Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Last Updated: June 22, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes the collection, use, and distribution of your personal and financial data by Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute, Inc. (“Sabin”, “we”, “us”, “our”), and applies to any website or digital service operated by Sabin that links to or refers to this Privacy Policy (“website”, “websites”). The privacy of visitors to our website is of utmost concern to us.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it safe and secure and your rights and choices in relation to your information.

Information We Collect

We obtain information about you in the following ways:

Information you give us directly: For example, we may obtain information about you when you take part in one of our events, make a donation, apply to volunteer for us, or when you sign up to receive one of our electronic mailings such as newsletters.

Information you give us indirectly: Your information may be shared with us by third parties, which might include independent event organizers, professional fundraisers and subcontractors acting on our behalf who provide us with technical, payment or delivery services, our business partners, credit reference agencies, advertising and social networks analytics providers and search information providers. You should check any privacy policy provided to you where you give your data to a third party.

When you visit this website

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website (“log data”). This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze this type of information. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages, and to see their journey through the website. These third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

We collect and use your personal information by using cookies on our website – more information on cookies can be found under the ‘Cookies’ section below.

Cookies

Cookies are used on our websites to enable us to improve our websites and serve our mission, for example:

  • To enable us to understand how visitors use the websites, e.g., whether people are browsing using a mobile device and what pages they look at and for how long, so that we can improve any areas.
  • To enable you to donate easily. Cookies allow us to track your visit to our websites and keep you on a single server during the session.
  • To track how you came to our websites so that we can measure the effectiveness of any marketing campaigns we run
  • To enhance our websites with content from other websites, e.g., YouTube videos and Twitter.

Use Of Information

We may use the information we collect about you for various purposes, including:

  • Providing you with the services or information you asked for.
  • Processing requests you have submitted.
  • Carrying out our obligations under any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • Keeping a record of your relationship with us.
  • Conducting analysis and market research so we can understand how we can improve our services.
  • Dealing with entries into a competition.
  • Seeking your views or comments on the services we provide.
  • Notifying you of changes to our services.
  • Sending you responses to your questions or communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, fundraising appeals, activities, and promotion of services.
  • Processing financial donations.
  • Processing job applications.
  • Enforcing our legal rights.
  • Analyzing your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can tailor and target our communications in a way that is timely and relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. This allows us to be more focused, efficient, and cost effective with our resources and also reduces the risk of someone receiving information they may find inappropriate or irrelevant.

Retaining Your Information

We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal information for is determined by operational and legal considerations. For example, we are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfill our statutory and regulatory obligations e.g, tax/accounting purposes.

Sharing Of Information

We may share your information in the following circumstances:

  • We may share your information with service providers (such as payment processing providers) that help us provide services to you, with appropriate safeguards for how such service providers may use that information.
  • We may disclose to third parties aggregate website visitor information that does not specifically identify you. This information may include the total number of website visitors and referring websites. This aggregate data may be used to encourage funding partnerships and related reasons.
  • We may disclose your information to other parties to comply with the law or respond to legal process or an appropriate request for cooperation by a government entity, to prevent fraud or verify and enforce compliance with the policies or terms governing the websites, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of us or our respective affiliates or employees.
  • We may otherwise share your information when you consent to or request such sharing.

When we share your personal information in the circumstances described above, please be aware that your personal information may be transferred, stored, and processed in a jurisdiction outside of your country of residence. The laws of that jurisdiction may not be equivalent to those of your country of residence, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected, such as by implementing contractual controls.

If we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, we may disclose your information to a third-party successor in interest. This information may include your personal information, such as your name and contact information.

Donor Privacy Policy

The Donor Privacy Policy describes the collection, use, and distribution of your personal and financial data by Sabin. This Policy applies to any personal information related to donations to Sabin, obtained both online and offline. By donating to Sabin, you consent to the practices we describe in this Policy.

Sabin will not sell, rent, or exchange our donors’ personal information, except as described in this Policy and with your consent. In addition, Sabin will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

We may share donor information for the following limited purposes:

  • We may share your information with service providers (such as payment processing providers) that help us provide services to you, with appropriate safeguards for how such service providers may use that information.
  • We may disclose to third parties aggregate donor information that does not specifically identify you. This information may include the total number of donors. This aggregate data may be used to encourage funding partnerships and related reasons.
  • We may disclose your information to other parties to comply with the law or respond to legal process or an appropriate request for cooperation by a government entity.
  • We may otherwise share your information when you consent to or request such sharing.

When we share donor information in the circumstances described above, please be aware that your personal information may be transferred, stored, and processed in a jurisdiction outside of your country of residence. The laws of that jurisdiction may not be equivalent to those of your country of residence, but please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected, such as by implementing contractual controls.

If all or a substantial portion of our assets are sold or transferred to another party, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

International Personal Information

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is a European Union regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information of individuals located in the European Union. GDPR is effective as of May 25, 2018.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR including correction of the personal information Sabin holds and deletion of such information.

We will hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy. We consider that Sabin has a mission-driven interest in collecting and processing your information. Sabin is committed to extending the benefits of immunization to all people by enabling vaccine access and uptake, advancing vaccine knowledge and innovation, and researching and developing new vaccines.

This website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States which shall govern this Privacy Policy regardless of your location. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. Sabin shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to this website.  We note that you are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to Sabin if you do not want to.

Protection of Information

We implement technical, administrative, and physical measures intended to secure your information. Although we take steps to protect your information, no website, Internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure. As a result, while Sabin strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us to delete or to stop processing your information, although this could affect our ability to provide you with the services you have requested. If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us using the information provided below.

Links To Other Websites

Our websites contain links to other related sites. Please be aware that these links are provided as a service to our visitors, and our Privacy Policy does not apply to these linked sites. We encourage our visitors to review the privacy statements of any linked website. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information collected, used, and distributed by Sabin.

Children’s Privacy

Sabin does not knowingly ask children ages 13 and under for any information. Visitors 13 and under should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Sabin websites and should not submit any personally identifiable information to the websites.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date shown at the beginning of the Policy. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. By using the Sabin websites, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. Further, your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns with this Privacy Policy, you can contact us as via email at sabin@sabin.org or regular mail at:

Sabin Vaccine Institute,
2175 K Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20037
United States

Disclaimer

Information contained on our websites should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. If you come upon information on our websites that is outdated or that you consider inaccurate, please e-mail us at sabin@sabin.org so that we may consider appropriate changes.