Privacy Policy

Twist Out Cancer Privacy Policy

Twist Out Cancer ("twistoutcancer.org") knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By visiting or using the Twist Out Cancer Website and any linked pages, features or content offered from time to time by Twist Out Cancer in connection therewith (collectively the "Service"), you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Highlights of Our Privacy Policy
For the most part, your Twist Out Cancer activity is broadcast to the wider Twist Out Cancer community. You can opt out of such broadcasts through your privacy settings.
When applicable, you can choose to broadcast your Twist Out Cancer activity to third party services like Facebook or Twitter, or you can opt out of doing so through your privacy settings. You have full control on what Twist Out Cancer activity is broadcast to third party services such as Facebook and Twitter.
Unless compelled by law enforcement or service of process related to any legal proceeding, Twist Out Cancer will never share personally identifiable information with anyone outside of the Twist Out Cancer network.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers Twist Out Cancer's treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that Twist Out Cancer gathers when you are accessing Twist Out Cancer’s Website. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Twist Out Cancer does not own or control, or to individuals that Twist Out Cancer does not employ or manage. In addition, the Website contains links to outside sources, both ones we have added ourselves and perhaps ones that members have submitted. While we attempt to provide links only to those sites that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility and cannot be held liable for the content or privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any web sites you visit.

What Personal Information Does Twist Out Cancer Collect?

The information we gather from members enables us to personalize and improve the user experience as well as our services and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other members through the Website. In connection with the Website, we request and display some personal information to other users and visitors of the Website, which allows members to identify each other. We collect the following types of information from our customers.

Personal Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you enter through our Website or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, user name, address, email address, phone number, IP address, use information, browser information, type of user, type of cancer, treatment, resources, journals, blogs, stories and all information encased within the “Profile” section of the Twist Out Cancer Website. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to interact with other users, improving the content of the Website, customizing the advertising and content you see and communicating with you about new features. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the Website to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network and to develop new tools for the community.

Personal Information Collected Automatically

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website. Twist Out Cancer automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested.
Generally, our Website automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components. Twist Out Cancer only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the Website so that we can make the Website appealing to as many customers as possible, and improve it. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our business partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our business partners also understand how often people use their websites and our Website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, Twist Out Cancer never discloses aggregate information to a business partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

Email Communications
We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from Twist Out Cancer if your computer supports this type of program. Twist Out Cancer uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful and improve our Website.

What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our Website are visited and by how many people. Twist Out Cancer cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of some of our Website's most attractive features.
Advertisements appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by our advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Twist Out Cancer and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Sharing Of Your Personal Information Using The Website
The Website is primarily designed to help you share information, including your location, confidential medical information, and all information related to your profile and/or presence on the Twist Out Cancer Website with others. This not only includes the information that you provide directly to Twist Out Cancer, but also information that you broadcast to third party Websites using the Website. You can control your information and its dissemination via the settings tab once you are logged onto the Website.

Please remember that if you choose to provide Personal Information using certain features of the Website, that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and, unless selected otherwise, may be available to the wider Twist Out Cancer community or may be published on the Twist Out Cancer Website, which is subject to indexing by third party search engines unless you opt out. Individuals reading this information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. Therefore, we urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in or with other user-inputted content that you create in the Website.

When applicable, the Website allows you to connect with certain third party Websites (e.g., Twitter, Facebook and other similar websites.) When you broadcast information to such third party websites, such information is no longer under the control of Twist Out Cancer and is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of such third parties.

Will Twist Out Cancer Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?
Personal Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We may share your Personal Information only as described below.

Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: Twist Out Cancer may become affiliated with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses sell items or provide promotions to you through Twist Out Cancer’s Website. In other situations, Twist Out Cancer may sell products or services jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, and we will share your Personal Information that is related to such transactions with that affiliated business, if you have agreed to be solicited by marketing partners during the registration process.

Agents: we employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, Twist Out Cancer's agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. By using the Website, you hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.

User profiles: user profile information including user name, Twitter account name, Facebook account name (when applicable) and all other information you enter may be displayed to other registered users to facilitate user interaction within the Website. Users' email addresses will not be directly revealed to other users by Twist Out Cancer, except when the user is "connected" to another user as a Facebook Friend or the like and chooses to email him or her from within the Website.

Communication in response to User Submissions: as part of the Website, you will receive email and other communication relating to your User Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that by posting such User Submissions, Twist Out Cancer may send you email and other communications that it determines in its sole discretion relate to your User Submissions. Twist Out Cancer also will use your email address to send you updates generated by the Website, such as when you receive a request from another member, or if we send a newsletter or other information to our members – however, you can opt out of all of these communications on your settings page.

Promotional Offers: as part of the Website you may be exposed to offers on behalf of other businesses. However, when we allow this information to flow to you, we do not give the other business your name and address.

Invitations: when you invite someone to join the Twist Out Cancer community, please be aware that we will disclose your real name, as an invitation containing your name will be sent to the email address of the person you wish to invite. This information is necessary to make sure your invitee knows who has contacted him or her. To build a community based on trust and empathy, we believe this disclosure is necessary.

Business Transfers: in some cases we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Twist Out Cancer as a whole, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Twist Out Cancer goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Twist Out Cancer may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Protection of Twist Out Cancer and Others: we may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of Twist Out Cancer, our employees, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent: except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and you will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: for clarity, we may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as the number of users who live in a given city/zip code (even if only one user does.)

Is Personal Information About me Secure?
Your Twist Out Cancer account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

Twist Out Cancer endeavors to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private, however, Twist Out Cancer cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. In using the Website, you acknowledge that breaches in security may occur from time to time, and you agree to hold Twist Out Cancer harmless if they do.

The Website may contain links to other sites. Twist Out Cancer is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Twist Out Cancer Website.

What Personal Information Can I Access?
Twist Out Cancer allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating, that information. This list may change as our Website changes.

•Username and password
•Location
•Email address
•User profile information
•Recent activity
•All information gathered during the registration process

Deactivating Your Account
Should you ever decide to deactivate your Twist Out Cancer account, you may do so by clicking the deactivate button in the settings tab. If you deactivate your account, your profile, including any messages in your inbox and any promotional offers you received, may be removed from the Website and deleted from Twist Out Cancer's servers. Because of the way we maintain Twist Out Cancer, such deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media. If you choose to deactivate your account, you will have to contact the Website administrator to enable it again.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
Twist Out Cancer may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected and used. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Website after such changes have been first posted.

Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Website, please send us a detailed message to info@twistoutcancer.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.