Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

Disclosure Statement

100% of your donation goes directly to our research grants. (Credit card donations are subject to credit card fees.) METAvivor funds our modest overhead from corporate sponsorships, grants, sale of merchandise and private donations that have been earmarked in writing for this purpose.

Members of the METAvivor Board of Directors are occasionally awarded a modest honorarium for evaluation of programs or publications, or for a speaking engagement. Details are available by request to [email protected]

METAvivor requires that all donations generated by fundraisers conducted on our behalf (third party fundraisers) be expediently transferred to METAvivor. Our guidelines for hosting a third party fundraiser can be found here.

The name METAvivor and the metastatic breast cancer ribbon are trademarked by METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. METAvivor encourages the use of the metastatic breast cancer ribbon symbol, subject to these terms and conditions.

Online and Offline Donor Privacy Policy


METAvivor respects the privacy of our website visitors. By visiting METAvivor at, you accept the practices described in this Policy. The METAvivor web site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When using or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information (if you are placing an order or making a donation). You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience. Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent.
  • To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to send you occasional news, updates, information related to your donation(s), etc.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider's database. Any persistent data is only accessible to authorized individuals with special access rights to such systems. Authorized individuals are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your credit card information is destroyed. If you elect to make a recurring donation, or if you utilize our donation shortcut feature, your information is kept on a secure server, and is only accessed to process the periodic donation in the amount and frequency that you have specified. Periodic donations can be cancelled at any time.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

On occasion, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted here. This policy was last modified on 08/28/2018.

Contacting Us

Questions regarding the privacy policy should be submitted to [email protected], or mailed to METAvivor Research and Support, 1783 Forest Drive #184, Annapolis, MD 21401