Who we are
Our website address is: https://lausdhistory.org
Our Policy applies to Personal Information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, through our Platform, or in other ways such as by phone, by mail, or through other offline and print media. This Policy does not apply to Personal Information collected about you by anyone except us and only applies to the Platform or Web Site to which this Policy is linked.
Types of Information We Collect
In order to make your visits to our Platform and use of the services available on or through our Platform as worthwhile as possible, we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us that is not Personal Information. For example, non-user specific aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on the Web Sites.
What Information is Collected on Our Platform
Information You Provide. We collect Personal Information when you provide it to us on our Platform. Such Personal Information may be collected, for example, when you submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us,” “submission,” or similar feature on our Platform, send us an e-mail, sign up for an email newsletter, or in any other way submit information to us via our Platform.
You may be able to send products, services, or information to others through our Platform by clicking on an “E-mail to Friend” or similar button on our Platform or in an e-mail that we have sent you. In some of these cases (unless you simply forward our e-mail on your own), you may provide the name and e-mail address of your friend or family member to us. Such Personal Information will be treated in accordance with our Policy and applicable law.
Cookies. We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser when you visit a site that are stored on your device. Cookies improve and personalize your experience on our Web Sites. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our Policy. Some web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Refusing a cookie may negatively impact the display or function of the Web Site. Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. At this time, we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.
Clear GIFs. We may use clear GIFs (a/k/a “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Web Site and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web Page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page or message.
Network and Internet Information. Our server may automatically collect data about your server’s internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol Address, or IP Address, is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider whenever you’re on the internet. We may also collect the referring page that linked you to us or the next site you visit; how you use or interact with our Web Site; technical information and specifications about your browser, device, software and settings; any search terms you have entered on our Web Site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers.
How is Information Used
We use both Personal Information and non-personal information for multiple purposes, including:
- Improving or customizing the Web Site;
- Providing updates;
- Sending newsletters, promotional offers or opportunities regarding new services, products or events, and third-party products or services, including advertisements;
- Responding to your requests including providing you with our product and service offerings;
- Internal record keeping;
- Communicating with you about, and administering your participation in, promotions, surveys and market research;
- Operating, evaluating, and improving our business;
- Diagnosing problems with our Platform, administering our Platform, and enhancing the Platform;
- Monitoring the usage and performance of our Platform;
- Improving and analyzing our products and services;
- Managing our communications; and
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Social Networking. The Platform may offer you the ability to share your Personal Information through a social networking site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). The use of such integrated tools enables you to share Personal Information about yourself with other individuals or the public through the social networking site, but is not governed by this Policy. For more information about the privacy practices those social networking sites, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these social networking sites.
Disclosures Without Your Consent. We may disclose Personal Information in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, or to comply with relevant laws. We may also share your Personal Information in order to establish or exercise our rights, to defend against a legal claim, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our policies, or to comply with your request for the shipment of products to or the provision of services by a third party intermediary.
Disclosures With Your Consent. We may ask if you would like us to share your Personal Information with other unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this Policy.
Business Transfer. We may share your Personal Information with our corporate affiliates (e.g., parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control). If another company acquires our company, business, or our assets, we will also share your Personal Information with that company.
Third Party Advertising. We may use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Platform. These companies may use Personal Information (generally, not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this Platform and to other web sites in order to provide advertisements. These companies may employ cookies and clear GIFs to measure advertising effectiveness. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third party ad servers. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having Personal Information used by these companies, see the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer web site at www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/. Lausdhistory.org may participate in behavioral based advertising. This means that a third party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect Personal Information about your use of the Platform so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. This advertising may appear either on the Platform, or on other sites.
Public Forums. We may offer public chat rooms, bulletin boards, and comment submission forms. Please note that information that you disclose in these public forums become public and may be associated with your name and that by submitting information to these public forums, you consent to sharing such information publicly.
Affiliates and Acquisitions. We may share your Personal Information with our corporate affiliates (e.g., parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control). If another company acquires our company, business, or our assets, we will also share your Personal Information with that company.
Objection and Opt-Out. Depending on applicable law, you may have the right to “opt-out” or object to certain of our uses of your Personal Information at any point. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Platform, you may have the opportunity to elect to (or not to) have your Personal Information used in certain ways. You may also make this request by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Us” section. In this e-mail, please indicate whether you would like to opt-out of (i) receiving any correspondence from us or from entities affiliated with us or unaffiliated third parties for their marketing purposes; or (ii) opt-out of only specific uses of your Personal Information. You may also opt-out of promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you received. In some cases, we may no longer be able to provide you services if you opt-out of certain necessary processing.
Changing Your Personal Information. You may request your Personal Information be updated or changed. Some of our Web Sites may allow you to do so directly. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law.
Deletion. We generally keep your Personal Information for as long as is required for the purpose it is collected, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. You may, however, request that we delete your Personal Information. We may also decide to delete your Personal Information if we believe it is inaccurate, incomplete, or that our continued use or storage of the information is prohibited by our obligations to other parties. When we delete Personal Information it will be removed from active databases but may remain in archives where it is not practical or possible to delete it. In addition, we may keep your Personal Information as needed to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce agreements.
Transmission of Personal Information to Other Countries. Your Personal Information may be processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By submitting your Personal Information to us you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your information in the United States.
Complaints. We take your privacy seriously and hope you will use the information in the Contact Us for your questions and concerns. You may also have the right to complain to regulatory bodies about our privacy practices.
No transmission of data over the internet or electronic storage of data is completely secure. We take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this Platform, but we cannot guarantee that Personal Information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information may have been compromised, we may notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and we may notify you by any method permitted by law.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16. No one under age 16 is authorized to provide any Personal Information to us or use our Platform.
Third Party “Linked-To” Web Sites
When you are on our Platform you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other web sites not operated by lausdhistory.org, including other web sites operated by our affiliates, by service vendors, or by unaffiliated third parties. These web sites may collect Personal Information about you. lausdhistory.org does not control web sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for the information practices of these web sites. The privacy policies of web sites operated by other affiliates of lausdhistory.org are located on those web sites.
Changes to this Policy. lausdhistory.org reserves the right to change or update this Policy, or any other of their policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this Platform by posting such changed or updated Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this Platform.
California Residents. If you are a resident of California, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 may permit you to request information regarding the disclosure of your Personal Information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In addition, if you are under the age of 18 you may be entitled to request and obtain removal of Personal Information that you post on our Platform. To make such a request, please contact us by using the information in the “Contact Us” section.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us through our contact page.
If lausdhistory.org needs, or is required, to contact you concerning any event that involves information about you we may do so by email, telephone, or mail.