Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization values and respects your privacy, and recognizes that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you. Simply send an e-mail to with the following information: your full name, mailing address, e-mail address and a sentence requesting suppression of your personal information in our files.

Alternatively, you may send us regular mail to make this request at Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, 212 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000, Attn: Mailing List, Chicago, IL 60607. Please be sure to provide your full name, mailing address, e-mail address and a sentence requesting suppression of your personal information in our files.

To review or correct your personal information with Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization, please provide your name and a sentence requesting a review or a correction.

We will not sell any of your information. We may use cookies to determine your usage of the Web site. We will use the information you give us to help us provide better services and resources. We may disclose, process, transmit or re-use the information within Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization to provide better visitor support. We may contact you from time to time regarding special offers, promotions, new information and services.

By using this site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Web site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Web site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.


The security of your personal information is very important to us and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. The technology partners we are aligned with utilize best practices for data security and integrity. This includes the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for processing contributions securely. SSL is the proven standard for secure Web messaging transactions.


Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.