Raising Hope for Families with Lyme

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how the LymeLight Foundation collects, processes and discloses personal information. This website is intended for users age 16 and over. If you are under the age of 16, you may not use this website.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you visit our website, fill out a form, email us, donate, securely login to our site or apply for a grant. Information we collect includes:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Payment processing information (if donating or purchasing from our store). We do not store credit card data.
  • IP address, browser, operating system and device ID to determine unique site visits and session IDs.
  • If applying for a grant, we collect medical history, doctor, and income information for purposes of determining eligibility.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To process donations or purchases. We do not store credit card data.
  • To communicate with you on LymeLight news and events. You can opt-out anytime by contacting us.
  • To determine eligibility to our grant program if applying.
  • To report to donors about our grant recipient population non-personally identifiable information such as state, age, and anonymous exit survey results. Personal identifying information is never reported.
  • In the European Union, information is only collected for donation purposes.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety and use 3rd parties that utilize industry standard security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We will not sell your personal information. We may share your personal information with third parties only as described in this privacy policy or as otherwise described at the point where we collect the information from you, including to the companies or individuals that we hire to provide services to us, such as website hosting services and payment processing.

Links to Third Party Sites

The site may contain links to other web sites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. If you access a third-party website from a link on this site, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this privacy policy. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you. LymeLight is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such websites and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. LymeLight does not control these third parties’ use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information. It is solely your obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites, advertisers and any third parties.

Data Retention

We generally retain personal information for so long as it may be relevant for the purposes identified in this privacy policy, unless a longer period of time is required by law.

Do we use cookies?

Our site uses cookies to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites.  We may use cookies set by us on the site to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor.  We use third-party cookies set by our service provider, Google Analytics, to collect information about how visitors use the site, including how long you spend on each page, and how you got to the site.  We do not use data collected by cookies to identify who you are.  We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

We use Google Analytics, which is provided by Google Inc.  It uses cookies to collect, for example, information about the operating system and the browser that you use, your IP address, the website you previously accessed (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to the Websites.  On subsequent repeated visits to the Websites, frequently used information is automatically displayed for you.  We are able to track your usage patterns with the help of the cookies.  The information generated by cookies about the use of the Websites is transmitted to a Google server, which may be located within or outside of, the United States, and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Websites. Google may transfer these rights to third parties insofar as it is required to do so by law or in order that data may be processed on Google’s behalf.  By accepting this policy, you consent to the processing of your data by Google.  You can visit https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html to learn more about Google Analytics’ use of cookies

By using this site, you consent to processing cookies on your device. You can refuse our use of some or all cookies by turning off the use of cookies in your web browser.  If you use your browser settings to block all types of cookies you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site or functionality may be limited.  You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.  You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. You may visit http://www.aboutcookies.org where you can review information on how to control cookies on a variety of browsers.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Your Data Rights

You can opt-out of the use of certain cookie-related processing by following the instructions above.

If you would like to submit a data access, correction, restriction, or deletion request, you can do so by contacting us at info@lymelightfoundation.org and we will process such request with respect to any personal information that we are able to link to you individually based on the information that you can provide to us. These rights and options that you have with respect to personal information are subject to limitations and exceptions under applicable law.

If you are within the European Union, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of an alleged infringement of the applicable data protection law. However, we encourage you to contact us first at info@lymelightfoundation.org and we will try to resolve your concerns.

Your Consent

By accessing, viewing, or using the content, material, or services available on or through this site, you indicate that you have read and understand this privacy policy, that you agree to them and intend to be legally bound by them. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, or if you are under 16 years of age, you are not granted permission to use this site and must exit immediately. By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at info@lymelightfoundation.org.

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