We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organization, public, private, or nonprofit.
Delivery Method and Timing: Donations made via mail to The Research Foundation are deposited the following business day following receipt. Online donations made to The Research Foundation are credited immediately.
Return and Refund Policy: The Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists for the continued benefit of the community and its improved health status. Donations made to The Research Foundation are dedicated exclusively to supporting Harmon Diabetes Center, ThinkFirst Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program, Nursing and Healthcare Scholarships, and continuing education for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Donations to The Research Foundation are not refundable.
Merchant’s Privacy Statement: The Research Foundation has created this policy to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. The Research Foundation respects your right to privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We do not share your personal information with other organizations for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
You can browse our sites without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information about yourself. When you interact with us through your computer, our website does record certain non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites.
You may, at your sole discretion, elect to make donations on-line. If you elect to make an on-line donation, you will be asked to provide personal information that may include among other things your name, address, e-mail address, phone-number, fax number, and credit card information. Once you provide us with this information you are no longer anonymous to us. We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account. The information you provide The Research Foundation is stored in a secure location.
General security: In order to protect your personal information, we use technologies and processes such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security, and other measures. These measures increase the security and privacy of information traveling to, from, and within www.theresearchfoundationkc.org. Only our authorized employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access personal information.
Donor should understand that this contribution, in accordance with IRS regulations covering charitable contributions, will not be used for the following purposes: to support a political campaign; to purchase raffle tickets; to pay for a membership, dinner, or any other activity that provides a benefit to the donor.
Transaction security: When you donate to The Research Foundation via our website, your donation information is encrypted and transmitted by way of a secure connection. The Research Foundation uses your credit card information only for the purpose of processing your donation, and it is not disclosed for any other purpose.
The Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
- What Information Do We Collect?
- Personal Information You Choose to Provide
- Website Use Information
- How Do We Use The Information You Provide To Us?
- What Are Cookies?
- How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies?
- Notice Of New Services And Changes
- How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
- How Do We Protect Your Information?
- How Can You Access And Correct Your Information?
- Do We Disclose Information To Outside Parties?
- What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?
- Permission To Use Of Materials
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other personal information for such purposes as correspondence, placing an order, requesting an estimate, or participating in online surveys.
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
Website Use Information
Similar to other websites, our site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use The Information You Provide To Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing service and support and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of all personal information provided by our users. You may at any time to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies?
We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information about you.
Notice Of New Services And Changes
Occasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As a user of our website, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an e-mail request.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
When you send confidential personal information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website.
Other e-mail that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured e-mail.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Information Security -- We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices -- Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training and Expectations -- Our organization values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
How Can You Access And Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by e-mailing us using the contact form provided to you within the site structure of our website.
Do We Disclose Information To Outside Parties?
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
Permission To Use Of Materials
The right to download and store or output the materials in our website is granted for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without our express written permission is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly.