Privacy Statement

OVERVIEW is recognized for our commitment to safeguarding contributor privacy on our Web site. We operate under the following set of strict privacy principles:

The only information obtains about individual visitors/contributors to its Web site is that supplied voluntarily by visitors/contributors.

In cases when may need personal information to provide visitors with customized content or to inform them about new features or services, visitors are explicitly asked for that information.

Personally identifiable information provided by visitors (e.g., name, e-mail or home address, etc.) will not be disclosed to any other party. If at such time, believes it would be in the benefit of site visitors and contributors to share this information with other organizations, visitors would be explicitly asked if this would be permissible. is not designed for use by children nor does the Web site seek to collect information on children who may visit the site. employs strict security measures to safeguard all online financial transactions including using a secure server to host files and forms used in completing transactions. Personal contributor information is stored in a secure database and any data sent to third parties to complete a transaction is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. does not store contributors' credit card information for your privacy.

Further details on our information gathering, use, and privacy practices for are below.


To determine the number of visitors to our site and the most/least-visited pages on the site, gathers statistical information on a monthly basis to understand how the public is using the site. These statistical reports do not contain any personal information on visitors to the site.


We may ask you personal information such as your email address to provide news and information, which you have elected to receive. Instances where this could occur include promotions/contests, signing up to receive email updates, etc. Any information collected by is not shared with any other party. may use this information, at some point in time, to notify you by email of additions to the Web site, upcoming events, or to convey other important UMMS-related information.

When making contributions or registering for an event, allows users to create a username (your email address) and a password that can be used in subsequent transactions to call up your contributor information such as your mailing address (so you can receive a receipt for your transaction). This utility is provided as a convenience to you. does not use information collected in this manner for any other purpose.

Following your contribution or event registration, UMMSFoundation places a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. These cookies are used only to thank you for your contribution upon your return to the Web site. Should cookies be used for additional reasons in the future, UMMSFoundation will update this Privacy Statement.


If your contributor information (e.g., mailing address, email address, etc.) changes, you may notify UMMSFoundation of these changes through the site by the following means:

  1. When making your next contribution or event registration, elect to edit your contact information to make any necessary changes (this assumes you have created a username and password)
  2. Send an e-mail to us at indicating the changes to your contact information
  3. Call the following telephone number: 410-328-5770
  4. Write to the following postal address:

Contributor Relations
UMMS Foundation
110 South Paca Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


Our online survey asks visitors for demographic information to better understand the audience we are reaching with the Web site. The survey does not require contact information and we have no way of identifying visitors who complete the survey. The survey is designed only to help us better serve the UMMS community. To do so, may store survey results to track responses over time and to use the responses to improve your experience on the site.


In order to provide visitors with greater value, may provide links to various third party Web sites. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between and that destination site, exercises no authority over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such Web sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. However, wishes to ensure the integrity of the Web site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Web site or any sites accessed through links are greatly appreciated.


Our site gives users the opportunity to opt-in to receive e-mail communications from concerning UMMS news and events information. UMMS Foundation may, at some point in the future, elect to contact recipients of email updates to notify you of additional services and benefits offered by

Recipients of email communications may elect to remove themselves from mailing lists by following the directions provided at the bottom of each email communication.

If these directions are unclear, visitors may also use the following means to inform of your decision to no longer receive email updates:

  1. You can send an e-mail to
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:

    Security and Privacy Officer
    UMMS Foundation
    110 South Paca Street, 9th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21201

  3. You can call the following telephone number: 410-328-5770