Privacy Policy

Israel Cancer Research Fund (“ICRF”) owns and operates this Web site: This statement discloses the privacy practices of (the “ICRF Site”). The ICRF Site provides information, resources, and data intended to raise awareness and funds for important charitable causes. ICRF reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time.

Information Collection and Use

On certain pages of the ICRF Site, in particular when donating online or registering for a special event, visitors may be asked to list their name, email address, residence address, other personal contact information and credit card information (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Visitors are not required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in order to browse the ICRF Site and obtain valuable information. ICRF is the sole owner of the information collected on the ICRF Site. We take every precaution to protect our users’ Personally Identifiable Information and ICRF will not sell, share or exchange Personally Identifiable Information with any other organization or individual in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. When users submit sensitive information via the ICRF Site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

On occasion, ICRF exchanges donor names and contact information with other carefully selected organizations.  Should you wish to opt out from having your name and contact information exchanged, opt out from future mailings, or become an anonymous donor, please call 212.969.9800, email [email protected], or send correspondence to Israel Cancer Research Fund, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 1510, New York, New York 10017-3834.

We will not share your email address with other organizations, except as necessary to administer ICRF’s own use of the information. If you receive an e-mail from us, you may choose not to receive such messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” link which we put in the footer at the bottom of mass e-mailings.


When the ICRF Site asks users to enter Personally Identifiable Information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best available encryption software – – Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our donation form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using SSL software, which encrypts information you input. ICRF does not store or use credit card numbers for any purpose other than to obtain donations as authorized by visitors to the ICRF Site.

While we use SSL encryption to protect Personally Identifiable Information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted as to access. Only employees or authorized agents of ICRF who need the information to perform a specific job function are granted access to Personally Identifiable Information.

Furthermore, all employees and authorized agents are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

If you have any questions about the security of the ICRF Site, you can send an email to [email protected].


The ICRF Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ICRF is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any other Web site including but not limited to those for which we provide links. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the ICRF Site.


A cookie is a small text file which a Web site places on a site visitor’s computer hard drive. Its purpose is to let the site know when a user visits and to perform certain functions such as saving passwords and personal preferences. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any Personally Identifiable Information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For example, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use the ICRF Site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, ICRF has no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information.


ICRF shares aggregated demographic information with our beneficiaries and sponsors. This is not linked to any Personally Identifiable Information. We use credit card processing companies to bill users for donations. These companies do not retain, share, store or use Personally Identifiable Information for any secondary purposes. Should we partner with another party to provide specific services, when the user signs up for these services we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third parties are not permitted to use Personally Identifiable Information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Information From Children

ICRF respects the privacy of children. As a nonprofit organization, ICRF is exempt from the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). ICRF welcomes children under the age of 13 to participate in supporting ICRF’s charitable mission by becoming junior philanthropists. However, in an effort to protect the information of child visitors to our website, ICRF has implemented a parental consent procedure which requires children under the age of 13 to submit by mail or fax a signed parental consent formthat is made available on our website at  Any child under 13 years of age may not submit any Personally Identifiable Information on the ICRF Site until he/she has confirmed that he/she has already submitted his/her signed parental consent form to ICRF.

If you no longer wish your child to participate in ICRF’s junior philanthropist activities, please call 212.969.9800, email [email protected], or send correspondence to Israel Cancer Research Fund, 295 Madison Avenue, Suite 1030, New York, New York 10017-7754. Upon proper identification, parents or legal guardians may review the personal information we have collected about their child, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information.

If a child under the age of 13 submits information to us through any part of the ICRF Site and ICRF becomes aware that the user submitting the information is under the age of 13 and has failed to submit the signed parental consent form, the information provided will be deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose.  No information submitted by a child under the age of 13 shall be disclosed to third parties except as necessary to administer ICRF’s use of such information. If you have any questions concerning our information practices with respect to children, you may email us at [email protected]. For additional information on COPPA, and for tips on protecting your child’s privacy online, please see the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s brochure on this topic at of the FTC’s FAQs regarding COPPA at

Transmission of Health-Related Data

ICRF understands the sensitivity of collecting and using health-related data. Personally identifiable health-related data collected on the ICRF Site will not be shared. ICRF will comply with all regulations set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).