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Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.thancfoundation.org. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to acknowledge a donation or reservation at an event.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about events, new developments or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

SECURITY

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We may, from time to time in order to better facilitate the online experience of children, collect personal information on children such as their names and email addresses. This information is solely for internal purposes and will be protected utilizing reasonable security measures.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA, see: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information–for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms–when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.

NOTE TO PARENTS ON OUR PRIVACY POLICY

THANC is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our network of sites. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly collect and retain personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. Information that may be collected, to facilitate registration and creation of a child’s account, includes the child’s name and email address. A parent or guardian may review the child’s personal information, may refuse to permit further collection of the child’s information and may revoke their consent or ask that information about their child be deleted from the site by contacting our offices at:

THANC Foundation (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer Foundation)
10 Union Square East, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Erika Rauscher – Executive Director
Phone: +1 (212) 844-6832
Email: erauscher@thancfoundation.org

To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent, and will advise as to the procedures for this verification upon receipt of a request from the parent. When a parent or guardian revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits visitors and subscribers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Under California law, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information that we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and provide contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to:

(THANC, TCCC).
C/O Barton LLP,
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1830
New York NY 10170
Attention: Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Esq.
email: privacy@thyroidccc.org (or privacy@thancfoundation.org)

DO NOT TRACK

While many current browsers permit you to send a signal to us about your Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences, we do not respond to DNT signals sent from your browser.

Business Transfer

In the event that the THANC Foundation or any of its brands, affiliates or subsidiaries is sold or merges with another company or organization, assets are sold or becomes subject to a bankruptcy, our visitors’ and subscribers’ personal information and other information collected as described in this Policy may be among the transferred or auctioned business assets.

UPDATES

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 212-844-6832 or via email, info@thancfoundation.org.

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