Privacy & Security
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the users of this website.
When you view the RSF/MGH website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect any personal information that identifies you unless you specifically provide us with that contact information voluntarily. Personal information includes information that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, social security number, e-mail address or telephone number.
The only personal information that RSF/MGH obtains through its website is supplied voluntarily by website visitors. By submitting personal information, you grant RSF/MGH the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of the website. Personal information is always stored in a secure database.
You might be asked to provide personal information, such as demographic information, if you choose to complete any of the online forms used to login and to provide feedback. The information required to complete the transaction is noted on each specific form. Additional questions might be included to help us improve the services we offer.
Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide feedback on the website.
Although we endeavor to protect your personal information, RSF/ MGH cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication could be discarded or archived. If you wish, you can contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided throughout our site.
If you subscribe to a newsletter or RSS feed published by RSF/MGH and distributed by e-mail or RSS feed, we will maintain your e-mail address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients' e-mail addresses or any other personal information.
RSF/MGH will only send messages to those who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their e-mail address to us directly.
Please note that e-mail is considered a non-encrypted (and therefore unsecure) form of communication and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason and to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information that you consider confidential.
Occasionally, we will request personal information from you in order to deliver requested materials, respond to your questions or provide information RSF/MGH retains personal information on file, but does not share, sell, license or transmit this information with third parties or external vendors unless required to do so by legal, judicial or governmental proceedings. If you e-mail us, your e-mail information will not be used outside of this system without your permission. We do not use your e-mail address for any other purpose.
Please note that e-mail is considered a non-encrypted (and therefore non-secure) form of communication, and it can be accessed and viewed by others without your knowledge and permission. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information that you consider confidential.
The RSF/MGH website uses “cookies” to determine the number of times a page on the website has been accessed. Cookies are small computer files that a website can transfer to your computer. Examples of information we collect include how often someone visits our site and their activities while on our site. We use this information in the aggregate to understand how our visitors as a group use different resources. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are being sent. You can access the information on the RSF/MGH website without enabling cookies in your browser.
RSF/MGH occasionally will engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our website, provide content and information and enable us to interact better with our patients and visitors. RSF/MGH never shares any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information with third parties, except as required by law.