Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Access to and use of The Max Foundation Website is provided subject to these terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as use of this web site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. You agree that your continued access and use of this site shall constitute your acceptance of the new terms.

Your Use of the Site

You may use or download content for research or educational purposes, or for your personal, noncommercial purposes, provided you keep unchanged all copyright and other notices with them. No other use of any content is permitted unless a specific use is expressly stated as to particular content.

You agree that you will make only lawful use of this site, and will use this site only in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. You agree that you will make no use of this site that violates anyone else’s rights, including copyright, trademark, patient, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other rights.

You agree that you will not upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on or to this site any materials that contain a software virus or other harmful component. You agree that you will not publish any materials that contain advertising or commercial material of any kind. You agree that you will not publish any materials that are false, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise unlawful, or that violate any rights of privacy or publicity or any trademark, copyright, patent or other rights. You are solely responsible for the content of any material you publish. The Max Foundation is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any person using this site.

The Max Foundation may change, suspend, discontinue or remove any aspect of this site at any time, without prior notice, including the availability of any site feature, services or content or any material you have published. The Max Foundation may restrict your access to certain features, services or content at any time, without prior notice.

Medical Disclaimer

The information and advice contained in or made available through The Max Foundation Website (including, but not limited to, message boards, text files, chat rooms) is not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians. The user should consult a physician in all matters relating to his or her health, and particularly in respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. The Max Foundation provides links and information but makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information offered or provided within or through The Max Foundation Website regarding treatment, action, or application of medication. Neither The Max Foundation, nor any of its partners will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising there from.

Materials Used on Website

The materials included on the Max Foundation Website have been compiled by The Max Foundation from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice. The Max Foundation reserves the right at any time and from time-to-time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Web site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that The Max Foundation shall not be liable to your or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service.

Third Party Content

The Max Foundation may provide content of third parties as a service to those interested in this information. The Max Foundation generally does not monitor, approve or have any control over any third party content. The Max Foundation does not guarantee, endorse or adopt the accuracy or completeness of any third party content. The Max Foundation is not responsible for updating or reviewing third party content. You use third party content at your own risk.

Links

You may not establish a link to this site without the express written consent of The Max Foundation. We are happy to consider any link requests so please write to us.

Please note that this site is linked to other sites which may have different terms of use. Please refer to those sites for the appropriate information. The Max Foundation provides links to other sites for your convenience and for your reference only. These links are not intended as an endorsement by The Max Foundation of the information contained on these web sites of the individual(s) operating these web sites(s).

Accuracy

While making reasonable efforts to ensure that all information in this site is accurate and up to date, The Max Foundation makes no representation or warranty of the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information.

Limitation of Liability and Exclusion of Warranty

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED AS IS, AND YOUR USE OF IT IS EXCLUSIVELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE MAX FOUNDATION MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS IN IT, AND DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ACCURACY OR QUALITY, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE MAX FOUNDATION ALSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY AS YOU ACCESS OR BROWSE THE SITE OR DOWNLOAD MATERIAL FROM IT.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE MAX FOUNDATION OR ITS EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), RESULTING FROM ITS PERFORMANCE OR ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, AND LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR BENEFITS, EVEN IF MLH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Copyright

The Max Foundation respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been infringed on the Site, please send a statutory notice us for notice of claims of copyright infringement. 

Trademarks

Graphical icons associated with The Max Foundation’s logo are registered trademarks of The Max Foundation. Other trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Use of any The Max Foundation trademark is subject to the prior written permission of The Max Foundation.

Privacy Policy

The Max Foundation has a Privacy Policy that describes how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information and how we will use or disclose this information. In addition, The Max Foundation’s Privacy Policy sets forth our general policies on information security. To review The Max Foundation’s Privacy Policy, click here.

State Fundraising Notice

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Max Foundation relies on private support to continue its fight against cancer. In connection with The Max Foundation’s fundraising activities, certain states require us to advise you that a copy of our financial report is available from them. The Max Foundation’s principal place of business is located at 200 NE Pacific Street, Suite 103, Seattle WA 98105. Financial disclosures may be obtained by contacting the Washington Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE, or at the Washington Secretary of State’s website. You may obtain additional financial information by writing to the Office of the Secretary of State, Charitable Solicitations Program, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0234. Registration with a state agency does not constitute or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by that state.

Visitors outside the United States

The Max Foundation Web site and the servers that make this site available worldwide are located in the United States. The laws of the State of Washington in the United States govern all matters relating to this Web site. Any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our sites and submitting information, you authorize this transfer.

Changes to our Terms of Use

The Max Foundation reserves the right to modify and supplement these terms at any time, without prior notice, by posting the new terms on the site. Please review the terms regularly. The terms may be changed at any time. By using this site after a change in the terms, you agree to follow and be bound by the terms as changed.

Contact Information

The Max Foundation welcomes your comments regarding the Terms of Use. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the Terms of Use or the information practices of this site, please contact us.

Privacy Policy

The Max Foundation is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all our users. This Statement of Privacy applies to information collected online through The Max Foundation’s Web site, which governs online data collection and usage by The Max Foundation. By visiting The Max Foundation Web site at www.themaxfoundation.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Statement of Privacy. Please read The Max Foundation Statement of Privacy below and contact us if you have any questions.

Collection and Tracking of your Personal Information

So that we can provide you with the most enhanced service, we request information about you. We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, e-mail addresses, and demographic information such as age, gender, and zip code. You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Max Foundation. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Max Foundation for the operation of the Web site, to maintain quality of the Web site, and to produce general statistics regarding use of The Max Foundation Web site.

The Max Foundation provides links on our Web site to other Web sites. The Max Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Max Foundation’s Web site so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use, and share your information. The Max Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of The Max Foundation Web site.

Use of your Personal Information

The Max Foundation Web site may collect and use your personal information to operate The Max Foundation Web site, to produce reports about cancer issues, to optimize our services, and to deliver the services you have specifically requested. The Max Foundation does not sell, rent, or lease its Web user lists to third parties.

The Max Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us provide the services you have requested or to perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Max Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Max Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our Web users visit in order to determine what sites and services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content to Web users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in particular subject areas.

The Max Foundation Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Max Foundation or the Web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Max Foundation and The Max Foundation Web site; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Max Foundation, its Web site, or the public.

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online (whether through The Max Foundation’s services or any other service available online), personal or otherwise, that information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you use chat, forums, bulletin boards, your e-mail, or if you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from others. The Max Foundation has no control over this use of your personal information.

Use of Cookies

The Max Foundation Web site may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best, and enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Max Foundation services or other Web sites you visit.

Controlling your Personal Information

To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.

Security of your Personal Information

You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from certain sections of this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, account numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

All of The Max Foundation employees and MaxStations are made aware of our privacy practices through periodic communications and training. We limit access to private and confidential data only to those employees with a specific need to retrieve this information. The Max Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. To maintain the highest level of security, we conduct internal reviews of our security measures on a regular basis.

Visitors outside the United States

The Max Foundation Web site and the servers that make this site available worldwide are located in the United States. The laws of the State of Washington in the United States govern all matters relating to this Web site. Any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our sites and submitting information, you authorize this transfer.

Changes to our Statement of Privacy

The Max Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and Web user feedback. We recommend that you check the policy when you visit our Web site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy. If we make material changes to this policy or in how we will use or collect your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We will not make changes in how we handle previously collected personal information that have retroactive effect unless legally required to do so.

Contact Information

The Max Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Statement of Privacy or the information practices of this site, please contact us.