Privacy Policy

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

Website Visitors

Like most websites, Dick's Devotees 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, and the date and time of each visitor request. Dick's Devotees’ 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 .

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with Dick's Devotees in ways that require Dick's Devotees to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dick's Devotees 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, Dick's Devotees collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. Dick's Devotees does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Donor Privacy

Dick's Devotees will not share, transmit, or copy any classified or confidential information in accordance with a non-disclosure agreement with ALS TDI.

In addition, as donations to Dick's Devotees are processed by and support the ALS Therapy Development Institute ("ALS TDI"), Dick's Devotees does not collect financial information. For more information, please read ALS TDI's Privacy Policy.

Protection of Personally-Identifying Information

Dick's Devotees will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. If you provided Dick's Devotees with your email address, you may occasionally receive emails to tell you about new fundraising opportunities or news.


This website is encrypted by Let's Encrypt 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 Dick's Devotees. Please be aware that Dick's Devotees is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this website. 

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Dick's Devotees may change its Privacy Policy at any time without notice. from time to time, and in Dick's Devotees' sole discretion. Dick's Devotees encourages visitors to occasionally check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


NOTICE: Dick's Devotees is not a legal entity and does not profit from donations. All donations go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, who has a separate privacy policy.

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