Research Treatment, Inc. respects your privacy and is committed to
Effective October 2009 this privacy statement covers
personally identifiable information and anonymous data collection through
aggregate reporting. Personally identifiable information is any information
that is associated with your name or personal identity (such as your name,
address, email address, social security number, credit card number, etc.).
Anonymous (non-personal) data is information about usage and service
operation, reported in aggregate, which is not associated with a specific
personal identity (such as browser type, IP addresses, etc.).
From time to time, we may ask you to provide us with
personally identifiable information about you through our website. We use
this information to better understand your needs and interests, and to
provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal
information, it will only be used to support your relationship with Prostate
Awareness Research Treatment, Inc.. Only Prostate Awareness Research
Treatment, Inc. and its
authorized agents have access to the personally identifiable information you
provide us through our website. We will not sell, rent or lease your
personally identifiable information to others, nor will we share, trade or
exchange your personally identifiable information with anyone outside of
Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. without your permission, except under requirement
by law or judgment or when we explicitly notify you at the time we ask for
your personally identifiable information.
Anonymous (non-personal) data is collected in
aggregate for reporting about our website usability, performance, and
effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and
This site contains links to other websites. Prostate Awareness Research
is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these other
sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to
read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects
personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely
to information collected by this website.
What We Collect
On Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. website
you can register for events, make information requests, or sign up to
receive news and information from us. The types of personal information you
provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone, email
address, user IDs and passwords, billing information, transaction, and contact preferences.
Anonymous (non-personal) data we collect may include
the pages visited on
www.prostateawareness.net, unique URLs
visited within our website, browser type and IP address. Most anonymous data
is collected via cookies (see below) or other analysis technologies.
From time to time, we may share aggregated demographic
information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any
personally identifiable information.
To help us improve the quality of our website,
Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. uses an external service that provides real-time
reporting on the use of our website, including page views, unique views,
unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume
traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record,
require, collect or track a user's personally identifying information.
Because we care about the safety and privacy of
children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United
States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 and
our products and services do not target information to children under 13.
Our sites are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children
under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of
information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is
It is possible that by fraud or deception by others,
we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are
notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately
obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our
servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children
under 13, please do so by emailing us at
Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy needs of
children and we encourage parents to take an active role in their children's
online activities and interests.
How We Use the Information We Collect
Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. uses your
information to help us understand your needs and interests and provide you
with better services. Specifically, we use your information to help you
complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to provide service
and support, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize
We partner with other parties to provide specific
services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or
other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide
these services. These parties are not permitted to use personally
identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Data collected online may also be combined with
information you provide through other sources, such as conferences or
personal contacts with members of Prostate Awareness Research Treatment,
From time to time, we may send emails and other
information to users about Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. and its
activities. We may also send you information from other like-minded
organizations whose products or services we think you might find
interesting. Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of
receiving such communications from us at any time. To opt out, please send
an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, call 305.232.9570, or mail
your request to:
Prostate Awareness Research & Treatment
9380 S.W. 150th St., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33176
Access & Accuracy
Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. strives to keep
your personally identifiable information accurate. We have put in place
managerial data standards review processes and technological tools to
maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to view and
change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also
take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your
data. Certain areas of Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc.'s website may limit
access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other
If your personally identifiable information changes
(such as your zip code), or if you no longer desire our service, we will
endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personally
identifiable information you provided to us.
This can usually be done at the member information
page or by emailing our Customer Support at
The most effective way to view and change your
personal information is to send a message to
Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. is committed to
ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or
disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of the
information, we have in place appropriate physical, managerial procedures to
safeguard the information we collect.
We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption when
collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.
Credit card numbers are only used for processing payments and are not used
for other purposes. Our efforts to protect credit card fraud help protect
your financial data security.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and
alteration of the information under our control. This includes a firewall
and 24-hour monitoring of site activities by our hosting service provider as
well as 128-bit SSL encryption (where allowable by law) on all
transaction-oriented operations between you and PCF via our transaction
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive
information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user
information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive
information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees
who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing
clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally
identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen
savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter
their password to regain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL
employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every
quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are
notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what
they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the
servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a
secure environment, behind a locked cage.
Our website may use "cookies." A "cookie" is
a small data file transferred by our website to your computer's hard drive
containing information that helps us make your experience of using our
website more individualized and convenient. We may send cookies when you
surf our site, request information, or register yourself or for
certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us
access to your personally identifiable information, but we may use the
cookies to identify your computer. Some cookies are "session" cookies,
meaning the cookie is removed from your computer after you leave our website
or quit your browser. The aggregate information collected by cookies also
helps us to analyze traffic patterns at our site. This can enable us over
time to provide a better experience on our site by improving content or
personalization and make it easier to use. Cookies that remain on your
computer are often called "permanent" cookies. These types of cookies are
used to facilitate shopping, personalization and registration services.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but
selectively accept certain cookies or notify you each time a website
attempts to place a cookie on your computer. If you refuse to accept
cookies, there may be certain features of our site that will not be
available to you and some web pages may not display properly. You can find
information on how to adjust your cookie preferences on two of the most
popular web browsers by visiting the following websites:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.html
Netscape Navigator: http://www.netscape.com/legal_notices/cookies.html
Another good resource for information about cookies is http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.
The cookies we place on your computer are not shared
with or revealed to other sites, nor do we look at the cookies that have
been placed on your machine by other websites.
Research Treatment, Inc. does not post
third-party ads on its own website. However, Prostate Awareness Research
may use third-party media companies to place ads for its products or
services on other companies' websites. If you view a web page where a
Prostate Cancer Foundation ad appears, the online media company may place a
cookie on your computer. This allows the online media company to recognize
your computer when it is used to return to that site or measure advertising
response. This data is anonymous and is not linked to personal data on your
computer or Prostate Awareness Research Treatment, Inc. database. To prevent online media
companies from placing cookies on your computer, you will need to visit each
media company's website and use their cookie removal (opt-out) process (see
"Opt-Out Policy" above).
Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions
We will always use information in accordance with
users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose it. If at any point we
decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from
that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by email.
Users will then have a choice as to whether or not we may use their
information in this different manner. We may email periodic reminders of
our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you
should check our website frequently to see recent changes.
If you have any concern about privacy at
www.prostateawareness.net, please send a thorough description to
email@example.com, and we will try to resolve it.
We value your comments and opinions. If you have
your name from our database, contact us by phone at 305.232.9570 or email