privacy and security policy
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
When you enter your credit card information into a form field into the Lanternsforlight.org website, your credit card information is encrypted and transmitted securely to PayPal for processing. Neither Lanternsforlight.org nor PayPal stores your credit card information on a permanent basis; your credit card information is only used for the duration of the transaction and is then deleted.
We take the utmost precaution to keep your credit card information safe and secure. If you are uncomfortable submitting your credit card information online, you can also contribute to Lanternsforlight.org by mailing your donation to:
15226 SUMMER BOUNTY TRAILCYPRESS, TX 77429USA
All sensitive information (such as your credit card information) provided to Lanternsforlight.org is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. No data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure. Nevertheless, we always strive to protect your information to the fullest extent feasible.
WHAT ARE “COOKIES”?
Cookies are small files sent from a web server to your computer through your browser program.
A non-persistent cookie enables a web site to temporarily keep information on your computer as you travel from one page to another on our web site. This cookie is automatically deleted from your machine when you close your browser. Because these cookies are necessary to provide some functions, failure to allow such cookies may make some of the functions on our web site unavailable to you.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Generally, when you access (visit) Lanternsforlight.org web site and access information you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our web site. You do have an option to join our mailing list, make a financial contribution and we collect contact information as warranted. If a contribution is involved, credit card information is also collected.
WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Lanternsforlight.org mailing list form requires users to give contact information that may include name, e-mail address, physical address and phone number. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as social security numbers or birthdates. The credit card transaction available through our web site is handled by a secure, encrypted process provided by a third party, PayPal processing services.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
On a selective basis, personally identifiable information is used internally to identify recipients for written and e-mail communications designed to inform individuals of organizational updates, builds, events, volunteer activities, other activities and campaigns for financial support. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT-OUT of these mailings and can do so by notifying Lanternsforlight.org of this preference. Lanternsforlight.org will never sell or share your personal information with outside organizations.
To protect your privacy and security Lanternsforlight.org will take reasonable steps to verify your data before granting access or making corrections.
INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our web site. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our web site, analyze usage trends, track users’ interactions with the web site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate usage to improve the web site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES
Lanterns for Light Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, is the fiscal sponsor of Lanternsforlight.org. Lanternsforlight.org links all donations through PayPal portal under the name of Lanterns for Light Foundation. Also, Lanternsforlight.org will sometimes provide links to third party websites existing outside of Lanternsforlight.org site. Since we do not control the content or functionality of these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites. Any link from https://www.lanternsforlight.org to such a third-party web site does not denote an endorsement of its viewpoint(s) or mission(s).