Your privacy is important to us!
Types of personal information we may collect about you:
Financial Information. BRO’s operations are funded by donation, and we greatly appreciate online donations. If you made a donation online, you will be asked to submit contact information for verification purposes, and such information will be stored in a secure location. When you donate, we will collect your name, address, and/or e-mail address so that we can send you thank you for your contribution. We may also collect limited financial information to process your contributions. BRO uses a third-party payment service to process contributions made through the BRO Site. However, financial information will not be stored except when it is needed for record-keeping purposes.
How we collect personal information about you
BRO may automatically collect personal information about you as you interact with and use the Site. Please exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose your Personal Information in public forums and on social media. BRO does not control the acts of other visitors to its Site, so please be cautious when deciding to reveal personal information on a public area of any site or any social media platform. Please contact us if you believe a visitor to an BRO site is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users. When you interact with our Site we may collect your IP address; browsing history; search history; and information on interaction with our Website.
Employment or Volunteer Participation. If you seek employment with BRO or volunteer for BRO, we will collect information related to your role. For instance, we will collect employment history information if you submit a resume to BRO or if you are volunteering to be a community leader, we will collect information on your location.
Your Usage of the Site and Social Media Interfaces. If you elect to connect to engage with BRO using your social media account, certain Personal Information from your social media account may be shared with us, which may include Personal Information that is part of your profile or your friends’ profiles; in addition, if you use a “like” button or use other social media features while visiting our website, those social media companies may collect information about you. Your interactions with social media companies and the use of their features are governed by their privacy policies.
Forms. If you decide to complete an informational or volunteer form, we will collect information from you in paper or electronic form. Personal Information may include your contact information, your cancer/reconstruction story, etc.
Other information collected.
How we may use your personal information
BRO may use the information we collect from and about you for a number of purposes.
Some examples of the ways we may use that information include:
- Providing you with the information and features of the Site that you request, view, and engage with.
- Managing our relationship with you.
- Customizing your experience on the Site, including managing and recording your preferences.
- Marketing of the Site and furthering of our mission
- Reviewing and developing reports regarding usage, activity, and statistics, including to conduct analysis to enhance or improve our content, products, and services.
- Acting at your direction.
- Responding to your inquiries and requests and sending you administrative and other communications.
- For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent.
With whom we may share your personal information
BRO will not sell the personal information you provide or we collect through our webSite, although we may share your information as follows:
- Legal Matters: We may access and disclose your information to respond to subpoenas, regulatory or judicial processes, or government requests and investigations, or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law.
- Prevent Fraud or Misuse: We may disclose your information to protect the security of our Websites, servers, network systems, and databases. We also may disclose your information as necessary if we believe that there has been a violation of our Terms and Conditions, any other legal document or contract related to our Websites, or the rights of any third party.
- Safety: We may access and disclose your information to protect any individual’s personal safety, health, or welfare, including, without limitation, if you threaten to harm yourself or others, we have reason to believe that abuse or neglect might be occurring, or otherwise in the event of a medical emergency. In such instances, we will notify the appropriate authorities, which may include law enforcement, medical or other emergency personnel, or a potential victim.
- Story Collection. We may, from time to time, invite you to share your journey and story with us to help others who might be going through a similar situation.
- Third-Party Service Providers. We may need to share Personal Information with third parties that provide operational support for our Site on our behalf (such as website hosting, information technology and infrastructure, data analytics, email delivery, or other services of an administrative or technical nature). Your information is shared solely for the purpose of providing such services and is subject to confidentiality obligations.
- If You Sign Up for our newsletter or as a volunteer. We may reach out to you via email, although you will have the right to unsubscribe.
- Social Media. Please note that any information you post within a public forum, such as a social media account, t may become public and may be read, collected, and used by anyone.
Your Consent. In addition to the other disclosures described in this section, we may also disclose your information as you expressly authorize us to do so.
Email Communications: Please note that individualized information transmitted via email correspondence between you and BRO is not encrypted. As a result, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet email communications, such email correspondence may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge and permission while in transit. For that reason, to protect your privacy, if you have concerns about treatment, or questions that would involve the communication of confidential/personal health information, please call your physician, or other healthcare professional.
Other Information. BRO may collect and use, as describe herein, the following additional information “Other Information.”
Browser and Device Information. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the Site you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Site functions properly.
BRO App Usage Data. When you download and use BRO Apps, we and our service providers may track and collect App usage data, such as the date and time your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the App based on your device number.
Internet Protocol Address. Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites and applications. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Site. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address. We track page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit. With that information we can improve the quality of the site.
We will also collect your IP address, along with basic contact information you provide on our website forms, such as the “Contact Us” form, “Volunteer sign-up” form and “Story Collection” form.
Web Server Traffic Pattern Information and Browsing History. We collect standard web server traffic pattern information and your browsing history. General traffic, Site usage, browser information and length of stay information is collected and stored in log files.
Using pixel tags and other similar technologies. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Site (including email recipients), measure the success of our
marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Site and response rates.
Do Not Track
Because there is not yet a consensus on how companies should respond to web browser-based do-not track (“DNT”) mechanisms, our system will not recognize or respond to Do Not Track requests or headers at this time.
Anonymous or Aggregate Information. We use Anonymous Information and Aggregate Information for activities including data analysis and research. “Anonymous Information” means information where identifiers have been removed so that it does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual. “Aggregate Information” means information about groups or categories of individuals which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual. For example, we may use Aggregate Information to compare the types of Site our constituents utilize in one geographic location with another to understand how the two groups are different or similar.
Uses and Disclosures of Other Information. We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do this, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information. For example, we may work with data providers to tailor our communications to you, including fundraising and outreach communications, based on your areas of interest and other information about you. To do this, we may place cookies on your browser and combine IP address or browsing history with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable e-mail or postal address). We may then communicate with you through mail, email, or other channels.
Security of Information
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures reasonably designed to secure the information to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “How To Contact Us” section below.
Please note the following privacy options:
If you do not wish to be contacted via email, please contact us with an opt-out request, and we will honor the request in accordance with timelines set forth in applicable law. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving e-mails, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.
Mobile Applications. You can stop the collection of information by any mobile applications easily by uninstalling the application. You may use the standard uninstall processes available as part of your mobile device or network. To discontinue the collection of geolocation data, you can modify your privacy settings on your mobile device.
Notices and Disclosures
Children’s Privacy. BRO does not knowingly request or collect information from any person under 13 years of age without parental consent. If you believe that your child has submitted Personal Information to BRO without your consent and you would like this info restricted or removed, please contact us using one of the methods provided in “How to Contact Us” below.
For California Residents. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal
Information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To make such a request, please contact us using one of the methods provided in “How to Contact Us” below. In addition, if you are a California resident under the age of 18 and a registered user of the Sites, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Site. To request removal, please contact us using one of the methods provided in “How to Contact Us” below. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer. The Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities may be entitled to access your Personal Information.
How to contact us
You can also reach us via US Mail at:
833 Northern Blvd, Suite 150
Great Neck, New York 11021
Last Modified: March 1, 2022