Privacy Policy

The Kidney Cancer Program (KCP) at UT Southwestern Medical Center maintains this website as a public service. The KCP is dedicated to protecting the privacy of visitors to this website and does not actively share visitors’ personal information. The following statement applies only to members of the general public and is intended to address concerns about the types of information gathered from visitors to this website and how that information is used.


The KCP gathers information through this website in several ways:

Server logs

Our servers collect information from this site through web traffic logs that are used for optimizing and troubleshooting our servers. These logs may contain the following information:

  • host name (or Internet Protocol (IP) address) of the computer accessing the site
  • a listing of Web pages requested per IP address
  • the type of Web browser used (i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.)
  • the date and time in which resources were requested
  • any unique Identifiers assigned by the site or site administrator (user name or e-mail address)


Cookies are data stored on the visitor’s computer by the web browser. This storage eliminates the need for users to continue to change preferences for viewing certain aspects of this website. Cookies are also used to store authentication information on the visitor’s computer. This allows users to authenticate to this Website at the beginning of the session and then continue to surf until the browser is closed without continually re-authenticating each time a new web page is requested. The KCP servers do not store personally identifiable information in cookies from this website intended for use by the general public. Any information stored in cookies by the KCP servers is used for internal purposes only and the KCP will not disclose information stored in cookies, unless legally required to do so.

Online Surveys

Occasionally, visitors to this website may be asked to participate in an online survey to assess things like customer service, ease of navigation or site user satisfaction. Participation in any online survey on this website is completely voluntary. The KCP will not disclose personally identifiable information collected as part of an online survey on this website, unless legally required to do so.


This website may allow users to make donations to the Kidney Cancer Program online with a credit card. These transactions are conducted on a website wholly separate from the KCP that is overseen by UT Southwestern and the transactions are completely encrypted. The information you enter in the transaction will be used solely for the purpose described in the transaction and the information will only be retained by the website until the transaction is complete.


The KCP strives to create a safe and secure environment for information collected by this website by employing a diverse arrangement of security implementations to protect the privacy and accuracy of the data collected from visitors. All web pages on this site that collect personal information will use a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to ensure information is securely stored and transmitted.


The KCP may post links to external sites or use content served from external third parties on this website. These links and third-party content are posted as a convenience to our website visitors. These external sites are not controlled or monitored by the KCP and are not subject to KCP’s privacy policies and procedures. The KCP is not responsible for the content or for the privacy policies and procedures of any external entity linked to this website. For more information regarding links to external third party websites, please refer to the KCP’s Terms and Conditions.