Privacy Policy

Purpose

The Passport for Care® ("PFC") survivor website, an online educational and informational resource/service for childhood cancer survivors or, if a minor under applicable law or not legally competent due to incapacity or disability, their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), is hosted and maintained by Baylor College of Medicine ("BCM") through its Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies. This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected and how BCM uses the information that you provide when using the PFC survivor website. "Personal Information" means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by BCM and maintained by BCM in an accessible form.

Information Collection and Use

BCM collects information that is sent automatically to BCM by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer location in cyberspace so that the information you request can be delivered.

BCM uses session cookies (a temporary file created whenever you access the PFC survivor website that expires when you leave) to authenticate you as an authorized user. BCM tracks your name, the date, and the time related to the areas that you view for the purposes of monitoring usage for site maintenance and security purposes. BCM also performs measurement and analyses of user practices in order to document and evaluate interest in the various features and content areas for purposes of administering and improving the content, functionality, and usability of the PFC Survivor Portal website.

Security

BCM takes reasonable efforts to safeguard any personal information that you provide by using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards based on legal and regulatory requirements, industry standards, and best practices. While BCM may use a variety of technologies, such as transport layer security software, to protect the security of your personal information during transmission, processing, and storage, you should be aware that no data transmission/transport over the Internet, processing, and/or storage system can be guaranteed absolutely secure.

Consent/Disclosure

By using the PFC survivor website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Unless required by law, BCM will not provide or disclose any personal information to any third parties without your express permission.

Privacy Policy May Change

This Privacy Policy describes the current policies and practices with regard to the information BCM collects when you are using the PFC survivor website. BCM reserves the right to amend this policy without prior notice and recommends that you review the policy periodically. You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the homepage of the PFC survivor website.

Last updated: December 2014