Donor Privacy Policy

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely on the generous contributions of our supporters. We value the faithful support of our financial community and therefore take the privacy of our donors very seriously.

Out of mutual respect we will not rent, sell, or exchange any personal donor information with outside parties, organizations, or individuals. This includes all relevant information obtained through online donation forms, dispatched appeals, phone calls, and in person solicitation. Online credit card donations are processed securely by our contracted e-commerce service. We maintain this information in our database in order to keep you up-to-date on our future work and related issues that may be of interest. If you wish to refrain from receiving our emails and/or direct mail solicitation, you can contact our office at or call 202-635-2741.

Data Protection Policy

What information does Pax Christi USA gather and track?
In principle, access to the information available on or via our website does not require any personal data to be supplied by the user. ‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her identity. However, in order to use certain online services, for example to subscribe to our e-newsletter and general mailing list, or to register for an event via online form on the website, an individual may be asked to supply some information about themselves, such as contact details (name and e-mail address) when filling in a form. Occasionally we may ask an individual to provide further personal information such as address in connection to a particular event (conference, workshop, seminar) he/she may wish to attend.

Any personal data we have regarding an individual can be requested and shared with said individual at any time. We will correct, revise, remove or delete any personal data at the request of said individual at any time. We will give individuals explicit choices as to how they wish us to use their personal data and for what purpose. (For example, an individual can choose what kind of emails she/he wants to receive from us.) It is convenient, quick, easy and accessible for individuals to opt-out of any use of their data. For instance, if they wish to opt-out of our electronic newsletter, we will always have an opt-out or unsubscribe button on
every newsletter for them to access.

Purposes of collecting personal data
Pax Christi International uses personal data as specified by individual users. Individuals may sign up to receive electronic communications from us for a variety of services (newsletters, fundraising appeals, action alerts, general information, event registration, surveys, etc.) Such data will only be used for the purpose it was originally obtained for at the consent of the individual.

The Pax Christi USA website may use cookies to enhance its functionality, to help improve its
performance and to provide users with a better user experience. Users have full control over what cookies are set on their devices and can delete cookies that have already been set at any time.

Protection of Personal Data
Pax Christi USA will collect personal information only to the extent necessary to fulfill a precise purpose that will be clearly specified to the user. We will not disclose any of personally identifiable information without permission. Nor will we reuse information a user provides for a purpose incompatible with the original purpose. We will not divulge a user’s personal data for direct marketing purposes, nor will it disclose this information to third parties, except where required by law. Data collected will be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected. We only retain an individual’s data for as long as they wish to partake of the services for which they have requested access. Individuals may opt-out on their own or ask us to remove their personal data at any time. Any
individual concerned has the right to obtain access to and rectification of his or her personal data stored by us. To exercise one’s rights or to obtain any further information, please contact
us at

The Pax Christi USA website provides links to other internet sites, including state chapters, partners, etc. We have no control over these sites; nor do we have any knowledge about their respective privacy policies. For any questions/concerns regarding these websites’
privacy policies, we recommend contacting them directly.

The Pax Christi USA website includes data and multimedia items such as texts, drawings,
graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video material, photographs and programs which are protected by the provisions of national and international law applying to intellectual property. These textual data and multimedia items are the exclusive property of either Pax Christi USA or their specified authors and beneficiaries. Reproduction of textual data and multimedia items which are the property of Pax Christi USA or of third parties and for which Pax Christi USA holds the rights of use is authorized for non-commercial purposes only provided that the source is duly acknowledged. For further questions regarding the use/reproduction of particular information, pictures and/or audio-video material on this website, please contact us at

Pax Christi USA’s goal is to keep this information as complete, accurate and up to date as
possible. If errors are brought to our attention, we will take all possible steps to make any necessary corrections without delay. We cannot guarantee that information from external sources contained on this site is reliable or up to date.

Conflict of Interest Policy

As contained in Pax Christi USA’s personnel policy manual and handbook

  1. A conflict of interest may occur if outside activities or personal interest interfere with a person’s ability to make objective decisions in the course of his/her job responsibilities.
  2. An employee may not accept payment (money, goods, or services) from vendors or contractors except for token gifts of minimal value such as pens, note pads, keychains and coffee mugs.
  3. It is an individual employee’s responsibility to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided while performing job responsibilities. 

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment Policy

As contained in Pax Christi USA’s personnel policy manual and handbook

PCUSA is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual’s sex/sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated. As an example, sexual harassment (both overt and subtle) is a form of employee misconduct that is demeaning to another person, undermines the integrity of the employment relationship, and is strictly prohibited.

Any employee who wants to report an incident of sexual or other unlawful harassment should promptly report the matter to his/her supervisor. If the supervisor is unavailable or the employee believes it would be inappropriate to contact that person, the employee should immediately contact the Executive Director. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal.

Any supervisor who becomes aware of possible sexual or other unlawful harassment should promptly advise the Executive Director or his/her designee who will handle the matter in a timely and confidential manner to the extent consistent with a full investigation.

Anyone engaging in sexual or other unlawful harassment will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.