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Privacy policy

MNINC is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications about the My name is NOT cancer website that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise. The 'personally identifiable information' is information that enables us to identify you, such as your email address, name, title, and address and is governed by the UK Data Protection.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be used and protected. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

What personally identifiable information does MNINC collect?

Like many websites, My name is NOT cancer uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that we pass to your computer's hard disk through your web-browser so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org

We use two types of cookies on our website:

Per session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookies file of your browser until you leave the site;

Persistent cookies, which remain in the cookies file of your browser for longer (although how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). These cookies are used to store state information between visits to a site. We use persistent cookies to provide shopping cart and address book services you do not have to log or register to use the website.

If you do not wish to receive cookies you can easily modify your web browser to refuse cookies, or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, you may not be able to use all the possible interactive features of the My name is NOT cancer website site if cookies are disabled. 

For instructions on how to stop cookies being installed on your browser, please see http:// www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

How does MNINC uses my information?

MNINC uses the information we collect about you to manage our feature article and process any online purchases. We also use it to help us understand more about how our site is used.

If you agree during the purchasing or article registration process, we also may use it to send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.

Who is collecting your information?

When you are on the My name is NOT cancer website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with My name is NOT cancer alone unless stated otherwise.

During the payment process for our online shop, your details are sent to our secure payment partner PAYPAL for payment verification. These details are discarded by PAYPAL once payment has been taken.

With whom does MNINC share information?

As a general rule, MNINC will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

When you are using our secure online payment pages your details are sent to a partner company, PAYPAL and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information is provided so that the transaction can take place.

What are my choices regarding collection and distribution of my information?

If you indicate that you are interested in receiving regular information about MNINC work and activities, either electronically or otherwise, we may send you direct mail that we feel may be of interest to you. MNINC does not sell or rent user information to anyone.

What is the policy on allowing me to update, correct or delete my personal information?

The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to MNINC. We are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that My name is NOT cancer maintains about you.

In the meantime, if you change email address or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate, out of date or incomplete, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What about the privacy of children and young people?

If you are under 18, please do not reveal any personal information about yourself, for example your name or contact details. Create a username that does not reveal your real identity. If you contribute to the coping with cancer area, your username only will be displayed.

The safety of children is very important to us. Children and young people under 18 should always ask a parent or guardian, for permission before registering with the site in any capacity: be that to join us; to submit an article for inclusion in Coping with cancer, or to shop. They should never leave personal information that could identify them away from the website, including descriptions of themselves, addresses or names of any schools/colleges they attend.

How does MNINC protects personal identifiable information?

MNINC is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.

When you give MNINC personal information, that information may be stored and processed outside of the UK and we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely.

Any transactions that take place on our site are secured using industry-standard encryption. We believe that this ensures the highest level of security between your PC and our web servers.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, MNINC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Please be aware that the information within this webpage was believed correct at the time of publishing and that anything included on these pages should not be taken as medical, legal or financial advice.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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