Privacy Policy

The Max Foundation is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users. This Statement of Privacy applies to information collected online through The Max Foundation’s Web site, which governs online data collection and usage by The Max Foundation. By visiting The Max Foundation Web site at www.themaxfoundation.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Statement of Privacy. Please read The Max Foundation Statement of Privacy below and contact us if you have any questions.

Collection and Tracking of your Personal Information

So that we can provide you with the most enhanced service, we request information about you. We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, e-mail addresses, and demographic information such as age, gender, and zip code. You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Max Foundation. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Max Foundation for the operation of the Web site, to maintain quality of the Web site, and to produce general statistics regarding use of The Max Foundation Web site.

The Max Foundation provides links on our Web site to other Web sites. The Max Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Max Foundation’s Web site so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use, and share your information. The Max Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of The Max Foundation Web site.

Use of your Personal Information

The Max Foundation Web site may collect and use your personal information to operate The Max Foundation Web site, to produce reports about cancer issues, to optimize our services, and to deliver the services you have specifically requested. The Max Foundation does not sell, rent, or lease its Web user lists to third parties.

The Max Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us provide the services you have requested or to perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Max Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Max Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our Web users visit in order to determine what sites and services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content to Web users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in particular subject areas.

The Max Foundation Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Max Foundation or the Web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Max Foundation and The Max Foundation Web site; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Max Foundation, its Web site, or the public.

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online (whether through The Max Foundation’s services or any other service available online), personal or otherwise, that information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you use chat, forums, bulletin boards, your e-mail, or if you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from others. The Max Foundation has no control over this use of your personal information.

Use of Cookies

The Max Foundation Web site may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best, and enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Max Foundation services or other Web sites you visit.

Controlling your Personal Information

To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.

Security of your Personal Information

You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from certain sections of this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, account numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

All of The Max Foundation employees and MaxStations are made aware of our privacy practices through periodic communications and training. We limit access to private and confidential data only to those employees with a specific need to retrieve this information. The Max Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. To maintain the highest level of security, we conduct internal reviews of our security measures on a regular basis.

Visitors outside the United States

The Max Foundation Web site and the servers that make this site available worldwide are located in the United States. The laws of the State of Washington in the United States govern all matters relating to this Web site. Any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our sites and submitting information, you authorize this transfer.

Changes to our Statement of Privacy

The Max Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and Web user feedback. We recommend that you check the policy when you visit our Web site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy. If we make material changes to this policy or in how we will use or collect your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We will not make changes in how we handle previously collected personal information that have retroactive effect unless legally required to do so.

Contact Information

The Max Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Statement of Privacy or the information practices of this site, please contact us.