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Privacy Policy

This website is maintained by The Brain Preservation Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit. This website may also include services provided by third parties and distributed through the website by virtue of a license, grant, or some other form of agreement between the third party and The Foundation. In the policies that follow, "we," "us," and "our" refers to The Foundation.

The Foundation provides this website under the following conditions. If you visit this website, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use. Please read them carefully.

Information We Collect, and How We Use It

Telephone numbers you provide

If you supply us with your telephone number, we will use it only to communicate with you about your subscription, orders you’ve placed online, questions you have asked, and/or services you have requested online.

E-mail addresses you provide

If you supply us with your e-mail address, we will use it only to communicate with you regarding orders you have placed, questions you have asked, and/or services you have requested online. If you are a subscriber, you may also receive periodic e-mails from us with information about your subscription, progress, upcoming events, fundraising efforts, and special announcements.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by unsubscribing using the tools provided (e.g., unsubscribing from our e-newsletter) or by contacting us. We will honor your request as quickly as possible.

Regarding e-mails you send to us: Please be aware that e-mail is not a secure method of transmitting information; therefore, please do not send us credit-card information or disclose other sensitive information by e-mail. The Foundation is not responsible for any loss or damage that results from interception and/or unauthorized use by third parties of any information that you send us by e-mail.

Postal addresses you provide

If you supply us with your postal address online, we may use it to contact you regarding upcoming events, and fundraising efforts.

If you do not want to receive promotional mail from us in the future, please let us know. If you opt out of promotional mail, we may still use your postal address to contact you regarding your subscription and/or any other orders you’ve placed.

Discussion & Writing Group leaders

If you submit a Discussion & Writing Group listing for posting on our website, we require you to include your phone number and an e-mail address. We will use your phone number only to contact you about your group, unless you specifically request that we post it as part of your group listing. Once we’ve posted your group listing, the e-mail address you provide will be accessible to others. The Foundation’s website has measures in place to help protect your e-mail address from being harvested by automated spam programs, but please be aware that your e-mail address can potentially be viewed by anyone with Internet access, a Web browser, and e-mail access. If you don’t want to use your personal e-mail account as your group’s contact address, consider using an alternative account instead, such as one from Yahoo! or Hotmail.

Aggregate information collected for website analysis

Our web server automatically recognizes website visitors’ IP addresses. We collect only the IP addresses — not the e-mail addresses — of visitors to our website, and we collect aggregate information on what pages visitors access or view. None of this information identifies you personally. The information we collect is used for internal review and to help us improve our website.

Cookies

We use cookies only to record session information, such as items you add to your shopping cart. If you set your browser to reject cookies, our website may be less functional for you.

Ad servers

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad-server companies. While we have Google Analytics installed in our site, it is only for the purpose of measuring site statistics in the aggregate and never for the purpose of any form of advertising.

How We Share Your Information

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose any personal information you provide to us.

The Foundation contracts with other companies to provide certain services on our behalf, such as newsletter fulfillment, donations, mail and e-mail distribution, website programming and analysis, and so forth. We provide these companies with only the information they need to perform their services. These companies are restricted from using your personal information in any way other than to provide services for us, and they may not share or resell this data. We require our service providers to treat your personal information with the same high degree of confidentiality and security as we do.

Security

The Foundation is committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of the personal information you provide to us. When we transfer and receive financial information, we protect all transactions with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts the information you submit. We have a combination of physical, electronic, and procedural measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. Access to your personal information is limited to those who need it to perform their duties.

Our commitment to security notwithstanding, please be aware that there is always some risk when transmitting personal information over the internet, and no method of storing electronic data is completely secure. A risk remains that others could find a way to thwart our security measures. Therefore, despite the fact that we strive to protect your personal information, The Foundation cannot and does not warrant or guarantee the security or privacy of any information you send to us. You do so at your own risk.

Children's Privacy

The Foundation maintains a general-audience website. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 and are particularly concerned about children's privacy online. If you are under 13, please do not send us any of your personal information, and you may use this website only with the involvement and consent of a parent or guardian.

Links to External Websites

The Foundation is not responsible for the privacy policies, data-collection practices, contents, or terms of use of other websites to which we link. If you visit external websites, please review their privacy policies and terms of use.

International Visitors

The personal information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States. By submitting your personal information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States. You also consent to its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was collected and as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

In the future, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not outlined in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change, we will post the changes on our website and give you the choice to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is being used, please check our website periodically. Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by contacting us.