Privacy Policy

The Marty Lyons Foundation
Privacy Policy
Effective January 1, 2002

Use of Contact Information of Donors and Supporters:
When you make a donation or participate in our fundraising events, we add your contact information to our private database.  We use this contact information to provide you with information about our organization or bring to your attention fundraising events you may wish to support.

The Marty Lyons Foundation’s main asset is its database of loyal supporters.  Therefore, your name and contact information is not added or sold to any public mailing lists.

The Marty Lyons Foundation, from time to time, has access to an individual’s billing information and credit card number when you make a donation or purchase a product.  Your billing information is not shared with any other organizations and your credit card number is not retained once your transaction has been authorized and processed.

Use of Contact Information of Wish Children and their Families: 
The Marty Lyons Foundation closely guards the contact information of our wish children and their families.  We do not share it in any other way or with any other third parties.  We do not give the ability to publicly post or distribute contact information on our website.

Links to Websites: 

This site contains links to other websites.  The Marty Lyons Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.  However, any personal information obtained by us through other sites is treated as if it was gathered on our site, and our privacy policy applies.

Changes to the Privacy Policy: 
Our privacy policy is subject to change from time to time.  Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this web page.

User Agreement:
By viewing and/or using this website, you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions explained below.

The Marty Lyons Foundation website is a source of information on our mission to grant wishes to children diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness.  It is a service that is of no charge to you, with the express condition that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement.  The Marty Lyons Foundation reserves the right to change these terms and conditions any time, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement (not an older cached version) each time you view the website.  Do not use the website if you do not agree to all of the following terms and conditions.

You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth:
You acknowledge that the information on the website is provided “as is” for general information only.  The Marty Lyons Foundation makes no warranties of any kind regarding this website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, 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.

You agree that you will hold harmless The Marty Lyons Foundation, its officers, directors, and employees from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, this website or the information contained in this website or other websites to which it is linked, including but not limited to claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed, or downloaded from this website or another website to which it is linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or infringing upon your intellectual property rights.  In no event will The Marty Lyons Foundation or the contributors of information to this website 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.

You acknowledge that opinions and recommendations contained in this website are not necessarily those of The Marty Lyons Foundation or endorsed by The Marty Lyons Foundation.

The Marty Lyons Foundation may provide links on the website to other websites which are not under the control of The Foundation.  These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by The Marty Lyons Foundation of the organization or individual operating the website or a warranty of any type regarding the website or the information on the website.

This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by The Marty Lyons Foundation, which is based in the New York.  It can be accessed throughout the United States, its territories and other countries around the world.  As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of New York, by accessing this website both you and The Marty Lyons Foundation agree that the statutes and laws of the New York, without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this website.  You and The Marty Lyons Foundation also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Superior Court of the State of New York in and for the County of New York, the United States District Court for New York with respect to such matters.  The Marty Lyons Foundation makes no representation that materials on the website 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 website from other locations may do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Use of The Marty Lyons Foundation Name, Logo and Slogan:
All uses of The Marty Lyons Foundation Name, logo and slogan, both registered and common law must be approved in writing by The Marty Lyons Foundation.  Inquiries may be directed to

The works of authorship contained in this website, including but not limited to all design, text, and images, are owned or licensed by The Marty Lyons Foundation and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, stored by subsequent use, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner without our prior written consent, except that you may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the website, and you may make one permanent printout of each page of the website (unmodified in form, with a copy of this Site Notice attached) to be used by you for personal and non-commercial uses that do not harm the reputation of The Marty Lyons Foundation.

You may provide a hypertext link to this website on another website, provided that:
(1) the link must be an active, text-only link (you may NOT use our logo without prior written approval) clearly marked “The Marty Lyons Foundation”;
(2) the link must “point” to the URL “” and not to other pages within the website;
(3) the link, when activated by a user, must display this website full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linked website;
(4) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may not be such as to disparage The Marty Lyons Foundation or its services, damage or dilute the goodwill associated with The Marty Lyons Foundation ‘s name and service marks, or to create the false appearance that an entity other than The Marty Lyons Foundation is associated with or sponsored by The Marty Lyons Foundation;
(5) the link will not appear on pages including content which The Marty Lyons Foundation finds in its sole discretion to be objectionable or which includes obscene, pornographic, violent, intolerant, tasteless, denigrating or sexually oriented content or materials; and
(6) The Marty Lyons Foundation reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending this Site Notice.  You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for keeping up with any such changes.

All other hypertext links to this website must be approved in writing by The Marty Lyons Foundation.  Inquiries may be directed

Use of a hyperlink does not indicate or create any endorsement, approval, sponsorship or affiliation of or with your website by The Marty Lyons Foundation. This permission to hyperlink is provided without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title of non-infringement.

The Marty Lyons Foundation reserves the right to take action against any use of its service marks or any links to its website that do not conform to the conditions herein, or that infringe any intellectual property or other rights of The Marty Lyons Foundation.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Privacy Policy and User Agreement.  The Marty Lyons Foundation is very concerned about privacy and safety online.  If you have any questions about these policy statements, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

The Marty Lyons Foundation, Inc.
326 West 48th St.
New York, NY 10036