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Privacy Policy

The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) is a non-profit organization created to serve the needs of Catholic communities of religious women and men. Our professional staff offers advice and provides resources for the leadership of religious institutes who become members of RCRI. For over 35 years, RCRI or its predecessor organizations have been a partner to help navigate the many complexities related to taxes and tax-exemption, corporate structure, internal organizational setup, finance, administration, and canon law. We work with hundreds of religious institutes and societies of apostolic life from all over the United States and from several foreign countries.

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.


What data do we collect?
How do we collect your data?
How will we use your data?
How do we store your data?
What are your data protection rights? 
What are cookies?
How do we use cookies?
What types of cookies do we use?
How to manage your cookies
Privacy policies of other websites
Changes to our privacy policy
How to contact us
How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

RCRI collects the following data:
Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide RCRI with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:
Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.
Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via e-mail. 
Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

RCRI collects your data so that we can:
Process your order and/or manage your account.
E-mail you with information including recent news developments and/or other products and services we believe our members would find pertinent.

As a matter of policy, RCRI will not share your data with partner organizations or service providers unless you explicitly or implicitly give permission for RCRI to do so. 

When RCRI processes your order, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases. 



RCRI would like to send you information about any products and services of ours that we believe our members would find pertinent.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out of receiving marketing at a later date. 

You have the right at any time to stop RCRI from contacting you for marketing purposes. Please contact RCRI if you do not wish to be contacted for marketing purposes. 

What are your data protection rights?

RCRI would like to ascertain you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access: You have the right to request RCRI for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification: You have the right to request that RCRI correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request RCRI to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure: You have the right to request that RCRI erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that RCRI restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to RCRI’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to data portability: You have the right to request that RCRI transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. 

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. 

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: Call us at: 301.589.8143. Or write us at 8737 Colesville Road – Suite 610, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:
Functionality – RCRI uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used. 
Advertising – RCRI does NOT use cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. RCRI does NOT share some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We will also NOT share online data collected through cookies with advertising partners, as RCRI does not have any advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you will NOT be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website. 


How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result. 

privacy policy of other websites

RCRI website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

changes to our privacy policy

RCRI keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on September 30, 2020. 

how to contact us

If you have any questions about RCRI’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

E-mail us at: 
Call us at: 301.589.8143. 
Write to us at 8737 Colesville Road – Suite 610
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that RCRI has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). To submit a complaint to the FTC, go to:
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