Privacy Policy

Updated on May 3, 2023

Griffin Cares Foundation

Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 3, 2023

Privacy Policy

Griffin Cares Foundation (“us,” “we,” “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of Personal Information. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our data collection, usage, and practices that apply in connection with the use of our website ( (“Website”) and Website Services (as defined in our Terms of Use). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party websites, service or applications, even if they are accessible through the Website Services.



Personal information that is collected through the Website Services is covered by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do so, we will update the “Last updated” date above to indicate when those changes will become effective.

Collection and Use of Information

Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to enable your access and use of the Website Services, to facilitate our mission to support for families who are coping with the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or during the first months of life, and to enable fundraising by our non-profit foundation. This includes processing activities intended to provide and improve the Website Services, to administer your use of the Website Services, and to respond to any inquiries you have submitted to us. To achieve these goals, we may collect data information that can reasonably be used to directly or indirectly identify a person (hereinafter “Personal Information”).

This information may include:

Contact Information: Depending on how you choose to use the Website Services, you may provide us with contact information such as your: name, physical address (including zip code or postal code), email address, and telephone number.

Device Information: Depending on how you access the Website, we may collect information regarding the type of device on which the Website is accessed, the operating system, browser information, name and version of the device used to access the Website, device manufacturer, application version accessed on your device, device ID, IP address, and geolocation data.

Support Needs: We may collect certain information about your support needs. This information may include your age, gender, race or ethnicity, family, loss experiences, interests and needs, and other such information you may provide.

Payment and Billing Information:  While we do not directly collect or store payment information and we use third-party payment processors for donations, certain related billing information may be collected.

Information about You Provided by Third Parties:  In certain instances, we may also acquire Personal Information (including personal, demographic, or behavioral information) about you from third parties, including our service providers.

Usage Data: Usage data is collected when you use the Website Services, including pages of our Website that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages, and other information relating to your participation in Website Services.

Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies: Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies to collect certain information.  “Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your hard drive by a Web server when you access our Website. We may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to identify that you have logged in to the Website and to tell us how and when you interact with our Website. We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Website and to customize and improve our Website. Unlike persistent Cookies, session Cookies are deleted when you log off from the Website and close your browser. Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies. Please note, however, that if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Website. Some third-party service providers that we engage (including third-party advertisers) may also place their own Cookies on your device. Note that this Privacy Policy covers only our use of Cookies and does not include use of Cookies by such third parties.

How Information Is Used

Once you provide us with your Personal Information, we may use it in the following ways:

  • To present our Website and its Contents to you;
  • To facilitate your use of the Website Services and allow you to make the most of them;
  • To provide you with newsletters, marketing communications, information that is targeted to your interests, such as peer support connections or offline resources;
  • To send you notifications in connection with the Website Services;
  • For analytics purposes to measure traffic and usage on the Website;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts with you, including for billing and collection or to comply with legal requirements;
  • To notify you about changes to our organization and policies;
  • To improve our Website or user experience;
  • For security purposes and to confirm your identity;
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information;
  • In the event of a merger or acquisition; and
  • For any other purpose with your consent.


Information that We Share with Third Parties

We will not share any Personal Information that we have collected from or about you with any third party except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Shared in Order to Provide our Services

We may share your Personal Information to the extent necessary to provide you with Website Services. This includes, but is not limited to, updating, securing, and troubleshooting, as well as providing support. 

Information Shared with Our Service Providers

We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and support the Website Services. These third-party services providers have access to your Personal Information only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and processing credit card payments. These companies and individuals may be located in a country whose data protection legislation is different from the United States and they will have access to your Personal Information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that Personal Information with any other third party or use that data for any other purpose.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others

We may disclose your Personal Information if legally required to do so, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to:

  • Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal processes (including subpoenas);
  • Enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collections purposes;
  • Protect our property rights, rights and safety or property, rights and safety of a third party, our affiliated companies, or the public in general; or
  • Stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical, or legally actionable.

Information Disclosed to Others in Accordance with Your Preferences

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties, such as support services, including peers, if you consent to such disclosure.

International Transfer

Your Personal Information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide your Personal Information to us, we may transfer your Personal Information to the United States and process it here.

Your Choices About Your Information

Information Collected by Us

We respect the choices that you make with respect to your privacy and do our best to honor verified requests to:

  • Access to your Personal Information to know what information we have collected about you;
  • Correct your Personal Information if such data is out of date or incorrect; or
  • Delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us (please note that if you choose to exercise your right to delete, we cannot delete your Personal Information without also canceling any accounts you may have with us).

Information Collected by Others

When you use the Website Services, certain information is collected using web technologies as described above. That technology can sometimes be used to track your online activities and provide you with personalized advertising. If you do not wish to submit your Cookies or receive advertising, you can set your browser to refuse all or some browser Cookies, or to alert you when Cookies are being sent.

Please note that we do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can also access these websites to learn more about online behavioral advertising and how to stop websites from placing cookies on your device. Opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.

The Security of Your Information

We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures intended to safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting and storing information over the internet is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.

Data Retention

Except as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law or regulation, we will only retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Our Policy Toward Children

The Website Services are intended for individuals who at least 18 years old. We do not direct our marketing activities to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information of a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at


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Join our Peer Mentor Team

Support a peer who is new to grief

The Griffin Cares Peer Mentor Program is open to bereaved parents who have lived with loss for at least one year and feel that they are in a place in their grief journey where they can support someone else. Birthing parents and non-birthing partners are welcome to participate. All mentors must complete a training program and meet with our Peer Mentor Team prior to taking on a mentee. Ongoing support for mentors is provided.
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The following information will be used to match you with your mentee:
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Griffin Cares Support Registration

Our caring community is here for you

We are so sorry for the loss that has led you here. Our mission is to connect you with free peer support and resources to help you cope and heal after losing your precious baby. This one-time registration signs you up to receive ongoing information and meeting links for all Griffin Cares programs by email. Please fill out the form as completely as you are able. After you register, a member of our Peer Support Team will reach out to personally welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

How can we help?
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The following information will help us provide you with the best support. If you prefer not to answer, please let us know:
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If you have completed this form on behalf of a loved one or patient, please include your contact information in case we have any questions:

Griffin Cares offers a safe space for baby loss families to share peer to peer support in an inclusive, respectful environment. Our programs are not a substitute for professional therapy or medical care. Submitting this form provides your consent to treat all community members with kindness and respect and to honor the privacy and confidentiality of group and individual discussions.

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