Updated June 9, 2023


The Kennedy Krieger Institute ("Kennedy Krieger" or “the Institute”) (also referred to as "we", "us", and "our") respects the online privacy of its members and other visitors ("you") to this www.KennedyKrieger.org (the "Site") and our other websites, EventsCalendar.KennedyKrieger.org, Go.KennedyKrieger.org, SupportUs.KennedyKrieger.org and EarlyAchievements.com (collectively, the "Sites").

This Cookies and Similar Technologies Policy (the "Policy") describes the information we collect through the use of cookies and similar technologies, how and why we use cookies and similar technologies, how our third party business partners use cookies and similar technologies, and ways you can opt out of using cookies and similar technologies. Our Privacy Policy, of which this Policy is part, is available at https://www.kennedykrieger.org/about-us/policies-standards/privacy-policy and provides further information about our privacy practices.

What Is A Cookie?

A "cookie" is a small text file stored on your device when you access a website, for use either during a particular ("session" cookie) or future ("persistent" cookie) browsing session. This file may include information about internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), URLs of any referring or exited webpages, operating system, and/or date and time stamps.

Kennedy Krieger uses cookies to enable certain website functions, develop web browsing analytics, store and track your preferences, and enable the delivery of advertising and marketing, when applicable. For example, we track the number of “hits” or visits to our Websites, the most popular times of day and sections visited, and the range of devices and browsers most commonly used to view the Websites. Kennedy Krieger does not sell any of this information to third parties.

First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site. Certain features of our Website use session and persistent cookies.

"Session" cookies are temporarily stored on your hard drive and only last until they expire at the end of your browsing session or after a set time period. Our Website's session cookies are set to expire in 12 hours and are required for log in to access secure areas of the Website and to process e-commerce transactions. "Permanent" cookies remain stored on a user's hard drive until they expire or are deleted by a user. We use permanent browser cookies on our Website for log-in purposes and to recover certain preferences set for use by you during repeated visits to our Website. They are set to time out within 6 months.

Third-Party Cookies

You also may encounter third-party cookies on our Website. Third-Party Cookies are cookies that are stored on your web browser by a party other than Kennedy Krieger and may gather browsing activity (such as information you have entered or choices you have made) across numerous websites that you visit and across numerous browsing sessions. These cookies also help improve how Kennedy Krieger’s Websites and services function and perform, customize your interaction with our Websites, and help provide more relevant messaging and marketing communications to you. The Institute is currently using third-party cookies for a range of purposes, as described below under “HOW DOES KENNEDY KRIEGER USE COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES.” If you wish to delete Third-Party Cookies, you should adjust your browser settings as described in the "CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION" section of this Policy.

If you like more detailed information about first-party and third-party cookies in use on or related to this Website, please contact us. You also may learn more about internet advertising practices and related consumer resources at https://youradchoices.com/ and https://youronlinechoices.eu/ (if you are located in Europe).

How Does Kennedy Krieger Use Cookies And Similar Technologies?

Like most websites, as you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may passively collect information about your browsing activities using cookies and other automatic data collection technologies, such as Internet tags, or web beacons (clear gifs., pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs), and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, etc.), to improve website functionality and analytics.

  • Web Beacons: These are tiny graphics (sometimes called "clear GIFs" or "web pixels" with a unique identifier that are used to understand browsing activity. In contract to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are rendered invisible on web pages when you open a page.
  • Social Widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget and are controlled by third parties.
  • UTM Codes: These are strings that can appear in a URL (the "Uniform Resource Locator", which is typically the http or https address entered to go to a web page) when a user moves from one web page or website to another, where the string can represent information about browsing, such as which advertisement, page, or publisher sent the user to the receiving website.

The aggregate data collected by these passive technologies typically does not target any personally identifying information (PII) or other personal data, but personal information we store about you may be linked to information stored in and obtained from cookies in order to improve our marketing, analytics, or website functionality.

Location Information

When you use our Sites, we may collect information about your use of our Sites and services for advertising, analytics, to serve content and to protect our Sites and services. Location information collected may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, internet tags, GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular technology, Radio-frequency identification (RFID), Bluetooth or other beacon technology or other similar location-tracking technologies.

Tracking Technologies

In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by Kennedy Krieger on the Site. These include:


CallTrackingMetrics shows unique phone numbers on this website based on the source of a user’s visit. They use cookies to show the same unique phone number to a website visitor over a 30-day period. These cookies provide information about the advertising source that led to the visit, the pages viewed by the visitor, advertising data, IP Address, browser and location.

Other Third-Party Technologies

Some third parties may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about you when you when you browse the internet. The information they collect about your online browsing activities over time and across different websites and other online services may be associated with your personal information and used to provide you with targeted content. We do not control these third parties' technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible party directly or consult their privacy policies.

Examples of third-party technologies in use on our website:

Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS) provides a form that allows individuals to submit a request to donate their car to support Kennedy Krieger Institute. They use cookies to see how and when their form is visited and by how many people. They do not collect personally identifiable information, unless you choose to donate your car through their form, which is embedded on our site. CARS Privacy Policy

Flickr.com hosts images that we share through slideshows that appear on our Sites. Flickr Cookies Policy

Google Maps is used to provide location information. Your use of Google Maps is subject to the current Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

ICIMS provide software to share job openings at the Institute and operates a separate website that we link to. ICIMS Privacy Policy

Issuu.com provides a tool for viewing printed publications in a web browser. Issuu tracks only reads, impressions and read time from embeds. No personal information is being collected and tracked. Issuu Cookie Policy.

Localist is an event management system used on our site to provide event posting, registration, and notification features. Localist Privacy Policy

Luminate is a fundraising platform owned by Blackbaud that provides donation pages, charitable event registration, and team fundraising websites for the Institute. Blackbaud Privacy Policy

MatchingGifts.com, a Site of HEP Development Services, Inc., helps donors to look up whether their employer may provide matching funds for their donation. HEP Development Terms of Use

New Relic is a software we use to ensure the continuous functioning of the website. New Relic Privacy Policy

TaggBox.com provides a tool that allows users to view social media feeds within this website. TaggBox Privacy Policy

Twitter provides a view of content on their platform in the form of a timeline. Learn more and adjust your privacy settings at Twitter for Websites – Ad Info and Privacy.

YouTube.com provides a tool that allows you to view a video hosted by YouTube while viewing our Sites. YouTube is an ad-supported platform, and uses cookies to track your viewing to serve ads that match your interests. You may update your YouTube account privacy settings or read more on Google’s Privacy Policy.

Vimeo provides a tool that allows users to view videos stored on their servers while browsing the pages on the Website. Vimeo Privacy Policy

Choices About How We Use And Disclose Your Information

We provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us and have created ways to give you control over our use of your information. Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to refuse all or some types of cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent by website tracking technologies and advertising. Note that, if the user declines the use of cookies, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the Website.

When a user registers with our Website, the Website will prompt the user to confirm whether he or she approves of the use of a cookie. You may adjust your browser settings to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and to only accept "session" cookies, but will need to log in each time you want to enjoy the full functionality of the Website.

Please be aware that adjusting the Cookie Settings on our Website may not fully delete all of the cookies that have already been created. To delete them, visit your web browser settings after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our Website.

Additional information is provided below about how to disable cookies or manage the cookie settings for the leading web browser providers:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Safari: http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471

For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.

Changes To This Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to this Policy on this webpage. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you by posting on our Website home page as well or provide notification via email, if appropriate. The date this policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page.

We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to stayed informed about how we use cookies and other similar technologies.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using one of the methods listed below:

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

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