The Foundation collects the following information through our secure online financial-transaction pages: name, address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information. This personally identifiable information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on the Foundation's mailing list if you choose to join it.
When you send a donation in honor or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or a family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.
We care about the security of your transactions and apply industry-standard practices and technologies to safeguard your credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. The web servers for the Foundation are located in a locked, secure environment, and computer systems are maintained in accordance with industry standards to secure information. You should be aware, however, that "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
The Foundation provides a separate online form to join our mailing list. The information we collect includes: name, address, e-mail address and phone number. This information is securely stored internally and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year, either via e-mail or regular mail.
Please contact us directly by regular mail if at any time you wish to be removed from the mailing list or if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided. To protect your privacy and security, we will take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information or making corrections. Callers will be asked specific questions, including full name, address, phone number, and, if applicable, credit card numbers and/or expiration date, in order to verify their identity and protect the privacy of the Foundation's donors and members of its mailing list.
You will be added to The Michael J. Fox Foundation's email list only if you register to receive emails via a form or checkbox on The Michael J. Fox Foundation website. You may opt out or modify your subscription to these communications by clicking on the “Manage My Preferences” link included in every email we send.
Social Media Community Guidelines
The Michael J. Fox Foundation social media channels provide a place where ideas and content can be shared, and conversation can flow freely and respectfully. We encourage you to join the conversation. Below are our guidelines for communicating on these channels.
- Simply, please be respectful when interacting with our community.
- We won’t tolerate abusive language or content, including material that is defamatory, obscene, violent, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, aggressive, argumentative or that can be construed as bullying or is otherwise deemed inappropriate.
- We reserve the right to remove content from our social media channels if we feel it fails to adhere to any of these guidelines.
- We also reserve the right to block/ban users from our social media channels if they exhibit inappropriate behavior.
We look forward to a productive exchange of ideas and information that will advance our shared goal of finding a cure for PD.
Links to Other Websites
The Foundation's site includes links, some temporary and some permanent, to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of any other website or the nature of the content contained therein.
None of the content and information in the Foundation's website is targeted toward children under 13 years of age. We make every effort possible to ensure that we do not collect or maintain information on our website from those we know to be younger than 16 unless parental consent has been obtained in writing.
Changes to This Policy
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163-4777