Privacy Notice

The Bone Marrow Foundation is dedicated to protecting the privacy of our online visitors.

We recognize that visitors to this site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This privacy notice addresses those concerns.

To make this notice easy to find, a link is provided at the bottom of our homepage. By visiting The Bone Marrow Foundation at www.bonemarrow.org, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice. The Bone Marrow Foundation reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

Data Collection

This site collects two types of information:

  1. Standard Web server traffic pattern information. General traffic and site usage information is collected and stored in log files. This type of information may be shared with third parties only on an aggregated basis, for advertising or promotional purposes.
  2. Personal information. We collect personally identifiable information from you only when you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly: when you sign up for SupportLine, request publications or information, make a contribution or purchase event tickets or products. If you do not make a request, donation, purchase, or otherwise identify yourself, we will have no personally-identifiable information about you.

    If you provide personal information and indicate your interest in receiving information from the Foundation, we may enter your name into our constituent database and contact you in order to: supply you with information including bone marrow transplant-related health news; Foundation programs, events and services; or to request voluntary time or monetary contributions.

  3. We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email, and may enter those into our constituent database. If your name is entered into the database, we may contact you for the reasons described above.

Use of Information Collected

The Bone Marrow Foundation does not share any of your personal information with third parties (with the exception of SupportLine mentor/seeker contacts as specifically requested by site visitors). The Foundation’s mailing lists (email and postal) are never sold to or shared with third parties, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws, police investigations, or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant.

The Foundation does allow access to database information by third parties providing technical services, such as email. In those instances, the third party is bound by these terms and have agreed to hold this information in confidence.

Security

The Bone Marrow Foundation does not maintain any of the information provided by donors on this website. All financial transactions are handled securely by PayPal, thus no financial information is transmitted to or through the site. And all personal data is emailed directly to the Foundation, and maintained in our office database – not online.

Your Options

We respect your privacy and recognize that you wish to limit or change the ways in which we contact you. At any time, you can opt-out of communication from the Foundation by letting us know using the form on the Contact page. If you contact us with an opt-out request, all reasonable efforts will be taken to ensure that you will not receive any of the selected communications from us in the future.

Use of Cookies

For most site visitors, we do not use cookies, small files that are sent to your web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The only use of cookies is for “Experts” who log in to the Ask the Expert area of the site. It is just used to determine access privileges and session activity. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you are logging in as an Expert, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, it is possible that some parts of the Ask The Expert area will not function properly if you do so.

Links to Other Sites

It is important to note that this website contains links to other sites, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as this site. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that The Bone Marrow Foundation would not. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those websites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

File Transmission

Note that no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for hackers or other third parties not under the control of The Bone Marrow Foundation to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy or the use of your personal information under this privacy policy, please contact us at (212) 838-3029 or email us at TheBMF@BoneMarrow.org.