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TC-Cancer.com has adopted this Online Privacy Statement to demonstrate our commitment to privacy and to inform you of our policies for information collected on this website.

Confidentiality. When you visit the TC-Cancer.com website, our server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard information about the operating system and browser you are using, as provided by your browser. This automatically collected information is used for statistical purposes to help TC-Cancer.com manage our site, but it does not identify you in any way. We anonymously track site visits using normal Internet tracking tools to help manage our system and better serve our audience. This information is used for reporting purposes only and includes information such as: total number of visits, most visited sections, peak traffic times, browser versions, search terms used, and average duration of visit.

TC-Cancer.com's server, or the servers of companies that we use to help us operate our website, may place a "cookie" on your computer. A "cookie" is data or information that can be sent by a web server to your computer, which then may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow our computer to recognize your computer while you are on our website and help customize your online experience and make it more convenient for you. The information collected from cookies may also be used to improve the functionality of our website.

We collect information about you only when you voluntarily disclose it to us. There are several ways you may volunteer personal information on the website. These include completing a survey, submitting a personal story, sending an e-mail inquiry to us, being a mentor, or participating in online discussions. TC-Cancer.com may ask you to voluntarily provide us with information regarding your experience with cancer, personal or professional interests, demographics and contact preferences. TC-Cancer.com may use this information to contact you concerning mentoring cancer survivors or participating in cancer support activities promoted by us on this website, and to answer questions you submit to the website.

Your name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and other contact information are never disclosed by TC-Cancer.com to others without your prior consent. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with TC-Cancer.com. We will never sell, lease, rent or otherwise commercially exploit your personally identifiable information, to others. User names and passwords are used by TC-Cancer.com to protect your identity and personal identifiable information.

Certain areas of the TC-Cancer.com website (the "Forums") allow you to access online message boards and receive and send "private messages," where you can participate in online communications. Such communications may occur in real time and are not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by TC-Cancer.com. We cannot and do not screen content provided by you or other users. TC-Cancer.com does not endorse, and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for any content posted on the Forums, whether the topic is first selected by TC-Cancer.com or a user. The Forums are a free service provided to users of TC-Cancer.com. By posting a message in the Forums, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not want to be bound by these terms, then do not access or use the Forums.

You agree to be fully responsible for your own postings and agree to access and use the Forums at your own risk on an "AS IS" basis. While TC-Cancer.com has no obligation to monitor the Forums, we reserve the right to monitor content on the Forums and to remove content that TC-Cancer.com, in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, unlawful or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use and Rules of Conduct. TC-Cancer.com cannot and does not guarantee that it will post or continue to post every message or other content you or other users submit to the Forums. Also, TC-Cancer.com reserves the right to edit or abridge postings for any reason and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion.
By posting in the Forums, uploading a file, submitting a personal story, or engaging in any other form of communication through the website, you are granting TC-Cancer.com a perpetual, royalty-free, and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, transmit, publicly display, and transfer any such messages, files or communications.

Rules of Conduct. You must abide by the following rules when accessing or using TC-Cancer.com, including any of the Forums:
  1. You agree not to use this website for any unlawful purpose.
  2. You agree not to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
  3. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  4. You agree not to knowingly or intentionally misrepresent your sex, a medical diagnosis you received, the nature or extent of any medical condition you may suffer from, or may have suffered from, or the nature, type or extent of any treatment you receive or may have received for such medical condition.
  5. You agree not to post messages that contain material that is inappropriate, unlawful, threatening, abusive, hateful, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, pornographic, or indecent.
  6. You agree not to violate the property rights of others, and you agree not to post any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
  7. You agree not to upload files, or cause users to upload files, that contain viruses, worms, "Trojan horses", corrupted files, or any similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another's computer.
  8. You agree not to advertise or promote any goods or services in any of the Forums. Junk mail, spamming, chain letters, pyramid schemes and similar activities are strictly prohibited.
  9. You agree not to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.
  10. You agree not to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law in connection with the use of the Forums.
Data Security. To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data security, TC-Cancer.com has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. Nevertheless, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network is completely or fully secure. Accordingly, TC-Cancer.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk and you assume the risk of disclosure thereof.

External Links. Our website may contain links to other websites controlled by third parties. While we try to link only to websites of reputable organizations, please be aware that TC-Cancer.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements provided by other websites before you provide personally identifiable information to them. We will endeavor to inform you when you are leaving our website.

Children's Privacy. This website is designed for use by persons aged 13 or older. We do not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children or anyone under the age of 16. Despite the foregoing, if TC-Cancer.com receives personally identifiable information from an individual who indicates that he or she is, or whom we otherwise have reason to believe is, under the age of 16, we will delete such information from our systems.

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Rules of Conduct. TC-Cancer.com reserves the right to modify or supplement this Online Policy Statement and its Use and Rules of Conduct at any time. When this occurs, a notice will be displayed on TC-Cancer.com's home page.

Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless TC-Cancer.com, its affiliates and partners, and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each from any claims, damages, losses, expenses or costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that arise out of your violation of the Website User Agreement or the Rules of Conduct contained in this Online Privacy Statement, any of your postings, and/or any material contained therein.


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