Privacy Policy

The Lansing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. We have designed this Privacy Policy to answer questions regarding our privacy practices.

What Is the Scope of Our Privacy Policy?

This Privacy Policy is applicable to all users of the Lansing Foundation website, as well as other websites developed by the Lansing Foundation now or in the future, and the Lansing Foundation web pages on third party sites such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and all users of these sites who provide personal identifiable information. This Privacy Policy is intended to assist you in understanding our policies and procedures relating to our management of personal information and is applicable to the Lansing Foundation, its successors and assigns, and any affiliates of the Lansing Foundation. This Privacy Policy is applicable to the personal information of all users of these sites. Please note that each third party site has its own privacy policy and terms of service that are not affected by this Privacy Policy.

What is Personal Information?

When this Privacy Policy uses the term “personal information”, we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual’s full or partial name, postal address, email address and telephone numbers. Some jurisdictions may call personal identifiable information “personal data” or “personally identifying information,” and may include opinions about or related to a user within the definition of 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
Telephone number
Date of birth
Donation and fundraising events and history
Comments you may have.
This type of information is collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the form of consent required by applicable law and its use is limited to the objectives for which it was collected, as described in this Privacy Policy.

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.

The Lansing Foundation may also collect information that is stored in cookies, and we may associate this information with your personal information. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our site. We use cookies for a number of reasons. Cookies allow you to store your password without having to constantly re-enter it. Cookies also help us to tailor messages that better match your needs and interests, and they allow us to better understand how visitors use our site, which in turn helps us to focus our resources on features that are most popular with our users. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly if you do.

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.

Otherwise, personal information will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the form of consent required by applicable law and its use will be limited to the objectives for which it was collected as described herein. The form of your consent can vary from implied consent to express consent, depending upon the circumstances and the sensitivity of the type of information collected. We will rely on implied consent when we can reasonably conclude that you have given your consent by your action (e.g., by giving us your name and contact information so that we may contact you or add you to an email subscription list) or inaction (e.g., by not exercising an ability to opt-out that is provided to you at the time your contact information is collected). This Privacy Policy identifies the purposes for which your personal information is collected, used and disclosed. Additional consent will be obtained from you should we wish to use or disclose your personal information for any additional purpose.

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?

Your personal information may be stored and processed in servers, including those of our authorized third parties, currently located in the United States. These servers shall always be subject to the safeguards described in this Privacy Policy to protect against unauthorized collection, use or disclosure, and you shall be able to access the personal information stored in such servers in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Non-Personal Information

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:

If you have any questions or comments about the Lansing Foundation’s Privacy Policy, would like to advise us how you would like your personal information not to be used or disclosed, or would like to access or update your personal information please contact our webmaster at You can also write to us at Lansing Foundation, 2221 Edward Holland Dr. Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23230.

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.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy/Amendments to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines the information usage practices of the Lansing Foundation. By accessing, browsing or using this Website or by submitting your personal information to the Lansing Foundation, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not submit your personal information to us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. Depending on the changes made, you may be unable to utilize the website if you choose not to agree to a modification to this Privacy Policy. If any future change affects our payment processing and order fulfillment functions, or if you withhold your consent, we may not be able to continue to process payments from you. Your acceptance of a revised policy, which may be communicated by clicking to indicate your consent for the continued provision of your personal information to the Lansing Foundation following the effective date of any changes to this Privacy Policy, shall mean that you have accepted those changes, subject to your continuing right to notify us at any time as to how you would like us to treat your personal information.

The current version of this Privacy Policy is dated August 22, 2018.

Users Outside of the United States

Our computer systems and some of the computer systems of our third party service providers are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the United States where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. As a visitor from outside the United States, by using the Site you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Donor Privacy Policy

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.