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Privacy Policy

I’m Living Proof is an initiative run by the Save Your Skin Foundation™. Save Your Skin takes your privacy and confidentiality seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting or using the Save Your Skin Foundation website or any affiliated websites, and any other linked pages, features, applications, or content offered from time to time by Save Your Skin Foundation in connection therewith (collectively, the “website”), you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this privacy policy.

 

Highlights of our Privacy Policy:

For the most part, your Save Your Skin Foundation – I’m Living Proof user activity is broadcast to the internal team working with the Save Your Skin Foundation. Unless compelled by law enforcement or website of process related to any legal proceeding, Save Your Skin Foundation will never share personally identifiable information with anyone outside of the Save Your Skin Foundation network.

 

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This privacy policy covers Save Your Skin Foundation’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“personal information”) that Save Your Skin Foundation gathers when you are accessing the I’m Living Proof website. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Save Your Skin Foundation does not own or control, or to individuals that Save Your Skin Foundation does not employ or manage. In addition, the I’m Living Proof website contains links to outside sources, both ones we have added ourselves and ones that survivors have suggested. 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 SAVE YOUR SKIN FOUNDATION COLLECT?

The information we gather from website visitors enables us to personalize and improve the user experience as well as our websites and to allow our visitors to contact us to network and share with others. In connection with the I’m Living Proof website and larger initiative, we request and display some personal information to other users and visitors of the website, with permission from users who submit their ‘stories’, which allows users to identify each other. We collect the following types of information from our website visitors.

 

Personal Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter or submit to us via email or by forms found on our website(s). 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” or “bio” section of the Save Your Skin Foundation site or affiliated sites such as I’m Living Proof. 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 specials and new features. We may also draw upon this personal information in order to adapt the websites of our community 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 or websites. Save Your Skin Foundation 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. Save Your Skin Foundation 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 or websites so that we can make the website appealing to as many customers as possible, and improve those websites. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our 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, Save Your Skin Foundation never discloses aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

 

Email Communications:

We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from Save Your Skin Foundation if your computer supports this type of program. Save Your Skin Foundation 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 site are visited and by how many people. Save Your Skin Foundation 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.

Ads 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 Save Your Skin Foundation 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 Save Your Skin Foundation and I’m Living Proof site with others. This not only includes the information that you provide directly to Save Your Skin Foundation, but also information that you broadcast to third party websites using the website. You can control your information via the ‘settings’ tab once you’re logged into 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 Save Your Skin Foundation community or may be published on the Save Your Skin Foundation 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 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 Save Your Skin Foundation and is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of such third parties.

Will Save Your Skin Foundation 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: In due course, Save Your Skin Foundation 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 I’m Living Proof’s Website. In other situations, Save Your Skin Foundation provides websites, or sells products jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, and we will only 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 websites to you. Unless we tell you differently, Save Your Skin Foundation’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 the company, except, when the user is “connected” to another user as a friend and chooses to email them from within the website.

Communication in response to User Submissions: As part of the website, you will receive company email and other communication relating to your user submissions. You acknowledge and agree that by posting such user submissions, the company may send you email and other communication that it determines in its sole discretion relate to your user submissions. The company also will use your email to send you updates when you receive a new friend request, and a Save Your Skin Foundation newsletter – 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 do so, we do not give the other business your name and address.

Invitations: When you invite someone to join the Save Your Skin Foundation 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 them. To build a community based on trust and empathy, we feel 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 Save Your Skin Foundation, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Save Your Skin Foundation 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 Save Your Skin Foundation may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Protection of Save Your Skin Foundation and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Save Your Skin Foundation, 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 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 Save Your Skin Foundation website use and personal information is protected (where applicable) by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your personal email account or any affiliated accounts related to I’m Living Proof 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.

Save Your Skin Foundation endeavours to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private, however, Save Your Skin Foundation cannot guarantee the security of user account information on any personal email accounts. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. In using the websites, you acknowledge that breaches in security may occur from time to time, and hold Save Your Skin Foundation harmless if they do.

The website may contain links to other sites. Save Your Skin Foundation 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 website.

What Personal Information can I access?

Save Your Skin Foundation allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list will 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 information from any mailing lists associated with the Save Your Skin Foundation account, you may do so by clicking the unsubscribe button in the settings tab. If you deactivate your account, you will be deleted from Save Your Skin Foundation’s servers. Because of the way we maintain Save Your Skin Foundation, 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 site administrator to enable it again.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Save Your Skin Foundation 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 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 kfm@saveyourskin.ca. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.