To learn how we use your protected health information (“PHI”), as defined under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act and related regulations please visit:
For Mass General Brigham: the Mass General Brigham Notice of Privacy Practices. If you have any questions about Mass General Brigham’s Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact Mass General Brigham at 1-800-856-1983 or partners.org/complianceline.
In order to better serve you with our Sites, we may collect the following categories of information through the Sites:
(i) contact information you provide (such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, or phone number, and demographic information), (ii) any subscription preferences if you receive communications from us, (iii) any surveys you respond to with feedback, and (iv) Online User Activity, as described below.
We, our service providers, and advertising partners may collect certain information about the device(s) you use to access our Sites and your use of our Sites by automated means, including but not limited to cookies and other similar technologies (“Online User Activity”).
“Cookies” are small data files that online services can store on, and retrieve from, a user’s computer or mobile device through a web browser. Cookies are very commonly used by websites, and most browsers are configured by default to accept cookies.
When you use the Sites, the information we may collect by automated means includes, for example:
Cookies and these other technologies can help us automatically identify you when you return to our Sites. Cookies help us review website traffic patterns, improve the Sites, and determine which portions of the Sites are popular. To the extent permitted by law, we can also use such information to deliver customized content and advertising to users of the Sites whose activity on the Sites indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Our Sites use these tools to help us track and analyze visitor activity on the Sites, measure the effectiveness of our advertising efforts, and support the optimization of our digital marketing campaigns.
You can turn off tracking cookies from our Sites by clicking here or with the settings button on the cookie banner which appears when visiting the Sites. Please note that some peripheral sites (i.e., subdomains) accessible through our Website do not yet support cookie preferences, so cookies on those sites will not be affected by your settings. As an alternative, most browsers allow the visitor to reject cookies. In either instance, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features our Sites provide. Because there is not yet a consensus on how companies should respond to web browser-based do-not-track (“DNT”) mechanisms, we do not respond to web browser-based DNT signals at this time.
We may use the information we obtain about you for various purposes to the extent allowed by applicable laws, including to:
We may also use or share information in an aggregate manner, or as may otherwise be permitted by law, for other purposes such as research, analysis, modeling, marketing, and improvement of our Sites.
We may share your information with third parties in the following circumstances:
Where appropriate and possible, we will limit sharing of your information in accordance with the choices you have provided us.
The confidentiality and security of your information is important to us. We maintain information security programs designed to protect information you choose to provide through the Sites. The safeguards we have implemented to protect information we collect include maintaining secure firewalls and using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to information collected through our Sites. We also encrypt and secure the confidentiality of user-supplied information transmitted to us when required by law or as we otherwise deem appropriate.
Please do not provide Protected Health Information via email to us unless it is through a secure channel (e.g., through a patient portal requiring login and password). Remember that email messages, unless encrypted while in transit, can be viewed by other internet users. If you have information to communicate, please use the appropriate secure online form or contact the necessary party using traditional means such as phone or mail.
If you receive an email that looks like it is from Dana-Farber or Brigham Cancer Center and asks for Protected Health Information, do not respond. This may be a scam or “Phishing” email intended to steal your information. We will never request your password, username, credit card information or other personal information through email.
We offer you certain choices about what information we collect from you, how we use and disclose the information, and how we communicate with you.
If you choose not to receive any further communication from us, you may opt out by contacting us as directed below. You can opt out of marketing emails by clicking on the opt out link at the bottom of the message or by contacting us.
Occasionally we may request feedback on our websites to better understand how we can improve what information we present and how we present it. We may ask for contact information to follow-up, but you can decline to provide that information. Information that you provide in a survey may be shared with employees or third parties.
You may see DF/BCC advertisements on various websites, web pages, social media and other platforms. Please note that online advertising services do not always provide us with complete information about the platforms or website on which our advertising may appear. If you believe that our advertising is being displayed through websites or channels that promote inappropriate or offensive content, please contact us as directed below.
We do not knowingly collect data from children under the age of 13 on this Website. In the event that we learn that we have collected information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will endeavor to delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as directed below.
Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at 617-632-6593
For Brigham Cancer Center, you can contact us by clicking here.
Last Revised March 6, 2023