What is Personal Information?
Personal and Other Information Collected by The Lansing Foundation
The Lansing Foundation collects personal information that is voluntarily provided by you when you explore the site or affiliate sites, make a donation, fill out a contact form on the website, or communicate with us by mail, telephone or electronically. The type of information we collect and maintain may include:
Your name, mailing address, and/or email address
Date of birth
Donation and fundraising events and history
Comments you may have.
We may collect information through technology for routine system administration purposes, to make our website more interesting and useful to you, to manage content delivery and for various other purposes related to our foundation. We use this information to understand which areas of our site are most appealing or least appealing, or to deliver content that is specific to your country or area of residence.
For instance, when you come to our site, we may collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An IP address is associated with the access point though with you enter the internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) or your company. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which users visit various parts of our site, and we may combine IP addresses with personally identifiable information.
You may also provide us photographs or other video materials, which may contain personal information. We may collect personal information when you visit our site. If you provide personal information, that personal information may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without limitation as to its use by a third party.
We reserve the right to collect, use and disclose your personal information without consent where required or permitted by law.
Why Does the Lansing Foundation Collect Personal Information?
· To provide you with the information or services you have requested, including processing your payment or donation;
· To better understand you and to allow us to serve you better through more detailed information, enhanced customer service and directed promotional efforts of particular interest; and
· To properly investigate and respond to any complaints, questions or concerns you may have about our products or our Website;
If you opt in to receive information, offers, promotions or other content from the Lansing Foundation, your information will be used to provide you with information that we believe may interest you and to solicit your opinion on our offering. If you have opted in to receive such information and offers, we may also use your personal information to ensure that your contact information is accurate and up to date.
What Kind of Personal Information Does the Lansing Foundation Disclose, to Whom and Why?
The Lansing Foundation may share your personal information with certain the Lansing Foundation affiliates, and their respective successors and assigns, but only to the extent necessary to fulfill the purposes identified above. In addition to this sharing with affiliates, the Lansing Foundation may disclose your personal information to third parties as follows:
1. To Third Parties To Perform Processing and Other Specialized Services: At times, the Lansing Foundation may use outside organizations to perform specialized services such as, but not limited to, credit card processing and order fulfillment. These service providers are only given the information needed to perform those services and they are bound contractually to protect the privacy and security of your information and to limit the use of your information to the service being provided.
2. To Third Parties in the Event of Legal Reasons: We advise you that we may disclose personal information to the government or other legal or regulatory authorities (i) if so ordered by a court of law, or (ii) for other legal reasons, such as (a) to comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order; (b) to protect the Lansing Foundation’s rights and property; (c) to investigate reports of fraud or of Users sending material using a false email address or Users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages; (d) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website; or (e) in emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk. In some cases, disclosure to third parties may be required by law to be without notice to you.
3. To a Third Party in the Event of a Significant Transaction or Other Event: In the case of any significant transaction or event involving the Lansing Foundation or any of its affiliated entities such as, by way of example, a merger, amalgamation, financing, re-organization, liquidation, or insolvency, other parties to the transaction and their professional advisors may need to have access to the Lansing Foundation’s various databases as part of the due diligence process. In this event, the Lansing Foundation would only provide such access under terms of a strict confidentiality agreement. Upon completion of the transaction or event, your personal information would be transferred to parties involved.
You May Disclose Personal Information on a Lansing Foundation Site
The Lansing Foundation provides several opportunities on our website and on Third Party Sites to disclose personal information, such as when you fill out a contact form, make a donation, or in connection with your use of other Services provided by the Lansing Foundation. Your use of these features and your disclosure of personal information with respect to these features is completely voluntary; however, if you provide personal information when you use any of these features, that personal information may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without limitation as to its use by a third party.
How Long Does the Lansing Foundation Retain Personal Information?
We may keep your personal information until we no longer retain it, or until you ask us to delete it, subject to any legal requirements, including statutory retention periods.
What Security Measures Does the Lansing Foundation Have in Place to Safeguard Personal Information?
The Lansing Foundation has implemented physical, electronic and administrative measures to protect your information from error, loss or unauthorized access. Access is restricted to those with a need to know the information to carry out the identified purpose. From time to time, we review our security procedures to protect our users’ personal information in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods; however, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Where is my Personal Information Located?
Non-personal or aggregated information is information that cannot be associated with or traced back to a specific person. When users browse our website, for example, we may gather information about the number of users who are viewing each page so that we can learn what features generate the most interest. We also use this data, both aggregated and personally identifiable, to personalize and enhance your onsite experience by displaying content that we believe will be of interest to you and to deliver content that is specific to your interest. We may disclose anonymous, aggregated information about our sites to third parties.
Links to Third Party Sites
Users may, through hypertext or other computer links, gain access to other websites on the Internet which are not operated or monitored by the Lansing Foundation. The Lansing Foundation is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Lansing Foundation of the website or content linked to. THE LANSING FOUNDATION ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MATERIAL OUTSIDE OF THE WEBSITE OPERATED BY THE LANSING FOUNDATION AND ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING ANY WEBSITE WHICH MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH A LINK ON AN ALSF-OPERATED SITE. Unless otherwise indicated at a Lansing Foundation-operated Site, the Lansing Foundation is not sponsored by or affiliated with the linked website, and trademarks used in connection with linked website are not trademarks of the Lansing Foundation. The Lansing Foundation specifically disclaims responsibility for any inadvertent viewing by a minor of any material intended for adults on a website accessed through use of a linked website.
How to Control How Your Personal Information is Collected, Used and Disclosed
You have control over how we collect, use and disclose your personal information. Any comments, questions or changes regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information shall be directed to a Lansing Foundation representative, as described below.
You may choose not to receive email from us, even after granting permission, by unsubscribing.
A request for a copy of the personal information we keep about you, depending on the laws of your country, must be made in writing giving details with which the Lansing Foundation can identify you. Information will be furnished in accordance with applicable law.
Questions, Comments or Accessing or Updating Your Personal Information:
Please note that certain information is required by the Lansing Foundation to process payment and fulfill any donations that you may place through the website, and if you withdraw your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information for these purposes, then the Lansing Foundation will not be able to process donations.
Users Outside of the United States
The Lansing Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors, both financial and in-kind, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method online and offline. We will not share, sell, exchange or trade our donors’ personally identifiable information with any other entity. In addition, we will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations, third party fundraising or marketing purposes.