Privacy Policy


The Catawba Nation

The Catawba Nation “Privacy Policy” statement is subject to change as the website content, practices, and features evolve. The Catawba Nation encourages you to read these policies each time you visit which also includes a network of other Internet Domain Name designations connecting to this website, associated web landing pages, organization-sponsored online business directories, or web-based broadcast email distribution systems branded by The Catawba Nation. Your use of constitutes your acceptance of the “Privacy Policy” provided below and your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms without modification.

The Catawba Nation respects your privacy, and we are committed to making your visit to our website as comfortable and confident as possible. If you have any questions regarding our “Privacy Policy,” the practices of Catawba Nation, or this website, please contact us at:

The Catawba Nation

996 Avenue of the Nations

Rock Hill, SC 29730 USA
(803) 366-4792

Information Collection and Use

The Catawba Nation collects information in several ways from different areas of our website and email subscription program to provide you with personal service. This information may also be used to evaluate and enhance your online experience with the Catawba Nation and your visit to our website.

Personal Information

The types of information we collect to specifically and personally identify you include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information that may be provided during your visit to the website. The Catawba Nation collects this information only when you volunteer this information on interactive applications or service sign-up forms located on this website or within our email subscription program, or through the use of “cookies” as described below. By entering information into any one of these areas, you grant The Catawba Nation permission to contact you about selected news, notifications, promotions, products and services, companies, organizations, and events we think may interest you or to use such information to address or fulfill your stated request. If you later decide you do not want to be contacted by our organization, please let us know by mail or phone at the address listed above.  If you would like the Catawba Nation to discontinue sending broadcast email messages to you from our broadcast email distribution system service provider, Mailchimp, or if you wish to view or modify your personal email delivery preferences, please visit the personalized link that will appear at the bottom of each email message to initiate changes.

If you would like a copy of your personal information that our government has on file, if you would like us to delete information that we have obtained, or if you would like to express a concern about our use of your data, we invite you to contact us at the address listed above. Identification will be required by the Catawba Nation before the discussion, alteration, or release of your information records.

Media Restricted Content

Certain areas of our website are only accessible to registered media representatives upon disclosure and acceptance of identifiable information. These areas include our password-protected online ‘interview request’ form, ‘media assistance’ form, ‘media photo gallery’ section, news information notifications via website post, email, and text messages (SMS), online surveys, online web conferencing activities, and current and future self-service web-based applications that are produced and hosted by the Catawba Nation.  The approved use and distribution of this restricted content are defined under our “Media Use” requirements listed within our “Terms of Use” policy.  Therefore, if you do not wish to volunteer your personal information for these areas, access will be denied.

Use of “Cookies”

The Catawba Nation also uses a web browser feature called ”cookies” to recognize you as a repeat visitor each time you visit our website. You always have the option to refuse cookies by turning them off through your web browser options local to your computer. However, if you refuse cookies, you may not have access to all areas or features of

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information may also be collected which provides the Catawba Nation with information regarding your visit to our website. This information may include the previous web pages address or Domain Name of referring link connections to our website, search phrases that you used to locate and access the website, web browser type and version, type of computer or web appliance you are used to connect and view Intranet content, your Internet service provider, your Internet connection IP address, and DNS type. The Catawba Nation uses this information to understand how visitors access and use This helps us build and optimize the best website and online communication experience for our audience.

Use of Third Parties

In certain cases, the Catawba Nation may use third parties to fulfill orders, respond to media requests, process payments, monitor website activity, conduct surveys, and administer emails, drawings, and contests. If you do not want your information collected by us or by third parties for these purposes, you can decide not to participate in these activities on a case-by-case basis. We do not authorize third parties to make additional use of your information other than that which was originally intended and conveyed to our visitors. Except as described above, the Catawba Nation does not share, rent, or sell information that is collected online to any non-affiliated third party.

Links to Other Websites through

Our website may link to other websites that may be of interest to you. These websites may have their own website and subscription email “Privacy Policy” and “Terms of Use” policies and statements. The Catawba Nation is not responsible for the policies or content of linked websites and we encourage you to review third-party policies before providing personal information. Any “Privacy Policy” or “Terms of Use” assurance contained in or referred to in this website does not apply to other linked websites or online content.

Data Security

The Catawba Nation is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against foreseeable hazards such as data loss, destruction, misuse, and improper disclosure.

Sensitive information that is collected (such as credit card data or other information) is encrypted before it is transmitted online to our server. Online information is protected by the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. You can check the security of your connection by looking at the lower left-hand corner of your browser window after accessing the server. An unbroken key or a closed lock (depending on your browser) means the SSL is active and the server is secure. You can also look at the URL address. If the first characters of the website address change from “HTTP” to “HTTPS,” then you have accessed a secure server.

Sensitive information that is collected is also protected offline and retained by Catawba Nation. Such information is accessible only by specific employees or affiliates who need direct access to the data to fulfill the originally intended purpose or request. All associated records and equipment (computers, servers, etc.) are operated and stored within a secure environment.

Some firewalls and versions of web browsers do not allow communication through secure servers. In that case, you won’t be able to process your information through an insecure connection. If you cannot access the secure server for any reason, please print the form, fill it out and mail it to the address presented above.

Children’s Privacy Policy

The Catawba Nation will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13, consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

If we become aware that a subscriber is under the age of 13, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files. Please note: we may maintain a record of the person’s name and address in a “do not register” file to avoid subsequent registration by a child under 13.

Email Correspondence & Use of Catawba Nation Email Products & Services

The Catawba Nation adheres to the requirements established under the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 for broadcast customer email correspondence. If you are already on the Catawba Nation email address list and would like to be removed, please visit the personalized link that will appear at the bottom of each email message to initiate changes.

To view the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, please visit