intrusion Protection Systems.


Links to Third-Party Websites such as collaborative partners, media, and nonprofit affiliates

This site contains links to other sites that are owned or operated by others (“third-party websites”). We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of sites not owned by St. Mary’s Center. We encourage our visitors to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statement of any site that collects personally identifiable data.


Changes to our Privacy Statement

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this site. Any changes will become effective when posted unless indicated otherwise.


Contact Us

St. Mary’s Center will discontinue contact with any person upon oral or written request. Write: St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, 90 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125, or phone 617-436-8600, ext. 238, or email

The quickest means of unsubscribing from electronic communications is by using the unsubscribe function on the emails you are receiving from St. Mary’s Center.

If you have any questions about St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, or our privacy protections, please contact us at:


St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children

Development and Communications Office
90 Cushing Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02125






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