Privacy Policy

Chronic Disease Fund is committed to protecting your privacy, personal information, and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This statement of privacy explains the way we collect and use the information provided to us by patients applying to or enrolled in our copayment assistance program and by donors making charitable contributions. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Chronic Disease Fund Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Chronic Disease Fund website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
By visiting our website, you accept the privacy policies described here.

Collection of your Personal Information

We collect and store the personally identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Chronic Disease Fund also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

When you apply to or enroll in our programs through our website, by telephone, by mail, or by fax, Chronic Disease Fund collects personal information (name, telephone number, email address, mailing address, social security number), financial information (household income), and health care information (your disease, medications, health insurance company, and deductibles/copayments). We use this confidential information to determine eligibility and to provide our services. We may share this information with third parties in order to provide services to patients.

Chronic Disease Fund also collects and stores the personally identifiable information you provide us when making a charitable donation through our website, by telephone, by mail, or by fax. This includes your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. This information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on our mailing list.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Chronic Disease Fund. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Chronic Disease Fund for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Chronic Disease Fund Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Chronic Disease Fund public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Chronic Disease Fund does not read any of your private online communications.

Chronic Disease Fund encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Chronic Disease Fund so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Chronic Disease Fund is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Chronic Disease Fund and Chronic Disease Fund family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Chronic Disease Fund collects and uses your personal information to operate the Chronic Disease Fund Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Chronic Disease Fund also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Chronic Disease Fund and its affiliates. Chronic Disease Fund may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Chronic Disease Fund does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Chronic Disease Fund may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Chronic Disease Fund, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Chronic Disease Fund does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Chronic Disease Fund keeps track of the Web sites and pages our patients, donors and other constituents visit within Chronic Disease Fund, in order to determine what Chronic Disease Fund services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and communications within Chronic Disease Fund to patients, donors, and other constituents whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Chronic Disease Fund Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
(a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Chronic Disease Fund or the site;
(b) protect and defend the rights or property of Chronic Disease Fund; and,
(c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Chronic Disease Fund, or the public.

Security of your Personal Information

Chronic Disease Fund secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Chronic Disease Fund secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

This website contains links to third-party websites. The Chronic Disease Fund is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party websites.

Use of Cookies

The Chronic Disease Fund Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Chronic Disease Fund pages, or register with the Chronic Disease Fund site or sign up for services, a cookie helps Chronic Disease Fund to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Chronic Disease Fund Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Chronic Disease Fund features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Chronic Disease Fund services or Web sites you visit.

Changes to this Statement

Chronic Disease Fund will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company, patient, donor, and other constituent feedback. Chronic Disease Fund encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Chronic Disease Fund is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Chronic Disease Fund welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Chronic Disease Fund has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Chronic Disease Fund at info@cdfund.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.