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Privacy Statement


This privacy notice will advise you about our guidelines concerning the use of your personal information, including the reasonable efforts we make to protect your personal information in accordance with these guidelines, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information.  Please read this notice carefully. 


We keep your private information private by

  • Not selling your information.  You have entrusted Light a Lamp, with your personal information, and we’re committed to using it wisely.  Light a Lamp will not sell, share or otherwise transfer your personal information to anyone without your consent.
  • Restricting who has access to your information. Light a Lamp takes reasonable precautions to restrict access to your Internet account and personal information only by employees who are authorized to have such access for business purposes.  If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Please refer to this policy regularly.  Light a Lamp may need to change this policy from time to time to address new issues and reflect changes on our website.  We will post material changes on our websites or otherwise notify you and update the “Last Date Updated” field in the “Revision History” at the bottom of this page so that you will always know our policies regarding what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information to anyone.

Scope of Privacy Policy

This policy applies to the personal information that you provide to Light a Lamp, either through our websites and mobile applications or in person at a Light a Lamp branch or program site.  This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which our websites link. 

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Light a Lamp collects personally identifiable information (PII) from you when you voluntarily submit such information to us.  The collection of PII may occur in person or on a website or mobile application operated, provided or otherwise controlled by Light a Lamp.  This information may include your name, home address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, demographic information, and other information that we may need to collect in connection with certain events, including but not limited to:

  • registration for, or participation in events and other activities or programs offered by Light a Lamp;
  • registration for surveys, forums, content submissions, chats, bulletin boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions or other services or activities offered on our website;
  • answering your inquiries about our websites, organization, or other services or activities; and

Use and Disclosure of PII

If you do provide us with PII, Light a Lamp may contact you based on the information you provide to communicate with you about Light a Lamp activities that may be of interest to you.

Light a Lamp will use its best efforts to never disclose any PII about you to any third-party for purposes unrelated to Light a Lamp without having received your permission except as provided for herein or otherwise as permitted or required under applicable law.

We do not rent or sell PII, including information provided about children, to third-parties.  Light a Lamp may share PII with trusted service providers, such as payment processors, technology partners or other providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services while you are a Light a Lamp member or program participant.  In certain circumstances, we may also share information with select similar organizations that may offer activities of interest to you.

We may also provide PII to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of legal defenses or for compliance matters.

Collection of Payment Transaction Information

When you make a payment or donation, we collect information to process the financial transaction and may use that information to contact you in the future about Light a Lamp and its programs.  Your payment information is transmitted to us using a secure Internet method that helps maintain the privacy of this information.  During the time your payment information resides on our computers, it is in an encrypted format and can only be accessed by authorized personnel with a decryption key.

Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We collect non-personally identifiable information without limitation, through the use of the following types of methodology:

  • “Cookie” technology: A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system to help enhance your experience in using our sites and to provide us with technical information about your usage.
  • IP address tracking: An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from our Sites, our servers log your IP address.
  • Web beacons: A web beacon, or “clear gif,” is a small graphic image on a webpage or web-based document that a website can use to determine information about a user.

Non-personally identifiable information might include the browser you use, the type of computer you use, technical information about your means of connection to our websites (such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized) and other similar information.  Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our websites and about the links you may select from within the sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.

Although an industry-standard do-not-track (DNT) protocol has not yet been established, Light a Lamp’s information collection and disclosure practices and the choices it offers to consumers will continue to operate as described in this Policy.

Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We use non-personally identifiable information for our purposes related to running Light a Lamp and its programs, and, in particular, to administering websites, and, in the aggregate, to determine what technologies are being used.  We may also share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with third-parties.

Collection of Sensitive Information

Where necessary, Light a Lamp may collect certain sensitive information from you, including

  • payment card or bank account information to process donations.

Access to sensitive information is restricted to those individuals who have a legitimate need for access.  We will not use or disclose your information to third-parties unless such disclosure is necessary to accomplish the purpose for which the information is collected.

Links to Other Sites

Users may find other content on our websites that link to the sites and services of other third-parties.  We do not control the content or links appearing on these sites.  Third-party sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing and may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.


If you opt-in to receive information from us, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information or opt out of a feature, you may change your options by contacting [email protected]. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request, and we are unable to have your information removed from the records of any third-party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.

Personal Data Access and Accuracy

You may contact Light a Lamp with inquiries or complaints regarding the use of information about you.  We will use reasonable efforts to grant reasonable requests to access data about the requester.  We will also make reasonable requests to correct any incorrect or misleading data about the requester.


Light a Lamp takes appropriate administrative, technical and physical measures to safeguard against unauthorized processing of personal information, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data.  We maintain appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the website.  Access to information is restricted to employees who need to know information in the course of providing operations or services.  However, Light a Lamp cannot provide an absolute guarantee of the security of any of our websites or any other site on the Internet.

Consent to Transfer

Light a Lamp websites are operated in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to Light a Lamp will be transferred to the United States by using Light a Lamp websites, participating in any Light a Lamp services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

California Privacy Rights

The California “Shine the Light” law permits California residents to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third-parties for direct-marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  Light a Lamp does not distribute your personal information to outside parties for their direct marketing without your consent.

Updating your Personal Information

You can update your personal information by emailing us at [email protected] or via a written request mailed to: 18203 N. Astor Ct. Colbert, WA 99005.  Please do not send Social Security numbers or other sensitive information to us via unencrypted email.

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