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Legal

This page contains information required for legal disclosure and related matters.  Following is a table of contents:

 

Financial

  • Donations are tax deductible.
  • The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) recognized public charity.
  • The Foundation has made grants to non-affiliated organizations (educational institutions) in the past 12 months. A list of these organizations may be obtained from the Foundation upon request. 
  • A copy of the Foundation's Annual Report, By-laws and Conflict of Interest Policy may be obtained by writing to: 
                 The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation
                 PO Box 132, Bronx, NY 10465
    or to:
                 State of New York
                 Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau
                 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271
                 (212) 416-8000

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Restrictions on Grants

  • Neither Members, Directors, or Officers of the Foundation, or any of their relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption shall be eligible for a grant from the Foundation.
  • The Board of Directors may withdraw its approval of a particular grant even after it has been awarded.

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Non-Discrimination

  • The Foundation does not discriminate with respect to race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.

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Privacy Statement

    Version Date Comment
    1.0 September 11, 2002 First publication
    1.1 August 16, 2004 Amended to describe new on-line donation process

The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation (MLMF) respects your right to privacy. We have therefore developed this Privacy Statement to inform you about our privacy practices for the entire mlynch.org site.

Privacy is of great concern to most users of the Internet, and is a critical part of an enjoyable and satisfactory user experience. We at MLMF are acutely aware of and sensitive to the privacy concerns of our contributors, applicants, other visitors to our Web site. Regardless of the type of visitor you are, we assure you that we do not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us.

Please note that our site may contain links to other sites. MLMF is not responsible for the privacy practices, privacy statements, or content regarding these other sites.

Information We Gather from You

Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information from a visitor to our site unless that visitor explicitly and intentionally provides it. Under no circumstances do we collect any personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, or sex life. If you are simply browsing our site, we do not gather any personal information about you.

At this time, the only on-line mechanism for leaving information on our site is via our guestbook. Persons posting comments on our guestbook must realize that this information is publicly available to anyone who visits our site.

From time to time, we will collect any e-mail addresses left on this guestbook and add them to our mailing list, which may contain news about MLMF activities, fund-raising events, or other communications from us. This data will never be sold or distributed to third parties for any reason. You may ask to be removed from this mailing list by sending an e-mail to maureenbaker@comcast.net, with the keyword 'unsubscribe' in the subject line and we will 1.) remove your name from our list, and 2.) send you a confirmation.

Donations

If you elect to send us an on-line donation, we collect and save the information you provide.  This information is used strictly for internal donor planning and marketing activities such as mailings to inform you of upcoming fundraising dinners, golf outings, etc.  We do not sell nor provide this information to third parties for any reason.

Statistical Information About Your Visit

When you visit our site, our computers may automatically collect statistics about your visit. This information does not identify you personally, but rather about a visit to our site. We may monitor statistics such as how many people visit our site, the user's IP address, which pages people visit, from which domains our visitors come and which browsers people use. We use these statistics about your visit for aggregation purposes only. These statistics are used to help us improve the performance of our Web site.

Use of "Cookies"

We do not currently use "cookies" at this time, but we may in the future as our site becomes more sophisticated. A "cookie" is a piece of information that our Web site sends to your browser, which then stores this information on your system. If a cookie is used, our Web site will be able to "remember" information about you and your preferences either until you exit your current browser window (if the cookie is temporary) or until you disable or delete the cookie. Many users prefer to use cookies in order to help them navigate a Web site as seamlessly as possible. You should be aware that cookies contain no more information than you volunteer, and they are not able to "invade" your hard drive and return to the sender with personal or other information from your computer. If you choose not to accept a cookie, you will still be able to use our Web site.

How We Use and With Whom We Share the Information We Gather

We assure you that the information we gather from you is used by us only as explained below.

Sending you responses and updates

We generally respond to any e-mail questions, requests for applications or information, and other inquiries that we receive. We may also retain this correspondence to improve our operations, and Web site, and for other disclosed purposes. Frequently we retain contact information so that we can send individuals updates or other important information.

If we are required to disclose by law

If we are required by law to disclose certain information to local, state, federal, national or international government or law enforcement authorities, we will do so (for example, we may disclose the identity of donors or grant recipients to the U.S. Department of Commerce, etc.

Surveys

From time-to-time we may request information from customers via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with this Web site, and improving our customer service and product offerings.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

If a material change is made to this Privacy Statement and/or the way we use our customers' personally identifiable information then we will post prominent notice of the nature of such change at the top of this Privacy Statement and also on our home page.

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