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Privacy Policy for Long Beach Forward

Long Beach Forward (LBF) values its users’ privacy. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) will help you understand how we collect and use personal information from those who visit our website or make use of our online facilities and services, and what we will and will not do with the information we collect. Our policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with Long Beach Forward of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet but to exceed most existing privacy standards.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. If at any point in time, LBF decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether to permit the use of their information in this separate manner. 

This Policy applies to LBF, and it governs any and all data collection usage by us. Through the use of lbforward.org, you are therefore consenting to the data collection procedures expressed in this Policy.

Please note that this Policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that LBF does not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by us. If you visit a website that we mentioned or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information. It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent to better understand the way in which websites garner, make use of, and share the information collected.

Specifically, this Policy will inform you of the following; 

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through our website; 
  2. Why we collect personally identifiable information and the legal basis for such collection; 
  3. How we use the collected information and with whom it may be shared;
  4. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and 
  5. The security procedures are in place to protect against the misuse of your information.   

Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Free Privacy Policy Generator and Form Swift Policy Generator from Dropbox  .

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Policy and agree to its terms.

Information We Collect

It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products or services. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

We may collect personal information directly from you that might include name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number through a web form, during online/in-person registration, while making a room reservation while setting up an account with us, when you contact us for customer supportIn addition, LBF may have the occasion to collect non-personal anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and religion, as well as the type of browser you are using, IP address, or type of operating system, which will assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service. 

LBF may also seem it necessary, from time to time, to follow websites that our users may frequent or gleam what types of services and products may be the most popular to customers or the general public. 

Please rest assured that this site will only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide to us by way of surveys, completed forms, online donations, and emails. It is the intent of this site to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested, and any additional uses specifically provided for on this Policy.  

Why We Collect Information and For How Long 

We use the information we collect in various ways, including:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • To send you emails containing information we think you may like when we have your consent to do so;
  • To contact you to fill out surveys or participate in other types of market research when we have your consent to do so;
  • Find and prevent fraud

The data we collect from you will be stored for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain said information will be determined based upon the following criteria: the length of time your personal information remains relevant; the length of time it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations; any limitation periods within which claims might be made; any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies or associations; the type of contract we have with you, the existence of your consent, and our legitimate interest in keeping such information as stated in this Policy. 

Log Files

lbforward.org follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and are a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement on the website, and gather demographic information.

Use of Information Collected 

LBF does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent, or lease any of its customer lists and/or names to any third parties. 

LBF may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from lbforward.org 

LBF may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or search questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered. 

LBF uses various third-party social media features including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, LinkedIn and other interactive programs. These may collect your IP address and required cookies to work properly. These services are governed by the privacy policies of the providers and are not within LBF’s control. 

Disclosure of Information 

LBF may not use or disclose the information provided by you except under the following circumstances: 

  • As necessary to provide services or products you have ordered;
  • In other ways described in this Policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
  • In the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined;
  • As required by law, or in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
  • To outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
  • As necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
  • As necessary to maintain, safeguard and preserve all the rights and property of LBF.

Non-Marketing Purpose

LBF greatly respects your privacy. We do maintain and reserve the right to contact you if needed for non-marketing purposes (such as bug alerts, security breaches, account issues, and/or changes in LBF products and services). In certain circumstances, we may use our website, newsletters, or other public means to post a notice.  

This website collects information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third-party tracking technologies, and server logs. 

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, lbforward.org uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read the Cookies article on Generate Privacy Policy website.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of lbforward.org.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on lbforward.org, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that lbforward.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

LBF’s Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites and does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and/or procedures of other such websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. This Policy applies only and solely to the information collected by our website. 

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

LBF’s website is not directed to, and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our system’s database, or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.


CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights under the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to be informed – you have the right to be informed of how we intend to use your personal data and we do this through the terms of this Policy. 

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions. 

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

In addition to the rights above, please rest assured that we will always aim to encrypt and anonymize your personal information whenever possible. We also have protocols in place in the unlikely event that we suffer a data breach and we will contact you if your personal information is ever at risk. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us by emailing us at hello@lbforward.org.

Security

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific duty (for example, invoicing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. This is all done to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out 

All users and visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us by way of email, text messaging, or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our services, please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to hello@lbforward.org. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe or opt-out. LBF will continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any personal information previously collected. 

Acceptance of Terms 

By using this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our sites. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you agree and acceptance of such changes. 

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at hello@lbforward.org or 562-436-4800. 

The data controller responsible for your personal information for the purposes of GDPR compliant is:

Communications Director at hello@lbforward.org or 562-436-4800.