Protecting Your Privacy
Joppatowne Lions Club, Inc. (“Joppatowne Lions, Leos, Foundation” or “we”, “us”, or “our”), the Joppatowne Lions Club foundation and the Joppatowne Leos Club are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information collected at or in connection with any of our websites. This Policy applies to data collected by the Joppatowne Lions Club, Inc. through its websites and services that display these terms. It does not apply to those sites, services and products that do not display or link to this Policy or that have their own privacy policies. This Policy describes the information we collect and how we use it. By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not use the website.
Consent to Collection and Processing
This website is operated, in whole, from within the United States. By using our website, you consent to having your personal information transferred to and processed in a jurisdiction outside of the State of Maryland, but within the United States.
Collection and Storage of Information About Our Visitors and Customers
We collect and store information that you provide to our website, or that we receive from third parties. For example, when you open an account or place an order, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide: name, billing address, shipping address, email address and telephone number. We do not collect or store any financial information such as credit card data. Any and all financial data is processed through a nationally known and accredited payment processor (e.g. PayPal, Inc.) We collect your e-mail addresses and zip code if you subscribe to any our newsletters or bulletins and we collect your mobile number if you opt in to receive text messages. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions located within each newsletter or linked to each text message. Registration may be required and personal information collected in certain areas of the website in which you specifically and knowingly provide such information, e.g. community postings (i.e., chat or bulletin boards), suggestions or comments on posts and pages. When we run a fundraiser, contest or sweepstakes or auction relating to our website, it will be accompanied by a set of rules. The rules for each will specify how the information gathered from you for entry will be used and disclosed, if it is different than as described in this Policy. Personal information will be collected only if you voluntarily submit it to our sponsors or us.
Through your use of our website, we may also gather certain information about your use of our website (“Usage Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data”. We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with our website. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit our website. We also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve our website, to provide our customers with a satisfactory experience, and to personalize the website, our communications with you, and your shopping experience as it may apply.
Links to or From Another Website
Our website may contain links to other websites. Our Policy does not apply to the practices of other websites and the Joppatowne Lions Club, Inc., Joppatowne Leos and the Joppatowne Lions Club foundation, is not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our website and to read the privacy policies of each website that you visit.
Like many websites, we use “cookies”, files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser to identify account holders and to optimize their shopping experience. Cookies also allow us, though not generally practiced, to hold selections in a shopping cart when a user leaves this website without checking out and send you reminder e-mail about your shopping orders and other shopping opportunities. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that we can offer you a better shopping experience. You may occasionally get cookies from companies advertising on our behalf to tailor advertisements shown to you for goods and services. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our website. Our systems do not recognize browser “Do Not Track” signals, but other service providers who may utilize these cookies and other tracking technologies on our website enable you to opt out of this type of advertising. For more information about third party cookies, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, visit:
Sharing Your Personal Information
The Joppatowne Lions Club, Inc.- Joppatowne Lions Club Foundation, Joppatowne Leos- except as described in this Policy, will not disclose your personal information outside of our organization without your consent. Some third-party websites allow you to choose to share your personal information with select partners so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers. Other sites do not share your contact information with third parties, but give you a choice as to whether you wish to receive communications from them on behalf of a business partner about specific offers (without transferring your personal information to the third party). We encourage our visitors and shoppers to familiarize themselves with the like policies of any third-party service providers and vendors we may use. We also encourage this as part of your general internet usage practice.
Securing Personal Information
Our goal is to deliver a safe and secure environment when you visit, and/or shop via any of our websites. Personal information collected at our website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Only those members of the Joppatowne Lions organization and relevant service providers/vendors who need access to personal information in order to do their jobs are allowed access, each having confidentiality obligations. To protect the security of your information during transmission of financial transactions, we use service providers and vendors whose ecommerce websites and payment processing centers possess and utilize Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software. This software encrypts information you input and transmit. For example, when using a credit card to make an on-line purchase, your personal information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction. Most browsers will give a visual indication of when your connection is secure. For example, Internet Explorer will show a padlock icon in the lower right of the browser window and the website address will begin with ‘https:’.
If you place an order through our website, you will be asked to set up an account and provide an e-mail address and password. At the point of payment, you will be transferred from our site(s) to a secure payment processor to complete the financial portion of your transaction. In order to help protect your personal information, you should be careful about providing your password to others. If you wish to cancel your account, or if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of your password, please refer to the last section of this Policy (How to Contact Us) for more information. While we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Sharing of information from Public Areas, Comment Sections
Any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public. Our Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.
Opt-Out of Receiving Promotions, Notices and Subscriptions
We provide you with several opportunities to opt-out of receiving our promotional communications and newsletters, including: When you first visit any of our shopping pages (events, products), you will be offered to sign up for our newsletter. Simply closing this message box will prevent it from appearing in the future (If you routinely clear your Browser ‘cookie’ files the message will reappear on your next visit). You may also opt-out via instructions contained in any of our promotional communications or by contacting us directly (see contact methods below).
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Maryland State law governs the interpretation of this Policy and applies to claims for breach of them regardless of conflict of laws principles. Both parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in courts sitting in the State of Maryland. Both parties waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
Contact us Concerning Privacy-Related or other Issues and Concerns
If you have questions or comments about our privacy practices, shopping experience or other issues and concerns, please contact us by e-mail Joppatownelions@gmail.com or by mail at the following address:
Joppatowne Lions Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 6
Joppa, MD 21085
We will update this Policy as needed to reflect changes in our service practices and through the use of customer feedback. Posted changes to this Policy will include the “last updated” date at the bottom of this Policy. If there are material changes to this Policy or in how Joppatowne Lions Club, Inc. will use your personal information, we will notify our visitors and customers by prominently posting a notice of such changes as a ‘pop-up’ message on our website home page(s) prior to implementing the change.
Last revised as of 16 April 2017