KCA Respects Your Privacy
This is the website of the Kidney Cancer Association and it may be accessed from various URLs, including KidneyCancer.org. The purpose of this website is to provide information and support to patients, their families, and to medical professionals. It is not intended to replace the relationship between the patient and physician. To the best of our knowledge, this site complies with current regulatory requirements with respect to medical privacy in the State of Illinois and in the United States of America.
This site site makes no claims relating to the benefit or performance of a specific medical treatment, commercial product or service.
Donor privacy: we do not share donor information with parties outside the Kidney Cancer Association (unless requested by the donor). Donor information, collected both online and offline, is never sold or shared and donors may request that their names not be published.
At the present time, KidneyCancer.org does not accept paid display advertising. If this policy should change, commercial content will be clearly identified as being separate from editorial content.
This website is paid for wholly by the Kidney Cancer Association through the generosity of the many thousands who have made contributions to our USA-based, federally tax-exempt, charity. The Association is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from people like you.
Our postal address is:
P.O. Box 96503 #38269
Washington, DC 20090-6503
The principal author of this website is Bill Bro, who may be reached by using information listed on our Contact page.
When you complete a registration form, contribution form, membership form, or any other form, whether in person, by mail, email, fax, telephone, on our website, or by any other method, or attempt to view any page on our website, or click on any hyperlink on our website, you specifically agree to accept and be bound by each of the following terms and conditions. If you disagree, please do not register, submit forms, use hyperlinks, or attempt to view any web page on our website or provide your personal contact information to our organization through any method of contact, direct or indirect. This website should not be viewed by people who are subject to jurisdiction where this policy, or any part thereof, violates any local, state, or federal regulation or statute. There is no expectation of privacy in our communications with you.
For each visitor to our web page, our web server may automatically recognize information regarding the domain or email address.
We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or various website registrations. The information we collect is used for internal review, used to improve the content of our web pages, and may also be shared with other organizations or used for other purposes. If you do not wish this information to be shared with others, please use the Contact link at the top of this page.
With respect to cookies: we may set cookies, and third-party software used in our web design may also perform this function.
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by writing to us at the above address. We maintain several email lists, collected from different web pages, and it might be necessary for you to opt out of each list.
If you supply us with your postal address, you agree to receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services, upcoming events, and/or other announcements or solicitations. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by contacting us at the above address. Please provide us with your exact name and address.
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding research, services, upcoming events, and/or other announcements or solicitations. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us a postal letter.
With respect to so-called pop-up ad servers: we do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies, except with respect to search engine placement. We may place pop-up pages on our website for our own purposes.
Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to a description of information that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by email at the above address.
Upon request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information. Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us a postal letter.
With respect to security: we have security measures (including limited access to files that contain personal information and a locking office door) in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you. On our website, SSL encryption and continuously monitored secure servers are used to protect your personal information.
People might be able to view your private information on our web server, in email, from databases, or other information resources we maintain, or that third-parties maintain for us. Should this occur, we assume no responsibility for any consequence. Your private information, including your email address, could be viewed by others when email is sent to you or is forwarded by others. Such disclosure could also result from an illegal attack to a secure or unsecured server, database, or other information resource we maintain, or that third-parties maintain for us, that contains information you submit to us electronically, by telephone, in writing, or by any other method. All information you provide to us is at your sole risk and we specifically disclaim responsibility for any harm that is caused by disclosure of information you provide. All information you give to the Kidney Cancer Association should be considered as intended for viewing by, and dissemination to, the general public.
While we make every effort to provide accurate, up-to-date information, the Kidney Cancer Association makes no representations with respect to the contents of these web pages and is not liable in any way for these contents. Contact your physician before following any course of treatment for kidney cancer or any medical condition. Clinical questions should be directed to your physician and this website should not be used as a substitute for personal medical advice.
We may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check our web site periodically. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time, without prior notice. If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the postal addresses provided on this website.
Affiliation Policy & Material Conflicts of Interest
The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) welcomes collaboration with accredited voluntary health organizations that have a kidney cancer-specific focus and that meet specific requirements. To be considered as a collaborator recognized by the Association, an organization should first review the following eligibility guidelines:
1) The organization shall have been incorporated and operating for at least 20 years as a tax-exempt charity (or equivalent, if located outside the US)
2) For the most recent 15 years, the organization shall have employed a paid professional staff and a volunteer governing board of at least ten members
3) The organization shall have a professional advisory group consisting of at least 25 internationally recognized members
4) The organization shall have annual gross revenue that exceeds US $1.25-million in at least five consecutive years in the past 15 years
5) The organization shall have been accredited for at least five consecutive years by at least two national and/or international accrediting agencies (such as National Health Council, Independent Charities of America, and/or Health on the Net Foundation). Note that adherence to a voluntary code of conduct is not an acceptable alternative to accreditation, a process through which the organization submits to an independent evaluation.
6) The organization, if a US charity, shall have been awarded, for at least five consecutive years in the past 15 years, a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator
7) No director, adviser, or staff member of KCA shall serve in a similar capacity for any organization that is directly competitive. KCA requires that directors, advisers, and staff immediately declare such conflicts of interest, in writing, to the attention of the Chair ([email protected]).
We believe this policy serves to foster durable collaborations that will provide stability, sustainability, and the possibility of substantial benefit to patients, researchers, and medical professionals. This policy is implemented by our staff.
Electronic Communications (Email) Policy
Electronic messages originating from from the Kidney Cancer Association may include contents that are privileged and confidential, and are intended for the use of the intended addressee(s) only. If you are not an intended addressee, note that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of a message is prohibited. If you have received an electronic message in error, please contact us immediately using information found on our Contact page.