The statements below outline CancerCare, Inc.’s commitment to your privacy and to providing you with the most accurate information possible. Privacy of visitors to CancerCare, Inc.’s websites is of the highest concern to CancerCare, Inc.
The information provided by CancerCare, Inc. through cancercare.org and lungcancer.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 websites. We do not share, sell, or exchange this information.
You can browse and view much of the content on CancerCare, Inc.’s websites anonymously. CancerCare, Inc. does not collect any personally identifiable information (such as name, address or email address) from you unless you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us.
CancerCare, Inc. may use your information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to protect CancerCare, Inc.’s information assets as well as your personal data. CancerCare, 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, CancerCare, Inc. commonly uses information gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the CancerCare, Inc. website. CancerCare, 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 CancerCare, Inc. websites, track your navigation around our website and gather broad demographic 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 CancerCare, Inc. websites easy and meaningful by providing enhanced functionality and aggregate traffic data. Standing alone, neither cookies nor web beacons personally identify you. Unless you choose to identify yourself to CancerCare, Inc. (e.g., by filling out a website form) or have previously identified yourself to CancerCare, Inc., you remain anonymous to us.
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 CancerCare, Inc. websites. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.
Third Party Cookies
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.
Policy of No Sharing
The group will not share, sell or exchange donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes.
Visitors to our websites who make monetary contributions through our websites are asked to provide information, which is kept on a proprietary database. We will not share, sell or exchange donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes.
CancerCare, Inc. takes appropriate precautions to protect our site visitors' information. Our websites 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. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
Transferring Personal Data From the EU to the US
Do Not Track
CancerCare, Inc. does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms.
Retention of Your Information
Information you provide to CancerCare, 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
CancerCare, Inc. does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete the information as quickly as possible.
For EU Data Subjects
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Because CancerCare, Inc. is not established in the European Union, these rights only apply in relation to CancerCare, Inc. offering goods or services to data subjects in the European Union, or in relation to CancerCare, Inc. monitoring behavior in the European Union. Among these rights is the right to know the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside of CancerCare, 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 data will be stored. Additionally, you have the right to access and rectify your personal data if it is inaccurate. You may, under certain circumstances, also request that we cease using your data for direct marketing purposes, or that we erase your data. 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 data. We will, at your request, provide personal data that you have provided to CancerCare, Inc. to you or transmit it directly to another controller if technically feasible.
CancerCare 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.
CancerCare, Inc. 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 websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our websites and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.
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 and lungcancer.org are provided by CancerCare, Inc. "as is" and without warranties of any kind. When using cancercare.org or lungcancer.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. Our websites may not be compatible with the web browser or other software you may use. There is no guarantee that our websites will be available on a consistent or ongoing basis, and the provision of our websites 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 our websites frequently so that information is accurate and current, however it is possible that our websites 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 lungcancer.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 websites or any of the contents or any hyperlinked sites, 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.
Our websites are hosted in the United States of America. CancerCare, Inc. makes no representations or warranties that the pages or other materials on the websites 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 our websites 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.