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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last revised June 23, 2010.

The Breast Cancer Fund respects your right to privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. Accordingly, we have created this Privacy Policy for visitors to the www.breastcancerfund.org Web site (the “Site”) to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use this information.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.  Your use of the Site indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Most areas of the Site are accessible without registration of any kind.  However, some of our services, outlined below, require some identification in order to be effective.  We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other Breast Cancer Fund activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you when we collect your information.  The types of information the Breast Cancer Fund collects and how it uses this information is outlined below.

Types of Information We Collect

We gather two types of information from you when you visit the Site: 1) anonymous usage or statistical information that does not, by itself, identify you, such as, for example, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the Web site that you were using before visiting the Site, which browser you are using and your Internet Protocol (IP) address; and 2) personally identifiable information that you provide, which is information that lets us know the specifics of who you are, such as, for example, your first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, purchase history and your username and password for the Site.

How We Collect Information

Anonymous Information

Cookies: The Breast Cancer Fund uses “cookies” on the Site to assist us in presenting content most relevant to you and to facilitate your use of our online advocacy, personal fundraising pages and other site tools.  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive that do not contain any personal identifying information.  Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses; they can only communicate with the Web site that issued them.  Cookies are frequently used by Web sites to prevent users from having to log in repeatedly or to set customizable preferences.  You may turn off the use of cookies from your browser options menu, and your access and ability to view the Site will not be affected if you choose to do so.

Data Collection: When you visit the Site, Google Analytics will request certain electronic information from your computer which may include your IP address; the domain from which you are using the Internet; the Web site you visited immediately preceding this one; the pages you visited on our Web site; and the time you spent at each page.  Additionally, when you choose to share the content of a page on the Site with your social networks, the content from the Site that you share and networks with which you share will be recorded.

Personally Identifiable Information

Online Activism: To send a message from our online action center to government officials and other decision-makers you must identify yourself by name, address and e-mail address. The Breast Cancer Fund includes this information when we send your message. This is necessary for your message to be effective, and in the case of many government officials it is required.

Postcards and "Spread-the-Word" Pages: To forward an article, postcard or action alert you must enter your name, e-mail address and the e-mail address(es) of anyone you are sending it to. The Breast Cancer Fund includes your name and e-mail address when we send your message. We retain your personal information, but not the personal information of recipients that you supply.

Donations: If you choose to make an online donation to the Breast Cancer Fund, either through a general donation fund or by sponsoring an event participant, you will have to provide your credit card billing information. As this information is collected and transferred over the Internet to our Internet Merchant Account’s secure server, it is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, the industry standard security technology that is designed to protect sensitive information. If you are making a donation, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be used for any other purposes.  We do not store it once your donation has been processed unless you have expressly set up a recurring donation.

Other Places Information May Be Requested: In addition to the use cases described above, you may submit information directly to the Breast Cancer Fund for purposes including subscribing to our e-mail list, registering for an event, signing up to volunteer, ordering a print publication, entering a contest, ordering merchandise directly from the Breast Cancer Fund.  The Breast Cancer Fund will not disclose this information to anyone except in accordance with any rules you agree to as a contestant and, as described above, to manage the Site and database.

Information You Provide: When you use the Site, you may be given an opportunity to post comments, biographical information or your personal story.  If you choose to include any personally identifiable or other information in a Site forum accessible to others, you do so at your own risk.  By submitting such a story to us, you give us permission to edit it, post it on the Site and use it in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the impact of our environment on human health.  The Breast Cancer Fund is not responsible for the disclosure or use of any information that you choose to post or otherwise make available to others through the Site.  We have no obligation to keep that information private or to not use or display it ourselves.  If you do not want such information to be viewed by third parties, do not share it in public areas of the Site.

Use of Information

The Breast Cancer Fund does not sell or rent any information you provide us through the Site.

The Breast Cancer Fund uses the anonymous information you provide for the purposes of evaluating how the Site is used.  The Breast Cancer Fund will disclose this information, without notice, only if required to do so by law, to comply with any legal proceeding, or to protect and defend the rights or property of the Breast Cancer Fund.

In addition to the uses specified under the relevant sections above, the Breast Cancer may disclose personally identifiable information to third-party vendors or law enforcement officials in order to prevent abuse of, or harm to, our systems, services, members, sponsors, users, or other members of our community.  We also may cooperate with law enforcement agencies in providing personally identifiable information to identify anyone who may be using the Site for illegal activities.  The Breast Cancer Fund also may disclose your personally identifiable information as otherwise required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order. 

Security of Personally Identifiable Information

We attempt to protect your personally identifiable information from theft, loss, or alteration with security measures that are reasonable and consistent with industry standards.  For example, we use encryption technologies whenever transferring certain types of sensitive information, such as credit card data.  However, due to the nature of the Internet and wireless networks, the Breast Cancer Fund cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information will be kept 100 percent secure, despite our efforts.  Information may be viewed or tampered with while in transit to the Breast Cancer Fund, while being stored at the Breast Cancer Fund, or when the Breast Cancer Fund transmits such information to third parties.  The Breast Cancer Fund assumes no responsibility for the security of your information that we may transmit to third parties once that information is in their possession.

Because you can access your personally identifiable information in your Breast Cancer Fund account through your username and password, it is important you not share your password with anyone.  Also remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to the Site.  This is to help ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer or mobile device in a public place, such as a library or café.  You are entirely responsible for any use or disclosure of your information by anyone to whom you have given your password.

International Concerns

Because the Internet is global, information about you that we collect or that you submit to us may be transferred, processed, stored, and use in countries (including the United States) other than the one in which you live, where laws regarding processing of your personally identifiable information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.  By using the Site, you explicitly consent to such transfer, processing, storage, and use of your information.

Updating Your Information and Opting Out

You can review and update the information we have on record for you by going to the Log In link (at the top of each page) to manage your profile. If it's your first time using the profile editor, you will need to provide your e-mail address on the log-in page so we can send you a password.

Communications from the Breast Cancer Fund

If you join our e-mail list, we will have a record of your e-mail address and all other information you choose to provide. We may contact you by e-mail about a broad range of Breast Cancer Fund activities. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each e-mail we send, or by e-mailing your unsubscribe request to online@breastcancerfund.org.

By submitting your personal information via this Web site, your information will be added to the Breast Cancer Fund’s constituent database, and you may be contacted about other Breast Cancer Fund activities, news and/or fundraising campaigns. We do not share any of the e-mail addresses collected from the site with other individuals, organizations or companies. If you would like to be removed from the Breast Cancer Fund’s mailing list, please e-mail us at info@breastcancerfund.org.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

We may collect personally identifiable information about you in ways other than through the Site, including via the phone, direct mail, in person, or through other communication channels.  This Privacy Policy only governs the information we collect from you through the Site.  Our use and sharing of information we collect from you through other means is subject to applicable laws.

Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time.  Such changes will be effective immediately upon our posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site.  Please review the Site and this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modifications.  Your continued use of the Site after such modifications are made will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy and your agreement to be bound by it.

Thank you for visiting the Site and for supporting the Breast Cancer Fund’s work to identify – and advocate for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.