Privacy Policy

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.

“Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley” operates websites at communityactionlv.org, or caclv.org, as well as the websites www.therisingtide.org, theseedfarm.org, shfblv.org, slatebeltrising.org. It is the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s visitors use its website.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s websites choose to interact with Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley in ways that require Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our newsletter, or who fill out our contact forms, to provide contact information. Contact messages are only stored as long as necessary to properly respond to by staff. Newsletter sign-ups and our donation forms are hosted by third-party systems Constant Contact and Donor Perfect. Their privacy policies can be found here: Constant Contact
and Donor Perfect. PII that is stored is stored encrypted at rest, and PII that is transmitted is encrypted in transport.

Aggregated Statistics
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. may monitor the most popular pages and articles on a site. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Comments
Comments and other content submitted are saved on our servers unless they were marked as spam positive, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.'s sole discretion. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

Protection of Information
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley discloses potentially personally identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.’s behalf or to provide services available at Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental requests.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Email Communication
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit marketing updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley website, and their website access preferences.

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should decline the cookie acceptance banner, or set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.