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Web Site Privacy Policy


Data relating to visitors browsing this Web site is not collected. The confidentiality of visitors browsing this Web site, including their identity, is respected. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, owners of this Web site, undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and all other requirements of medical/health information privacy in the U.S.


The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will not send you unsolicited e-mail (Spam), will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor will we send e-mailings on behalf of other organizations. E-mail communication from the National Kidney Foundation adheres to the CAN-SPAM Act and contains an opt-out link. If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy on this site, please contact us.

Information Collected Online and Elsewhere

When you donate funds or a vehicle, register for an event or class, or sign up for a newsletter, either online or offline, we may ask for basic information that may include name, physical address, city, state, zip code, phone number and e-mail address. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor will we send mailings to you on behalf of other organizations. Online payment information, i.e. credit card numbers, is not stored. Should you voluntarily disclose personal information online, e.g. on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas, that information may be collected and used by others.

Online Transactions

National Kidney Foundation Web sites employ Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security for data encryption and firewall technology. System passwords are routinely changed. All credit card information transmitted during online transactions is processed with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security, an established protocol for transmitting information via the Internet which uses server authentication and data encryption to ensure that your data is safe and secure. Once processed, credit card information is not stored. Access to National Kidney Foundation Web sites is restricted to authorized staff only. Despite use of these safeguards, we cannot guarantee and do not represent that your information will always be secure from unauthorized access.

Web Site Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Web site and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)

How NKF Uses Cookies

The National Kidney Foundation uses cookies to remember visitor preferences and track where users came from. We also provide the ability to store login information for certain areas of our site including our forms. NKF does not use cookies to store or transmit personal information.

Third Party Links

As a convenience to you, this site may periodically provide links to third party websites through links available on this site including websites of entities that may or may not be affiliated with the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (“Third-Party Sites”) where we feel it is appropriate. Our decision to link to a Third-Party Site is not an endorsement of the content in that linked Third Party Site. We are not responsible for the content of any third party web site and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan shall have no liability of any nature whatsoever in relation to any of the foregoing. You should take precautions when downloading files from all sites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access linked Third-Party Sites, you do so at your own risk. You should direct any concerns to the Third-Party Sites’ administrator or webmaster.


This web site does not accept advertising.

Revised 3/22/19

Social Media Privacy Policy

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan social media channels serve as places for supporters to engage in open discussion about kidney disease, transplantation, living donation and any other issues affecting kidney patients today. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan does not monitor every post placed on our page by our supporters and we reserve the right to remove any photos, posts or comments that use the following:

  • offers to sell or buy kidneys or any other organs
  • profanity
  • content that is graphically and verbally offensive, including derogatory, sexual, racial, and ethnic slurs
  • advertising
  • spam intended to cause technical disruptions to this page
  • threats or personal attacks posts promoting violence or illegal or questionable activities
  • fundraising for other organizations

Violation or abuse of this policy may result in a user being removed from our page/s. If you have a question regarding this page or anything on it, please email us at info@nkfm.org. NKFM does not endorse or is not responsible for the accuracy of the claims, information, advice or comments posted by fans and visitors of the page.