Privacy Policy

We’re Committed to Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to The Skin Cancer Foundation. To protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. By providing the Foundation with your information online or offline, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Types of Personal Information that We Collect

When you engage with the Foundation or visit or use our online donation and sales systems, we collect a variety of information. The type of information we collect depends upon the nature of the interaction. We may collect personal information in the following ways:

  • Contact Information and Demographics
    We may collect your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s) and limited location information. NOTE: Contact information is collected only if you voluntarily provide it, for example by submitting a form or signing up for an email newsletter.
  • Financial Information
    If you make a donation to the Foundation or make a purchase through The Skin Cancer Foundation store, we will collect payment information such as your credit card number to process your transaction. We use a third-party payment service to process payments. We will retain your credit card information only for as long as necessary to process the transaction(s). 
  • Location, Web Behavior and Technology
    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. 
  • Call Notes/ Recordings 
    If you call The Skin Cancer Foundation, we may take notes detailing the nature of the call and/or record the call for training and quality assurance purposes. The information contained in these transcripts will depend on what you voluntarily provide to the Foundation.

How We Use This Information

The Skin Cancer Foundation does not rent or sell any information about our subscribers and donors. We use the information that we collect in a number of ways, such as:

  • Processing donations and purchase transactions
  • 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 with tailored content and email 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 for various purposes, where permissible under applicable laws and regulations, to help deliver services and content that are better tailored to the users of our services and for other purposes.

How We Secure Data

We use a variety of security measures to protect your data. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to and improper use of personally identifiable information.

We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls and physical security. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security measures.

No website or electronic data can ever be completely secure but we are always working to maintain up-to-date and appropriate security mechanisms.

Sharing of Personal Information

The Skin Cancer Foundation may need to share personal information with third parties in limited circumstances. For example, we may share your information with:

  • Credit card processing companies to process your payments and donations
  • Website host and/or web analytics provider
  • Vendors for the purpose of providing customer support or fulfilling orders placed through our store
  • 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.

All third parties are expected to maintain the confidentiality of personal information and are not authorized to use personal information for any purpose other than providing those services. The Skin Cancer Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its mailing list to third parties.

Links to Third-Party Websites

The Skin Cancer Foundation 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.

Although every effort is made to ensure that links to third party websites are to reputable sources, the Foundation does not control and is not responsible for the content or links that appear on these websites.


The Skin Cancer Foundation’s website and apps use cookies and similar technologies such as pixel tags to save you time and automate our ability to provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The cookie is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in, and we use them to serve you ads in other networks. They also let us track your usage of our sites, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular.

You can decide whether or not to accept cookies. One way you can do this is through your internet browser’s settings. Most browsers have an option for turning off cookies, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as allow you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. You can also delete all cookies that are already on your computer. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA)

The Skin Cancer Foundation is based in the United States and this Privacy Policy complies with U.S. data privacy requirements including the California Consumer Privacy Act. The CCPA gives California consumers various rights with respect to the personal information we collect, including the right to (subject to certain limitations):

  • Request to access the personal information the Foundation has about you
  • Request that the Foundation delete all of your personal information.

California users may make a request by contacting us at We will authenticate your request using the email address associated with your constituent record and if necessary, proof of residency.


The Foundation does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal data to the Foundation. The Foundation encourages parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and help enforce this Privacy Policy by instructing children to never provide personal data without their permission. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, the Foundation will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We may change this Privacy Policy 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 Privacy Statement will become effective when posted unless indicated otherwise.

Last updated: March 2024

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