Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 16, 2020

Welcome to Los Amigos de Valles Caldera!  Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect information that applies to our Service, and your choices about the collection and use of your information.  Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in our Terms of Use. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy in general or any part of it, you should not use our online or mobile services.

Information We Collect and Its Use

We collect the following information about you:

 

(1) Information you provide us directly

We may ask for certain information such as contact details (first and last name, e-mail address, and mailing address) if you  subscribe to any of our newsletters, donate to, or join Los Amigos, and we may ask for payment and billing information (first and last name, billing address, payment method, and transaction details) when you donate or join.  We use this information to correspond with you and to process payments.

(2) Information we collect from you automatically

We will directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service.  These tools collect information sent by Your browser or mobile device, including the pages You visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service.  Such information is unidentified, i.e., does not enable us to identify the visitor from whom it was collected.  Examples of such information collected by us includes technical and aggregated usage information, such as Your browsing and ‘click-stream’ activity on the Services.  Information about your computer hardware and software may also be automatically collected by Los Amigos.  This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses.  This information is used for the operation of the Service, to maintain quality of the Service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Los Amigos website.

(3) Cookies information and information taken from similar technologies

When you visit the Service, we will send cookies--small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters--to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Los Amigos enhance your navigation through the site.  A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us to track your usage of the Service over time.

 

You can control or reset your cookies and similar technologies through your web browser, which will allow you to customize your cookie preferences and to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Sharing Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Los Amigos and its affiliates without your consent, except as noted in this section:

 

(1) Who we share your information with

We share your information with third-party service providers for the purpose of providing the Service to you and to facilitate Los Amigos's legitimate interests in providing a service which is useful to you.  Those service providers will only be provided with access to your information as is reasonably necessary for the purpose that Los Amigos has engaged the service provider, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy, appropriate data processing terms and any applicable laws.

 

Some of the third parties that Los Amigos may share your personal information with include providers who assist Los Amigos with functions such as billing; customer support and customer management; email services; hosting and storage; analytics; and delivery of physical products.

(2) Sharing with other third parties

Los Amigos will also share your information with third parties in certain circumstances, such as where:

  • we are required to do so as a result of a court order, subpoena or other legal requirement;

  • we believe that it is necessary to protect you or Los Amigos, such as where we consider that there is a need to investigate potentially fraudulent or criminal activity; or

  • you have consented to our sharing it with a third party for a particular purpose.

How We Transfer, Store, and Protect Your Data

Los Amigos secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  Los Amigos uses SSL Protocol for this purpose.  When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Your Choices About Your Information 

(1) Unsubscribing from email communications

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Los Amigos, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe link" appearing in the email.

(2) Right to deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and

  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

​Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;

  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;

  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;

  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;

  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;

  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;

  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;

  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or

  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children's Privacy

Los Amigos does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 and the Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13.  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at losamigos@losamigosdevallescaldera.org.

Links to Other Websites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Service, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies.

 

Changes to This Policy

We may update this policy from time to time to reflect our current practice and ensure compliance with applicable laws.  When we post changes to this policy, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy.  If we make any material changes to the way we collect, use, store and/or share your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website and/or sending an email to the email address you have provided to us, if any.  We recommend that you check this page from time to time to inform yourself of any changes.  Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, or wish to make a complaint please contact us at:​

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