Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 12, 2017

 The League of Women Voters Bloomington (LWVB) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created to demonstrate LWVB’s firm commitment to the privacy of our members, donors and website users.  It explains what types of information is collected by LWVB, including by its website, https://lwv-bloomington.squarespace.com, and how this information is used.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about this Privacy Policy, or wish to opt out from further communication, please send us an email at lwvbloomington@lwvmn.org, or call us at 952-837-8862.

Website Use and Communications

·         IP addresses

LWVB may use your IP address to track, analyze and improve the performance of our Services. It can also be used to help diagnose problems with our server or Squarespace, to administer https://lwv-bloomington.squarespace.com, and for statistical metrics of website visitor traffic.  

·         Cookies

Our web site, https://lwv-bloomington.squarespace.com, creates "cookies", which are small text files stored on your computer to enable the site to recognize you and keep track of your preferences based on what you've done and told us before.  You can set your browser to not accept cookies.

·         How Your Information May Be Used

We use your individual information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to respond to your requests; to process your membership application; etc. We may also use your information to track which of our features are the most popular, so we can better serve our users' needs and to aggregate traffic volume to our website for analysis (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example), which may include outside parties.  You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us.

·         Email Privacy

LWVB does not lease, sell, or rent email addresses or any other personal identifiable information to anyone outside the organization. 

·         External Links

Https://lwv-bloomington.squarespace.com includes links to external websites. These links are not part of the https://lwv-bloomington.squarespace.com domain, and LWVB is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

·         Squarespace

Our website is hosted on Squarespace.  Your data is stored through Squarespace’s data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application.  Squarespace has its own privacy policy over which LWVB has no authority. For more insight, you may read the Squarespace Privacy Statement here: https://www.squarespace.com/privacy/.

Membership and Donor Information

·         We collect and maintain the following types of information on members, donors and individuals who sign up to receive LWVB communications:

o   Contact information such as name, organization, address, phone number, email address;

o   Your questions, comments or suggestions;

o   Your requests to receive periodic updates; and

o   Your membership and/or giving history.

  • How Membership and Donor Information is Used

We will use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on activities of LWVB, LWV Minnesota and LWV.  We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.  Member contact information and membership status (voting or associate) will also be provided to LWV Minnesota (“LWVMN”) and LWV, as membership in LWVB includes membership in LWV Minnesota and LWV.

We will use Member information to provide you with notice of events, requests for volunteers, requests for donations, information we deem important for members including but not limited to meeting notices, agendas and notes, and other information related to the mission of LWV, LWVMN and LWVB. 

We will use Donor information (on those Donors who are not members), in the same manner upon receipt of permission from the Donor, except that we will provide Donors with notice of events unless the Donor notifies us at lwvbloomington@lwvmn.org of the wish to be removed from our mailing list.

·         How Membership and Donor Information is Not Used

We will not provide, sell, rent or lease your personal information to other organizations, except we will provide member contact and membership status information to LWVMN and LWV.  The identity of our donors will be kept confidential on request.  Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of LWVB and only to further the activities and purposes of LWVB.

Privacy Policy Modifications We may update this policy in the future, in which case we will post a notice on our website. Your continued use of that website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.