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Privacy Policy

Policies and Nonprofit Statement

Nonprofit Statement

Contributions to the Organization for Autism Research are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. OAR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID# 54-2062167, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As provided for under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a copy of OAR’s financial statement is available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services upon request.

Privacy Policy

This is the website of the Organization for Autism Research.

Our postal address is:
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 401
Arlington, Virginia 22201

We can be reached via e-mail at or you can reach us by telephone at (703) 243-9710.

For each visitor to our Web page, our web server automatically recognizes only the consumer’s domain name, but not the e-mail address (where possible).

We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web page, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information we collect is used for internal review and is then discarded, used to improve the content of our Web page.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.

If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new programs and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us at the number provided above, e-mailing us at the above address, or writing to us at the above address.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed online.

Privacy Protection Procedures

Protecting your information is important to us. We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures, such as using industry-accepted encryption for transmission of credit card information, to help keep your information secure, accurate, current, and complete. In addition, all OAR employees with access to personal information obtained on OAR’s website are bound to adhere to this policy as part of their contract with OAR.

OAR protects your personal information in a variety of ways. For certain services, such as our e-newsletter and online forums, only minimal personal information is required, such as email addresses. In addition, personal information provided to our run and donations sites is encrypted. We also protect that account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by authorized personnel. In addition, IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

All information provided to OAR is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified OAR employees.

Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.

Donor Privacy

OAR does not share, sell or trade any online or offline donor information, be it telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, or mailing addresses with other organizations or individuals of any kind. The only e-mails or mailings you will receive will be in regards to the information you have requested or inquired about.

With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will contact you before we use your data for these new purposes to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt-out of these new uses, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt-out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by e-mailing us at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address.

Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to all information [including proprietary information] that we maintain about them.

Consumers can access this information by emailing us at the above address, writing to us at the above address, or contacting us at the above phone number.

Upon request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, financial information, unique identifiers, transaction information, communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to the site.

Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us an e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address.

With respect to security: When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial or health information, we redirect visitors to a secure server.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number, The DMA’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices at, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, state or local consumer protection office, The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202.FTC-HELP (202.382.4357) or electronically at