Certain pages within the MSF web site may have the ability to place a cookie on your computer. These cookies serve only to remember information that helps you get to pages you want. Cookies do not identify you by name nor does it permit us to read unrelated data on your hard drive. They can be used to track what pages you look at on our web site. This enables us to develop a more responsive web site to your needs by analyzing usage data. At your option, you can adjust your browser options to not accept cookies.
Server access logs
Each web page access is recorded in a log file. The contents of the log file are analyzed periodically to determine how many visitors we serve, what pages they look at most, and how they were referred to our site. An individual's session data is not kept or examined.
Site Registration and Protection of Personal Data
Some features of the site require registration, including but not limited to applying for MSF services. For some features of the site, registration is optional, such as when making a donation. During the registration process, while logged in as a registered user, or when making a donation without registering, you will be redirected to a secured website. (The industry standard SSL and HTTPS protocols are used, both by the MSF and companies we work with to process credit card transactions.) Personal and identifying information - including but not limited to name, address, date of birth, phone number, email, credit card data, and health information - that is provided to the MSF by you is considered confidential except when required to be disclosed to a third party by the nature of your request. The MSF has appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to ensure data security and integrity.
To review or make changes to the data collected, registered users can select the My Account option at the top of each page, or contact the MSF using the Contact page. Data you provide is not available for sale, loan, or exchange with other nonprofit organizations or commercial enterprises, so there is no need to opt out of such transactions.
The MSF reserves the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of its forums and pages in order to determine compliance with the terms and conditions and use associated with the MSF web site and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. The MSF shall have the right at its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on its web site that the MSF, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of its policies or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the MSF reserves the right to determine qualifications to serve as an information provider on the forums.
The MSF maintains databases of persons affected by multiple sclerosis as well as those having an interest in providing various types of support to the MSF. These databases are not available for sale, loan, or exchange with other nonprofit organizations or commercial enterprises.
Any message posted or e-mailed to the MSF web site is public, unless confidentiality has been both specifically requested in writing by the author and granted in writing by the MSF. The MSF may use messages it deems public in furtherance of its purposes including, but not limited to, compiling databases and developing promotional materials, testimonial materials and responses to inquiries.
We do not obtain personal information about you during your use of the web site, unless you choose to furnish it, such as signing up for complimentary MSFocus magazine subscriptions. We provide opt-out options for our newsletter mailing lists.
If you have any questions or comments about MSF web site privacy policies, please contact us.
(Last reviewed 11/2013)