Privacy Policy

LUNGevity Foundation has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL LUNGevity.org and the LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator mobile application.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. LUNGevity Foundation reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  • What information of yours is collected through the website and mobile applications and how it is used;
  • How such information is protected;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • How you can contact us to review the personal information collected and request corrections; and
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to LUNGevity Foundation by sending an email to [email protected]. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How it is Used

Donor Information

Donor information is stored in a remotely hosted database and is never made available to third parties. The Foundation uses reasonable precautions to keep all personal information secure. LUNGevity Foundation cannot be held liable or responsible for a security breach by a third party, and your continued use of this website implies that you agree to this statement.

Additionally, you have the option of receiving information from LUNGevity Foundation concerning our programs and donation opportunities. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time. LUNGevity Foundation does not sell or rent the personal information we collect from our online donors.

Medical Information

Our LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator mobile application allows users to enter their personal contact information, information about a lung cancer diagnosis and treatments and side effects, and contact information for caregivers and other members of the care team.

Personal and Financial Information

Our registration forms and our Breathe Deep mobile applicationrequire users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. If you pay to register for an event, or if you make a donation, we request other sensitive information from our visitors, such as birth dates and credit card numbers.

Credit Card and Personal Information Security

All information provided to LUNGevity Foundation is transmitted using TLS/SSL (Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. TLS/SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Online donations and other financial transactions completed through our website are processed by third-party credit card processors and are PCI DSS compliant. PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands—Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express, and JCB. PCI DSS compliance gives consumers the confidence they need to know that organizations accepting electronic payments or donations are doing so in a verified, secure, and consistent fashion. The processes, procedures, network configuration, and overall environment used to process your financial support of our organization have met the stringent guidelines of a third-party audit and are in compliance with the high standards set by the industry. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations such as ours proactively protect your account data, a responsibility we take very seriously. We also protect account information by storing it in a secure third-party database that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of LUNGevity Foundation.

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.

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' movements within the site, 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 uses cookies to enhance your experience while using it. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes web surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website. Cookies are considered to be an industry standard.

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

Other Websites

Our Site and mobile apps contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which LUNGevity Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different from ours.

Sharing of Personal Information

LUNGevity Foundation does not sell or rent the personal information we collect from our online registrations or donations, nor do we share it outside of our organization. Contact information for event participants may be shared with LUNGevity’s Event Coordinators. Event Coordinators are bound by contract to keep that information confidential. Some forms on the website optionally allow people with lung cancer to provide information about their diagnosis and treatment; such information is shared only with LUNGevity’s staff and remains confidential.

LUNGevity Foundation reserves the right to change its policy concerning the sharing of personal information. If you do not want your personal information shared outside of our organization, you may send us written notice either by mail or by email to the address below, and all access to your personal information will be restricted.

Offline Donations

LUNGevity Foundation will not trade, share, or sell any donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donors mailings on behalf of other organizations. This applies to all donors regardless of whether they donate online, in person, by mail, or by phone.

Reviewing Personal Information Collected and Requesting Corrections and/or Removal

When you make any transaction on our website (including registering for an event or making a donation) or register as a user of one of our mobile apps, you create a user name and password. With that information you can log on to our Site or the app and update your profile, which will allow you to review and correct the personal information we have on file for you. You may also contact us as shown below to remove your name and information from our system. 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this organization, or your dealings with this Site, please contact:

LUNGevity Foundation
228 S. Wabash Avenue
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312.407.6100  |  Fax: 312.464.0737
[email protected]

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