Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are and allows us to identify you. It includes information such as your name, address, zip/postal codes, telephone number, organization name if applicable, e-mail address, etc.
We collect such personal information only when voluntarily and knowingly submitted by a visitor. You do not have to provide personal information to use our website. You can have general access to our Site and browse pages describing our organization without providing any personal information or being required to register at our Site. However, you may not be able to access all parts of our Site or interact with us online without supplying personal information.
If you choose to register, whether by telephone, postal mail, or this Site, you will be asked to provide your contact information (such as your name, postal address, telephone numbers and/or email address) and financial information (such as credit card numbers) in connection with your use of such services. Online registrations are processed by a third party service provider and you should read the section below entitled “Links and Third Party Web Sites” and familiarize yourself with the privacy terms of all such non-LREI sites before using them.
Use of Information
We do not disclose any of your Personally Identifiable Information to anyone, other than to our affiliates, except as permitted by law, such as to our attorneys, and certain service providers, such as third-party web site hosts or delivery services. We disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party only for the following reasons:
• If you direct us to do so;
• If required to do so (i) by law, (ii) in connection with any government or regulatory authority request or investigation, or (iii) to protect the rights, property, or safety of Summers at LREI, LREI, its users, customers, or the public.
• To process registrations via our third party service provider in order to verify and process your credit card and to confirm payment from the card-issuing bank.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent.
In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifiable information.
Links and Third Party Web Sites
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon your usage of our website in several ways. For example, this information may include the Website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet, and is done automatically by many websites. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on our site.
Visitors to our Site should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by our Site through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small pieces of data sent to your computer browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The data identifies you as a unique user and facilitates your ongoing access to and use of the Site. Cookies are used by us to recognize repeat visitors, frequency of visitor use, store user preferences, and to track information and usage behavior. By tracking user trends and patterns of how people search, we can better understand our user base. This helps us deliver better and more personalized services, improve the content and administration of our Site, facilitate use of our Site by visitors and generally enhance your online experience when you visit our Site. Cookies also help us to diagnose problems with our server. We use “cookie” technology only to compile aggregate data about your visits to our Site and not to obtain personal information. We may use this information to collect demographic information and develop statistics about our user base. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to block all cookies from being loaded onto your computer or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please be aware, however, that refusing cookies can affect the performance of web sites and cause some parts of our Site to not function properly.
We are very concerned with the safety and security of your sessions on our Site, the information you provide us online, and any transactions you conduct with us online. We have implemented and maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards consistent with industry standard protocol to help guard your nonpublic personal information, including to protect against the loss, misuse, interception, access and alteration of information you send us. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those of our employees and our agents who need to know the information to enable us to provide our services to you and we emphasize to them the importance of maintaining the security, confidentiality and integrity of your personal information.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third party banking and processing agents. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process your order.
How to Opt Out of Future Communications
You may opt out of having your contact information as part of our mailing list by contacting us at 212-477-5316.
Contacting the Web Manager