Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are ‘Lars & Sven Foundation Corp.’ => “LSF” and our website address is: [“larsandsven.org”]

Our policy on what personal data we may collect, how, and why we collect it

LSF is the sole owner of the information collected on its websites.

We do not share, sell, or exchange this information.

You can browse and view much of the content on LSFwebsites anonymously.

LSF does not collect any “PII”personally identifiable information (such as name, address or email address) from you UNLESS you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us.

LSF may use your information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to protect LSF information assets as well as your personal data. LSF also uses a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam.

Like many websites, LSF commonly uses information gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the LSF website. LSF also automatically collects certain information, such as internet protocol (IP address), browser type, operating system and other usage information, and stores that information in log files.

We use this information to improve site performance, analyze trends, administer website security, track your navigation around our website and gather broad demographic information.

Comments - Forums

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. LSF collects information from the online forums (including posts) to study, analyze and improve the services we provide, and to advance research conducted alone or in collaboration with other organizations or individuals.

Information may be shared with third parties (which may include but is not restricted to individual research partners or organizations) but only after personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, or username has been removed by our web-related service providers.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

It is possible that if you register for a program or newsletter that you may receive an online fundraising appeal from LSF. Only email addresses or regular mail addresses would be used for this purpose. Users may request to be removed from mailing lists at any time. To review or request corrections to your personal information collected by LSF, please contact us at “privacy@larsandsven.org”.

Cookies, Pixels, and Web Beacons

Cookies are small data files that a website places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage. They assist us in making your interactions with LSF websites easy and meaningful by providing enhanced functionality and aggregate traffic data. Standing alone, neither cookies nor web beacons personally identify you.

Unless you choose to identify yourself to LSF (e.g., by filling out a website form) or have previously identified yourself to LSF, you remain anonymous to us.

You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system, but if you choose to block or delete cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on LSF websites. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Google Analytics

LSF uses Google Analytics to collect information about your use of our websites. Google Analytics collects certain information, such as how often you use our websites. LSF uses the information received from Google Analytics to improve our websites. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you use our websites, rather than your name or other identifying information. LSF does not combine the information collected through Google Analytics with Personal Information (PI). Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our websites is restricted by Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social Media

You may share information from our websites with people associated with your social media account and your social media account provider. By sharing this information, you authorize LSF to share information with your social media account provider, and you understand that the use of the information LSF shares will be governed by the social media provider’s privacy policy. Please note that any information you post within these public forums or social media pages may become public and may be read, collected and used by anyone. Please exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose your personal information in these forums.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that at times, third parties may set cookies or use related technologies or web beacons when you view and/or click their links. For example, these companies may collect and use information about you and your visits to the LSF website and other websites in order to provide analytics services to LSF The third party’s privacy policy and/or that of its service provider will govern the use of this information and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such companies. We encourage you to read these businesses’ privacy policies to learn about how they treat your information.

Policy of No Sharing

The group will not share, sell or exchange donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes.

Online Donations

Visitors to our websites who make monetary contributions through our websites are asked to provide information, which may be kept on a proprietary database if required by law for reporting purposes. We will not share, sell or exchange donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes. Donors may request anonomyity if and when allowed by government regulations.  Any actual monetary transactions are done via STRIPE, a third-party, and only an identifier ID is used during transaction to further protect your information. You can find out more about STRIPE and how transaction information is processed or used on their website https://stripe.com/privacy.

Security Measures

LSF takes appropriate precautions to protect our site visitors’ information. Our websites use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages including those where personal or sensitive information is required. This encryption allows your data to be safely transmitted over the Internet without being intercepted, read, altered or deleted by a malicious third party. The encrypted data goes to a physically secure location where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

Transferring Personal Data From the EU to the US

LSF has its headquarters in the United States, and information we collect from you will be processed in the United States. The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union. LSF collects and transfers data to the United States only with your consent, to perform a contract with you, or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest of LSF in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. LSF endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with LSF and the practices described in this privacy policy.

Do Not Track

LSF does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms due to cost to maintain and utilize such software technology. Retention of informationyou provide to LSF will be retained for no longer than reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was obtained, or for a period specifically required by law or regulation. Your information will be disposed of in a manner that seeks to prevent loss, theft, misuse or unauthorized access.

Children under 15

LSF does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 15, we will delete the information as quickly as possible.

For EU Data Subjects

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Because LSF is not established in the European Union, these rights only apply in relation to LSF offering goods or services to data subjects in the European Union, or in relation to LSF monitoring behavior in the European Union. Among these rights is the right to know the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside of LSF might have received the data from us; what the source of the information was (if you did not provide it directly to us); and how long the data will be stored. Additionally, you have the right to access and rectify your personal data if it is inaccurate. You may, under certain circumstances, also request that we cease using your data for direct marketing purposes, or that we erase your data. You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal data. We will, at your request, provide personal data that you have provided to LSF to you or transmit it directly to another controller if technically feasible.

How Long we Retain your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights you have over your Data

If you have an account on this site, are a member, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Accessibility

LSF is committed to providing content and functionality for all website visitors. LarsandSven.org is updated regularly to ensure accessibility and up-to-date content.

Links

LSF provides hyperlinks to other sites which are not under the control of LSF. These links are provided for your convenience and for your reference only. These links are not intended as an endorsement by LSF of the information contained on these websites or of the individual(s) operating these website(s).

LSF is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites hyperlinked to its websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our websites and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.

Updates to our Privacy Policy

LSF may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. LSF will notify you by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contacting Us

Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy should be submitted to LSF at “privacy@larsandsven.org”. If you would like to opt out of receiving any mail or email communications from LSF, please contact us at “privacy@larsandsven.org”.

Legal Disclaimer

The pages and other materials supplied on our websites are provided by LSF “as is” and without warranties of any kind. When using our websites you must take precautions to ensure that the pages and other materials from the website are free from viruses, worms, trojan horses, time bombs or other items of destructive nature. Our websites may not be compatible with the web browser or other software you may use. There is no guarantee that our websites will be available on a consistent or ongoing basis, and the provision of our websites may be subject to periods of interruption or poor performance and may be terminated at any time.

LSF makes a great effort to update our websites frequently so that information is accurate and current, however it is possible that our websites may include dated or inaccurate information, and information may be changed or updated without notice.

LSF, and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, posters, agents and other representatives, specifically disclaim all warranties with respect to LSF websites and any of its contents, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and the accuracy, completeness, security and timeliness of any contents therein. In no event shall LSF, or its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, posters, agents and other representatives, be liable to the user for any damages whatsoever, including any direct, indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, arising out of or in connection with, relating to, resulting from or based upon the use of our websites or any of the contents or any hyperlinked sites, even if LSF has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, and accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you. Our websites are hosted in the United States of America.

LSF makes no representations or warranties that the pages or other materials on the websites including, but not limited to their contents, postings or replies, are legally appropriate or legally available for use outside the United States, and access to them from countries or territories where their use may be illegal is strictly prohibited.

If you choose to access our websites from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for complying with all applicable local laws.

Any dispute, action or other proceeding concerning the website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New Jersey and Virginia, in the United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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