Most areas of the Website are accessible without registration. However, you will be able to access other services, outlined below, only after logging in. The types of information We collect and the ways We use this information is outlined below.
Types of Information We Gather
We may collect 2 basic types of information from visitors when they visit the Website: 1) usage information that does not directly identify visitors personally, such as, (URL) of the Website that a visitor was using before visiting the Website, which browser a visitor is using and IP address; 2) personally identifiable information that users provide, which is information that has specifics of who our users are, such as, first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, your username and password for the Website. We do not require visitors to provide personally identifiable information to access most areas of the Website. However, in order for you to use some of our services, outlined below, you will need to provide, and we will need to use, some of your personally identifiable information.
How We Collect Information
We automatically collect information about your usage of the Website through two principal tools: “cookies” and Google Analytics.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports Website traffic. When you visit the Website, Google Analytics will automatically collect certain electronic information from your computer, which may include your IP address; the domain from which you are using the Internet; the Website you visited immediately preceding this one; the pages you visited on our Website; and the time you spent at each page. Additionally, when you choose to share the content of a page on the Website with your social networks, the content from the Website that you share and networks with which you share will be recorded.
Personally Identifiable Information
There are several contexts in which you will need to provide us with some of your personally identifiable information:
Donations: If you choose to make an online donation to yCancer Foundation, either through a general donation fund or by sponsoring an event participant, you will have to provide your credit card or other 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.
Other Contexts: You also will need to provide your personal information if you wish to subscribe to our e-mail list, register for an event, sign up to volunteer, or order a print publication.
Information You Provide: When you use the Website, 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 the Website 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 Website and use it in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the impact of our environment on human health. yCancer Foundation is not responsible for the disclosure or use of any information that you choose to post or otherwise make available to others through our Website. 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 Website.
Use and Disclosure of Information Collected From You
As noted above, yCancer.org uses the information automatically collected about your use of the Website for the purpose of evaluating how the Website is used and determining how to improve the Website for you and other users. We also may use personally identifiable information for this purpose, as well as for:
- Responding to your requests, such as for particular types of information;
- Processing your donations;
- Sending you newsletters, articles or other publications you may request or that we believe may interest you; and
- Our internal business purposes, such as data analysis and audits and efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of our promotional messaging.
yCancer.org may disclose personally identifiable information to:
- Service Providers. We may share personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties who provide us with services, such as to conduct shipping or other order fulfillment, or to provide technology, data analysis, or similar services. We do not share personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.
- Acquirers or Assignees. In the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of yCancer.org or its assets, we may transfer any and all information that we collect from Website users or others to the acquiring party or assignee.
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, yCancer.org cannot guarantee that personally identifiable information that it collects will be 100 percent secure, either in transmission or at rest, despite our best efforts. Further, yCancer.org assumes no responsibility for the security of your information that we may lawfully transmit to third parties once that information is in their possession.
Because you can access your personally identifiable information in your yCancer.org 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 Website. This will reduce the risk that someone else might 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.
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 Website, you explicitly consent to such transfer, processing, storage, and use of your information.
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