Memorial Blood Center Internet Site Privacy Policy

Welcome to Memorial Blood Center’s website, This website is owned and operated by Rhode Island Blood Center, a New York not-for-profit corporation, with its headquarters in New York, NY (“NYBC”). This website has been created to provide information about the activities, products and services of MBC. 

Acknowledgement and Acceptance of MBC’s Privacy Statement. MBC is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website and this Privacy Statement (“Statement”) describes our commitment to protecting your privacy online, but MBC wants to be sure you understand and accept that this commitment cannot guarantee privacy and confidentiality. Your use of the pages on this website signifies that you have reviewed the terms of this Statement and accept its terms and conditions. The website and our activities change frequently. As a result, we may make changes to the Statement at any time. If we modify the Statement in the future, we will publish such modifications on this website and apply the modified practices to information collected online. Please review this Statement from time to time, and especially before you provide any personal identifying information. 


Personal Identifying Information. We do not collect personal identifying information from anyone unless he/she provides this information knowingly and voluntarily. This information includes your e-mail address or other identifying information that you may provide if you choose to schedule a blood donation online. We do not disclose or otherwise provide personal identifying information to any third party (other than third-party contractors assisting in the transmission of this information), unless such disclosure is required by law or applicable regulatory guidance. 

Other Information. Under certain circumstances, MBC may use information collected on the website (such as aggregated data, summary data, anonymously collected information) for business, marketing, surveys, research, advertising, etc., and may provide such information to third parties. Under no circumstances, however, will such information include personal identifying information, except as required by law or applicable regulatory guidance. 

Use of Personal Identifying Information by MBC . There may be certain circumstances where MBC will use personal identifying information obtained on the website to contact you (for example, responses to your e-mail inquiries, recruiting for blood donations, etc.). If at any time you wish not to receive communications from us, you may indicate so by using the procedures described under “Contact Us” below. 

Social Media. MBC makes use of certain social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) to which users post information and images knowingly and voluntarily. MBC may, under certain circumstances, reproduce on its website such information or images posted by users to its social media accounts. 

Use by Children. MBC is committed to protecting children. Most of the Information on this website is intended for persons 18 years of age and older. MBC will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal identifying information from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact consistent with applicable legal requirements. 

Cookies. A “cookie” is a piece of information that a computer that hosts a website may send to your computer (or web browser) when you access that website. These bits of information allow the user to access the website more rapidly in the future, but also allow the website operator to gather information about site usage and potentially other information. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can reject cookies using a procedure available in most browsers. MBC provides no assurances or guarantees about the use of cookies on other websites that you may visit as a result of information or links found on the MBC website. 

Security. MBC uses a variety of security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or disclosure. MBC uses general, recognized security standards, including the use of Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption when transmitting personal information over the Internet. Such transmissions are always subject to normal Internet security risks. Although MBC has procedures in place to safeguard the information that we collect online, we cannot guarantee the transmission or disclosure of this information in a manner inconsistent with this Statement. No Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us. 

Links. This Privacy Statement applies only to this website. This website may contain references or links to other websites not operated or controlled by MBC. These third-party websites are not covered by this Statement or the policies and procedures which MBC applies. Therefore, if you follow a link posted here to third-party websites, we provide no assurances or guarantees about these other websites, including their ability to safeguard your personal information, and MBC accepts no liability for links from this website to others. MBC can not endorse or guarantee any information you may find on links followed from MBC’s site. We suggest that you contact those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection and distribution policies, as well as their content. MBC is also not responsible for any third-party websites that may contain links to this website. 

Contact Us. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  

Last updated: May 31, 2023