This privacy policy describes The Get In Touch Foundation, Inc.’s policy for the collection, use, sharing and protection of the personal data we obtain when you visit our website at

Who we are

This Site is owned by The Get In Touch Foundation, Inc. (“referred to in this policy as “GIT”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

We are a Connecticut 501(c)(3) corporation, with a business address of P.O. Box 2144, Milford, Connecticut 06460.

Personal data that we collect

While you are visiting the Site, GIT may collect two types of information about users: “Personal Information” (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences and other account-related information) and “Aggregate Information” (such as information about how many users access the Site on a daily basis).

Personal Information: Information You Provide to Us

Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit non-public personal information on the Site by requesting information, purchasing our products, signing up for an account or other Services, receiving electronic notices or other similar communications and other similar activities. Please note that Personal Information stored on the Site may be collected, stored and processed in the United States of America.

We may obtain Personal Information about you only if you elect to give us that information.

Types of Personal Information may include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Zip code
  • Telephone number
  • Occupation
  • E-mail address
  • Credit card number and expiration date (for online purchases or donations)
  • Name of organization (if applicable)
  • Breast cancer survivor status

We may request that you provide credit card information and other personal information when purchasing goods or services that are offered for sale on our Site or when making a donation online. We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account. Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiry about volunteering time to GIT, enabling you to make a donation, purchasing a product from the Site, or providing information, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.

GIT will retain your Personal Information to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

GIT will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise required by law.

Aggregate Information: Collected Automatically

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. Collecting this information helps us to improve the Site to enhance your experience while on our Site. Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the Site, the number of visits to the Site by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. We can tell the type of computer and web service that you are using, as well as the date, time, and pages that you visit. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged into the Site in a particular day).

GIT also may use Aggregate Information for internal purposes, such as tracking demographic data and providing targeted content to make the Site more useful to our visitors. The gathering of this Aggregate Information may be accomplished by the use of cookies or web beacons by GIT and its third party service providers. In particular, GIT will collect an IP Address from all visitors to the Site. An IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. GIT may share Aggregate Information with its research grant recipients, content providers, sponsors, service providers or other third parties to advance the goals of research, education, dissemination or information and otherwise in fulfillment of the Promise. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement on the Site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses, however, are not linked to Personal Information. GIT also may use a unique assigned number located with the Site’s URL to determine the website from which you navigated to get to the Site. While this number may not be apparent to you, it does not contain your Personal Information.

Certain data is automatically collected from your web browser when you visit our Site. This data includes:

    • Cookies, IP addresses, referrer headers, data identifying your web browser and version,and web beacons and tags. For more information, please see below at “More About Cookies”.

How you can manage the personal data we collect.

We may ask you for your consent for certain types of data collection, such as consent to use your location or send you notifications.

Your web browser may provide additional tools to allow you to control when you’re your browser collects or shares particular categories of personal data, such as cookies or location sharing. You should familiarize yourself with such tools.

The Site does not respond to “do not track” signals sent by web browsers.

How we use your personal data

Making the Site responsive to your requests and use:

We use your personal data to provide the services or products you request on the Site. For example, we use your contact details to communicate with you about purchases you make and your payment information to enable our third party processor to complete your purchases on the Site.

When you use some features of our Site, we may need additional information from you, such as your social media account information if you have agreed to share content on social media.

Informing you about our services or other promotions

We may use your contact data to provide you with marketing messages about our organization and the services or products it provides. You can opt-out of receiving such messages by contacting or Privacy Manager at [email protected], or in writing at the address noted above.

Operating and improving the Site and our Services

We use the personal data you provide to us to run the Site and improve it and the services and products we make available on the Site. These uses may be for completing transactions, record-keeping, audits, trouble-shooting Site operations, research on and analysis of Site use and performance, and other business functions. We may also use your personal data to help us personalize your experience when you use the Site.

Protecting the safety of the site and its operations

We may also use personal data to prevent inappropriate or unlawful uses of the Site, such as investigating potential fraud or illegal uses of the Site or violations of our Terms of Use. We may also use personal in order to comply with court orders, governmental requests or applicable law.

Other Purposes

If we intend to make other uses of your personal data, we will notify you through updates of this policy and/or other means where appropriate or required by law.

How we share your personal data

GIT may share your personal data with:

  • Our affiliates, if any, as permitted by law;
  • Third party service providers who process personal data on our behalf in connection with the Site, including processing payment card, shipment and delivery data, hosting of the Site, marketing communications, research and analytics, and other advertising and promotional activities;
  • Other third parties to the extent necessary to: (i) comply with a government request, a court order or applicable law; (ii) prevent illegal uses of the Site or violations of our Terms of Use; (iii) defend ourselves against third party claims; and (iv) assist in fraud prevention or investigations;
  • To other third parties where you have provided your consent.

We may also transfer personal data we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).

Security and Retention of your Personal Data.

We care about the security of your information, and accordingly we use a variety of technical, administrative, and organizational security measures to maintain the safety of your personal data. However, despite our efforts, no website or internet-connected service or device is completely secure or “hacker proof”. Please proceed with care when sharing your personal data anywhere on the Internet.

We keep your personal data while we need it to carry out the uses described in this policy, unless otherwise required by law. For example, we keep your account profile information for as long as you keep your GIT account, but, we may keep your order history longer to comply with legal obligations.

Certain additional rights to manage your personal data and revoke consent

You may have the right to request: (i) access to your personal data; (ii) an electronic copy of your personal data (a right of ‘data portability’); (iii) correction of your personal data if it is incomplete or inaccurate; or (iii) deletion or restriction of your personal data where provided by applicable law. Where you have given your consent to us to process your personal data we have obtained you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you have a request regarding your personal data that cannot be fulfilled from our Site, please contact us at [email protected].

More about Cookies

GIT collects information, which may include personal data, from your browser when you use our Site. We use a variety of methods, such as cookies and pixel tags to collect this information, which may include your (i) IP-address; (ii) unique cookie identifier, other cookie information; (iii) unique device identifier and device type; (iv) domain, browser type and language, (v) operating system and system settings; (vi) country and time zone; (vii) previously visited website; (viii) information about your interaction with our Site such as click behavior, purchases and indicated preferences; and (ix) access times and referring URLs.

Third parties may also collect information via our Site through cookies, plug-ins and other means. These third parties collect data directly from your web browser and the processing of this data is subject to their own privacy policies.

We use cookies and pixel tags to track usage of the Site, understand customer preferences, and obtain aggregated data about Site traffic to help understand trends in customer usage and experience on the Site. You can manage cookies with your browser. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Check your browser Help menu to learn how to control cookies. By turning cookies off, you may lose the use of some features of the Site. We encourage you to learn more about cookie management and opt-out controls at the following website: and

Using or linking to third-party Site

Our Site may contain links with other website and online services, such as social media platforms. Please note that when you link to or otherwise connect with a third party service, your privacy will be governed the applicable third party service, not by this policy. We do not control and are not responsible for the privacy policies or other content or practices of any third party website or service. Please consult the privacy policies of such services.

Changes to this Policy

We may change this policy from time to time and when we do so, we will post a notice that this policy has been updated on the Site. If we make a material change in the personal data we collect or how we use or share it, we will provide you with prior notice and, when required by law, we will seek your consent before implementing the change in how we process your personal data. Please read our policy and any updated versions of the policy.

Your questions and feedback about the Site or this Policy

We welcome questions, comments, and concerns about our privacy policy and privacy practices.

If you wish to provide feedback or if you have questions or concerns, or wish to exercise your rights related to your personal data, contact us at: [email protected].



June 6, 2019