Last Updated: May 2022
Information Collection and Use
“Personal information” is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. We collect and use personal information in the following ways.
Cancer Care, Inc. collects personal information such as name, address or email address when you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us.
Cancer Care, Inc. may use your information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to protect Cancer Care, Inc.’s information assets as well as your personal information. Cancer Care, Inc. also uses a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam.
Like many websites, Cancer Care, Inc. commonly uses information gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the Cancer Care, Inc. website. Cancer Care, Inc. also automatically collects certain information, such as internet protocol (IP address), browser type, operating system, and other usage information, and stores that information in log files. We use this information to analyze trends, administer Cancer Care, Inc. website, track your navigation around our website and gather broad demographic information.
Cancer Care Inc. may use your personal information 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.
If you register for a program or newsletter, you may receive marketing or online fundraising appeals from Cancer Care, 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. We may also use address and email address information to contact you; manage your requests; deliver to you any administrative notices, alerts, and communications relevant to your use of the services; and for other purposes such as evaluating and improving our features, programs, and services.
When you are asked to provide personal information, you may decline. However, if you choose not to provide information that is necessary, you may not be able to use some of our features, programs, or services.
Users may request to be removed from mailing lists at any time. To review or request corrections to your personal information collected by Cancer Care, Inc., please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing of Personal Information
We share/disclose personal information in the following circumstances:
- To Service Providers: Individual(s) or companies that provide administrative services to Cancer Care, Inc.
- To Third Parties: Information may be shared with third parties (which may include but is not restricted to individual research partners or organizations) only after personal information such as name, address, telephone number, or username has been removed by our web-related service providers.
- With your consent: We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
Additionally, Cancer Care, Inc. reserves the right (and you authorize Cancer Care, Inc.) to share or disclose your personal information when Cancer Care, Inc. determines, in its sole discretion, that the disclosure of such information is necessary or appropriate in the following circumstances:
- We may also use or share your personal information with third parties when we believe, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to comply with applicable law or a court order, subpoena, or other legal process or valid requests by public authorities;
- To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, possible wrongdoing, violations of our Terms of Service, or situations involving threats to our property or the property or physical safety of any person or third party;
- To protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third-parties the information we collect;
- To establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
- To facilitate the financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment, bankruptcy, merger, or other disposal or reorganization of all or part of our organization or assets.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are small data files that a website places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage. They assist us in making your interactions with the Cancer Care, Inc. website easy and meaningful by providing enhanced functionality and aggregate traffic data. Standing alone, neither cookies nor web beacons personally identify you. Please note that at times, third parties may set cookies or use related technologies or web beacons when you view and/or click their links. For example, these companies may collect and use information about you and your visits to the Cancer Care, Inc. website and other websites in order to provide analytics services to Cancer Care, Inc.
You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system, but if you choose to block or delete cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on the Cancer Care, Inc. website. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.
Cancer Care, Inc. uses Google Analytics to collect information about your use of our website. Google Analytics collects certain information, such as how often you use our website. Cancer Care, Inc. uses the information received from Google Analytics to improve our website. For more information about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en-US. Instructions on opting out of Google Analytics using a specific plug-in is available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Note that this opt-out is specific to Google activities and does not affect the activities of other ad networks or analytics providers that we may use.
Social Media and Other Public Posting Areas
Online Support Groups
Cancer Care, 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 personal information such as name, address, telephone number, or username has been removed by our web-related service providers.
Links to Third Party Pages
Policy of No Sharing
Cancer Care, Inc. will not share, sell, or exchange donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes.
Visitors to our website who make monetary contributions through our website are asked to provide information. We will not share, sell or exchange donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes.
Cancer Care, Inc. takes appropriate precautions to protect our website visitors' information. Our website use industry-standard 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.
International Transfers of Personal Information
Do Not Track
Cancer Care, Inc. does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms.
Retention of Your Information
Information you provide to Cancer Care, Inc. will be retained for no longer than reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was obtained, or for a period specifically required by law or regulation. Your information will be disposed of in a manner that seeks to prevent loss, theft, misuse, or unauthorized access.
Children Under 13
Cancer Care, Inc. does not specifically or knowingly collect information about children. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers. In some instances, we may use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his/her/ their parent or legal guardian) to inform the minor that he/she/they cannot use the services.
For EU Data Subjects
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Because Cancer Care, Inc. is not established in the European Union, these rights only apply in relation to Cancer Care, Inc. offering goods or services to data subjects in the European Union, or in relation to Cancer Care, Inc. monitoring behavior in the European Union. Among these rights is the right to know the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal information concerned; who else outside of Cancer Care, Inc. might have received the data from us; what the source of the information was (if you did not provide it directly to us); and how long the information will be stored. Additionally, you have the right to access and rectify your personal information if it is inaccurate. You may, under certain circumstances, request that we cease using your data for direct marketing purposes, or that we erase your data. You may, under certain circumstances, also have the right to data portability, withdraw consent at any time, and object to processing. You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal information. We will, at your request, provide personal information that you have provided to Cancer Care, Inc. to you or transmit it directly to another controller if technically feasible.
Cancer Care is committed to providing content and functionality for all website visitors. Cancercare.org is continuously updated to ensure accessibility and up-to-date content. View our Accessibility Statement for further information.
Cancer Care, Inc. provides hyperlinks to other sites which are not under the control of Cancer Care, Inc. These links are provided for your convenience and for your reference only. These links are not intended as an endorsement by Cancer Care, Inc. of the information contained on these websites or of the individual(s) operating these website(s).
Cancer Care, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites hyperlinked to its website. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personal information.
Cancer Care, 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.
Cancer Care, Inc. permits text links to the CancerCare website, www.cancercare.org. However, linking should not suggest or falsely claim endorsement or affiliation with Cancer Care, Inc.; should not be used for commercial or fundraising purposes; and should not conceal the fact that the reader has left the linking site. Cancer Care, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link at any time. Please contact email@example.com with questions.