The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) welcomes your visit to our website, www.pdf.org. We hope that you have found the information you were seeking. We invite you to use the website to "Ask the Expert" any question about Parkinson's that is on your mind, to order educational materials, or to make a donation.
PDF is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way any information you provide us is collected and used. For easy and direct access, we provide a link to this statement from our home page and all other pages of the site.
PDF is the sole owner of and the only organization that uses the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others under any circumstances.
Although a cookie cannot, in and of itself, identify you, it can identify your computer. Your browser is most likely set up to accept cookies automatically. If you'd like to disable cookies, you may do so by adjusting the options or preferences in your browser. However, by doing so, you may lose some of the functionality of our website.
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin service with an Internet Service Provider. We may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our website. Each time you log onto our website and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address. Although we log your session with us, we will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you.
Use of Your Personal Information
You may request copies of printed or other materials of interest that we offer, or you may request an answer through the service "Ask the Expert." In order to receive these materials or your answer, you will be asked to furnish your name, address, email address, and telephone number, and you may be asked to state whether you are a patient, family member of a patient, or a physician, and how you learned of PDF. Such information may be collected and used to assess the effectiveness of the "Ask the Expert" service, but your name and address will not be disclosed to any other organization.
PDF collects the following information through our secure online financial-transaction pages: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. This personally identifiable information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on our mailing list if you choose to join it.
When you send a donation in honor of or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or a family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.
PDF provides a separate online form to enable you to join our mailing list. The information we collect includes: name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. This information is securely stored internally and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year, either via e-mail or regular mail.
Please contact us directly by regular mail if at any time you wish to be removed from the mailing list or if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided. To protect your privacy and security, we will take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information or making corrections. Callers will be asked specific questions, including full name, address, phone number, and, if applicable, credit card numbers and/or expiration date, in order to verify their identity and protect the privacy of PDF's donors and members of its mailing list.
Links to Other Websites
PDF's site includes links, some temporary and some permanent, to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of any other website or the nature of the website's content.
Neither the PDF website nor any of its content or services is or are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 unless we receive their parent's written consent or we are otherwise permitted by law.
We may release your personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, we will attempt to give you prior notice unless doing so would violate the law or court order, so that you can contest the disclosure.
Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018
Last revised September 14, 2004.