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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all of our website visitors.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth how we, The Gathering Place, the data controller, collects, uses and protects the information that you give or provide to us when you visit touchedbycancer.org (the “Site”). The Gathering Place may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should check this page occasionally to see whether any changes to this Privacy Policy have been made. If changes have been made, and if you do not agree with them, you must cease use of the Site and/or not access it. Your continued access to and/or use of the Site after changes have been made to this Privacy Policy indicate your agreement to and acceptance of the changes. This Privacy Policy is effective as 3/22/2021 (“Effective Date”).

We use cookies on our website. If these cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

With respect to security: We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

The Gathering Place is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit touchedbycancer.org. When you visit the Site, we may collect personal information from you by which you can be identified, including without limitation your name, email address, and credit card information (“Personal Information”). You may visit our Site without providing Personal Information; however, if you do so, some functionality of the Site may remain unavailable to you.

Our third-party hosting company will also collect additional, non-personally-identifiable information from you (“Non-Personally-Identifiable Information”, together with Personal Information collectively referred to as “Information”), including without limitation the URL you came from, your IP address, your domain name, your browser type, the country and state where your server is located, and the pages that were viewed during your visit to our Site. All Information is kept on a secure server to protect it from disclosure to outside parties.

Personal Information Collected

The Gathering Place may, without limitation, collect the following Personal Information from you when you visit our Site:

1. Information about your device including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system

2. Information about your visits to our website and the use of this website, including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths

3. Your email address, that you enter when you register with our website

4. Information that you enter when you create a profile on our website—for example, your name, profile pictures, gender, birthday, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details, and employment details

5. Your name and email address that you enter in order to create subscriptions to our emails and/or e-newsletters

6. Information that you enter while using the services on our website

7. Information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it

8. Information relating to anything you purchase, services you use, or transactions you make through our website, including your name, address, telephone number and email address

9. Information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata

10. Any other personal information that you send to us, which could include one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of you.

Uses of Personal Information Collected

The Gathering Place collects the Personal Information set forth above to improve the website and our services offered, and to provide you with better service. In particular, we may use your Personal Information (and other Information) for the following purposes, without limitation:

1. Administering our website and business

2. To customize/personalize this website based on user interests

3. Enabling your use of the services available on our website

4. Sending you goods and/or programs purchased through our website

5. Supplying and/or fulfilling services purchased through our website

6. Sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you

7. Sending you non-marketing commercial communications

8. Sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested

9. Sending you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can opt out at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);

10. Sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can opt out at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

11. Providing third parties with statistical information about our users (third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

12. Dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;

13. Keeping the website secure and to prevent fraud;

14. Verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website

15. Sending you useful information about our programs, products and/or services

16. For enhancing this website’s operations

17. For statistical purposes

18. To improve our products, programs and/or services

19. To maintain the integrity of the information and services provided on this website

20. Other uses

If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us. Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website. The Gathering Place does not sell or rent your Information to others. Except as set forth herein, and unless required by law, we will not distribute your Personal Information to third parties without your permission.

Disclosing Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as may be reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth in this policy. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies which may include our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries, as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information:

1. If we are required to do so by law

2. In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings

3. To establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

4. To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

5. To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

Retaining Personal Information

1. Our data retention policies and procedure are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.

2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

3. We will retain documents, including electronic documents, containing personal data:

1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law

2. If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings

3. To establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights, including, but not limited to, providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk.

Security for Personal Information

The Gathering Place is committed to ensuring that your Personal Information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of your Personal Information, we use suitable, industry-standard physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Information that we collect via the Site.

1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of any of your personal information you have provided.

2. We will store all personal information you provide on our secure, password-and firewall-protected, servers.

3. Any and all electronic financial transactions entered into our website will be protected by encryption technology.

4. You acknowledge that the transmission of any information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Third Party Websites

NOTICE: This Website may contain links to other Websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of such Websites and third parties. Upon leaving this Website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Correcting Your Personal Information

You have the right to access your personal information that The Gathering Place holds, for any reason, including correcting it, by emailing us at info@touchedbycancer.org. If you believe that any of your Personal Information is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at the foregoing email address to request correction. Upon receipt of your email, we will correct any of your Personal Information found to be incorrect.

Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this privacy policy page frequently to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.

Our Contact Information

The Gathering Place (Administrative Office)
23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, OH 44122
info@touchedbycancer.org | 216-595-9546