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SCIAW respects your privacy. We do not collect personal information from you unless you offer it.

Our intention is to provide an informative tool for those interested in spinal cord injury research, clinical and active lifestyle issues related to paralysis, information about SCIAW activities, and to allow our supporters to become more involved in our mission. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information.

Online Donations

SCIAW takes very seriously the protection of sensitive materials regarding online donations. SCIAW works with vendors to secure transactions according to industry standards using generally agreed upon methods of encryption and encoding. Personal information is stored in a database with reasonable protections in place against privacy breaches using multiple "firewalls." Any vendors affiliated with SCIAW are held to industry-standard practices including, without limitation, confidentiality.

Personal Information

SCIAW collects personal information when you register with us to make a donation or become a member of the website. We may ask for information such as your name, address, phone number, fax number, and email address. We reserve the right to email you for fundraising efforts unless you expressly request not to be emailed. Our emails are never sent unsolicited. Unsubscribe information can be found at the bottom of every email sent.

Any information collected SCIAW is covered by this policy.

Mailing List

SCIAW provides a separate form to join our mailing list. The information we collect includes name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. This information is securely stored internally and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year, either via e-mail or regular mail.

Please contact us if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided. To protect your privacy and security, we will take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information or making corrections. Callers will be asked specific questions, including full name, address, and phone number in order to verify their identity and protect the privacy of SCIAW's donors and members of its mailing list.


If you do not want to receive emails from us, please let us know by sending your request via e-mail to

If you do not want to receive postal mail from write SCIAW at the address below. SCIAW will never rent, trade or sell your e-mail address.

Links to Other Websites

Any links to outside sites are not protected under this policy. We recommend that you read each website’s privacy policy.

Attn: Karen Koehler
200 2nd Ave W.
Seattle, WA 98119