Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

What PII Does CAC2 Collect from Individuals Who Visit its Web site?

When subscribing or registering on the CAC2 Web site, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and/or other details to help you with your site visiting experience.

When Does CAC2 Collect Information?

CAC2 collects information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How Does CAC2 Use Your Information?

CAC2 may use the collected information to:

  • Personalize a user’s experience by delivering the type of content in which you may be most interested
  • Improve the CAC2 Web site in order to better serve you
  • Administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • Send periodic emails regarding our events and services

How Does CAC2 Protect Visitor Information on its Web Site?

Our Web site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our Web site as safe as possible.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. View statement from our database provider’s Privacy & Security.

We implement a variety of security measures. All financial transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Does the CAC2 Web Site Use ‘Cookies’?

CAC2 currently does not use cookies for tracking purposes.You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through the settings on your browser (like Internet Explorer). Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s HELP menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Disabling cookies may disable some features, thereby making your site-visiting experience more efficient while causing other site features not to function properly.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website (e.g., on our Directory, newsletter and other locations). These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, CAC2 has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites..

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates Web sites that collect personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its Web site stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more at:

CAC2 agrees to the following with respect to CalOPPA:

  • Users can visit the CAC2 Web site anonymously
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our homepage, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

CAC2’s Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy,’ and easily can be found on the page specified above. Please also note:

  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on the CAC Privacy Policy Page.
  • Users are able to change their personal information by emailing CAC2 at
  • CAC2 honors “do not track” (DNT) signals and does not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.
  • CAC2 does not allow third party behavioral tracking.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control with respect to the collection of personal information on children under 13. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces COPPA, which spells out what operators of Web sites and online services must do in order to protect the privacy and safety of children online. CAC2 does not specifically market to children under the age of 13.

Fair Information Practices Principles

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices Principles, CAC2 will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur:

  • Notify the users via email
  • Notify the users via “in site” notification

CAC2 also agrees to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires that individuals not only have enforceable rights against data users, but also have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. CAC2 collects your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred
  • CAC2 agrees to the following in order to be compliant with CAN-SPAM:

    • Do not use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
    • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
    • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters (if any)
    • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance (if used)
    • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests as soon as possible
    • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

    Contacting CAC2

    If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, then you may contact CAC2 at:

    Coalition Against Childhood Cancer
    PO Box 41913
    Philadelphia PA 19101

    Last Edited on May 1, 2015