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
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
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
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 email@example.com, with
the keyword 'unsubscribe' in the subject line and we will 1.) remove
your name from our list, and 2.) send you a confirmation.
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
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
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
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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