Privacy Policy

Our Policy for Protecting Your Online Privacy

This website uses Google Analytics on public pages to help Analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ us of the webiste and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative (TCCC).

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically default to accept them, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

User’s Personal Information: Visitors to our website may be able to register to use our services, and upload/download information. When you register, you will provide personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number and other relevant information. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission.

3rd Party Policies

Related services and offerings linked to or from this website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have control over the policies or practices of third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend you review their policies before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with them.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We may, from time to time in order to better facilitate the online experience of children, collect personal information on children such as their names and email addresses. This information is solely for internal purposes and will be protected utilizing reasonable security measures.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA, see: protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information–for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms–when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.

Note to Parents on our Privacy Policy

TCCC is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our network of sites. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly collect and retain personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. Information that may be collected, to facilitate registration and creation of a child’s account, includes the child’s name and email address. A parent or guardian may review the child’s personal information, may refuse to permit further collection of the child’s information and may revoke their consent or ask that information about their child be deleted from the site by contacting our offices at:

TCCC (Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative)
10 Union Square East, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Erika Rauscher – Executive Director
Phone: +1 (212) 844-6832

To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent, and will advise as to the procedures for this verification upon receipt of a request from the parent. When a parent or guardian revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits visitors and subscribers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Under California law, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information that we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and provide contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to:

C/O Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
111 Great Neck Road, 6th Fl., Great Neck, NY 11021
Attention: Lara Jean Ancona, Esq.

Do Not Track

While many current browsers permit you to send a signal to us about your Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences, we do not respond to DNT signals sent from your browser.

Business Transfer

In the event that the TCCC or any of its brands, affiliates or subsidiaries is sold or merges with another company or organization, assets are sold or becomes subject to a bankruptcy, our visitors’ and subscribers’ personal information and other information collected as described in this Policy may be among the transferred or auctioned business assets.