300 Rosewood Drive Suite 105
Danvers MA 01923
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The Scleroderma Foundation uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors. Your privacy is of the highest priority to the Scleroderma Foundation. The Foundation, including affiliated Chapters and Support Groups, employees, or subcontractors, will not sell, give or otherwise disseminate any information concerning you to any other organization, business or individual outside the Foundation for any purpose.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose when you volunteer, make a financial donation or purchase materials, and information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and any other corresponding email addresses. We store this information for the sole purpose of communicating through email and it will not be used for any other purpose without your consent.
If you make a financial donation, purchase literature or request general information from the Scleroderma Foundation, your contact information will be added to our database.
Cookies and Web Server Logs
Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web Server Logs (see explanation below, "What Are Web Server Logs?") to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web Server Logs may include sign-on information, the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website.
How We Use Collected Information
Email Notices and E-newsletter (eletter)
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you through email about important changes to our website, new content and announcements we think you will find useful. You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these notices by replying to these emails.
Scleroderma Foundation Contact Information
The use of contact information on our website is strictly for persons interested in contacting Chapter and Support Group volunteers and/or staff for support and information purposes only. This contact information SHOULD NOT be taken from our website for solicitation or commercial uses.
We Care About Doing It Right
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, the Scleroderma Foundation works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours (8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. EST), staff is available to answer questions about your financial donation. To review and/or correct any personal information collected, please call 800-722-4673 or email us.
The Scleroderma Foundation employs error-checking procedures to make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately. As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. Independent external and internal audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site.
Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us should you have any questions about the operation of the site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Credit Card Information Secure?
When you make an online transaction, the credit card billing information, including the name on the credit card, billing address and expiration date, is used to process the transaction. All this information is encrypted using SSL, industry standard secure technology. This encryption is designed to prevent theft or interception of the information.
Is My Personal Information Secure?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have established and maintain reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of the information we collect online.
Email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security or account numbers to us through email.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
What Are Web Server Logs?
All user activity on our website is stored onto log files residing on our servers. We register Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to accumulate web traffic reports, analyze trends, administer the site, track a user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies and
Web Server Logs?
The information in cookies allows registered users to automatically sign-on, allows us to trace the paths followed by users as they move from one page to another and makes restricted access for non-registered users to particular areas of our website possible. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website's visitor capacity. Information collected from cookies and web server logs is on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual (with the exception of cookies that help to automate a user's sign-on process). We do not use these technologies to capture personal information about you.
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We may provide aggregate information about our registered users, sales, website traffic patterns, and related website information to our affiliates, partners or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so.
What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?