Vascular Cures wants you to know how we use and protect the important information you provide to us. This information summarizes our policy, procedures and practices.

  • Unless you tell us otherwise, when you provide your information online we assume you are agreeing to allow us to use and disclose it as allowed by law and Vascular Cures policies to deliver the programs you are involved with and in furtherance of our mission. We will comply with all U.S. laws and the laws of countries in which Vascular Cures has a business presence.
  • We will use—and require our data management vendors to use—reasonable and appropriate security practices to safeguard your information.
  • If you change your mind about allowing us to use your information or have questions about our privacy practices, please email us at info@vascularcures.org to let us know.

Information We Collect

Personal Information

“Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you. We may collect Personal Information in the following ways:

  • When you visit or use our online donation and sales systems, whether web-based or mobile, we may collect your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s), account numbers, limited location information (for example, to help a mobile app determine the best means of shipping something you purchased)
  • We may collect payment card or similar information when you provide it to us as part of a purchase or donation;
  • We may capture the IP address and ID of the device you use to connect to the online service, the type of operating system and browser you use, and information about the site you came from, the parts of our online service you access, the type of mobile device you use and the site you visit next .
  • We or our service providers may also use cookies, web beacons or other technologies to collect and store other information about your visit to, or use of, our online services.  We may later associate the usage and other information we collect online with personal information about you;
  • When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from us;
  • When you participate in an online survey.

Information from Other Sources

We, or our service providers, and other companies we work with may deploy and use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects and other tracking technologies for various purposes, such as fraud prevention and monitoring of our advertising and marketing campaign performance. Some of these tracking tools may detect characteristics or settings of the specific device you use to access our online services.

We may also collect information about you from additional online and offline sources including from social media activities, other nonprofits, and commercially available third-party sources. We may combine this information with the personal and other information we have collected about you.

How We Use Information We Collect

We use the information discussed above in a number of ways, such as:

  • Processing donations and purchase transactions;
  • Preventing fraud and enhancing the security of our online services;
  • Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
  • Managing your preferences;
  • Performing analytics concerning your use of our online services, including your responses to our emails and the pages and advertisements you view;
  • Providing you tailored content and marketing messages;
  • Operating, evaluating and improving our programs (including developing new products and services; improving existing products and services; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies;
  • For any other purposes that we may specifically disclose at the time you provide or we collect your information.

We may also use data that we collect on an aggregate or anonymous basis (meaning it does not identify any individuals) for various purposes, where permissible under applicable laws and regulations, to help deliver products, services, and content that are better tailored to the users of our online services and for other purposes.

What We Disclose to Others

We may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain third parties. For example, we may share your information with:

  • Credit card processing companies, to process your payments and donations;
  • Other third parties to comply with legal requirements such as the demands of applicable subpoenas and court orders; to verify or enforce our terms of use, our other rights, or other applicable policies; to address fraud, security or technical issues; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property or security of our customers or third parties.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Vascular Cures may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by others (“third-party websites”).  When you use a link online to visit a third-party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy and security practices, which may differ from ours. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy, terms of use and security practices of the linked third-party website before providing any information on that website.

Updating Your Information and Contacting Us with Questions

Keeping your information up-to-date is very important.  To request changes please email us at info@vascularcures.org. Of course, we cannot track down “de-identified” information to change it or undo any prior use of data we used with your actual or implied consent.

Changes to This Online Privacy Statement

We may change this Online Privacy Statement from time to time.  When we do, we will let you know by appropriate means such as by posting the revised policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date.  In some cases, you may be asked to agree again to our Privacy Policy or other terms, even if you have already agreed to accept them, because there were changes. Any changes to this Online Privacy Statement will become effective when posted unless indicated otherwise.

Other Privacy Policies and Practices

This Online Privacy Statement describes our practices related to online activity. We have other policies, procedures and statements that apply to other activities and programs.  If you have a question about privacy protections related to “offline” programs, please contact the staff or email us at info@vascularcures.org.

Updated April 2017