Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 03/21/2018

Phase One – The Road to Curing Cancer, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, d/b/a Phase One Foundation (referred to throughout as “us”, “we”, “our”, etc.), whose mailing address for the purpose of notice is 5792 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90016  and whose email address for the purpose of notice is, is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting ground-breaking Phase I and Phase II clinical cancer research, innovative education and treatment programs, and funding forward-thinking leaders in the scientific and medical community and is the the owner and operator of the website.  This Privacy Policy applies to the website, any subdomains thereof, any API integrations or widgets we offer, and any other websites or webpages we, or our affiliates, own or operate that include a link to this policy (all of which together are referred to as the “Website”). Although we provide shorter answers to privacy questions on the Website in order to be helpful, this Privacy Policy is the exclusive and authoritative source of our privacy practices. Please keep in mind that this Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites, which may be accessible from the Website. External websites may have data collection, storage, and use practices and policies that differ materially from those contained here.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, we will notify you by posting the date of the last change or amendment at the top of this page. You agree that this method of notice is sufficient and that you will regularly check this Privacy Policy to see if updates or changes have been made.

Information We Collect

Traffic Data. As is true of most websites, we automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website. This information includes: (i) IP addresses, (ii) domain servers, (iii) types of computers accessing the Website, (iv) types of web browsers used to access the Website, (v) referring/exit pages, (vi) data about usage patterns throughout the Website (e.g., click rates on different links, etc.). Information of this type (“Traffic Data”) is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for us to improve the business performance and user experience of the Website.

Personal Information. In order for you to sign up to receive email and snail mail communications from us, make donations through the Website, or take certain other actions on the Website (e.g., contacting us through forms, etc.) we require you to provide us with information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following types of data:

  • Contact Data such as name, mailing address, and e-mail address
  • Financial Data such as an account or credit card number
  • Demographic Data such as your zip code
  • Entity Data such as your entity’s name, mailing address, and e-mail address
  • Activity Data such as your donation history

How We Collect Data

As is true of most websites, we use cookies to collect Traffic Data related to the Website. We use another company to place cookies on your computer to compile this non-personally identifiable information so we can aggregate statistical information about usage of the Website.

The Website also contains web beacons, which are electronic images that are used along with cookies to compile statistics so we can analyze how the Website is being used. Our e-mails may also contain web beacons so we can track how many people open the message or click on links within the message. This information helps us improve our communication and fundraising efforts.

We use a third party to gather information on how you and others are using the Website. By using this service we are able (for example) to see how many people visited a given page or clicked on a given link. This information helps us optimize the performance of the Website. We also use cookies to serve ads through third party ad network services to people who have visited our Website (“Retargeting Ads”). These Retargeting Ads will be viewable on other websites that are part of the ad network. Your browser likely contains controls for deleting or disabling cookies; however, your experience on the Website may be impacted if cookies are disabled.

Confidentiality of Personal Information

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with other third parties unless such disclosure is necessary to: (i) comply with a court order or other legal process, (ii) to protect our rights or property, or (iii) to enforce our Terms of Service. Please keep in mind that while we take reasonable precautions to safeguard your Personal Information no amount of protection can guarantee its security.

How Phase One Foundation Uses Your Personal Information

We use your information in a variety of ways to help us run our organization and the Website. Here are some of the ways we use your information:

  • To send you donor receipts
  • To send you updates about our grant-making and programs
  • To send newsletters
  • To administer your account
  • To receive inquiries
  • To improve our Website and communications efforts

How Email Communications Work

We send out various emails to people and entities who interact with the Website, such as e-newsletters and special events (“Marketing Emails”). Individuals and entities that register with the Website will automatically be subscribed to receive certain Marketing Emails.

Marketing Emails contain an unsubscribe option that you can follow at any point if you wish to stop receiving some, or all, Marketing Emails. If you have received our Marketing Emails mistakenly, or wish to stop receiving them, you can also contact us at and we will remove you from our list.

Phase One also sends various transactional (e.g., donation receipts, etc.) and outreach emails (together “Donor Emails”). Unless such Donor Emails are excepted as part of an ongoing commercial relationship, or otherwise, by CANSPAM, they will contain an unsubscribe link.

Access To Your Credit Card Number

We do not process any underlying payments facilitated by the Website; payments are processed by our partner Third Payment Service Provider, currently DonorPro Merchant Services. Financial data you input to consummate a transaction is encrypted using SSL technology and sent to a Payments Partner. For recurring donations your Financial and Contact data is stored by a Payment Partner in accordance with industry standards. Only the Payment Partner has access to your credit card number. We do not have access to your credit card number. Data handled by a Payment Partner is subject to that Payments Partner’s policies and procedures.

Who Can Access Your Personal Information (Except for Credit Card Information)

We share your Personal information with other entities who assist us in performing core services (such as hosting, data storage, and security) related to the operation of the Website. These entities only use your Personal Information to perform these core services, which are necessary for the orderly operation of the Website.

Updating or Correcting Personal Information

If you know, or suspect, that your credit card has been lost, stolen, or used without your authorization you need to contact us immediately at Upon notification, we will take reasonable steps to mitigate any damage that may have been caused.