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Privacy Policy

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation Inc (“CPARF Inc”) is committed to safeguarding your personal privacy.  All information you provide will be collected by CPARF Inc in accorance with its Privacy Policy (the “Policy”), as described below. 

CPARF Inc’s Policy applies to personally identifiable information, which is any information that could be used to contact or locate the individual to whom it relates, including: name, address, telephone number, or any other identifying information.

Personally identifiable information does not include information that is collected anonymously or information about groups of people rather than individuals. Please read the following policy to understand how the personal information you may choose to provide will be treated as you make full use of the offerings of this site. This Policy may change from time to time, so please check back for updates. 

What Information Does CPARF Inc Collect? When provided voluntarily, CPARF Inc collects and maintains the following types of information: 

  • Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
  • Donation information
  • Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
  • Information provided by an individual in the form of comments and suggestions This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

Opportunity to Decide Whether to Provide Information 
Provision of the information described above is strictly voluntary. 

How is the Personal Information Used? 
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep your personally identifiable information private and will not share it with third parties unless such disclosure is necessary and permitted by applicable law to: (a) comply with legal process (such as a court order) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority;  (b) protect our rights or property;  (c) enforce any terms and conditions of use or agreements applicable to our website (which incorporates this Policy by reference);  (d) protect the interest of users of our website, other than you, or any other person; or  (e) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment, as authorized by law. The information you provide to us will be used to learn more about the community we serve, to provide individual users access to information, products and services that best fit their interests and needs, and to have a way of contacting you in the future regarding the activities and services of CPARF Inc.  Under no circumstances will CPARF Inc sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

How Is My Personally Identifiable Information Safeguarded? 
We make every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete. We rely on individuals to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with our organization. We protect personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the information. We use appropriate security measures when destroying personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records. We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.  However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and by using our website you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

Accessing and Amending Your Personal Information 
If after providing this information to us, you decide at some point that you no longer wish to be contacted regarding the benefits and services we provide, you can simply contact us by e-mail and request that we stop no longer use your personal information in this manner. With respect to any use of your credit card on this site, such information will be covered by our software protection program and its use will be strictly limited to completing the specific transaction with the credit card company. You may contact us at

Will the Personal Information I Provide Be Given to Third Parties? 
Whenever we use a call center, mail house, or any other third party who may need to receive or handle personally identifiable information on our behalf, we require them to agree not to use personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the purpose for which we retained them.  

Information Retention 
We may retain your information for as long as needed to comply with our legal obligations. 

Are “Cookies” Used On This Site? 
A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a web server which is stored on your computer’s hard drive and used to store or sometimes track information about your use of a site. This site uses cookies to remember your information. This site also uses Google Analytics for aggregate traffic analysis, including: total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, time spent on the site, browser versions utilized, referring websites, search engines used, etc. We use this information to improve the quality of the CPARF Inc site for our audience.  We do provide links to other web sites which may use their own cookies and you should familiarize yourself with their practices. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of those web sites. 

Aggregate Survey Information 
We will protect any personal information you provide as described above, however, CPARF Inc reserves the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group. This data does not contain any personally identifiable information. For instance, we might report to current or potential partners or advertisers that a certain percentage of our users live in a specific area of the country, or represent certain types of organizations, or have certain types of interests. This type of survey information is intended to allow a more targeted selection of benefits and opportunities for our users as a group. 

Parents and Children Under the Age of 18 
If you are under the age of 18, be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself to this site or to anyone over the Internet. CPARF Inc recommends as a general matter that parents accompany children under the age of 18 when using content on the Internet and that you carefully review this Privacy Policy before any personal information about children is provided to the site.

Changes to Privacy Policy CPARF Inc reserves the right to amend or alter the Policy at any time without notice.