Privacy Policy

The Buck Institute for Research on Aging operates our website by the following principles:

You may use our website without disclosing personally identifiable information. We will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. If you supply personally identifiable information (such as name, address or telephone number) for various purposes on this website, we only use the information for that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested).

The Buck Institute takes every precaution to protect our users' information. To that end, we have partnered with Constant Contact for e-newsletter services and with Network for Good for donation services. Each of these organizations has its own privacy policy, which is linked on our website.

Should we ask users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number for a donation), that information is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us.

If you sign up for our mailing list, each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us by following the SafeUnsubscribeTM or Update Profile links at the end of any email.

The Buck Institute website uses cookies (a small file that uniquely identifies your browser) to track traffic coming to our website, including visitor preferences and trends. We use this information to improve our website to better serve our audience's needs. If users register on our website for any news or donation services, we will identify you with cookies to store your account preferences. You will always be able to opt out at any time.

Information Collection and Use
We treat your information with utmost confidentiality and your transactions are secure. The Buck Institute will not sell, share, or rent this information with others.

Gifts on the Web
When you make a gift on our website, your e-mail will be entered into our donor database. We may send you e-mails or mailings in the future informing you of other giving opportunities or providing news about Buck Institute. If you choose not to receive any further communication from us, you may opt-out by using the SafeUnsubscribe TM or Update Profile links at the end of any email or by contacting the Director of Regional Development at 415-209-2239 or

Children's Privacy
The website is intended for adults aged 18 and older. It is not intended for or directed at persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not register or submit personally identifiable information to or through the Website. Buck Institute does not collect personally identifiable information through the Website from any person Buck Institute actually knows to be under the age of 18.

Other Websites
Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Website. The Website contains links to third party websites (specifically Constant Contact for our e-newsletter mailing list and Network for Good for donation processing). We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. You should read the privacy policies of each website you visit to determine what information that website may be collecting about you.

Changes to Privacy Policy
Please review the Privacy Policy regularly. The Buck Institute reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of the Terms (not an older cached version) each time you view the website. Use of this website constitutes your acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Effective Date
This policy was amended September 2012.

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