• Dana-Farber Website Privacy Statement

    Your privacy is important to us, so we operate our website by the following principles:


    You may use our website without disclosing personal, identifying information. We will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. If you supply personal, identifying information (such as name, address, telephone numbers, or email address) for various purposes on this site, we use the information only for that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested).


    Dana-Farber takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When a registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive or donor information (such as credit card number and/or diagnosis), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry-SSL.

    Should you electronically request a referral to a Dana-Farber physician, we will use the information you submit to arrange for care where appropriate. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off line. Our software and hardware are configured to provide maximum security.


    The Dana-Farber website use cookies to track traffic coming to our site. We do not collect personal data such as name, age, telephone number, email, or mailing address. Cookies will also be used to identify a person who chooses to register on our site. If you choose to register on our site and are given a password, give gifts online, choose to give gifts online, or choose to enroll in our email subscription services, we will identify you with cookies. You will always have an opportunity to opt out at any time.

    Information Collection and Use

    Dana-Farber is the sole owner of personal, protected health and donor information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent personal medical information to others. Dana-Farber does not sell or rent donor information to others, but we do occasionally trade donor mailing lists with other non-profit organizations. This process saves us money and is carefully monitored and one may always opt out.

    Gifts on the Web

    When you make a gift on our website, your email will be entered into our donor database. We may send you emails or mailings in the future informing you of other giving opportunities or providing news about Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or the Jimmy Fund. If you choose not to receive any further communication from us, you may opt-out by contacting the following departments:

    Annual Giving/Online Gift Form

    Phone: 617-582-8650
    Email: annual_giving@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

    Phone: 866-JFW-HERO or 866-539-4376
    Email: jimmyfundwalk@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge

    Phone: 617-632-1970
    Email: dfmc@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Jimmy Fund Golf Program

    Phone: 866-521-4653
    Email: jimmyfund_golf@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Special Events

    Phone: 800-52-JIMMY or 800-525-4669
    Email: jimmyfundevents@dfci.harvard.edu 

    Opt Out of Dana-Farber E-News

    If you currently receive the E-Newsletter and would like to unsubscribe, you may do so two ways. In an E-News email, scroll to the bottom of the message to where it guides you to "manage your preferences." Click on the "opt out" link in that section to remove yourself from the E-News email list. If you do not have a copy of the E-News, send us an unsubscribe request at JimmyFundContactUs@dfci.harvard.edu with "Opt out of E-Newsletter" as your subject. Be sure to include your name and email address.

    Opt Out of Mailings

    If you wish to opt out of receiving fundraising mail and/or email communications from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, please call 800-525-4669 or visit JimmyFund.org/Opt-Out.

    Reviewed May 2015 

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