The Frank Lynch Foundation, (the "Foundation") is putting forth every effort to ensure the privacy and security of information that you share with us online. We urge you to take steps also to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, we strongly advise you to use a firewall.
- How we protect your information
- How we use your information
- How to contact us about privacy
How do we protect your information?
Our websites have a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.
How do we use the information you provide?
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on Franklynchfoundation.org we do ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We also ask who referred you to the site so that we can credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for The Frank Lynch Foundation.
We use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about Franklynchfoundation.org. We also use your zip code and state to send you e-mail messages about upcoming campaign events or activities in your area.
On occasion, we might also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we might share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded organizations, and they might contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances.
When you contribute money online
These records are not available to the public. We do not sell or rent your records. We also make a note of your telephone number, address, contribution and email address, which helps us to contact you quickly if follow-up is necessary.
When you sign one of our petitions
When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments available to the press and public online, identifying only your city and state.
When you schedule online events
When you schedule an event and post it on Franklynchfoundation.org, you have the choice of making your event public or semi-public. Public events will display your name and the address of the event to any visitor browsing the system and allow those users to RSVP online. Semi-public events will display your name and the general area that you define (such as "Fifth and Oak", or "Westside"), but will not display the specific address. Visitors can requests invitations, and only after those requests are approved by you can they see the address.
IP Addresses and Log File Data
We log your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
Information on Children
We care about the safety and privacy of children online, so we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13, without express and verifiable parental consent. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
Parents with questions may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsubscribing from Email Communications
If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please email us at email@example.com. We will regularly process these requests. To comply with federal election law our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.
Use of Photos and Videos
The Frank Lynch Foundation regularly takes photographs and video ("Images") of campaign events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, an event with the Foundation is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on the Foundation's various websites or in other of our TV, print media, internet and various promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, “images” includes any audio, sound, still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips.
We do not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. We reserve the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.
In the event that an image of a child is used, the Foundation will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other so-called 'directory information' without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent or guardian.
All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to the Foundation become our exclusive property. You understand that you will not receive money, compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against the Foundation, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve the Foundation of liability for its use of the image or images.
By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image (s), and that the image (s) were taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. We reserve the right to edit and use any images as we see fit, including but not limited to: TV, print media or internet advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any rights you might otherwise have to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of the Foundation.
If you object to an image of you (or your child) from appearing in photographs or video of campaign events, please notify the Foundation in writing at:
Frank Lynch Foundation
PO Box 3508
Tequesta, Fl 33469
Contacting us about privacy
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The Frank Lynch Foundation, PO Box 3508, Tequesta, Fl 33469
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