1. Your Consent
2. Scope of Policy
3. The Information We Collect, and Our Uses Of This Information
We will not share personally identifiable information you provide via the Website with any third party, other than as expressly disclosed in this policy. By "personally identifiable information" we mean information that identifies you, such as your name, mailing address, or email address. We collect information from you at different points on our Website, and use this information as follows:
3.1 Registration Information.In order to participate as a Financial Supporter, Donor, or Medical Professional through our Site, we require that you complete a registration form. This form asks for contact information, which includes such items as (i) name; (ii) mailing address; (iii) telephone; and (iv) email address. If you are a prospective Donor, we also ask for (v) certain health-related information, such a smoking history. We ask you for this information generally to register your interest in our work, and to establish and maintain a relationship with you. In addition, we ask for this information from our Medical Professionals in order to determine their eligibility to access our MatchQuestTMsoftware and database information. Finally, we ask for health information from our prospective Donors in order to assess their eligibility for participation in our Donor programs.
3.2 Processing Requests and Transactions. When you make a request of us via our Website, we will use any personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with that request for the purposes of processing that request. For example, Financial Supporters are able to send e-greetings via our Site. When you request an e-greeting, we use personally identifiable information you provide in connection with that request solely for purposes of transmitting the e-greeting. In each instance where you make a request under our Website, we use the information you provide to us solely for the purpose of fulfilling your request.
3.3 Information concerning Third Parties. If you are a prospective Donor, during our registration process we may ask for certain personally identifiable information concerning one or more of your relatives or close acquaintances (your "Additional Contacts"). We use this information in order to have further contact information for you on file, and in order to assist us in evaluating your eligibility for our Donor programs. We may verify certain information with your Additional Contacts, and discuss with them your interest in our Donor programs. By giving us contact information for these individuals, you are assuring us that they are willing to participate in this process, and that you are willing to allow them to participate.
3.4 Informational Notices and Bulletins. Periodically, we may choose to send news, bulletins, educational materials, marketing materials, or other information to you, and will use personally identifiable information to send such communications. If we choose to undertake such communications, you will have the ability to opt out of receiving these communications as provided in Section 5.
3.5 Information Exchanges with Other Users. The Website may allow users (i) to provide and receive a range of information on topics related to transplants and other matters, and (ii) to engage in other activity that may include, at the option of the user, an exchange of personally identifiable information. In these instances, we use personally identifiable information you provide to us in connection with any such exchanges strictly for the purposes for which you submit the information. If you share personally identifiable information -- via our Website or related discussions -- with persons other than Gift of Life staff or healthcare entities involved in the donation process, you should treat the exchange as you would any other exchange with a third party, and use appropriate discretion and caution.
3.6 Anonymous, Aggregate Information. “Aggregate Information” is information that does not identify you, and may include statistical information that may range from statistical information and analyses concerning use of our Donor services, the number of successful matches coordinated through our Site or services, transplant-related information, and the pages on our Site that users visit most frequently. We use Aggregate Information to analyze the effectiveness of our services and our Site, to improve our services and our Website, and for other similar purposes. In addition, from time to time, we may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of (i) the general behavior and characteristics of users participating in our services, (ii) the effect of our programs on, and the behavior of our Donors, Financial Supporters, Medical Professionals, and Site Visitors, and (iii) the general characteristics of visitors at our Site and participants in our services. We may share these analyses and Aggregate Information with third parties. Rest assured, though, that Aggregate Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you, or determine anything personal about you. We may collect Aggregate Information through features of the software that supports our services, through cookies, and through other means described below.
3.7 IP Addresses.Gift of Life may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address (the Internet address of your PC), your computer's name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses and other generally-accepted log information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information, which will be aggregated with that of other users in order to understand how our Website is being used. None of this data contains personally identifiable information.
3.8 Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a website upon a future visit. We may include cookies on our Website and use them to recognize you when you return to our Website. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Cookies must be enabled on your web browser, however, if you wish to access certain personalized features of our Services.
3.10 Extent of Information Collected. We do not collect any more personally identifiable information than reasonably necessary to provide our services, operate the Site, and respond to your requests.