Privacy Policy

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure's Privacy Policy

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) values its relationship with patients, families and supporters.  We are careful to protect that relationship by respecting your privacy and the information you share with us.

Our Internet privacy policy is explained below.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at 202-419-3140, by e-mail to: info@abc2.org, or at our address: Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, 1717 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.

About Our Information-Gathering Practices

We never give, sell or rent our mailing lists.

Regardless of whether you contact us by phone, e-mail, or register at our web site, your name will not be shared with others outside of ABC2 and its authorized agents. Exceptions to this policy include your approval or request to share your information, legal processes, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect you or our rights as required by law. This includes, but is not limited to, mailing addresses, telephone or fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Requests for information sent through our web site are mailed from our ABC2 office.

We collect an Internet Protocol (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.

Our web site may use cookies to enhance your site experience.

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.

How we use your contact information.

We use your contact information to send you updates about ABC2 activities, brain tumor research, fundraising information, and notification of brain tumor-related events and information that may be of interest to you. At any time you may choose not to receive these mailings. Instructions for stopping e-mail notices are included in each of our messages or you can call us at 202-419-3140 and we will promptly honor your request. Registered users of our web site are able to opt-out of these mailings at the time they register, and can change that choice online at any time.

Donations made at our web site using our online Donation Form and other forms transmitted through our website are secure.

Donations to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure are transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of the Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. 

Do not send personal information via e-mail.

"E-mail" by its very nature is not secure. Please do not send us any personal information in your e-mail that you would be uncomfortable sharing with others. Know that e-mail can be intercepted and that a copy of your message may be stored on the computer you are using.

The electronic messages you receive from us may include “Tell-A-Friend” options.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we do not collect or save the friend's name or e-mail address.

How to correct, update or verify your contact information.

To correct, update, or verify your contact information, or if you wish to stop receiving information from ABC2, please call us at (202) 419-3140 or email us at info@abc2.org. We will promptly honor your request.

About the links and resources at our site.

Several sections of our site link to other places on the Internet. We believe the information or services at these sites are of significant interest to brain tumor patients, families or the neuro-oncology community. If you have concerns about their privacy policies or questions about their security, please contact those providers directly. We do not assume responsibility for the practices or content of any web site which links to, or from, our site.

We do not accept banner advertisements at our site.

ABC2 does not accept paid advertising. However, unrestricted educational grants in support of our web site, patient and family programs or sponsorship of ABC2 events is important. This support enables us to earmark the majority of ABC2 funds for brain tumor research. Grantors and event sponsors will be clearly labeled as such, and their acknowledgment may be accompanied by a logo linked back to their web site. Please note that grantors and sponsors do not have the ability to influence ABCcontent.

Website Tracking

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and our marketing agencies use Google Analytics and Clicky Analytics to collect the following information when users access or interact with our Website: This information may include, among other information, the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Website, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to our Website, areas within our Website that you visited, and other information commonly shared when browsers communicate with websites. This information may also include x/y coordinates of mouse events, unique ID tracking cookie, Internet Protocol ("IP") address (anonymized for residents of the European Economic Area), unique device identifier ("Device Identifier") for any device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned or connected to the device you use to access the Service, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access the Service.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and our marketing agencies use the information from Google Analytics and Clicky Analytics in order to assemble statistics regarding usage of our Website as well as to help us understand how users engage with our Website on an individual and aggregate basis in order to improve it; to help with customer service needs (such as troubleshooting issues that users report to us); and for research and analytical purposes such as service performance; customer behavior and common navigation through the Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Website. Google Analytics data is then fed into our Google AdWords account in order to help us monitor how our internet advertising is performing.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and our marketing agencies don't share your Website traffic data with any third party for any purpose unless required for legal reasons such as meeting applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or enforceable governmental requests; enforcing applicable terms of service; detecting, preventing, or otherwise addressing fraud, security, or technical issues; protecting against harm to the rights, property or safety of our Company, our Customers, or the public as required or permitted by law.

Internet Advertising

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and our marketing agencies use Google AdWords to advertise our Website across the Internet. Google places cookies on your device. These cookies do not identify you or give Google or us access to your computer. Learn more about Google's use of cookies at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Opting Out of Remarketing, Advertising and Website Tracking

If you do not wish to participate in Google AdWords Remarketing, you can opt out by visiting Google's Ads Preferences Manager at https://adssettings.google.com/. You can also opt out of any third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. View the Clicky Analytics privacy policy page which provides additional details including the ability to opt of their analytics tracking: https://clicky.com/terms/privacy. View the Google Analytics browser add on to opt out of their analytics tracking: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.