Privacy Policy

The Life After Cancer Network ( “LACN’) website is intended primarily for cancer survivors, family members, friends and caregivers as a resource for natural health care information after treatment has concluded.

The information contained on this website is intended to be used as a general natural health information resource. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider or to replace any doctor/patient relationship. Contacting natural health care providers that are members on the website does NOT constitute a natural health care provider/patient relationship or a doctor/patient relationship and should not be construed as such. Since natural health care providers are considered “non-covered entities”(they do not electronically transmit any protected health information on any members behalf) and since no relationship exists, federal HIPAA laws do not apply. The registered natural health care providers on this website are here to impart knowledge, information and education within their scope of practice only.

This privacy policy sets out how LACN uses and protects any information that you provide when using this website.

LACN is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

LACN may change this policy periodically by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to review our current policy.

What we collect

LACN will only collect any personally-identifiable information about you that you provide to us voluntarily (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or email address).

If you do not want your personally-identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping

We may use the information to improve our educational materials and services.

We may periodically contact you and send information and newsletters which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Your Identity is Private

Your real name is kept private (and shown only to a natural health care provider if you choose to share it if you enter into a private conversation )

Personally Identifiable Information is protected and not visible to other users on the site

Our privacy protection standards are the highest quality in the industry

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you educational information about third parties which we think you may find informative if you tell us that you would like to receive it.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the contact us address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Security

We provide Bank-Level Security, encryption and safeguards for your protection. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer''s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. In the LACN web site, we use cookies if an area of our site is password protected. If you mark remember me when you log in, it recognizes you when you return to the password protected areas of the website without you having to re-type your password again. This cookie is remembered until you log off of your web browser. These cookies allow you entry to certain information available only to members. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you do decide to disable cookies off your web browser, you may not be able to enter certain parts of this website.

Links to other websites

LACN website may contain links to other websites of interest. These include links to web sites managed by nonprofit organizations, private businesses that are corporate sponsors and government agencies. When you link to another site, you are no longer on LACN’s website and this Privacy Policy will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the Privacy Policy of that new site. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide visiting other sites and understand that such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, bonding and actions taken through social media platforms that are on this website that LACN members participate on are subject to the terms and conditions in this privacy policy.

This website uses social sharing applications which help distribute information between users. Website users are instructed to use social media platforms sensibly and correspond with discretion and caution in regard to their own personal and privacy details.

LACN will never ask for personal or private information through social media platforms and encourage users wanting to discuss something of a private nature to contact one another through basic channels of communication such as email, regular mail or by telephone.

Email Newsletter

LACN through its website periodically sends out email newsletters, used to inform subscribers about cancer survivorship issues. The LACN web site, its e-newsletters as well as emails, and publications have been developed by LACN staff, member volunteers, editors, and authors for the cancer survivor community. There is no commercial involvement in the development of content or in the decision-making process for these educational materials. Educational materials posted on this website do accept advertising.

Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. If the user so chooses, some subscriptions may be manually processed through verbal agreements via telephone with an LACN representative.

All personal details relating to subscriptions are held safely and securely. No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website.

Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the bottom of each email subscription sent. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable or if unclear how to do so, instructions on how to perform this task will be explained when we are contacted.

Contacting a Natural Health Provider

At LACN we believe two heads are better than one to get more valuable health information. When a user and natural health care provider come together, we can learn from one and another in ways that are not possible when we’re trying to figure out the maze of health information out there alone. This is why we have health professionals here from a variety of natural health specialties here to help you.

Because online sharing in health is a new concept, you should be reassured that you can share securely and privately. This is why on LACN’s website you can ask health questions and explore health information without also sharing your personal identity. We call this "protected sharing."

You can personalize your questions without revealing who you are. Your personal information and identity are never shown to natural health care providers, unless you request a private conversation. Some users will choose to participate on LACN’s website under their real names, but this is always a voluntary choice.

We believe that trusted health information from professionally educated natural health care providers leads to better understanding and outcomes. We also believe that contacting and finding answers to health questions and information in a “protected sharing” environment allows you to feel at ease, allowing you to redefine personal health for the better.

We let you decide what to ask and what you want to share. We believe that reliable health information from professional natural health care providers leads to better decisions about your health and well-being. We ask only for information that is relevant to provide this assistance to you, and to use the information given to expand our level of service to improve your experience.

Contacting natural health care providers that are members on the website does NOT constitute a natural health care provider/patient relationship or a doctor/patient relationship and should not be construed as such. The registered natural health care providers on this website are here to impart knowledge, information and education within their scope of practice only.

All questions, comments and information directed to any of the natural health care providers will not be shared with anyone and held in the strictest confidentiality. You can at any time contact these providers at their professional location; however you do so at your own discretion. At this time, the terms of this privacy policy will no longer apply.

Financing and Funding Sources

The LACN and its website are financed predominately through the dues of members of the organization and through non-dues revenue sources such as donations and grants. There are no conflicts of interest.

Store Refund Policy

All sales are final. We do not accept returns or give refunds.rn

Donation Refund Policy

All Donations are final. There are no refunds, transfers or cancellations after the donation has been generated.

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