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LHSA Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for The International Leica Society (“LHSA”, “we” or “us”). It applies to information collected [via subscriptions, forms, email, live events, website usage or other direct contact], and will provide you with information relating to the personal identifiable information we collect including (but not limited to) the following:

  1. What personal identifiable information is collected from you, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

What information do we collect?

We are the sole owners (and controller) of the information collected. We will collect, use, process, store and transfer different kinds of personal data you voluntarily give us via subscriptions, forms, email, live events, website usage or other direct contact from you.

We collect information such as your name and contact information (such as your email address, phone number, postal address) from you when you subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form online. We may collect additional information during live events.

If you make a purchase through our websites, our third-party payment processor service providers may also collect billing information, such as your first and last name, email address, phone number, credit card or debit card number, and billing and shipping addresses. If you make a purchase over the phone, we will collect this personal information and share it with our third-party payment processor service providers.

How do we use your information?

We collect, process and disclose your personal data only for specific and limited purposes. Your information may be used to send you information and updates such as new blog posts, company news, updates, related product or service information and facilitate communication. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization other than as necessary to fulfill your request. We may share your personal information with our agents or contractors in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for LHSA. These agents or contractors are not authorized by us to use or disclose this information except as necessary to provide services for LHSA. We may, for example, provide your information to agents or contractors for hosting our databases, for data processing services, for marketing purposes, for organizing events, for processing online, or so that they can mail you information you requested. We may share your personal information in order to comply with the law, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will ask you to opt-in so that we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this Privacy Policy.

We may use your personal information to analyze the use of our website content, services and events, in order to improve them, to develop new content and services and to predict future customer behavior, as part of our legitimate interests as a not-for profit membership organization engaged in the sale of products and services in furtherance of the organization’s purposes.

The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates such as new blog posts, company news, updates, related product or service information.

The legal basis for processing your personal information includes one or more of the following:

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract with you
  • Processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interest pursued by LHSA as the controller or by a third party;
  • You have given consent;
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation;
  • Processing is necessary in order to protect yours or any others’ vital interest.

How do we protect your information?

Only LHSA headquarters or trusted third parties who assist us in conducting our business, who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the website designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information we collect through our website.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We will retain your personal information while we are using it, and may continue to retain it after these uses have ended where we have a legitimate business purpose. For example, if you have opted out of marketing communications from us, we will retain limited details about you to ensure the opt-out request is honored. We may also continue to retain your personal information to meet our legal requirements or to defend or exercise our legal rights.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.

Your legal rights are as follows:

  • Access to a copy of your personal information;
  • Objection to the processing of your personal information;
  • Objection to automated decision-making and profiling;
  • Restriction of processing your personal information;
  • Your personal information portability;
  • Rectification of your personal information;
  • Erasure of your personal information; and
  • Withdrawal of the consent to the processing of your personal information (if the processing is based on this consent).

In some cases, these rights are subject to conditions and limitations.

You can exercise any of your rights at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our contact page. We will consider such requests in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations.

Do we use cookies?

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site.  Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. We use the following cookies: Google Analytics.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies; you can set the browser to accept or reject all or certain types of the cookies at any time even if after you have consented to our use of cookies by using our website. Please note that you may not be able to receive certain services on this website if you refuse a cookie. If you require further information you could visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ .

Third-party Links

Our website may contain links to other websites. These websites are not under our control and will likely have their own privacy policies.  You acknowledge that your use of and access to these websites are solely at your risk, and that it is your responsibility to check the privacy notices of these websites. 

International Data Transfer

As an international organization and because of the technologies we use, personal information may be transferred to the United States and to other countries, which may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you reside.

In cases of transfers from the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland to the United States, information is transferred, stored and processed in accordance to appropriate safeguards approved by the European Commission.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time.  If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your information, including by placing a prominent notice on our website or by sending you an email so that you can choose whether to continue using the website.  Material modifications are effective 30 calendar days after our initial notification or upon your acceptance of the modified terms.  Immaterial modifications are effective upon posting of the updated Privacy Policy on our website.  Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy.

Dispute Resolution

Please contact us if you believe that LHSA has not adhered to this Privacy Policy. We will respond to you within the maximum time limit prescribed by applicable law upon receipt of your correspondence and will do our best to address your concerns. You may also report privacy complaints to your relevant local data protection authority.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at info@lhsa.org . You may also contact our Data Protection Officer directly:

Richard Rejino, LHSA Executive Director

Address: 14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75244

Phone: +1 972-233-9107