Effective Date: April 5, 2023
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You may voluntarily provide information about yourself when using certain features of the Website, such as signing up for our newsletter, making a purchase or donation, submitting a fundraising proposal, applying for research funding, commenting on a blog, contacting us, requesting to volunteer, or using other services and features. This may include information like your name, physical address, email address, ZIP code, billing and payment card information, phone number, date of birth, and country of residence. We use SSL encryption for all submissions through our website.
When submitting a school club application, research funding application, or fundraising proposal, we may collect additional information about your proposal, such as the associated school or company, personal information of other individuals involved, and your title and contact information. By providing information about others, you represent that you have obtained their consent to share their information with us. If participating in our third-party honorees program, we may collect medical information, such as the honoree's health conditions. Please refrain from sending confidential health information directly through the Website or to contact email addresses listed on the Website.
We may use the information we collect for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to:
Please refer to the "Third-Party Links and Tools" section below for further details on how third parties may collect personal information in association with our services.
How We Share: If we have gathered information through the Website that identifies you individually, we may share this personal information with other parties, including:
We, our third-party service providers, and affiliates may be located in the US or other jurisdictions and may maintain and process your personal information in such jurisdictions.
Please note that if you choose to make a donation in connection with any promotions in which corporate donors receive incentives and rewards from partners in return for a donation, we will share the information collected from you – including your name, email address, loyalty program account information, and your donation amount – with the partner participating in the program.
When you engage with one of our blog posts or connect with one of our social media platforms, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. For example, if you provide your name and email address in a blog comment, that information may be accessible to the public. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances.
We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated, as well as any other technical information, without limitation.
DIGITAL ADVERTISING & ANALYTICS
We collaborate with social media tools, ad networks, and other ad-serving providers ("Advertising Providers") to display ads on our behalf on non-affiliated platforms. These Advertising Providers employ tracking technologies (such as cookies and pixel tags) on our website and other sites or apps to serve these ads. Some ads may be personalized, meaning they are designed to be relevant to you based on the information Advertising Providers gather about your usage of our website and other sites or apps over time, including your browsing history and interaction with our advertising and communications. This type of advertising is referred to as interest-based advertising.
Our organization adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Principles and the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada's ("DAAC") Self-Regulatory Principles concerning interest-based advertising activities. You may visit the DAA choice page at www.aboutads.info/choicesor the Network Advertising Initiative choice page at optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1. Remember to renew your opt-out choices if you delete your cookies or switch browsers or devices. Your opt-out applies only to the web browser you use, so you must opt-out on each browser and device. Note that opting out will not eliminate advertising in your browser or applications, but it may make the ads less relevant to your interests. Additionally, your browser may provide tools to limit or delete cookies; however, using these tools may affect our website's functionality.
We may collaborate with third parties that gather data about your usage of our website and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. We use Google Analytics and other third-party services to enhance our website's performance, as well as for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information on how Google Analytics collects and utilizes data when you access our website, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
We do not intentionally collect, use, or disclose personal information from visitors under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe they have disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at [email protected]. Include the username and/or email address and password submitted by your child, if applicable.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND TOOLS
Our website may also feature integrated social media tools, such as social networking, photo sharing, and video streaming tools provided by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or interact with social media features on our website, those social media companies may collect information about you, use and share it according to your account settings, including sharing it with us or the general public. Your interactions with third-party social media companies and the use of their features are subject to the privacy policies of the companies that provide those features. We encourage you to review the privacy policies applicable to any social media accounts you create and use.
PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
We take the security of your personal information seriously. We, along with any third-party partners who store information on our behalf, maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the personal information collected through our Website. These measures aim to prevent theft, loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of your personal information. We only provide our service providers with the information necessary to perform their designated functions and prohibit them from using or disclosing your personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.
To unsubscribe from our email marketing, fundraising efforts, or newsletters, you can use the provided link at the bottom of each email or contact us at [email protected] (in the United States). We may still send transactional or relationship-related emails, such as purchase confirmations from the BCF Shop. For more information about your choices regarding digital advertising and analytics on our Website, please refer to the relevant section above.
If you believe that any of the personal information submitted through our Website is no longer accurate, or you wish to update or change it, you can do so by logging into your account (if applicable). If you don't have an account or wish to request access, correction, or updates to your personal information not available through your account, you can email us at [email protected].
We may use previously obtained information to verify your identity when processing access requests or taking other appropriate and lawful actions. We will strive to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize others' privacy, are impractical, or are not required by local law. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and residual information may remain in our databases and records without being removed. We are not responsible for removing or deleting information from third-party databases that we do not control and with whom we have shared your information prior to your request.
ACCESSING THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
INQUIRIES AND CONTACTING US
TERMS OF SERVICE (Effective Date: April 5, 2023)
This is a legal agreement between you ("You" or "Your") and Beat Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization ("BCF"), which applies each time you access or use our website located at beatcancerfoundation.org, including mobile-optimized and social media versions of the site (collectively, the "Site"). Please read the following terms and conditions carefully, as they govern your use of the Site.
1. License Grant:
This Terms of Service ("TOS") grants you a personal, revocable, non-commercial, limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use the Site, subject to your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of this TOS. You may print and download materials and information from the Site solely for your personal use, provided that all hard copies contain all copyright and other applicable notices contained in such materials and information.
You may not modify, translate, decompile, create derivative works of, copy, distribute, disassemble, broadcast, transmit, publish, remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels, license, sublicense, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, exploit, rent, lease, private label, grant a security interest in, or otherwise use the Site in any manner not expressly permitted herein.
3. User Obligations:
You represent that you are at least 18 years of age (or the legal age of majority, whichever is greater) and will provide accurate and lawful information at all times. Individuals under the age of 18 (or the legal age of majority) may use the Site only with the involvement and acceptance of this TOS by a parent or legal guardian, and under their supervision. Additionally, you agree to abide by all applicable local, state, territorial, provincial, national, and international laws and regulations concerning your use of the Site. You access the Site on your own volition.
4. Proprietary Rights:
This TOS grants only a limited license to access and use the Site. You expressly acknowledge and agree that BCF transfers no ownership or intellectual property interest or title in the Site to you or anyone else. Except as expressly provided herein, BCF does not grant any other express or implied rights to you or any other person under any intellectual or proprietary rights. The Site and its contents are Copyright © 2022-2023 Beat Cancer Foundation, a Division of the Beat Cancer Foundation and/or its licensors. All rights reserved. BCF also owns a copyright in the contents of the Site as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the Site's content. "Beat Cancer Foundation" and all other names, designs, logos, and icons identifying BCF and its programs, events, solutions, or services are proprietary trademarks of BCF. Any use of such marks, including as domain names, without the express written permission of BCF is strictly prohibited. Other product, association, organization, and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.
You understand, acknowledge, and agree that the operation of certain areas of the Site may require or involve the submission, use, and dissemination of various personal information.
6. Donors; Donations:
By donating money through the Site, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to make such payment and use the selected payment method, and you authorize BCF (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your payment method for the total amount of your donation. You acknowledge and agree that BCF makes no representation as to whether your donation is personally tax deductible or eligible for tax credits. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) all donations to BCF support BCF's collaborative cancer research programs and donations may not be further restricted to any particular purpose; (b) designated donations and any applicable transaction fees will be charged to the credit or debit card or other payment method you designate; (c) all payments will be processed through BCF's designated third-party payment processor, and BCF does not directly collect or store your credit card information; and (d) all processed donations may be final and non-refundable.
BCF welcomes your feedback and suggestions about BCF, BCF services, or how to improve the Site. By transmitting any suggestions, information, material, or other content (collectively, "Feedback") to BCF, you represent and warrant that you own all rights to such Feedback and that the Feedback does not infringe the rights of any third party. In addition, when you submit Feedback, you irrevocably assign all right, title, and interest in the Feedback to BCF and waive in favor of BCF, its successors, and assigns any and all moral rights that you have or may have in the Feedback. You also agree to provide BCF with any assistance it may require to document, perfect, and maintain BCF's rights to the Feedback. Without limiting BCF's ownership rights to the Feedback described in this paragraph, you also agree that BCF may use such Feedback in any manner and in any medium.
8. User Communications and Submissions:
The Site may occasionally enable users to post content or engage in communications by submitting materials such as comments, remarks, responses, suggestions, ideas, graphics, opinions, photos, or other information (collectively, "Submission(s)"). Furthermore, if you opt to make a donation in honor or memory of an individual, BCF may facilitate sending a digital or physical card or message to another individual (collectively, "Message(s)"). Submissions and Messages should reflect your genuine opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences. As personal medical information is often sensitive, BCF requests you to exercise caution in selecting information to include in Submissions or Messages. By providing a Submission or Message, you agree not to upload, post, display, transmit, or send any of the following:
By sending a Message, you warrant that you possess all necessary rights to send the Message's content and the recipient's consent to receive it. You acknowledge that you, not BCF, are the sender, and BCF merely serves as a delivery agent on your behalf.
By posting a Submission, you grant BCF a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, and unlimited license to use, reproduce, transmit, display, sublicense, and create derivative works from your Submission in connection with the Site and for any lawful purpose. You waive any moral rights you may have in the Submission in favor of BCF, its successors, and assigns. You represent that you have all necessary rights to make the Submission available to BCF.
BCF does not become a publisher of your Submission by merely allowing it to be collected through or appear on the Site; BCF functions as an intermediary, enabling you to provide and display your Submission. You acknowledge that BCF has no control over the extent to which any idea or information may be used by any party or person once you post or display it in a public area of the Site (or permit such posting or display, including through sending a Message).
9. User Information and Conduct:
You agree not to harvest, collect, use, or store any information (including personal information) about other users of the Site, such as email addresses, without their express consent. BCF does not pre-screen Submissions or Messages and encourages users to exercise discretion and caution when evaluating or reviewing them. BCF does not endorse, oppose, or edit any user's opinion or information and makes no representation or endorsement regarding the accuracy, acceptability, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other material displayed, uploaded, or distributed by users. However, BCF reserves the right to delete or take other action with respect to Submissions (or parts thereof) or Messages that BCF believes in good faith violate this TOS and/or are, or are potentially, unlawful or harmful to BCF or its affiliates, volunteers, services, or goodwill. If you become aware of a Submission or Message that violates these rules regarding acceptable behavior or content, you may contact BCF as provided below.
10. Funding Opportunities:
BCF supports alternative cancer research and may occasionally invite you to respond to Calls for Ideas (CFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), or apply for research grants through the Site (collectively, "Funding Opportunity(ies)"). By submitting any content or materials (collectively, "Proposal(s)") in response to a Funding Opportunity, you grant BCF and its partners the right to use, review, and share your Proposal. You acknowledge and agree that your Proposal is subject to and will conform to the specific requirements and terms set forth in the Funding Opportunity. You are solely responsible for rights clearance and accuracy, and you represent and warrant that you own all rights, title, and interest in or to the Proposal or have the full right, power, and authority to grant the rights granted herein. You also represent and warrant that you are not aware of any investigation, claim, or litigation involving the Proposal; the Proposal does not violate or infringe the rights of any other party or the laws or regulations of any government or judicial authority; the Proposal is accurate to the best of your knowledge, and the Proposal does not include any libelous, defamatory, or unlawful materials. BCF and its partners are under no obligation to review, select, use, accept, or fund your Proposal.
11. Copyright and Designated Agent for Notification of Claims of Infringement:
BCF respects the intellectual property of others and expects its users to do the same. In compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), BCF may remove or disable access to content or material claimed to be infringing and/or terminate any rights to access and use the Site. If you believe that one or more of your works have been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a written notice of your claim of copyright infringement directed to BCF's Designated Agent as specified below, along with the following information:
Designated Agent: Vice President of Operations Beat Cancer Foundation [email protected] 307.291.0991 30 N Gould St, STE 21835, Sheridan, WY 82801
Counter notifications, as permitted by applicable law and the DMCA, may be sent to BCF's Designated Agent. All counter notifications must include responsive information to what is set forth above, including any required statements or signatures. If you fail to comply with these requirements, your notice may not be effective. Please note that knowingly misrepresenting that material or activity on this Site is infringing your copyright may result in liability for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under the DMCA.
12. External Links:
BCF, at its sole discretion, may provide links to other websites for your convenience in locating or accessing related information, opportunities, products, services, and social media network groups affiliated with BCF. Please note that these sites, including any social media network groups, are managed by third parties, and BCF has no control over their content. Consequently, BCF expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content on these third-party websites. The presence of these links does not imply any endorsement of third parties, their websites, or the products and services they provide.
13. Additional Terms and Conditions:
Please be aware that additional notices, terms, and conditions may apply to specific aspects of the Site, including but not limited to the purchase of merchandise. By using the Site, you agree to comply with such additional notices, terms, and conditions as applicable.
14. No Medical Advice:
The Site, its materials, and any related services or information therein are NOT intended to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The Site does not constitute the practice of any medical, nursing, or other professional healthcare advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for any questions related to personal health or medical conditions. If you suspect you have a medical issue or condition, please contact a qualified healthcare professional immediately.
In some jurisdictions, certain disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations of warranties, conditions, liabilities, and damages may not be allowed. In such cases, BCF's liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. If you use the Site to connect with any third party, any correspondence or resulting relationship is solely between you and the third party. BCF will not be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, or other liability arising from such dealings. You hereby irrevocably waive any claims against BCF related to your relationship with any third party, including but not limited to interactions (e.g., medical advice or opinions) or receipt of services (e.g., medical treatment or clinical trials).
The information and materials available on or through the Site are provided on an "as-is" and "as-available" basis and may contain errors, omissions, or inaccuracies. BCF expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, whether express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or any other implied warranty under the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act as enacted by any U.S. state. BCF makes no representations or warranties that the Site will operate error-free, uninterrupted, or in a manner that meets your specific requirements or needs.
16. Limitation of Liability:
By using the Site, you expressly absolve and release BCF, its funders, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, and agents from any claim of harm resulting from causes beyond BCF's control, including but not limited to your correspondence or resulting relationship with a third party. Furthermore, to the maximum extent permitted by law, BCF and its affiliates shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising from or connected to the use of the Site, delays or inability to use the Site, loss of data, or failure to store any information or materials available through the Site, whether based on contract, tort, extra-contractual liability, strict liability, or otherwise, even if BCF or its affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In addition, BCF's total liability for any reason related to the use of the Site shall not exceed $100 (US).
17. Governing Law:
Unless prohibited by applicable law, this Terms of Service (TOS) shall be governed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Wyoming, without regard to its choice of law principles.
18. Ensuring Site Security:
BCF strives to maintain the Site as a secure and productive resource. As such, you are prohibited from using the Site or any of BCF's data, systems, network, or services to engage in or promote illegal, abusive, or irresponsible behavior. To uphold security, BCF reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Site. Law enforcement organizations may review any recorded activity. BCF will comply with all court orders or subpoenas involving requests for information to the extent required by applicable law. BCF reserves the right to suspend or terminate access to the Site or any portion thereof when warranted.
19. Injunctive Relief:
You acknowledge that, in addition to other remedies, BCF is entitled to seek and be awarded an injunction or other equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction to restrain any breach or potential breach of your obligations under any provision of this TOS. Consequently, you waive any requirement for BCF to post a bond or other security in the event injunctive or equitable relief is sought or awarded to enforce any provision of this TOS.
20. Term & Termination:
This TOS becomes effective when you agree to the Site's terms and conditions, register, respond to a request for information through the Site, or begin downloading, accessing, or using the Site, whichever occurs first. BCF reserves the right to deny your access to the Site or any portion thereof on reasonable grounds. This TOS also automatically terminates if you fail to comply with its terms and conditions, with certain provisions surviving as identified below. Termination is effective without prior notice. You may also terminate this TOS at any time by ceasing to use the Site, but all applicable provisions will survive termination. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any aspect of the Site in your possession. Provisions regarding Submissions, BCF's proprietary rights, Feedback, disclaimers, limitations of liability, governing law, waiver and severability, and injunctive relief will survive the termination of this TOS for any reason.
21. Waiver & Severability:
Failure to insist on strict performance of any terms and conditions of this TOS will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. If any part of this TOS is deemed invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely reflects the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of this TOS shall continue in effect.
22. Entire Agreement:
No joint venture, partnership, employment, affiliate, or agency relationship exists between you and BCF as a result of this TOS or your use of the Site. This TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and BCF regarding the Site's use and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and BCF concerning the Site. You may not assign or transfer any rights under this TOS without BCF's prior written consent. BCF reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this TOS by posting a revised TOS or notifying you through mail or email, unless restricted by law. BCF may also add, modify, or delete any aspect, program, or feature of the Site without obligation. Your continued use of the Site following any announced change constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Please review this TOS periodically.
The parties have expressly requested and required that this TOS and all related documents be drafted in the English language.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this TOS, please contact us at [email protected].
Your contribution is greatly appreciated and is tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by law. You can find financial and other information about Beat Cancer Foundation's purpose, programs, and activities by contacting the Chief Financial Officer at 30 N Gould St, STE 21835, Sheridan, WY 82801 or by calling 307.291.0991. For residents of specific states, please refer to the information provided below.
Florida: To obtain a copy of the official registration and financial information for Beat Cancer Foundation (CH8360), please contact the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state at 1-800-435-7352 or online at www.800helpfla.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
Georgia: A comprehensive description of Beat Cancer Foundation's programs and a summary of our financial statement are available upon request at the address and phone number provided above.
Maryland: To receive registration documents and other information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act, please contact the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410-974-5534) for the cost of copies and postage.
Michigan: MICS No. 20977.
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Beat Cancer Foundation can be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State.
New Jersey: Information filed with the Attorney General regarding this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the charitable purpose may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215 and is available on the internet at www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/chardir.htm. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.
New York: A copy of the latest financial report and registration for Beat Cancer Foundation can be obtained by writing to the organization or, upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license can be obtained from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina). This license is not an endorsement by the state.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Beat Cancer Foundation can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State, Charities Bureau, by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Virginia: A financial statement is available from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: Beat Cancer Foundation is registered with the Washington State Charities Program as required by law, and additional information can be obtained by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities. The organization's registration is also on file at the Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of Beat Cancer Foundation by the state.
West Virginia: West Virginia residents can obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law. Registration in a state does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of Beat Cancer Foundation by the state.
Wisconsin: A financial statement disclosing the assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue, and expenses for the Beat Cancer Foundation's last fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.
U.S. Residents: 100% of your contributions may be eligible for a tax deduction in accordance with applicable law.
Please note that registration in a state does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation of Beat Cancer Foundation by the state.