PRIVACY POLICY

DIGITAL PLATFORMS
We take your privacy seriously and want you to understand how we do and don’t use information about you.

This Privacy Policy applies to all users of SLBC’s digital platforms, including, e.g., this website, embeddable content that we may make available for use on other websites or digital platforms, and apps. Third party content is discussed in Other Sites and Services, below.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Information We Collect Automatically From Users:
When you use our digital platforms, we may automatically recognize information such as your IP address, your operating system, what type of device you’re using, geo-targeting information (your city), and anonymous user behavior (e.g. how long you stay on the website).

SLBC uses cookies, other similar small files sent to your computer which store information through your browser, and web beacons (tiny graphics, i.e. “pixel tags”) as part of our digital functionality (e.g. to store your preferences), and to offer responsive elements based on users’ actions.

In addition, SLBC uses third party vendors that provide services for our digital platforms (e.g. analytics) that may each use their own cookies and web beacons as part of our digital platforms.

The following is a list of some third party features used on our digital platforms, along with links to their privacy policies:

Facebook Pixel https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
Google Analytics https://www.google.com/privacy.html

INFORMATION USERS PROVIDE VOLUNTARILY

You may voluntarily give us information like:

Your email address (e.g. when you sign up for a newsletter)
Your responses to surveys
Your comments on articles
Registration information

HOW WE USE INFORMATION
Personally Identifiable Information
When we ask for personally identifiable information (like your name, address, email address, phone number, or credit card information), we only use the information you give us internally, and for the stated purpose (i.e. transaction, email sign-up, etc.). Email addresses submitted on registration forms may be added to a general newsletter list in order to keep you informed about upcoming events.

If you do not wish to be contacted based on this information, please indicate your preference by opting out of the newsletter through the opt-out information provided in the email you receive, or contact us. We will do our best to make your change in a timely manner.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

When you provide us payment information in order to process a registration, this information is encrypted, using reasonable, industry-standard security measures, and is used (generally by our third party vendors) only for the stated purpose.

LIST SHARING POLICY

It is SLBC’s policy not to sell or exchange names or email addresses with any organization. If any situation comes up in which we would like to share this information with someone else we will ask for your permission.

OTHER SITES AND SERVICES

Our digital platforms contain links to services maintained by third parties that do not follow the same privacy practices as SLBC. In some cases, we may also include certain embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties, or that permit you to submit information to third parties. These services and tools are governed by the terms and policies of those third parties. Our digital platforms also include widgets from third party services, e.g. a button that allows you to “like” an article on Facebook. All of these third party services have their own terms and policies. Please review these services’ own privacy policies for more information.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

SLBC will notify users who have registered email address of changes to this Privacy Policy (other than changes to the third party services list, which may be updated from time to time), and any changes will only take effect prospectively from the date of the change. If you have additional questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please contact us

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