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Privacy Statement
Conquer Cancer Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to Conquer Cancer. As a user of our website, you learn about health perhaps for yourself, perhaps on behalf of someone else. At Conquer Cancer, we understand that health is a very personal, private subject, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our website and using its services. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect, how we protect it and what choices you have about how that information is used. We urge you to read our Privacy Policy so that you will understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you can participate in that commitment.

Conquer Cancer is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. This statement discloses the privacy practices for the Conquer Cancer site. When you visit a web site displaying the TRUSTe trustmark, you will be informed of the following: What personally identifiable information of yours is collected; What organization is collecting the information; How the information is used; With whom the information may be shared; What choices are available regarding collection, use and distribution of the information; What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the company's control; and, How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

The following Articles make up our Privacy Policy. We hope that reading them gives you a clear idea of how we manage information regarding you. For immediate access to a particular topic, click on the title of that Article.

ARTICLE 1: Personal Information We Collect

ARTICLE 2: Disclosure of Your Information

ARTICLE 3: How Conquer Cancer Handles Privacy Internally

ARTICLE 4: Your Privacy Choices

ARTICLE 5: Updating Your Personal Information and Contacting Conquer Cancer

Please remember that any information (including personal and medical information) that you reveal in a public forum (such as a bulletin board, mail list, chat room/event) is not subject to this Privacy Policy and will be seen by third parties not related to Conquer Cancer and may be used by them to contact you or for unauthorized purposes. Also, if you link to a third party site from Conquer Cancer, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this Privacy Policy you should consult the privacy policies of each site you visit.

ARTICLE 1

Personal Information We Collect

We collect information in three distinct areas: (1) Registration; (2) Member Profile; and (3) MyHealthRecord. The information we collect in these areas includes:
Registration
Member Nickname*
Password*/Hint
Email Address*
Zip Code*
Member Profile
Full Name
Street Address
Gender
Year of Birth
Health Topics of Interest
Health Plan

Required information is indicated by an asterisk*. Provision of all other information is optional.

We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, questionnaires and the like and through your use of information storage facilities on our sites, such as MyHealthRecord. MyHealthRecord is a service that allows you to record limited amounts of personal health information on a voluntary basis on servers maintained by Conquer Cancer or on its behalf. MyHealthRecord is structured to allow access only by means of a valid password that you create. Whenever you submit or modify your information in MyHealthRecord, we will send such information over the Internet using Secure Socket Layer, version 3 (or other later versions) ("SSL") encryption technology. The information you submit to MyHealthRecord will be stored on a separate server as an additional security precaution. However, we do not warrant or represent that the information you submit to MyHealthRecord will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

We also collect information about you and your use of our site through the use of Cookies. "Cookies" are small computer files that we transfer to your computer's hard drive that allow us to know how often someone visits our site and the activities they conduct while on our site (such as the chatrooms you visited, etc.). This information helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on web pages specifically designed for you and also allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and for what purpose. Sponsors and advertisers may also use Cookies when you select their advertisement; we are unable to control their use of Cookies or how they manage the information they gather.

ARTICLE 2

Disclosure of Your Information

Except as set forth in this paragraph, Conquer Cancer will not disclose to unaffiliated companies any information it gathers from you which could be used to identify or contact you ("Personal Information"). Any Personal Information provided to entities affiliated with Conquer Cancer will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, unless you are otherwise notified. In the following limited circumstances we will consider, and may release, Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. We also provide Personal Information to our vendors and suppliers where it is necessary for them to provide us with products and services related to better operation and maintenance of our website ("Vendors"). We will attempt to require that each of these Vendors not further use or disclose your Personal Information for any purpose other than providing us or you with products and services. Of course, we cannot guarantee their compliance with these restrictions

Conquer Cancer may provide information about you which does not allow you to be identified or contacted ("Aggregate Information") to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our site and the activities they conduct while on our site. We might also inform a pharmaceutical company (that may or may not be an advertiser on our site) that "30% of our users live east of the Mississippi" or that "25% of our users have tried alternative medicine." Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge for this information.

Except as provided in the first paragraph of this section, Conquer Cancer will not disclose to unaffiliated companies any Personal Information that you store in MyHealthRecord. The MyHealthRecord service is a powerful storage tool that we hope you will enjoy, however, please note that you are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your MyHealthRecord password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your MyHealthRecord account and password; (3) promptly inform Conquer Cancer of any need to deactivate a password. You grant Conquer Cancer and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Conquer Cancer website and MyHealthRecord the right to receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your Personal Information, including information which may be privileged and confidential under applicable state and federal laws, in connection with the operation of MyHealthRecord. Conquer Cancer cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit to MyHealthRecord or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using MyHealthRecord.

ARTICLE 3

How Conquer Cancer Handles Privacy Internally

Conquer Cancer wants your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we have a two-tier system at Conquer Cancer that combines leading technical safeguards and a code of conduct for those employees that are permitted to access our customers' personal information. On the technical side, Conquer Cancer uses SSL to help ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personal Information you provide to us via the Internet. As an additional security measure, your Personal Information is also kept physically separate on a separate server where your password is encrypted and stored on a data base. On the employee side, only authorized Conquer Cancer employees are permitted to access your personal information. All Conquer Cancer employees must abide by our Privacy Policy and those who violate our Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Access by authorized personnel is controlled by two factor authentication (i.e., a token and a thumbprint).

ARTICLE 4

Your Privacy Choices

When you complete Registration or your Member Profile, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional emails from Conquer Cancer and/or third parties. You may opt out of receiving these emails when you provide the information or by changing your preferences within your Member Profile at any time.

Article 5

Updating Your Personal Information and Contacting Conquer Cancer

You can always contact us in order to (i) delete your Personal Information from our systems, (ii) update the Personal Information that you have provided to us, and (iii) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts, by emailing us at support@Conquer Cancer.net.

Conquer Cancer may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to our website. Your use of the site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Policy and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, please exit the site immediately.

Revised October, 1999

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