Privacy Policy

Privacy policy last revised March 10, 2010.

The Breast Cancer Fund respects your right to privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We do not sell or rent any information you provide us through our Web site. We have created the following privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use this information.

Most areas of our site are accessible without registration of any kind.  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 Breast Cancer Fund does not disclose this information to outside parties except (1) to those you contact through our Web site, as described in the following paragraphs, and (2) to third-party Web site and database software providers and consultants, who will not use your information except as expressly directed by the Breast Cancer Fund.

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, etc. 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 our Web site and database.

We will receive any other information you choose to provide, such as optional information or personal stories you submit. By submitting such a story to us, you give us permission to edit it, post it on our Web site and use it in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the impact of our environment on human health. If you do not want your name or other identifying information publicized, please do not include it in your personal story.

Reviewing and Updating Your Information

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'll 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.

Data Collection

When you visit our Web site, Google Analytics will request certain electronic information from your computer which is limited to the following: 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.

When you choose to share the content of a page to your social networks via the Share function, the content from our site that you share and networks with which you share will be recorded.

We use this information for the sole purpose of evaluating how our Web site is used. This information helps us create and deliver content most relevant to you. The Breast Cancer Fund will disclose this information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Breast Cancer Fund; or (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Breast Cancer Fund.

Use of Cookies

To further ensure we are presenting content most relevant to you and easing your use of our online advocacy, personal fundraising pages and other site tools, the Breast Cancer Fund collects site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the visitor’s machine (if the visitor accepts cookies) or is read if the visitor has viewed the site previously. Your access and ability to view this Web site will not be affected it you choose to prohibit your browser from accepting cookies from this site.

Changes to This Statement

The Breast Cancer Fund will occasionally update this privacy statement. Please refer to the date at the top of the privacy statement.

Thank you for visiting our 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.