Privacy Policy

Mission knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy explains our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by Mission.

What information does Mission collect from me as an end user?

You can browse our Site without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information about yourself. When you interact with us through your computer, our Site does record certain non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our Sites.

In order to tailor the information on this Site to your specific needs, you may, at your sole discretion, elect to complete a profile or register with Mission in order to purchase products, make donations or participate in events on-line.

If you elect to complete a profile or register with Mission, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information that may include among other things your name, address, age, gender, e-mail address, date of birth, whether you are a cancer survivor, type of cancer, phase of survivorship and other healthcare information (collectively referred to as “Profile Information”). Once you provide us with this information you are no longer anonymous to us. We also collect personally identifiable information, such as your user name and password, whenever you login to your account and may in limited circumstances ask you to provide credit card information and other personally identifiable information when purchasing items that are offered for sale or when making a donation. We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account.

Some of the programs and activities on our Site could require the provision of personally identifiable information about you beyond what it is in your Profile Information and you may voluntarily choose to participate in such programs and activities.

How does Mission use my information?

Mission also employs persons and entities to perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling merchandise orders, sending mail and email, processing credit card payments or helping with the maintenance or set up of our servers or computers. Such persons or entities have access to your personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but are contractually prohibited from using such information for any other purposes.

How does Mission protect my Information?

Mission and/or its subcontractors institute various electronic and administrative safeguards that are reasonably designed to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, including firewall technologies to help protect your data from hackers and other unwanted visitors. Also, access to the Profile Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password, so you should keep your password private and secure. In the event that we collect your credit card information, we will additionally utilize Secure Sockets Layer Software (SSL) to encrypt your credit card information you input.Despite use of these safeguards, there are inherent risks in transmission of electronic information. We cannot guarantee and do not represent that your personally identifiable information will always be secure from unauthorized access.

We also may use a managed hosting provider and/or other subcontractors to assist us with the provision and maintenance of the Sites. If we do, we will impose on such provider confidentiality obligations for the treatment of information.


We do not sell, rent or license your information. Your information is provided to our local affiliated Swim Across America event committees for the purpose of verifying your registration before you swim. Our affiliated event committees do not sell, rent or otherwise license your information.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

What about the privacy policies of sites linking to the Site or to which the Site links?

We provide links on our Site to other web sites provided by third parties. In addition, some users access our Site via another site or a link on another site. We have no control over the sites that link to our Site or to which our Site links. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any site other than our Site. The existence of a link between our Site and other third party sites does not imply an endorsement of these other sites. We are not responsible for the content of such other sites, nor for the treatment of personally identifiable information you might provide while visiting such other sites.

What constitutes my acceptance of this Privacy Policy?

By using the Site, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy. Mission may modify this Privacy Policy at any time and will post a change notice with the new Privacy Policy on this Site. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of the change notice to the Privacy Policy will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Disclaimer on Information and Advice

The goal of the Site is to provide information to cancer survivors and caregivers in an effort to educate them and enable them to more effectively advocate for themselves and participate in making decisions with their healthcare team and other professionals. It is not intended nor should it be construed as providing professional medical, financial or legal advice. The Site and the information contained on the Site are not a replacement for obtaining professional medical care or professional legal and financial advice. You should consult a trained medical professional for consultation, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and any topic covered on the Site. You should consult a trained legal or financial professional for any document covering these topics.

The Site is intended for personal use by individuals coping with and/or recovering from cancer, those supporting friends and loved ones with cancer, and those interested in learning more about topics related to cancer survivorship. You agree not to provide any personally identifiable information of any third party or to create profiles on behalf of any other person unless you are the parent or legal guardian of a child and you create a profile for your child.

Not Medical Advice

The information and services available through the website are not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice. It is intended to be used only for educational or personal research purposes and may or may not be complete with respect to any particular topic. You should not rely on information contained in or the services available through this website in rendering a diagnosis or considering a course of treatment.

Mission does not intend for the information on the website or the services to be medical advice. Mission will not accept requests for medical advice or treatment, or render specific medical advice or treatment, through the website. No person is authorized to use this website to render medical advice or treatment. By using this website you agree that you will not solicit medical advice or treatment from Mission by way of the website or email. In addition, you agree that you will not provide to Mission via this website or email any individually identifiable health information. You hereby release Mission from any and all obligations or liability associated with your solicitation of medical advice or treatment, or providing individually identifiable health information, via this website or email. You further agree to indemnify, defend and hold Mission harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, costs or damages (including, without limitation, attorneys fees) in connection with, arising out of or related to your solicitation of medical advice or treatment, or providing individually identifiable health information, via this website or email.

Your Personal Use of the Sites

Subject to the others terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, your permitted use of and access to the Website is limited to: (i) searching and viewing information within the Website for Your own personal use, (ii) downloading and making limited printouts of the information You view on the Website for your own personal use, and (iii) interacting with those areas of the Website that permit interaction for its intended purpose. You agree that in no event shall your use or access to the Website be for commercial purposes. You are solely responsible for any actions you take while using the Website or the Services or based upon the Services or the information contained within the Website.

Topic Specific Sections and Expert Material

You acknowledge and agree that Mission is not responsible for the information contained within the specific health sections and the expert content, such as articles, videos, and other materials of the Website. Accordingly, you release Mission from any and all liability that may arise out of, is related to or in connection with your use of the Blog Section of the Website or the information contained therein. In addition, You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Mission harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, costs or damages (including, without limitation, attorneys fees) in connection with, arising out of or related to Your use of the Blog Section of the Website or Your use of the information contained therein.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or your personally identifiable information, you may contact us at Mission, 250 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890 or