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Privacy Policy


We use a combination of personal information (your name, contact info, etc.) that you provide to us through forms or signup sheets, and anonymized information (what kind of device you’re using, what city you’re in, etc.) collected automatically when you visit our website.

We use this information for purposes such as responding to your messages, improving our website and services, sending you information about upcoming events, and helping us understand who is interested in our organization.

Your information is kept secure. Only employees who need to see your information have access to it. It is only shared when we cooperate with other companies or organizations on events or third-party feature integrations on our website, and to comply with legal requests. We don’t keep personal information for anyone under the age of 13.

Lastly, we use cookies to help enhance the functionality of our website, as well as for analytics purposes.

1. Information We Collect

We collect the following categories of information:

First and last name, pronouns, contact information, organization, and other information you provide us when you sign-up to receive communications or materials from us, or otherwise submit a form to us,

Usage, viewing, logs, metrics and other device and technical data collected when you visit our Site as an end user, or open or reply to emails we send. This may include information such as your web request, IP address, device identifiers, device information (such as OS or browser type), cookie IDs, referring/exit pages and URLs, interaction information, pages viewed, and other similar technical data,

Information about you and/or your company collected from third party or public sources or that we receive from companies that partner with us to provide products and services; this may include information about you and/or your company that we receive from advertising and market research partners, who may provide us with information about your interest in and engagement with our online advertisements, and

Location information when you visit our Sites, including location information either provided by a mobile device interacting with one of our sites or associated with your IP address.

We may also collect non-personally identifiable information. We may use both personal information and non-personally identifiable information to create aggregate information.

2. How We Collect Information From You

We collect information from you when you submit it to us, for example when you request services or information from us, or send us a message.

Additionally, we automatically collect usage, analytics, viewing, logs, metrics, and other device and technical data when you use our Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition as an end user. When you visit our Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, our servers will automatically record certain information about your device and browser, and we may collect usage, clickstream, event data, and other technical data. We and our service providers may also use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts to collect this information. Consult the 11. Cookie Usage section of this policy for further information.

We may automatically acquire data from interactions with emails that we send, such as opening and replying.

We may also acquire information from public sources or from third-party sources, such as advertising and market research partners, including to update or enhance the other information collected about you.

3. How We Use Information

We may use the information collected to:

Process your requests and respond to your questions and concerns; for example, if you inquire about our services or send a message to The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, we may use your data to respond to and process these requests,

Operate, maintain, analyze, develop, update, and improve our website, The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, and any services we offer. For example, we may track users’ activities on our website to determine how to improve our content and features, or we may analyze trends and gather demographic information about our user base to better tailor our marketing efforts,

Send you news, updates, promotions, product information, event announcements, and other marketing communications. Consult the 5. Your Controls and Choices section of this policy for an explanation of your choices relating to these communications,

Provide you with and target advertising based on your activity and interests, both on our own website and on third-party websites and applications;

Act pursuant to your consent for a specific purpose not listed in this policy. For example, with your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name on our website, and

Perform the activities described in the 11. Cookie Usage section of this policy (Section 11). We also use non-personally identifiable information, such as usage data and aggregated data, for other lawful purposes, such as to create blog posts and content that others may find useful.

4. Sharing Information With Others

We do not share your personal information outside of Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition except in certain circumstances, including:

When we cooperate with other organizations to offer joint products or services to you in connection with the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, or when such partners sponsor or participate in our events,

When our service providers are providing services on our behalf. For example, we may use an outside platform to host portions of our website or to provide certain features, or we may use a credit card processing company to bill you for services you purchase. Unless otherwise expressly noted, when acting as The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition’s agents, these service providers are prohibited from using the personal information we have shared with them for purposes other than those requested by us or required by law. Note that once personal information is shared with another company, the information received by the other company becomes subject to its privacy policies and practices.

To comply with legal requirements; or in other cases if we believe in good faith that disclosure is required by law, including in response to a lawful subpoena or other law enforcement request, and

We may also share non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) for other business purposes.

5. Your Controls and Choices

We provide you with certain controls and choices regarding the use of your personal information, which may include:

Changing your choices for marketing communications; You can opt-out of the marketing communications we send by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of the applicable email. Please note that even after you opt out of receiving marketing messages from us, you may continue to receive transactional and or event-related messages.

Please be aware that if you do not allow us to collect personal information from you, we may not be able to deliver certain services and website features to you, and some of our services and website features may not work appropriately or be able to take account of your interests and preferences.

6. Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete the information we have stored as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us as indicated in the 14. Contacting Us section below.

7. Storage and Processing

Your information may be stored and processed in the U.S. and other countries where Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition and service providers maintain systems and facilities. In addition, the information that we collect about you may be transferred to our affiliated entities and/or to other third parties.

8. Data Security and Integrity

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition is concerned about the security of your data. We have implemented technical and organizational security measures that are designed to help protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. From time-to-time, we review our security procedures to consider incorporating new technologies and methods.

Please be aware, though, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot ensure, and do not warrant or guarantee that the information you transmit to The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition will remain secure, nor do we guarantee that this information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, destroyed or used in an unauthorized manner.

If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may also post a notice on our website.

When you send information using our website’s forms, we do not encrypt the data by default. Access to personally identifying information transmitted through our forms is limited to relevant employees.

9. Data Retention

How long we keep the personal information we collect depends on the type of information, the purpose for which it is used, how sensitive it is, and similar factors. In general, we will retain your personal information for the length of time reasonably needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will also retain and use your information for as long as necessary to resolve disputes and/or enforce our rights and agreements. Non-aggregate analytics data are retained for a minimum of three months and a maximum of two years.

10. Third Party Sites, Services, and Applications

We are not responsible for the practices employed by services linked to or from the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition website, including the information or content contained there. Please remember that your browsing and interaction on any third-party Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, service or application, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules, policies, and practices, and not our privacy policy.

Our website may include social media features provided by third parties. These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to allow the feature to function properly. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the organization providing it.

We integrate Google Analytics to provide usage, technical, and demographic data on the people who use our website. Google Analytics will associate the visitation information it collects from our site with Google information from accounts of signed-in users who have consented to this association for the purpose of ads personalization.

This Google information may include end user location, search history, YouTube history, and data from sites that partner with Google—and is used to provide aggregated and anonymized insights into your cross device behaviors. These features are also subject to the Google Analytics Advertising Features policies.

11. Cookie Usage

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and may perform essential functions. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

We use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some allow us to store user preferences, some allow us to collect information on how users interact with the site, and some help us with data collection for advertising and marketing purposes. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action, such as clicking a button.

12. Do Not Track

Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting for them not to track the user. At this time, we do not respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals.

13. Changes to our Privacy Policy

From time-to-time, we may change this privacy policy to accommodate changes to our products, services and companies, new technologies or industry practices, updated regulatory requirements, or for other purposes. We will provide notice to you (as described below) if these changes are material.

Notices may be sent by email to the last email address you provided us, or by posting notice of such change on our Site. You consent to receiving notices in these ways. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, consistent with applicable law.

14. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us using the form on our homepage, or send mail to:

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition
117 E Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

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