LJAF may use "cookies" on or in connection with the ERIN Project website to maintain information about you. A cookie is a very small text document or image file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. LJAF may use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the ERIN Project website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.
When you visit the ERIN Project website, an LJAF computer may ask your computer for permission to employ the use of a session or persistent cookie. The ERIN Project website will then send a cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but—to protect your privacy—your browser only permits the ERIN Project website to access the cookies it has already sent to you and not the cookies sent to you by other websites.
Most web browsers can be adjusted to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the ERIN Project website or certain areas or features of the ERIN Project website.
LJAF may also use "Clear GIFs" (aka "web beacons" or "pixel tags") or similar technologies in the ERIN Project website and/or in its communications with you. A Clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which helps us to verify an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message. LJAF uses information provided from Clear GIFs to enable more accurate reporting and better the ERIN Project for its users.
iii.IP Address & Clickstream Data
LJAF collects information regarding the identity of your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. LJAF uses this information for internal system monitoring and to administer the ERIN Project website. This information may also be used to gather and aggregate broad demographic information and profile data.
Identification of your IP address cannot be uploaded to the ERIN Project website and is only held internally by LJAF. That is, no other user is able to learn your IP address through any permitted use of the ERIN Project website.
The ERIN Project includes the option of creating a user account. Creating a user-specific account requires the submission of certain personal information. LJAF limits the personal information collected to (i) a user's name and (ii) a user's email address.
LJAF may use third-party partners to help LJAF operate and maintain the ERIN Project website. Third-party service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing such information except as necessary to perform services on LJAF's behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
LJAF may disclose non-personally identifiable aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of the ERIN Project website, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user. Information relating to aggregate statistics may be collected through the use of third-party cookies and other third-party tracking devices.
c.Legally Compelled Disclosures
LJAF may disclose any Personal Information you may have chosen to provide if LJAF is required to do so by law or subpoena or if LJAF believes that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with a judicial or court order or comply with legal process served on us or related third parties; (b) protect and defend LJAF's rights and property, the ERIN Project website, the users of the ERIN Project website, and/or related third parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the ERIN Project website, LJAF, or third parties.
LJAF reserves the right to transfer any information LJAF has about you in the event of merger or succession. Should such a transfer occur, LJAF will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through the ERIN Project website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.
The ERIN Project website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and LJAF does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If LJAF becomes aware that it has inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen, LJAF will delete such information from its records.
5.Consent to Worldwide Transfer and Processing of Personal Data
LJAF uses commercially reasonable and industry standard physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. While LJAF endeavors to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information provided to it, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, LJAF cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. LJAF will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.
In the unlikely event that LJAF believes that the security of your Personal Information in LJAF's possession or control may have been compromised, LJAF may seek to notify you of that development. In the event LJAF believes that notification is appropriate, LJAF would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent LJAF has your email address, you consent to LJAF's use of email as a means of notification.