Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Please Read Carefully

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MS Focus) website provides free anonymous access to site visitors. At no time are you required to give any information about yourself to access this website. The privacy of our visitors serves as one of the building blocks of the MS Focus's goal of developing long term relationships of integrity and trust. 

PLEASE NOTE: The privacy policy as described herein applies only to pages within the MS Focus website and not to links to other websites.

Cookies

Certain pages within the MS Focus website may have the ability to place a cookie on your computer. These cookies serve only to remember information that helps you get to pages you want. Cookies do not identify you by name nor does it permit us to read unrelated data on your hard drive. They can be used to track what pages you look at on our website. This enables us to develop a more responsive website to your needs by analyzing usage data. At your option, you can adjust your browser options to not accept cookies.

Server access logs 

Each webpage access is recorded in a log file. The contents of the log file are analyzed periodically to determine how many visitors we serve, what pages they look at most, and how they were referred to our site. An individual's session data is not kept or examined.

Protection of Personal Data

Some features of the site require personal data, including but not limited to applying for MS Focus services. or making a donation. During any process requiring such data, you will be redirected to a secured website. (The industry standard SSL and HTTPS protocols are used, both by MS Focus and companies we work with to process credit card transactions.) Personal and identifying information -- including but not limited to name, address, date of birth, phone number, email, credit card data, and health information -- that is provided to MS Focus by you is considered confidential except when required to be disclosed to a third party by the nature of your request. MS Focus has appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to ensure data security and integrity.

To review or make changes to the data collected, contact MS Focus using the Contact Us page. Data you provide is not available for sale, rent, loan, or exchange with other nonprofit organizations or commercial enterprises, so there is no need to opt out of such transactions.

Databases

The MS Focus maintains databases of persons affected by multiple sclerosis as well as those having an interest in providing various types of support to MS Focus. These databases are not available for sale, rent, loan, or exchange with other nonprofit organizations or commercial enterprises.

Summary

Any message posted or e-mailed to the MS Focus website is public, unless confidentiality has been both specifically requested in writing by the author and granted in writing by MS Focus. MS Focus may use messages it deems public in furtherance of its purposes including, but not limited to, compiling databases and developing promotional materials, testimonial materials and responses to inquiries. 

We do not obtain personal information about you during your use of the website, unless you choose to furnish it, such as signing up for complimentary MS Focus Magazine subscriptions. We provide opt-out options for our newsletter mailing lists.

Questions/Comments

If you have any questions or comments about MS Focus web site privacy policies, please contact us.