Privacy Policy

Internet user privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Santa Maria Hostel is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors and other users of this web site.

The following refers to the privacy policies for our web site and does not include the privacy policy of Auctionpay which processes the financial donations submitted through this site. Auctionpay privacy policies are posted online.

Information Collected

Users can visit our site without revealing any identifiable personal information about themselves. We do collect the following types of non personally-identifiable information about users who visit our web site: your IP address (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet); domain type (i.e., .com, .net, or .edu.); and standard information included with every communication sent on the Internet. We use this information only to track the browser and operating system of our users, the service provider and how users find our site and navigate within our site. We use this information only to understand which pages are the most popular and to study traffic patterns to improve our site.


Personal information collected during financial donations is processed by and their privacy policy is available online. The information we receive from Auctionpay is added to our mailing list unless the donor specifies they do not want to be added. Our donors personal information is a precious resource and we do not share their information with any third-party organizations and we do not sell our mailing list to any other organizations.


This site does not place persistent cookies on your system. Please access the auctionpay web site privacy policy for information about their cookies when you make a financial donation.

Policies for Children:

We do not knowingly collect any information from persons under the age of 18. If we learn that any persons under the age of 18 have provided information about themselves, the information will be deleted. Our web site is designed for adults and is not intentionally targeted to children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 should not use our web site without obtaining prior parental consent.

Agreement with Our Policy:

By visiting our web site, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this web site. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our web site and our affiliate sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or if you would like to review or request changes to your personal information, you should contact us by email at or by phone at (281) 657-0898 ext. 309.