New York Organ Donor Network, Inc. ("the Donor Network") operates this website ("the site"). Use of the site and associated current or future Web microsites and social networking sites ("the Sites") are governed by the Conditions of Use ("COU"), which can be accessed via a link on our home page or landing pages.
Our website's optional log-in sign up forms may require users to select a user name and password. The forms also require that users give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. Users who sign up have the option at any time of opting out and will receive no further communications from the Donor Network.
The New York Organ Donor Network invites website visitors to sign up to receive e-mail news. Initial information requested will include first name, last name and e-mail address. Because participation is optional, visitors may choose to submit their information or skip this step. If they do opt-in, they will be entitled to opt-out at any time. The Donor Network stores this information for the sole purpose of sending e-mail news. The Donor Network may send e-mails to subscribers seeking additional demographic and other information. Visitors will have the option of responding or not to such requests.
The New York Organ Donor Network's online surveys request information that includes: First and last names, e-mail address, and check-off boxes for questions such as whether the visitor would like to receive e-mails and/or postal mail from the New York Organ Donor Network. Because participation in online surveys is optional, visitors may choose to submit the surveys or skip this step.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about one of our Sites, we ask for the friend's name and e-mail address. New York Organ Donor Network will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. The Donor Network stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.
Signing up to receive e-mail news or logging in/signing anywhere on the site are entirely separate from the course of action that involves enrolling in the New York State Donate Life Registry, which is a confidential database administered by New York State's Department of Health. Visitors have the option of notifying the Donor Network that they have enrolled in the Donate Life Registry.
By enrolling in the New York State Donate Life Registry, individuals 18 years of age and over give legal consent for the recovery of their organs, tissues and eyes for the purposes of transplantation and/or research at the time of their death. Registry information is kept strictly confidential and can only be accessed by a) Department of Heath employees when required for the performance of their official duties, b) federally regulated organ procurement organizations, c) New York State licensed tissue and eye banks and d) other entities formally approved by the Commissioner. Such access can only be for the purpose of identifying potential organ and tissue donors at or near the time of death.
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Sites. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Sites, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
All information provided to New York Organ Donor Network is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Sites that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of New York Organ Donor Network. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the Donor Network makes no representations regarding the privacy of any information that you send to us while it is still on route from you to us, whether it be by mail, phone, fax, e-mail, Internet, or any other method of communication.
Our Sites may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which New York Organ Donor Network has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such Sites as their policies may be different than ours.
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