Terms and Conditions

Terms and Privacy Policy


This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions for and governs the submission of offers to purchase USCCB material or donate funds to the USCCB. This Agreement (the "Agreement'') is between the requesting party ("Requesting Party") and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ("USCCB"), having its headquarters at 3211 Fourth St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.

Requesting Party has read and understands this Agreement, and Requesting Party's agreement to these terms and conditions, using one of the methods shown above, is required to submit an offer to purchase USCCB Materials or donate funds to the USCCB.

Requesting Party and USCCB agree as follows:

1. Copyright and Trademarks

  1. USCCB is the copyright owner of the USCCB Materials, USCCB retains all rights to re-produce, distribute and create derivative works from the USCCB Materials, and the USCCB Materials are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
  2. USCCB and other related marks used in conjunction with the USCCB Materials are trademarks of USCCB and may not be used in any manner which violates USCCB' trademark.
  3. Requesting Party shall not, when making any use of the USCCB Materials, remove or tamper in any manner with the copyright notice attached to the USCCB Materials


3. General. This Agreement contains the final and entire agreement between Requesting Party and USCCB regarding offers to purchase USCCB Materials or donate funds to the USCCB and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous verbal or written negotiations, understandings, or agreements between them regarding offers to purchase USCCB materials. No third party is a beneficiary of the Agreement. Requesting Party understands that by submitting this offer to purchase or to donate by e-mail, she/he is not effecting a purchase from USCCB nor immediately giving money to the USCCB, but is transmitting a request to USCCB's contractor to be acted upon by it in the District of Columbia. REQUESTING PARTY AGREES THAT THIS AGREEMENT HAS BEEN MADE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ALL REQUESTS AND ALL SUBSEQUENT PURCHASES MADE PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE MADE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM SUCH MATERIALS OR THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE SOLE JURISDICTION AND VENUE FOR ANY LITIGATION ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE AN APPROPRIATE FEDERAL OR LOCAL COURT LOCATED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. In the event that any portion of the Agreement is held unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

If Requesting Party agrees to these terms for the submission of an offer to purchase or to donate funds to the USCCB, please click the "I Agree" button below. If Requesting Party does not agree, please see the provisions outlined above for alternative ways in which contact may be made with USCCB.


Privacy Policy and Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice

This privacy policy explains the privacy practices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (“USCCB”) and how USCCB treats your information.

USCCB collects your personal information, including user names, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details, survey responses, photos, payment information, and cookie data. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by USCCB, which can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. USCCB will use your personal information to fulfill a contract, in particular, in facilitating and processing transactions, and where it is necessary to fulfill USCCB’s legitimate interests, which include operating USCCB web site, providing the services and goods described on USCCB’s web sites, verifying your identity, determining how to improve USCCB’s web sites, monitoring activity on USCCB’s web sites, responding to your comments or questions, informing you of areas of interest or services available from USCCB, and fulfilling contracts made with you. We collect your information when you give USCCB consent, for purposes which are required by law and for the purposes of responding to requests by government, a court of law or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation. USCCB retains your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you and to comply with legal obligations. If you no longer want USCCB to use your personal information you can request that USCCB erase your personal information by contacting us at usccbweb@usccb.org, however USCCB will retain information as is necessary for USCCB legitimate business interests. If you have questions about USCCB’s privacy practices, please contact us at privacy@usccb.org.

USCCB encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from USCCB so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. USCCB is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the USCCB and USCCB family of Web sites, or the web sites to which USCCB has linked, such as YouTube, and the sites hosting videos.

Please notify USCCB if you believe any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed. Pursuant to section 512 of the Copyright Act (“DMCA”). USCCB designates the following individual as its agent for receipt of notifications of claimed infringement: USCCB, Mary Sperry, msperry@usccb.org, 3211 4th St. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017. To be effective, the notification should include: (a) a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed, (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the site; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) information sufficient to allow us to contact the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right being infringed. If you fail to comply with all of these requirements, your DMCA notification may not be valid.