Privacy Policy

Sam Halpern ("Halpern ALS Initiative") operates the websites It is the Halpern ALS Initiative's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information collected while operating this website.

Website Visitors

Like most websites, the Halpern ALS Initiative collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, referring search terms, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. For more information on website metrics, please read the Squarespace Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with the Halpern ALS Initiative in ways that require the gathering of personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Halpern ALS Initiative gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who sign up for emails are asked to provide their name and email address. In each case, the Halpern ALS Initiative collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. The Halpern ALS Initiative does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities.

Donor Privacy

The Halpern ALS Initiative does not share, transmit, or copy any confidential or personally-identifiable information.

As donations are processed by and support the ALS Therapy Development Institute ("ALS TDI"), the Halpern ALS Initiative does not collect financial information. For more information, please read ALS TDI's Privacy Policy.

Protection of Personally-Identifying Information

The Halpern ALS Initiative will not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone. If you provided the Halpern ALS Initiative with your email address, you may occasionally receive emails to tell you about new fundraising opportunities or news.


This website is encrypted using TLS/SSL. Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a technology that secures the connection between your browser and the website you’re visiting. To verify that SSL is protecting a page, look for a URL beginning with https://, instead of http://, and a green, closed padlock icon. This allows visitors to navigate the website and submit information through a secure connection. More information can be found here.


This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Halpern ALS Initiative. Please be aware that the Halpern ALS Initiative is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this website and to actions related to the Halpern ALS Initiative's fundraising activities. 

Contacting the Halpern ALS Initiative

If you have any questions about this policy, or any about any issues related to fundraising solicitations or this website, please fill out this form.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Halpern ALS Initiative may change its Privacy Policy at any time without notice and at the Halpern ALS Initiative's sole discretion. Continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute  acceptance of applicable changes.

Adapted from the WordPress Privacy Policy, under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license.