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 Site. If we do, we will impose on such provider confidentiality obligations for the treatment of information.

Use of Cookies / IP Address

Mission and its third party service providers use certain tools to collect information about users browsing our website. These tools use cookies which are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer hard drive. We use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve our website. For example, we can use cookies to look at aggregate patterns and gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of our website.We also use cookies to provide customized viewing options, to compile statistical reports on website activity, for fraud reduction or for security purposes, to recognize customers or a previous visitor of our website, or to pre-populate website forms. Such information may be disclosed to third parties to provide any of the activities mentioned above on behalf of Mission.

Additionally, we use cookies from third-party partners such as Google and Facebook for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display Mission promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the Internet. Mission may also share information about your behavior on the site with third parties (including operators of third-party websites and/or social networking sites in order to show you targeted advertisements and other content that has been customized for you. We also use cookies to determine which ads users have seen and how many times users have seen a particular ad.

To find out more about cookies, including browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Remember, though, without cookies, users may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website features.

We may also use locally stored objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash cookies”) for security and fraud detection purposes. Flash cookies are not managed through web browser settings. Please visit Adobe’s Flash Player Help website for help with managing Flash cookies.

Our web servers also collect information about your connection to the Internet, including your IP Address. Your IP Address does not identify you individually; however, we use your IP address to optimize the Site experience, to administer and improve Site functionality and to diagnose problems users may encounter.  Mission also uses your IP Address to determine navigation routes to the Site.

Mission may contact you with information concerning products, services or promotions; however, you always have the choice to unsubscribe from such communications.  You may contact us to manage your marketing preferences and to request removal from marketing lists at the address provided below or through “Contact Us” within our website.  Additionally, marketing communications from Mission will contain an opt-out or unsubscribe mechanism allowing you to change your marketing preferences. If you decide not to receive communications from Mission, we may continue to use your personally identifiable information in order to communicate with you regarding transactions, products and other information of an informative nature.


How We Use Personal Information

Usage and disclosure of Personal Information varies based on a party’s relationship with Missoin. Mission primarily uses this information to provide the Services and related features and to:

• facilitate the processing of payment transactions
• respond to requests and inquiries
• provide support services
• send administrative information, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies
• administer promotions or contests
• facilitate social sharing functionality
• analyze and monitor Services usage and to make improvements
• help secure the Services, prevent fraud and enforce our policies
• help personalize our Services
• communicate about other Mission services or those of our affiliates or other third parties
• make contact, directly or through a third party vendor, to complete a survey or questionnaire
• communicate, directly or through a third party vendor, about Mission offerings, about general company news and industry trends, and to address responses to a survey or questionnaire
• compile information for use on an aggregated and de-identified basis
• conduct data analysis and research, audits, develop new products, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities
• perform other activities with consent

How We Share Personal Information

We will only share Personal Information as described in this policy. Specifically, we may share Personal Information:
• as necessary to perform the Services and to complete payment transactions
• with companies and vendors that help us to operate our business by providing services such as website hosting, fraud screening, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services
• with third parties that have contracted with Mission to perform certain functions on our behalf
• with third parties sponsors of promotions or contests where consent has been given
• to comply with law or other legal obligations such as responding to subpoenas, or other requests from public and government agencies, including laws and other legal obligations outside a party’s country of residence
• to protect our rights, operations or property, or that of our users
• to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential or suspected illegal activities, fraud, threats to the personal safety of any person, or violations of the Service’s terms and conditions
• with other companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with Mission that support the provision of Transaction Services or relationship with a party. This includes its subsidiaries and parent companies.
• with a purchaser of all or a unit of Mission (or the majority of Mission or its unit’s assets), a merger, acquisition, or internal reorganization of Mission or a unit of Mission
• with consent please note that any information posted to public areas such as on our social media pages may be seen by other visitors.

Choices

Users can choose not to provide us Personal Information when you use our website(s) or mobile application(s). However, if the information request is not identified as optional and a user chooses to not provide required Personal information, then the user may not be able to use the features of the website or mobile application.

Users can opt out of receiving promotional email from Mission by following the unsubscribe link in those email messages. Users can opt out of receiving SMS text messages from Mission by replying STOP to any message.

Users can configure browser to reject cookies, or to notify it when a cookie is set. However, if you reject cookies, the Services may not operate properly.

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. 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, attorney’s 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 Site

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, attorney’s 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 info@yourmission.org.