Privacy Policy And Terms of Use

Last modified: 05/22/2020

 

Plasma Saves (“Plasma Saves,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes the type of information we collect about you when you visit or use our website, and how we protect, share, and otherwise use your information. 

 

Information We Collect From You and How We Collect It 

Depending on how you use the website and its features, we or third parties working on our behalf may collect information about you, such as:  

  • When you share with us your information regarding your COVID-19 convalescent plasma donation, the type of information we collect from or about you may include: name, email address, phone number, name of donation site, address of donation site, and a copy of the receipt of your plasma donation;

  • To demonstrate your eligibility for the grant, we may collect certain information that represents that you meet the charitable class, including your income; 

  • If you choose to make a financial donation to Plasma Save’s GoFundMe to help fund eligible plasma donors, the type of information we collect from you may include: Contact details, etc. 

  • When you use our website, information collected via cookies and similar technologies, which is explained further in the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section of this Privacy Policy; 

  • To share your plasma donation experiences, we may collect and share your relevant public Facebook posts

 

We may collect this information when you use the website, such as when you: 

  • Contact us through the website or via email;

  • Submit and share your COVID-19 antibody plasma donation information; 

  • Make a donation to help fund eligible plasma donors.

We will retain your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. 

 

How We Use and Share Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you for various purposes, including: 

  • To provide you with information you requested;

  • To review your grant eligibility and plasma donation information submitted to us; 

  • To issue individual grant and contact you for your payment; 

  • To process your requests, such as to process your financial donations;

  • To sign you up for our newsletters or other mailings;

  • To communicate with you or respond to your correspondence; 

  • To consider you for employment or for other employment-related purposes;

  • To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal; and

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you. 

 

We may share your information with subcontractors, vendors, and/or other third-parties that carry out certain services on our behalf, including purposes listed above.  In certain circumstances, we may aggregate, anonymize and/or de-identify information collected through the website and use or share that information for additional purposes. 

 

If you no longer want to receive our newsletters or other marketing mails that you receive via email, you can discontinue future mailings by using the “unsubscribe” link/button in those emails. 

 

We are based in the United States, and this website is designed for users in, and operated by us from, the United States.  If you reside outside the United States and use our website or otherwise provide information to us, you consent that your personal information will be transferred to and processed in the United States, which may not provide a level of protection for personal information deemed adequate by your home country.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with the website, we may use “cookies,” pixels, or other technologies to assist us in collecting certain information.  Cookies are small text files that a website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser (if your browser allows it) that enables our website’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  A pixel is an analytics tool that consists of a piece of code imbedded in the website that allows us to better understand actions taken through the website.

 

When you use our website, cookies and similar technologies may collect:

  • Details of your visits to the website, including data about the features that you access and use; and

  • Information about the computer or device and internet connection used to access the website, such as your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

 

These technologies do not collect information that can directly identify you, but we may link the information we collect through these cookies to personal information about you from other sources, including information you provide to us.

 

We may use the information gathered by cookies and similar technologies to:

  • Help us remember and understand your preferences based on your previous or current site activity to make the website more easily navigable and more useful for you; and

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to improve the website. 

How to Refuse the Use of Cookies

Most browsers include tools to help you manage cookies.  For example, you should be able to choose to have your browser warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off (i.e., refuse to accept) all cookies.  Each browser is different, however, so please consult your browser’s “Help” menu to learn the correct way to modify how your browser handles cookies.  You can find more information about cookies and how to disable cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Keep in mind that we need certain information in order to issue individual grant, receive donations, and provide other services to you.  If you disable cookies, you may no longer be able to use or access some features of the website.

 

Do Not Track and Third-Party Links 

Some web browsers may give you the option to request that a website operator not track your information across its website or other websites using the browsers’ “Do Not Track” settings.  While we may not currently honor such browser requests, we will only use your information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

 

The website may include links to third-party websites and services that are not owned or controlled by us, such as social media sites.  We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services.  If you choose to use these third-party websites or services, the collection, use, and disclosure of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of these websites and services.  When information is shared with us by these third-party websites, we treat this information consistent with this Privacy Policy.

How We Protect Your Information

We use reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss of personal information.  

 

Although we exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information and storage of the information you provide us through the website, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure.  Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. 

 

Children’s Privacy 

This website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information through this website or on or through any of its features.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will promptly delete that information.  

 

California Privacy Rights

California law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of personal information (as defined by applicable California law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  

 

Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time.  All such changes will be reflected on this page and the date of revision will be noted at the top of the Privacy Policy.  

 

Contacting us 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@plasmasaves.org