The Melanoma Research Alliance respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. We provide this statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices. We will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information. This privacy statement covers personally identifiable information, anonymous data collection and aggregate reporting. Personally identifiable information is any information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Anonymous (non-personal) information is data about usage and service operation, reported in aggregate, which is not associated to a specific personal identity.

What we collect
On the MRA web site, you can make information requests, sign up to receive news and information from us and donate to help support our mission. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone, e-mail address, and contact preferences. Anonymous (non-personal) data we collect may include the pages visited within our site, browser type and IP address. Most anonymous data is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies.

How we use information
The MRA uses information to understand our constituents' needs and interests and provide better services. Specifically, we use your information to communicate with you and to update you on MRA activities. Anonymous (non-personal) data is aggregated for reporting about our web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.

The MRA is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of the information, we have in place appropriate physical, managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

We use SSL encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Credit card numbers are only used for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Our efforts to protect credit card fraud help protect your financial data security.

A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a web site to your computer's hard drive. Like most online destinations, the MRA site sends cookies when you surf our site, request information, or register yourself or for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your Personally Identifiable Information, but we may use the cookies to identify your computer. Many cookies are "session" cookies, meaning the cookie does not stay on your computer after you leave our web site or close your browser. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly. You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following web sites:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer:
• Netscape Navigator:

Contacting us
We value your comments and opinions. If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy or website, contact us by e-mail at