Nonprofit dedicated to providing free websites to people affected by cancer

Privacy

MyLifeLine.org Privacy Policy

Updated May 2011
Reviewed July 2014

About MyLifeLine.org

MyLifeLine.org is a nonprofit organization that provides free webpages to cancer patients and their caregivers with the purpose of communicating with friends and family during the cancer treatment process. Members can post photos, share updates on their health, receive caring messages from friends and family, ask for help with health-related tasks, learn about their unique cancer type, and more. MyLifeLine aims to ease the lives of everyone affected personally by cancer — from diagnosis, through the healing process. MyLifeLine members can change their profile information at any time and can control how the service communicates with them.

MyLifeLine.org cares about online privacy. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@mylifeline.org.

Information Collection and Use by MyLifeLine.org

MyLifeLine.org collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the MyLifeLine.org service.

MyLifeLine.org also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site.This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.

With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user’s email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user’s personal network. To facilitate searching and finding members, MyLifeLine.org allows users to search for members using first and last name.

Member Communications to Non-members

MyLifeLine members may store email addresses of people they know in their internal MyLifeLine address book. MyLifeLine.org does not sell these email addresses.

Co-Branded Sites

We will partner with other companies to provide you with content or services on a joint or “co-branded” basis. At a co-branded web property you will see both the Companies’ logos and the logo of the co-branded partner displayed on your screen. To access the services available on a co-branded property you may have to complete a new on-line registration form, and this registration information may be shared with the Companies’ co-branded partners. You should read the individual privacy policies of our co-branded partners, as these may differ in some respects from ours. Reading these policies will help you to make an informed decision about whether to provide your information to a given property. Remember, you may always opt-out of sharing your information with a partner by choosing not to use the service or content provided by the co-branded web property.

Links

MyLifeLine.org contains links to sites. MyLifeLine.org is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on MyLifeLine.org.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

MyLifeLine.org users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features through MyProfile. Members may remove his or her personal MyLifeLine site anytime by checking the Disable my Site box on the MyProfile page.

Security

MyLifeLine.org member accounts are secured by passwords automatically and randomly selected by the system. Members may change passwords on the Profile page. MyLifeLine.org takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We do our best to protect member information that is stored within our database. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For additional information about the security measures we use on MyLifeLine.org, please contact us at privacy@mylifeline.org

Sharing and Disclosure of Information MyLifeLine.org Collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, MyLifeLine will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by MyLifeLine.org, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the MyLifeLine.org Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy. If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at privacy@mylifeline.org