Effective Date: January 26, 2016.
What information does L&E collect?
L&E collects two types of information about visitors to the Sites: 1) personal information that you have voluntarily submitted to L&E (collected when you register as a member or sign up for email alerts, including information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit-card information); and 2) aggregate information (such as information about how many visitors log on to the Sites and the pages they access). Age information may be required and collected by way of birthdate, age-verification checkboxes or inference from credit-card usage to ensure that registrants to the Sites are 13 years or older in order to maintain compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
You can visit the Sites without telling L&E who you are or revealing personal information about yourself, but please note that you may be unable to participate in certain discussions or receive additional information.
What are cookies, and how does L&E use them?
How does L&E use the information it collects?
L&E will not trade, sell or share your personal information for use by any business, without your consent, unless required by law or as disclosed to you when the information is collected.
Your personal information will generally be stored in L&E’s databases located mainly in the United States. For easier processing of e-mail campaigns or other marketing purposes, however, your personal information may be sent, usually on a temporary basis, to a mailing house. Nonetheless, L&E’s policy is to ensure that your information is always granted the same level of protection.
L&E uses your information to improve the content on the Sites and to enhance your experience on the Sites. Further, to enable L&E to protect its community of members and visitors and respond to user needs and complaints, you consent to L&E’s access to your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or other allegations or abuse.
The information L&E collects from you also may be disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Sites and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Sites, and to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Sites.
Public forums and interactive communications
If you use a public forum or interactive communications on the Sites and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. L&E is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through public forums or interactive communications.
Use of minor information
The Sites are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. L&E does not collect personally identifiable information from any person it actually knows is a child under the age of 13. Although L&E cannot guarantee the confidentiality, security and integrity of information maintained on the Sites given the nature of the Internet, it has established recommended best practices to endeavor to protect photographs and information on minors on the Sites. These recommended best practices are available by request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email from L&E and how to opt out
If you are a registered user of the Sites, you may choose whether you wish to receive e-mail from L&E. If you do not give permission for L&E to send e-mail to you, L&E will not send unsolicited e-mail. In this case, L&E will communicate with you only for the purpose of maintaining or upgrading your registration with L&E.
Linked Web sites
How to request information maintained about you
Upon request, L&E will provide you with access to all information (including proprietary information) that it maintains about you. You can access this information by request to email@example.com.
L&E cannot guarantee the security of the Sites
L&E takes seriously its obligation to safeguard the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information collected from its users, and it has established and will maintain procedures that are designed for that purpose. You should be aware, however, that no system is completely secure from hackers, network failure and error, and L&E cannot guarantee the confidentiality, security and integrity of information maintained on the Sites.