Raynaud’s Association, Inc. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. WE WILL NOT RENT, SELL OR SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website, www.raynauds.org.

Information We Collect and How It Is Used

We and our service providers, such as Google Analytics, may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer or mobile device when you use the site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique identifier, your browser type, your operating system, the pages you view, the pages you view immediately before and after you access the site, and the search terms you enter on the site.

This information allows us to recognize you and personalize your experience if you return, and to improve our site and the services we provide.  We and our service providers may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that the site saves on your computer using your web browser and accesses when you return, or similar technologies.  Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. The cookie is only in existence as long as the browser is on and should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

Similar to cookies, a “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages or apps to web servers and may be used to transmit information back to a web server. Through these automated collection methods, we obtain and store “clickstream” data.

We use cookies and web tags to enhance your communications with Raynauds.org – for example, recognizing a past user’s browser to eliminate logging in to a Discussion Forum with each visit, or to track the effectiveness of our advertising efforts in generating traffic to our website. It also allows us to monitor aggregate data about our traffic, such as how many visitors used which features, or time spent on particular pages.

You do have choices with respect to cookies and other tracking technologies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you may be unable to use those website services that require registration and membership in order to participate, such as Discussion Forum posts, Blog article comments, and future site features.

Our site’s Member Information Form requires users give us contact information (like name and email address). We use member contact information from the Member Information Form to send users our quarterly newsletter, along with news and information about our organization. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Services and Links

We use Paypal’s and Stripe’s services for our online donation transactions. You can read their privacy policies and security information at PayPal Privacy Statement and Stripe Privacy Statement.

This site contains links to other websites that provide medical and product information that may be useful to our users. The Raynaud’s Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. Users who choose to visit these third party sites are advised to review their privacy policies.

Public Forums

This site may make message boards available to its users to facilitate the sharing of questions and information that can be of value to other users.  Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.  We discourage the public sharing of personal contact information in these areas.


Users of this website should not receive any contact by postal mail or email unless they’ve given us express permission. Should users receive unwanted mail or email from us, the Raynaud’s Association gives users the following options to request removing their information from our database and not receive future communications.

You can send an email request to info@raynauds.org

You can send a postal mail request to the following address:

Raynaud’s Association, Inc.
11 Topstone Road
Redding, CT  06896

Sharing of Information

Except as described below, the Raynaud’s Association does not release personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent.

We use other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include, but are not limited to payment processors for online donation services and email service providers who assist in our newsletter mailings. These trusted third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

As the Raynaud’s Association continues to grow, we may have an opportunity to merge with other Raynaud’s related groups. In the event of such a transaction, member information generally is one of the transferred assets. The Raynaud’s Association may also r