About Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. The following explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Mail: Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
1317 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
What information do we collect? How do we use it?
When you request information from us or enter into a transaction with us (registering for an event, buying a product, or seeking information), we may need to know specific information in order to process your request. Our site's forms may require you to give us contact information (like your name, e-mail and address).
When you order products or services from our site, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. For more details, see the section below about online security.
We may use the contact information from these registration, order and survey forms to send you information about mesothelioma and other programs or events of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation). You may opt-out of receiving future mailings. See the choice/opt-out section below.
We also collect anonymous, non-identifiable information about visitors. When you visit our site, our server automatically records your domain (service provider), operating system and web browser type/version, as well as the time and date of your visit on a particular page. The information automatically recorded by our server is used only for statistical purposes so that we can manage our site and better serve our visitors. Our server does not and cannot record identifiable information such as your e-mail address.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually adjust your browser to prevent them. This could limit your ability to use certain features on our site, however.
When you are asked to provide personal, private, and/or financial information (such as a credit card number), we use state-of-the-art security to safeguard your data. The secure server software, SSL (secure sockets layer), encrypts or encodes all information you enter before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates. Digital certificates for the Meso Foundation are issued by Equifax Secure Inc., a trusted provider. To learn more about our online security, simply click the "security" icon (usually a padlock) at the bottom of your browser window.
The Meso Foundation does not sell, trade, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to others outside the Foundation.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from the Meso Foundation. To request that you not receive particular communications, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to five business days for your request to be fulfilled.