Privacy Policy

Our Commitment To Privacy:

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available in our homepage menus.

The Information We Collect through the On-Line Bookstore or our Programs:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted through the Chalice of Repose Project on-line bookstore or through inquiries we receive from the general public about any of our programs, educational, formational, or clinical. On some pages, you can order products or make requests for information. The types of personal information collected through the bookstore are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Credit/Debit Card Information (etc.)

Please note however, that our staff members never even see or can see or discover your credit card number; that is processed by a secure third party vendor. We and you only receive an email notice of the placement of the bookstore order and we receive a notice from the merchant vendor that your credit card has been approved or declined.

On some pages, you can submit a request for information about one of our programs, and can be asked to send some background information about your current interests/education. For example, if you are interested in the Contemplative Musicianship program, or the master’s degree program we are developing at CUA in Washington, DC, in addition to sending your name, address, email address, and phone you might tell us that you are a singer or a cellist, a nurse, a psychologist, and have been in practice for 25 years. If you have asked to be sent information about the launch of any graduate or undergraduate program under development by Chalice for a college or university, we will share that information with the aligned institution. However, we will not show, share, rent or sell that list or information with unrelated organizations or parties.

We also receive non-solicited email requests asking us for assistance in referrals for hospice or palliative care, or recommendations for bibliographic citations. These people might write and say something like: “I live in Nova Scotia and do not know how to find a home hospice provider for my uncle. Can you help me?” Or, “I am working on my dissertation and need help with Augustine’s commentaries on music. Can you help me?” In these kinds of cases, we have not asked for any personal information; however, the person making the inquiry often leaves name, email address, and even phone number. We do not show, share, rent or sell this information under any circumstance.

The Way We Use Information:

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share (show, rent, sell) this information with any outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the order.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing a gift order only to ship the product to your gifted recipient and to confirm delivery. We do not share (show, rent or sell) this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared (rented or sold); all inquiries about graduate programs through a university are shared with the collaborating university.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. Since our work is devoted to the care of the dying, we don’t even have memory of any child calling or writing, even for help with a paper.

How To Contact Us:

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 503-845-6089 or send us an email at

Last updated Tuesday, 25-Feb-2014