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Privacy statement

Your privacy is very important to us. This statement sets out how (hereafter referred to as "Friends of Lake Tahoe") will treat your personal information.

Friends of Lake Tahoe may collect, store and use: information about your visits to and use of this website; information that you send to Friends of Lake Tahoe using the website request form; and any other information that you choose to send to Friends of Lake Tahoe.

Friends of Lake Tahoe is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Friends of Lake Tahoe will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website. At no time is any personal information ever released, exchanged or sold. We will never share any of your personal information with any groups, companies or individuals. We do not sell your information for mailing list use or other unsolicited materials. Friends of Lake Tahoe does not share your personal information, credit card information, or communication information with any person, organization, or government agency.

Because Friends of Lake Tahoe is a nonpartisan 501 C4 Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation whose contributions are not tax deductible and are not used to support or oppose federal, state, or local candidates or ballot issues, your identity and contribution need not be disclosed to any entity.

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy statement or in relevant parts of the website. Friends of Lake Tahoe may use your personal information to administer the website and deal with your requests relating to the website.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy statement, Friends of Lake Tahoe may disclose information about you: (a) to the extent that Friends of Lake Tahoe is required to do so by law; (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend Friends of Lake Tahoe's legal rights; (d) to any of Friends of Lake Tahoe's agents, suppliers or subcontractors (but only as reasonably necessary for our purposes as set out above).

Information that Friends of Lake Tahoe collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which Friends of Lake Tahoe operates in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy statement. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

Friends of Lake Tahoe will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Once we receive your information that has been entered into our website, it is stored in a locked, secure environment. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and Friends of Lake Tahoe cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Friends of Lake Tahoe may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on the Friends of Lake Tahoe website.

Friends of Lake Tahoe does not knowingly allow other organizations or services to track individual visitors to our website. Our site captures limited information about visits to our site, but we use this information only to analyze general traffic patterns (e.g. what pages are most/least popular) and to perform routine system maintenance.

Contact Us
We use email links located on the "Contact Us" page and other areas of the site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to everyone. We want to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard the information. Your personal information will not be shared with third parties unless you give your explicit permission.

Making an online financial contribution to the Friends of Lake Tahoe
You provide specific personal information when you make a contribution on our site. The information includes: your name, address, the amount of the contribution, e-mail address, telephone number, and payment information including credit card, amount, and card expiration date. We share that information with no one. We use globally recognized PayPal as our financial contribution processing agency.

Friends of Lake Tahoe is sensitive to your concerns regarding the security of using your credit cards and electronic check information to purchase products and services through the Internet. Safeguarding your privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Our site uses PayPal which encrypts your data while it is being transferred over the Internet. This makes it very difficult for someone to steal your credit card information. Please review PayPal's website for detailed information regarding their security practices.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Additional Privacy Information
Please review our Information Disclaimer Statement for more information.