Privacy Policy

Internet privacy and user agreement

This Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of the Firefighters Burn Institute. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Firefighters Burn Institute

Mail: 3101 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820

Phone: 916.739.8525

Our privacy policy

The Firefighters Burn Institute works diligently to respect the privacy of its online visitors. On our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The Firefighters Burn Institute only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, contact information and email addresses when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. This information is used solely by the Firefighters Burn Institute or other entities that are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. The Firefighters Burn Institute never shares or sells your information to third parties without your consent. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it or (ii) we are required to by law.

Personal information

If you volunteer or request information, we may collect the following information; first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, and subject of inquiry. We limit the use of information provided to us on our web site or through other communications (ie: email, phone, etc.) to the following:

  1. If you do not make a service request, inquiry, or otherwise identify yourself, we will have no personally identifiable information about you. We will only use aggregate information derived, in part, from your use of our site to improve our site and our service to you.
  2. If you provide personal information, we may enter your name and contact information into our constituent database and contact you in order to:
    • Request voluntary time or other contributions to the Firefighters Burn Institute.
    • Send e-newsletters and donor outreach communications.
  3. We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us by email or give us their email address. Inquiries may be forwarded to the appropriate departmentfor response and may be entered into our constituent database.

Data security

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards.

The Firefighters Burn Institute keeps all sensitive data stored in password-secured servers.Our staff and volunteers are educated about the importance of safeguarding your information and we are committed to holding them accountable for protecting your confidentiality. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our web site is invulnerable to all security breaks. The Firefighters Burn Institute makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation that the use of our web site is protected from viruses, security threats, other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure.

External links

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of this web site. Should this site contain links to other sites, including sites that have a special relationship with us, we do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those web sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us should you have any questions about the operation of the site. For further information, see the Internet User Agreement below. 

Online advertising

The Firefighters Burn Institute utilizes:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, show ads on sites on the internet.
  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our sites and microsites.
  • You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. 

User agreement

Terms of use

This World Wide Web site is offered by the Firefighters Burn Institute at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. The Firefighters Burn Institute reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement each time you view the web site. Use of this web site constitutes your acceptance or all of the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Disclaimer of warranty

The Firefighters Burn Institute makes no warranties of any kind regarding this web site, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.

 Limitation of liability

You agree that you will hold harmless the Firefighters Burn Institute and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this web site or the information contained in this web site or other web sites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this web site or another web site to which it is linked that appear to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will the Firefighters Burn Institute or the contributors of information to this web site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Usage of content

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this web site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to the Firefighters Burn Institute, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without the Firefighters Burn Institute’s prior written consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the web site. The user may also make a single copy of the content displayed on any page of the web site to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of the Firefighters Burn Institute, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright and any other notice contained in such content.


This Web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by the Firefighters Burn Institute, which is headquartered in the State of California, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of California, by accessing this web site both you and the Firefighters Burn Institute agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this web site. The Firefighters Burn Institute makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this web site from other locations do so, on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.