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LeapLocal.org Privacy Policy

www.LeapLocal.org (the “Site”)

Your Privacy Is Important To Us

At Leap Local we are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We believe that our users should know how their personal information is used and have choices. This Privacy Statement explains what information we collect from our users, how we use that information, and what choices are available to our users.

Types of Information

We collect different types of information that we use in different ways, as explained below. Throughout our Privacy Policy we will use the following terms: Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual. Examples of this include your name, address, email address, telephone number, and credit card information if you establish an account with us and any other information that identifies you as you. Anonymous Information is information that is collected without connecting it to any name, address, or other Personal Information. This data provides us with anonymous information about how people use our Site and demographic information about our users, but does not identify you. For example, anonymous information may tell us how many people have visited our Site or seen particular advertisements.

Information that Leap Local Acquires

We require users to register in order to access certain areas on our Site. During this registration process, we ask for Personal Information. If you do not provide the requested information you may not be able to participate in some of the services available on our Site.

We may also collect Anonymous Information such as your IP address, the types of browser and operating system you use and the pages you visit on our Site. We may also collect demographic information in user surveys. From your IP address, we can determine the Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the visitor's point of connectivity. This anonymous information is not associated with your Personal Information and cannot be linked to you personally.

What Cookies are and how they are used within LeapLocal.org

Like many websites, we use "cookies." A cookie is a small data file stored in your computer that identifies your computer to us and which we use to track your visits to our Sites so you do not have to re-register each time you visit a page. They also allow us to understand how you use our Site and how we can improve them.

We may not require users to accept cookies to use the Site. You can set your browser to reject cookies, or to notify you when we, or another company, sends you a cookie. You should be aware, however, that some areas of our Site may be significantly slower, or may not function at all, if cookies are disabled.

LeapLocal.org's usage of information collected

In general, we do not disclose your Personal Information to any third party without first receiving your permission. By registering on our Site, however, you grant permission for your Personal Information to be shared and/or used as stated in this Privacy Policy. We may need to disclose Personal Information when required by law when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us.

If our business is transferred to a third party, you agree that we can transfer any Personal Information held as part of that transfer. You can elect to opt-out of the sharing of some or all of your Personal Information at anytime by following a link to your account page. Should you opt-out, however, you may no longer be able to participate in some or all of the services otherwise available on the Site.

We use the Personal Information you supply us, whether it is your registration or other information/data, to improve our service and your experience on our Site. We may also use your registration information and other data in promotional activities, for marketing purposes.

We may also use the information we collect to develop summary reports for our partners, advertisers and third parties. An example of a summary report might be "100,000 people clicked on this link and of those people, 35% were registered users above the age of 25." We provide this information to assist our partners, advertisers and third parties in determining how to promote, and promoting, their products and services. 

We sometimes use third parties to help with some of the services available on our Site. When we supply Personal Information to these vendors, we require that they use it only for the function they are helping us with.

We use Anonymous Information to analyze how people use our Site and its services. We may exchange this information with advertisers and others who are interested in our services, and may supply our sponsors with aggregated demographic information about our users. We also use Anonymous Information to improve the experience of all users.

Reviewing and correcting information collected about users

You may review and update your Personal Information or other data as necessary by logging into your personal LeapLocal.org account. You can also change your permission for us to share information with third parties or to send you information from time to time. Since anonymous data is not identifiable as originating with you, you are not able to review or change it.

Making choices regarding the collection, disclosure and distribution of your Personal Information

You can always choose whether or not to disclose Personal Information and other data. You must understand, however, that you must provide some Personal Information if you want to use certain services available on our Site. IF ANY SERVICE ASKS FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU DO NOT WANT SHARED, THEN DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THAT SERVICE.

You can opt out of receiving emails from us or from having your Personal Information shared. If you elect to "opt out," from having your Personal Information shared, or the receipt of emails from us, as soon after our receipt of your election as practical, we will not share your Personal Information or other data (except as aggregate data) with partners, advertisers, or third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your Personal Information for internal purposes, for example, to conduct promotions, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the Site or comply with applicable laws.

You should be aware that once your Personal Information or other data is shared, it may become the property of the partner, advertiser or third party with whom it is shared, without limitation, and used or transferred by that partner, advertiser or third party as solely determined by them.

Changes of policy

We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time. While we will usually indicate major changes by notice on our Site, please check here from time to time to see if there is a revised policy posted. When our policy changes, information we have in our files will be subject to the modified policy, although you are free to modify or delete information as described your initial and continued use of our Site constitutes your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Policy, as modified from time to time.

LeapLocal.org's protection of your Personal Information

The Site is hosted by a third party, bytemark.co.uk, who are responsible for the security of the Site. LeapLocal.org relies upon the security measures put in place by bytemark.co.uk to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information you provide us.

While no amount of security can give a perfect guarantee, you can have a high degree of confidence that the personal information you give us is protected from unauthorised access and use.

Privacy policies of sites linked with LeapLocal.org

Our Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our Site.

If you have questions about this policy, wish to report a violation of our guidelines, or have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at webmaster@leaplocal.org.