Privacy Policy

The ALS Therapy Development Institute ("ALS TDI") is firmly committed to maintaining the privacy of the information provided to us online. This Privacy Policy describes how ALS TDI treats personal information received about you when you visit our sites at,,,,,,, and (the "Web Sites").

Use of Personal Information
ALS TDI does not sell, rent, or trade personal information provided to us through the Web Sites. "Personal Information" is information that would allow someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your full name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. ALS TDI may share your name and address with event organizers and family sites administrators only for the purpose of thanking you for your generous donations. If you have questions or concerns regarding this personal information policy, please email ALS TDI at or send us a letter to the following postal address:

ALS Therapy Development Institute
300 Technology Square
Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02139

Privacy and Security of your Personal Information
ALS TDI has established and maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your Personal Information. ALS TDI's security measures are designed to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.

The Research Information Provided by ALS TDI
The content of the Web Sites is not medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in or in connection with the Web Sites.

Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies" which stores small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to The ALS TDI Web Sites use cookies to keep track of your font-size preferences so you don't have to re-select it each time you visit the Web Sites. In the future, cookies may be used to deliver content specific to your interest.

Traffic Data
Each time a visitor comes to, ALS TDI collects some basic technical information. ALS TDI uses software to keep track of traffic to the Web Sites and acquires such information as the location from which the traffic originates, which particular pages within are being viewed and for how long. ALS TDI may know for instance, that there are 10,000 hits and 2,000 individual visitors to the Web Sites , but we do not know their names, addresses, or other personal information.

The Web Sites contain links to other Web sites. is the Web Sites are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such linked Web sites.

Are credit card transactions/information secure?
ALS TDI cares about the safety and security of your transaction. ALS TDI uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) through Go Daddy to communicate with your browser software when you use your credit card on the Web Sites and thereby provide ALS TDI with credit card or similar information. SSL is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card / transaction and order information that you send ALS TDI when you use your credit card on the Web Sites.

ALS TDI offers a periodic e-mail service to those who are interested in hearing about the latest news about our research. These "eNewsletters" are strictly opt-in. You will not receive them unless you have voluntary subscribed to the service. If you ever wish to modify your address or unsubscribe, please send an e-mail to

Contacting ALS TDI
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
If ALS TDI decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes in our privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our donors and users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.