Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham Lions Clubs and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham Lions Club, hereinafter referred to as “Lions”, includes lionspolarplunge.org, Lions International, all Lions Charities, Subsidiaries, and Foundations. The Lions website is a non-profit charitable organization website. By using the Lions website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Normal website usage

In general, you can browse the Lions site without revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information Lions collects is standard web usage records, Internet service provider, operating system, browser type, pages visited, downloads, website referrers, date visited. This information helps the Lions measure website activity, improve our website and better serve our visitors.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Lions recognize the importance of protecting the private information of our website visitors, donors and other members of the Lions organization. Visitor, donor and Lion contact information is only collected to facilitate communications when such data is voluntarily shared. This information is to be used solely to further our mission. Visitors, donors or Lions may opt out of any of our direct marketing activities at any time. We may use service providers, such as website traffic consultants, to carry out certain activities on our behalf. They may be granted access to the personal information necessary, but will not use or disclose the information for any other purpose. Personal information is also collected for Lions to conduct its necessary operational activities including:

  • First and Last Name, Mailing Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number(s)
  • Donation amount(s) and other contributions
  • Donor cultivation including compilation of donor profiles and trends
  • Distribution of publications, including various reports
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Event and meeting planning
  • Responding to information requests
  • Furtherance of public relations activities and cooperative alliances
  • Disclosure of information as required by law
  • Other purposes as approved by the Lions Board of Directors

If you purchase Lions products and services, we collect billing and credit card information.

This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Lions public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when donating, sponsoring, ordering and/or purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non- personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Lions collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. Lions may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Lions and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Lions does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Lions may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Lions, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Lions may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Lions or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Lions; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Lions, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

Lions may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Lions, in order to determine what Lions services arc the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Lions to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Lions. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Lions website.

Use of Cookies

The Lions website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Lions pages, or register with Lions site or services, a cookie helps Lions to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Lions website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Lions features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Lions services or websites you visit. If you wish to change any of your personal information or remove any information, please e-mail us at the address noted below.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

Lions secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Lions uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) the Lions do not represent or warrant that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.

Children Under Thirteen

Lions does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Lions may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Lions, you may opt out of such communications by Customers may unsubscribe from emails by "replying UNSUBSCRIBE" to any email received or by contacting us at the address below. The Lions will strive to remove you from our email list within 4 weeks but cannot guarantee that such action will occur.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

Lions reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/ or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Lions welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Lions have not adhered to this Statement, please contact Lions at:

Norfolk Lions Club
PO Box 608
Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056

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