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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it and respecting it.

The following governs our use of the personal information you provide through the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) website.

Guiding Principles

When we collect personal information from you, we generally require only the basic information needed for us to provide the service or product requested, whether that be (for example) to process an online gift for LRCT, fulfill an online purchase of LRCT merchandise, register a participant for an LRCT activity, or set up an subscription to LRCT’s e-blasts (e-newsletter). With every transaction or interaction, there is basic information that we must have to do our job well, so we require it.

At the same time, we endeavor to deliver as enhanced and personalized an online experience as possible, to improve and expand the ways we communicate what we do what we have to offer, and to gather feedback from you on a wide range of topics. The success of these endeavors depends on knowing more about you, and so we may ask for additional personal information on an optional basis.

Security

Personal information you give us is kept confidential and protected using industry-standard technology, such as firewalls and secure socket layers (SSL), a sophisticated internet encryption technology that scrambles data as it travels from your computer to our web site’s servers.

Note: Personal information stored on our web server is securely encrypted and stored away from publicly-accessible areas of the website. No transmission of data over the internet or any other public network, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we make diligent efforts to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, we cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us.

Cookies

This website employs cookie technology. A “cookie” is a small piece of information that a website asks your browser to store on your hard drive. This information helps the website “recognize” you instantly. Cookies recall information you entered before so you don’t have to reenter it again, tell us what pages on the site you previously visited, and help us determine whether you came to the site from a particular internet link. If you prefer, you can disable cookies on your browser settings. You may still use our website, even with cookies disabled.

E-mail Addresses

We do not sell, rent, or exchange e-mail addresses to or with anyone outside the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. We also do not ordinarily share e-mail addresses with anyone outside LRCT, except that occasionally LRCT may work in partnership with other another non-profit organization or municipal conservation commission on a particular land conservation project and may share e-mail addresses of project donors and potential donors with the partner organization(s) as we deem necessary to ensure the success of the project. Anyone who wishes to opt-out of such sharing may elect to do so by emailing us at lrct@lrct.org. If this policy regarding sharing of e-mail addresses should change, we will first post the policy changes on this page and then provide notice of such changes by e-mail to everyone who has supplied us with a valid email address, giving you the opportunity to opt-out of any e-mail address sharing.
However, within the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, we do use e-mail addresses collected from an assortment of website transactions and interactions to send periodic communications about our work in general and about specific subjects which we believe may be of interest to you.

Member Information

We do not sell, rent, or exchange member or donor information with anyone outside the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. We also do not ordinarily share member or donor information with anyone outside LRCT, except that occasionally LRCT may work in partnership with other another non-profit organization or municipal conservation commission on a particular land conservation project and may share such information with the partner organization(s) as we deem necessary to ensure the success of the project. Anyone who wishes to opt-out of such sharing may elect to do so by emailing us at lrct@lrct.org. Anyone who wishes to opt-out of these exchanges may elect to do so by emailing us at lrct@lrct.org.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of personal information by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If this policy should change, we will first post the policy changes on this page and then provide notice of such changes by e-mail about such changes to everyone who has supplied us with a valid email address. Once posted, such changes shall be effective immediately. Your continued use of this site shall be deemed as acceptance of the modified policy.

Please be aware that when you click on links that take you to any third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, not LCRT’s. While we support the protection of privacy on the internet, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. Therefore, we encourage you to read third party privacy policies whenever interacting with, and prior to providing any personal information to, another web site.

We welcome feedback on our Privacy Policy. Please send to lrct@lrct.org.