CancerCare®, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare, Inc. programs—including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare, Inc. now provides help to more than 1,000,000 people each year, in addition to receiving more than one million visits to its websites.
The statements below outline CancerCare, Inc.’s commitment to your privacy and to getting you the most accurate information possible. Privacy of visitors to CancerCare, Inc.’s website, cancercare.org, is of the highest concern to CancerCare, Inc.
The information provided by CancerCare, Inc. through cancercare.org is for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.
Information Collection and Use
CancerCare, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on its website. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this privacy statement.
CancerCare, Inc. collects information from the users of its website at several different points on the site. We use our visitors' Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track their movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, however the IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
It is possible that if you register for a program or newsletter that you may receive an online fundraising appeal from CancerCare, Inc. Only email addresses or regular mail addresses would be used for this purpose; we do not use treatment/condition related information to target any potential contributors. Users may request to be removed from mailing lists at any time. To review or request corrections to your personal information collected by CancerCare, Inc., please contact us at email@example.com.
Online Support Groups
CancerCare, Inc. collects information from the online forums (including posts) to study, analyze and improve the services we provide, and to advance cancer related research conducted alone or in collaboration with other organizations or individuals. Information will be shared with third parties (which may include but is not restricted to individual research partners or organizations) only after personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, or username has been removed by our web-related service providers.
Visitors to cancercare.org who make monetary contributions through the website are asked to provide information, which is kept on a proprietary database. Unless otherwise indicated by the donor, this identifying information (name, affiliation and postal address only) may be shared with other organizations whose mission may be of interest to the donor, as deemed by CancerCare, Inc. If you do not wish for your information to be shared outside of CancerCare, Inc., please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CancerCare, Inc. takes appropriate precautions to protect our site visitors' information. cancercare.org uses industry-standard 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal or sensitive information is required. This encryption allows your data to be safely transmitted over the Internet without being intercepted, read, altered, or deleted by a malicious third party. The encrypted data goes to a physically secure location where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites.
Cancercare.org provides hyperlinks to other sites which are not under the control of CancerCare, Inc. These links are provided for your convenience and for your reference only. These links are not intended as an endorsement by CancerCare, Inc. of the information contained on these websites or of the individual(s) operating these website(s).
CancerCare, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites hyperlinked to its website. We encourage you to be aware when you leave cancercare.org and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on cancercare.org.
CancerCare, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
The pages and other materials supplied on cancercare.org are provided by CancerCare, Inc. "as is" and without warranties of any kind. When using cancercare.org, you must take precautions to ensure that the pages and other materials from the website are free from viruses, worms, trojan horses, time bombs or other items of destructive nature. cancercare.org may not be compatible with the web browser or other software you may use. There is no guarantee that the website will be available on a consistent or ongoing basis, and the provision of the website may be subject to periods of interruption or poor performance and may be terminated at any time.
CancerCare, Inc. makes a great effort to update the website frequently so that information is accurate and current, however it is possible that this website may include dated or inaccurate information, and information may be changed or updated without notice. CancerCare, Inc., and its directors, officers, employees, medical advisors, agents and other representatives, specifically disclaim all warranties with respect to cancercare.org and any of its contents, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and the accuracy, completeness, security and timeliness of any contents therein.
In no event shall CancerCare, Inc., or its directors, officers, employees, medical advisors, agents or other representatives, be liable to the user for any damages whatsoever, including any direct, indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, arising out of or in connection with, relating to, resulting from or based upon the use of our website or any of its contents or any hyperlinked site, even if CancerCare, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, and accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
Cancercare.org is hosted in the United States of America. CancerCare, Inc. makes no representations or warranties that the pages or other materials on the website including, but not limited to their contents, postings or replies, are legally appropriate or legally available for use outside the United States, and access to them from countries or territories where their use may be illegal is strictly prohibited. If you choose to access cancercare.org from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for complying with all applicable local laws. Any dispute, action or other proceeding concerning the website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York, in the United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.