Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use
Last updated: February 13, 2015
Donate Life New England (DLNE) provides this website (“the Site”) as a public service. Because we know you care about your personal privacy, DLNE has adopted the policies and practices described in this Privacy Statement. For information about the terms and conditions of using the Site and associated current or future Web microsites and social networking sites, please refer to the Conditions of Use agreement (below).
DLNE is a joint project of a number of community-based organizations dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. These organizations include New England Organ Bank, LifeChoice Donor Services, The Center for Donation and Transplant, the Connecticut Eye Bank, and Donate Life Connecticut. As described in this Privacy Statement, DLNE occasionally collects information from users of this website. That information may be made available to all of the organizations involved in DLNE but for simplicity we refer to them all here as “DLNE.”
DLNE’s Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information DLNE does not collect any personal information about visitors to this Site (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses) unless visitors provide such information voluntarily. If visitors do not want their personal information compiled, such information should not be submitted through this Website.
If personal information is submitted, such information may be used as follows:
- Information submitted by visitors wishing to register as organ, tissue or eye donors will be added to the Donate Life New England Organ and Tissue Donor Registry (the “Registry”) and utilized for Registry purposes as defined under the law of the applicable New England state. • Information submitted by visitors may be stored and analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts made to increase the number of registered donors as permitted by the applicable state law. • Information submitted may be used to contact individuals and/or their family members for Registry purposes as allowed under law.
DLNE does not sell, rent or market personal information to third parties. All information submitted through the Registry is kept confidential except to the extent necessary to coordinate organ, tissue and eye donation in accordance with the applicable state law.
Information on Children
This Site is not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen. We do not intentionally collect information from or about users of this Site who are under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that a user of this website is under the age of thirteen and has provided any personal information to us without parental consent we will remove that child’s information from our files.
URL and IP Addresses
Like many other websites, DLNE may collect technical information about our users’ utilization and navigation of our site. This may include information such as the type of internet browser and/or computer operating system being utilized as well as the domain name of any website visitors utilize to link to this Site. This information may be used to better administer our Site and track user movements throughout the site so we can meet our users’ needs. Such technical information will not include the personal information discussed above.
Use of “Cookies”
DLNE has adopted and adheres to an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical safeguards that are appropriate to the size, scope and type of DLNE’s operations, the amount of resources available to DLNE, the type of information DLNE collects and stores, and the need for the security and confidentiality of such information.
Third Party and Affiliated Links
Our Sites may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which DLNE has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such Sites as their policies may be different than ours. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content or, or information gathered by, these other websites. We do not endorse any of these websites or the products or services associated with such websites merely because they are linked to our Site.
Conditions of Use and Changes to this Statement
By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement (above) and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Site. You agree that any dispute regarding the terms contained in this Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use will be governed by the Laws of Massachusetts. DLNE reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement and the Conditions of Use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use at this Site.
For additional information about information collection and use, or for any other information about this website, please contact: New England Organ Bank, 60 First Ave, Waltham, MA 02451.
Please note that email is a form of non-encrypted Internet communication that may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your permission or knowledge. If you choose to contact us by email, you may do so at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions of Use
Donate Life New England (“DLNE”) operates this website and associated microsites and social networking sites (“the Sites”). Access to and use of the Sites are subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. If you do not agree with these conditions of use, please do not use this website. Because we may revise the conditions of use from time to time, you should review them periodically.
General Disclaimer; Medical Advice
The information provided on the Sites is not intended to be used by any individual or entity for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease, and is not a substitute for professional or expert medical advice or care. The Sites should not be treated as a comprehensive source of information, and the information obtained from the Sites should not be treated as medical advice. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you acknowledge and agree that you should consult your health care provider, agency or professional. You acknowledge and agree that you understand that you should consult with your personal physician, lawyer, or religious leader, as appropriate, before relying on any information obtained from the Sites.
User Responsibility, Release and Waiver
Each person using the Sites assumes full responsibility for and all risks arising from use of the Sites. IN NO EVENT SHALL DLNE, OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT), PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXISTENCE OR USE OF THE SITES, REGARDLESS OR WHETHER DLNE OR ANY OTHER ENTITIES OR PERSONS LISTED ABOVE HAS BEEN ADVISED AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. This includes damages to or for viruses that may infect your computer equipment. Without limiting the foregoing, the aggregate amount of DLNE liability under this agreement shall in no event exceed $100 U.S. dollars. DLNE further specifically disclaims liability for unauthorized interception or infiltration of any data that you submit to DLNE and for misappropriation of such data by third parties.
In consideration of your being permitted to use the Sites, you, on your own behalf and on behalf of your spouse, heirs, trustees, legal representatives, executors, and assigns, hereby agree to release DLNE and its past, present and/or future shareholders, members, managers, partners, trustees, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, consultants, agents, affiliates, administrators, attorneys, successors, and assigns (and their respective past, present and/or future shareholders, members, managers, partners, trustees, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, affiliates, administrators, attorneys, successors and assigns) (each, a “Released Party”) from any and all liability for injury, death, damage, cost, expense, and other loss suffered or incurred by you as a direct or indirect result of your use of any information that is, directly or indirectly, available from or through the Sites at any time.
In consideration of your being permitted to use the Sites, you hereby agree that you will not, at any time hereafter, commence, maintain, prosecute, participate in as a party, or permit to be filed by any other person on your behalf, any action or proceeding of any kind, judicial or administrative, in any court or agency against any Released Party with respect to any act, omission, statement, information, transaction, or occurrence that relates, directly or indirectly, to your use of the Sites at any time.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Everything on the Sites is provided “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” DLNE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. DLNE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITES WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.