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Privacy Policy

Introduction

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Blood Centers of the Pacific website. Blood Centers of the Pacific is committed to protecting your privacy. We have developed this Privacy Policy to inform and notify you of our privacy practices for this website (hereafter “this,” “our,” or “the” “site” or “website”). This Privacy Policy covers what information we may collect from you when you visit our site, how we may use information you provide/we collect on this site, and whether and under what circumstances we may disclose information to third parties.

Acceptance of This Privacy Policy

By visiting our site, you are accepting this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OR WISH NOT TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT VISIT OR USE OUR SITE.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or you believe that Blood Centers of the Pacific has not complied with this Privacy Policy, please contact:
Dale Shakotko
Blood Centers of the Pacific
6210 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: (480) 675-5627
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Scope of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies only to information provided and collected on this website. It does not apply to information we have obtained or may obtain on any other website, offline, or through other traditional means.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the conduct of Blood Centers of the Pacific in relation to this website and not the practices of individuals or entities over which Blood Centers of the Pacific has no control and/or does not employ or manage. This Privacy Policy also does not apply to any other websites owned or operated by Blood Centers of the Pacific. For example, while visiting our site, you may directly or indirectly link to another site for services. Blood Centers of the Pacific has no control and does not employ or manage any such sites. If you link to any such third party site, you should review that site’s privacy policy to determine whether you wish to provide personally identifiable information on that site.

We recommend that you do not provide personally identifiable information to this website using a wireless network, computer or other device. Even if your computer is running wireless encryption protocols, there is a security risk inherent in wireless networks. It is impossible for us to guarantee the security of any such transmissions.

Because of the inherent nature of the Internet, our website can be accessed from locations around the world. However, Blood Centers of the Pacific does not solicit use of our site by visitors outside the United States, does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from visitors outside the United States, and our site and servers that make this site available are located in the United States. IF YOU ACCESS OUR SITE FROM A LOCATION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LOCAL AND/OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS.

Information Blood Centers of the Pacific May Collect and How It Is Used

Personally Identifiable Information
Blood Centers of the Pacific is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This website is provided for your convenience and information. In order to allow you to take advantage of some of our site’s features and services, Blood Centers of the Pacific may need to collect from you “personally identifiable information” which may include, for example, your name, address, email address, and telephone number, or any other information that, when taken alone or tied to other information, would allow someone to identify or contact you. Blood Centers of the Pacific and our business partners may use this information to schedule future blood donations, clarify accuracy of information, provide information about your blood donation(s) or provide information about donation alternatives or other blood donation-related benefit and services that may be of interest to you.

Blood Centers of the Pacific is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, when we transmit sensitive personal information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Blood Centers of the Pacific does not rent, sell, or market personally identifiable information to any outside third parties without your consent. If we plan to rent, sell, or market your personally identifiable information with an outside third party, you will be notified of this at the time we collect the information, and you will have the opportunity to opt out of such use of your personally identifiable information. Any information you consent to be given to a third party is governed by the rules of that party’s privacy policy, which may differ from this Privacy Policy. You should review the privacy policy of any such third party to determine whether you wish to have Blood Centers of the Pacific share your information with that party.

Exceptions To Our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable information about you without your prior consent if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with a valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, court order, levy, attachment, order of a court-appointed receiver, or other comparable legal process, including subpoenas from private parties in a civil action; (2) protect our rights or property; (3) enforce the provisions of this Privacy Policy; or (4) prevent harm to you or others.

Aggregate Information Blood Centers of the Pacific May Collect Automatically
Blood Centers of the Pacific may collect certain types of aggregate information automatically whenever you access and use our site. However, this information is aggregate in nature and is not by itself personally identifiable. Examples of aggregate information include:  (1) the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using (discussed in more detail below); (2) the date and time you access our site; and (3) the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We may use this aggregate information to better enable us to provide you with the resources you need and the level of quality you expect. For example, information about the sections of our site people visit most frequently and least frequently helps us decide which features website users find most useful. Blood Centers of the Pacific may sometimes share with third parties certain aggregate information. However, this information is not personally identifiable and instead merely consists of aggregate and anonymous facts, such as the average number of visitors to our site per day and the most popular sections of our site.

Cookies
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable a website to recognize your browser. Cookies enable a website to “remember” information about, for example, your preferences and may allow you to move within a site without reintroducing yourself. Blood Centers of the Pacific may use cookies to, for instance, track which pages on our site our visitors view and which web browsers our visitors use. Any cookies we may use are used for the purpose of recording information that enables us to provide better service and to customize content. Any information we may collect through cookies is aggregate information. Any cookies we may use do not collect or retain personally identifiable information and we do not combine aggregate information we may collect through cookies with other information such that it would then constitute personally identifiable information. In addition, we do not authorize any third parties to use for their own purposes cookies we may create. Please be advised, however, that sites you link to from our site may use cookies for other purposes. We have no control over and are not responsible for the way other sites use cookies. You should read and understand the privacy policy of any site you link to in order to determine whether and how a particular site uses cookies.  
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please consult the help section of your Web browser to learn how to do this. Please be advised, however, that there may be certain features of our site that will not be available to you and some Web pages that may not display properly if you turn off cookies.

Web Beacons
Web beacons, also known as single-pixel gifs, are images that allow, for instance, a site to collect a cookie number and the time and date a site or page within a site was viewed. Some of our website pages may contain Web beacons. Any Web beacons we may use are used for the purpose of recording certain information that enables us to provide better service and to customize content. Any information we may collect through Web beacons is aggregate information. Any Web beacons we may use do not collect or retain personally identifiable information. In addition, we do not authorize any third parties to use for their own purposes information we may collect through Web beacons. Please be advised, however, that sites you link to from our site may use Web beacons for other purposes. We have no control over and are not responsible for the way other sites use Web beacons. You should read and understand the privacy policy of any site you link to in order to determine whether and how a particular site uses Web beacons.

Internet Provider (IP) Addresses
An IP address is an identifier automatically assigned to your computer when you surf the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request pages from our site, Blood Centers of the Pacific servers log your IP address. Blood Centers of the Pacific may collect IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information (e.g., the number of visitors to certain pages in our site). In addition, certain information that is not personally identifiable may be recorded by the standard operation of our servers. This information allows us to keep our site running efficiently. The information we may record includes the browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) and the operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) you are using.

Children’s Privacy (Individuals Under the Age of 13)

Blood Centers of the Pacific is strongly committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children that may visit our site. All visitors to our site under the age of 13 are advised not to disclose or provide any personally identifiable information on our site. In the event Blood Centers of the Pacific discovers a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will stop using the information and, to the extent possible, we will delete the child’s personally identifiable information from our files.

Amendments to This Privacy Policy

From time to time, it may be necessary for Blood Centers of the Pacific to amend this Privacy Policy. You should review this Privacy Policy from time to time so that you will be aware of any changes. YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AMENDMENTS, REVISIONS, MODIFICATIONS, ETC. TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

DATE LAST MODIFIED: September 30, 2005

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