|This website, Bloodmobile.org, is dedicated to
protecting your privacy as you visit our web pages. The privacy that we
extend to our web browsing guests is exactly that which we expect when
we surf the internet. You can expect the same standard of privacy
protection for your personally identifiable information on our
internet websites that we extend in every other interaction with
Bloodmobile.org's policy on privacy is designed in accordance with the Direct
MARKETING ONLINE PRIVACY PRINCIPLES, as
agreed upon by the
ONLINE PRIVACY ALLIANCE, the leading
association devoted to promoting and developing online and internet
services world wide.
PERSONALLY VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION
Only on a voluntary basis do we collect personal information from our
visitors. Personally identifiable information may include name,
address, e-mail, credit card information (in the case of electronic
commerce only), etc. The personally identifiable information that you
may volunteer to us is used to fulfill your request, provide you with
information or to market products, events, and/or services which may
be of interest to you. These offers may come directly from
Bloodmobile.org, from our direct affiliates or from other reputable
organizations whose privacy policies are assumed to be in line with
those of Bloodmobile.org. Each offer that may be made is carefully
examined to ensure that it meets our high standards. Additionally,
every effort is made to be sure that these offers reach only those
individuals most likely to be interested in them. If your personally
identifiable information is to be used in any fashion other than
outlined above, the intent will be expressly stated on this webpage.
The question that we apply to all after-visit contact and/or
correspondence is, "would I like to receive this?"
OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION
Our web server is programmed to collect the domain names (not the
e-mail addresses) of visitors to this website. This information may be
reviewed to measure basic usage data, such as, number of visits,
average time spent viewing each webpage, and the pages re-viewed,
etc., which is used by Bloodmobile.org to improve the content of our
web pages. This information is never shared with persons or companies
outside of our organization.
"Cookies" may be used on some pages of our website to assist us in
better serving our visitors each time that they may return for a visit
to the website. A cookie is a small piece of information that our web
servers send to your browser and that is stored on your computer. That
small piece of information allows our servers to say, "Ah-ha...... we
have hosted this person previously," and it also allows servers to
recall things about your past interaction with the website, like,
"This visitor told us that they like to view the temperature displayed
in Celsius, not in Fahrenheit." For your better understanding of the
term, we have provided a detailed and non-technical
COOKIES. The cookie technology utilized by Bloodmobile.org
contains only the information that you submit to Bloodmobile.org via
our Guestbooks and page visits, in addition to the browser collected
information obtained as you move from page to page on our websites.
You therefore have control over the information that is stored in the
cookie. Remember, you can always set your browser to warn you before a
cookie is sent to you. This will give you more and much better control
over the cookies process.
The data collected utilizing cookie technology helps us in our
analysis of the browsing patterns of our visitors so that the content
and design of our websites can be improved. The information collected
as a result of this cookie process is for the exclusive use of
Bloodmobile.org and its direct affiliates, and will not be shared with
Almost every time that you visit any website on the internet, web
servers 'log' your interaction with the website in something called a
log file. Standard log files, like ours, contain basic information
such as times of page visits, what pages were viewed, and the IP
address of the visitor. This information is used to analyze trends,
website administration, to track movement around our website, and to
gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. No effort ever
is made to relate an IP address with an individual visitor.
When we share log file information with our advertisers or partners,
it is done only in aggregate format. For example, "Our average visitor
looks at 'nn' number of pages on each visit", or the last page viewed
If a visitor wishes to subscribe to any of the offered newsletters, we
will ask for some basic demographic information. We use this
information to learn more about the kind of tools those requesting the
newsletter may most wish to receive. In the future, that gathered
demographic information may be used to send content that may be of
interest to you. For example, our subscribers in Japan, may be made
aware of news that we deem as of interest to them.
You may choose not to provide any information other than your e-mail
address. You will still be able to benefit from the services of
SURVEYS and CONTESTS
From time to time Bloodmobile.org may request information from
visitors via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys
and/or contests is voluntary. The visitor, therefore, chooses whether
or not to disclose any information at all. Information requested may
include contact information (such as name and shipping address),
demographic information (such as zip code and age range), and more
subjective questions about how you use our website. With surveys, the
information that you give us will not be associated with you, and that
information will only be aggregated and used to allow us to monitor
and improve the use and satisfaction of the website. We may also share
this aggregated information.
As for contests, contact information will be used to notify the
winners and award prizes. We may stage contests in conjunction with
sponsors. When this is the case, we may wish to share the information
that you give with that contest sponsor, but if this is the case, you
will be clearly notified.
Contests are not available to visitors from every country and every
state in the United States. We regret that, due to varying laws,
contests are not offered to and are not available to visitors and
website users from every countries and every state.
Contest winners, in the case of high value awards, are required to
disclose their true full name, and for tax purposes, their social
security number. Winners give the right to Bloodmobile.org to use
their name and likeness in various promotional materials.
If our online data files include personally identifiable information
about you, you are able to update that information. Please see the
contact information below.
Bloodmobile.org does not intentionally collect any personally
identifiable information from individuals that may be under eighteen
years of age. If and where appropriate, Bloodmobile.org websites will
specifically instruct children not to submit information to our
websites. If you are a child under 13 years of age, you should not
submit any information to us, or for that matter, you should not
submit any information to any website without your parents' knowledge
and permission. If a child has provided us with information, a parent
or guardian of that child should contact us, should they like this
information deleted. A reasonable effort will be made to delete that
child s information from our existing files, should such information
in fact be contained in our files.
In accordance with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
of 1998), Bloodmobile.org does not knowingly collect information from,
or market any products to, children under the age of 13.
We at Bloodmobile.org strive to provide a safe online environment.
However, to ensure the safety of children and to monitor better their
activities, we encourage parents to get involved when your child goes
online so that you can be aware of what they are seeing, and learning.
We do not knowingly market via our websites or by direct marketing to
children under 13 years of age.
The information that you may provide to Bloodmobile.org is not rented
or sold to, or shared in any way, with third party data compilation
LINKS TO OTHER INTERNET WEBSITES
Bloodmobile.org attempts to only post links to websites which have a
similarly high respect for your privacy. However, we are not
responsible for the content or the privacy practices that may be
employed by other websites to which we may link. Should you have a
problem on any website to which we link, please let us know by sending
an e-mail to the address below.
Bloodmobile.org takes reasonable measures to keep all personally
identifiable information about our online visitors secure against
unauthorized access. Security measures of all of the internet websites
and web pages that we publish or control are periodically reviewed.
Please be aware that due to the nature of the internet,
Bloodmobile.org makes no "iron-clad" security guarantees.
A FINAL NOTE; NO ADDITIONAL NOTICE OF CHANGE
The internet is an evolving medium. Should we change our privacy
policy at some point in the future, we will post the changes on this
page before they take effect. That posting will be the only notice
given of any such changes.
If you would like to add your name, correct your information, or
remove your name from our mailing list, please e-mail us at the e-mail
Bloodmobile.org, as a demonstration of our commitment to privacy
protection, provides the following links to the websites
of some privacy related organizations which may be of
The "Consumer Assistance" Page of the
Direct Marketing Association
The 12 Ways to Protect Your Online Privacy