Find support groups, events and resources near you

Privacy Policy

(issued March 2018; updated 4/14/23, 4/1/24) 


ZERO Prostate Cancer, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, values your trust and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to communicate how we collect, use, and share your information. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect about you, including when and how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding our use of your information. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this entire Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected through (1) your interactions and communications with ZERO, whether electronic, written, or oral; (2) ZERO websites or applications (“Apps”); and (3) third parties servicing ZERO (collectively referred to as the “Services”). By accessing our Services or providing your information to ZERO, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of: 

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site 
  • Who collects such information 
  • How such information is used 
  • With whom your information may be shared 
  • What choices you have regarding the collection, use, and distribution of your information
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control and,
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information. 

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

ZERO is the sole owner of the information collected on Personally identifiable information is collected from our users at several different points on our website. ZERO is committed to respecting your privacy. We hold all personal and financial information in strict confidence. ZERO does not and will not sell, trade, or donate your personally identifiable information to any other entity besides the ways that are described in this privacy policy. 

In order to use premium services on this website, you may first complete a registration form that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest, and so we can provide you with a more personalized experience on our site. We also collect Billing Information, such as credit card numbers, for the purpose of fulfilling your order, charging you for the product you have ordered, and processing your donations.

You may also provide personal information about other people, such as their name and mailing address. This information is only used for the sole purpose of completing your request or for whatever reason it may have been provided. 

All surveys are anonymous unless you opt to share your identifying information. Even if you choose to reveal your personally identifiable information, it will not be shared with any outside organization or third party. On occasion, anonymous aggregated or demographic information may be shared with third parties. Text messaging originator opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third parties unless required by law. 

All information, including sensitive information like credit card information, provided to ZERO is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant its security. 

Access and Choice 

Upon request, ZERO will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, deactivate, ask to have it removed from a directory or testimonial on our site, or request no further communications from ZERO by emailing us or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. 

Data Retention 

We will retain personally identifiable information for as long as needed to provide you with services. Please contact us if you wish to request that we no longer use personally identifiable information to provide you services. We will retain and use personally identifiable information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. 

Third-Party Service Providers 

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities, such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. 

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites whose privacy practices may be different from ZERO’s. This Privacy Statement does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the Services link. Links to other sites do not imply ZERO’s endorsement of those websites' products or services or privacy or security practices. In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, or disclosure of security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, Salesforce,  Blackbaud, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with our sites or our social media pages.

Log Files 

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. 

Tracking Technologies 

ZERO and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service. 

We partner with a third party to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites to provide advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. If you wish not to have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union, click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads. 

Communications from ZERO 

All other email communications, such as newsletters and advocacy alerts, are sent only to those who have ‘opted-in’ to receive them. 


If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included at the bottom of each newsletter, visiting our home page and clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link, or contacting us by email, telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. STOP texts will be honored immediately and all other unsubscribe submissions will be honored within 30 days.

Notification of Policy Changes 

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here or by means of a notice on our homepage before the changes take effect. 

Legal Disclosures 

In certain situations, ZERO may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.


We display personal testimonials from members of our community on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name.

Other Websites 

Our site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites, as their policies may be different than ours. 

Our website also includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address (which page you are visiting on our site) and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them.

ZERO’s Commitment to Our Donors 

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by ZERO, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. 

Questions about Our Policies 

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at: 

ZERO Prostate Cancer 
201 N Union St, Mailbox 110 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
Tel/Fax: (202) 463-9455