Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Sisters of St. Benedict are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to This policy explains our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to change this statement.

Our Policy

The Sisters of St. Benedict respect the privacy of our online visitors. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us in order to view our site. We gather personal data, such as names, addresses, postal codes, email addresses, and phone numbers only when voluntarily and knowingly submitted by a visitor.

On our web site, there are several forms you can use to request information or ask to be on a mailing list. (These include, for example, request forms for Spirituality Ministry, Vocation Office, Monastery Gift Shop, and Mission Advancement Office.) You can choose to no longer be on a mailing list at any time by notifying us. Every e-mail mailing we send offers the opportunity for you to opt out of the mailings.

What do we do with the information we collect? Do we share it with anyone else?

If you make a donation online, we may occasionally send you postal mailings regarding our mission and programs. We will use your email address or phone number to contact you if we have a question regarding your donation.

From time to time the Sisters of St. Benedict rents or exchanges its list of supporters with other trusted organizations to benefit our programs and activities. Only your name and postal address would be shared with other organizations. We are extremely selective in the organizations we choose. If you prefer that we NOT share your name and postal address or if you wish to modify the frequency of future communications from the Sisters of St. Benedict, please write us, call us at 812-367-1411, ext. 7991, or email us at

Email addresses

Email addresses are obtained from website visitors only by opt-in format. At no time do we ever share your email address with any other organizations, persons, or parties. We will use your email address to periodically send you updates, or to contact you about a specific request you have made. You may opt-out at any time.

Your security online

All the forms on our web site that involve credit card information are secure and safe pages. Information on these secure pages is encrypted, thereby protecting it from disclosure to third parties.

Sisters of St. Benedict uses an external company to manage credit card and electronic fund processing. The company we use is not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided except for the sole purpose of credit card processing.  Our site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data under our control. SSL is a proven coding system that automatically encrypts, or scrambles, data before you send it to us.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

Sisters of St. Benedict is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization which is qualified to receive tax-deductible donations. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Although a contribution to a charitable organization is generally deductible by individuals who itemize their deductions, an individual’s right to such deduction is subject to a variety of limitations, including the obligation to obtain an acknowledgment regarding contributions of $250 or more from the charitable organization. Sisters of St. Benedict recommends that you consult with a tax professional regarding the tax deductibility of any contribution.

Links to third-party websites

Our site contains links to other websites. Sisters of St. Benedict is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. Customers and visitors will need to check the privacy statements of these other sites to understand their policies.

Online privacy policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.


We value our relationship with you. If you have any concerns or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us.