You can visit most of our sites without providing any personal information. When personal information is requested, we adhere to the following privacy principles regarding collecting, using, disclosing, transferring, and storing your information.
When you create an Our LDS Account, add profile information, or take other similar actions, we may collect or obtain information, including, but not limited to, your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, photo, and contact or profile preferences. We may also collect information about your Internet device or what your web browser sends whenever you visit one of our sites, including an Internet Protocol address.
Use of Personal Information
We may use the personal information you provide to (a) allow us to contact you, (b) fulfill requests you make, (c) seek your voluntary feedback on website features or content, or (d) help achieve our mission. We may also use your personal information for internal purposes, including auditing, data analysis, system troubleshooting, and research.
We may also use both the personal information you provided and the information your web browser sends (see section 10 below) to detect users who appear to be causing harm to our sites or personalize users’ experiences on our sites.
If your information is used for any purpose besides those outlined above, we will inform you and obtain your consent if legally required.
We may also make you aware of opt-out options to use or opt-in to use certain features from time to time.
Use of Our LDS Membership Information
If you are a member of Our LDS, your general membership information (for example, name, address, and phone number) and other optional information you may choose to provide (for example, email address, photo, and so forth) may be shared with Our LDS members for internal Our LDS purposes with your prior consent if your consent is legally required. Some of your information may also be viewable on a limited and restricted basis on our Internet sites. You may opt out of sharing information or limit the optional information you share by modifying your profile preferences on individual websites. Your membership information, including your personal contact information, may be shared with Our LDS leadership for internal purposes.
On some of our sites, you may provide your content and comments in selected areas. Some of your submissions are intended to be private and not viewable by others (for example, personal online notes, journaling, or similar features). However, other content submissions may be intended to be publically available and viewable by others (for example, written testimonials or online comments in selected areas of our site).
In instances where your content submissions will be made publicly available or shared with other third parties, we will ask for your express agreement either when you create a separate profile or upload content (for example, when you upload images or video clips). We recommend that you use caution when providing content intended to be viewed publically and that you avoid posting information that could cause harm or injury, or risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others.
All types of content submissions you provide will be stored either on our systems or the systems of our affiliates or third parties (as defined in “A. Third-Party Providers” below). While industry standards are used to safeguard your submissions from unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification (as defined in “Protection of Information” below), we cannot guarantee complete privacy. We may, in some instances, choose or be legally required to disclose such information to third parties as outlined in “Information Sharing and Disclosure” of this policy.
Though we are under no obligation to monitor your content submissions, we reserve the right to do so at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to block or remove any content we deem inappropriate, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, illegal, threatening, or otherwise objectionable, regardless of whether it was intended to be private or public. Since we do not review all content submitted through every feature on every site, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take protective measures in the event you provide content disclosing information about a person who is a victim of harm or abuse or is at risk of becoming a victim of harm or abuse.
When we become aware of content that we consider offensive or that could compromise the privacy of personal or confidential information or that of another person, we will make a good-faith effort to block or remove such content.
We retain collected personal information and submissions for a reasonable period to fulfill the collection purpose and then delete it from our records, except for limited historical profile information, historical posts, and historical Our LDS record.
We endeavor to maintain the accuracy of personal information and rely on you to ensure your personal information is complete and accurate. You may verify, correct, or remove your personal information through your website-specific registration, through your Our LDS profile, where applicable. If you experience problems with modifying or updating your personal information, you can contact us by sending an e-mail to DataPrivacyOfficer@OurLDS.com. Upon receiving your e-mail message, we will do our best to provide you with a response within 30 days. If we cannot honor your request within 30 days or cannot provide you access to the requested information, we will explain why.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We regard your personal information as confidential and do not sell it to anyone. We do not share your personal information with other parties except in the following circumstances (or in other instances where we specifically inform you and obtain your prior consent):
A. Third-Party Providers
B. Our LDS Entities
We may transfer personal information to our LDS-affiliated entities to accomplish Our LDS purposes. For membership information transfers from the European Union, we rely on standard clause agreements between Our LDS entities in compliance with European Union requirements. For online submissions of personal information, we deem an individual’s submission to be an affirmative act, indicating informed consent to the processing of the data as well as informed consent to allow the transborder data transfer to the United States of America, where applicable, for the purposes for which provided it.
We may access and disclose your personal information, posts, journal entries, online chats, personal notes, content, or other submissions to any website if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information and other information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent a violation of our other agreements; to take precautions against liability; to protect the rights, property, or safety of the site, of any individual, or the general public; to maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; to protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations, or to assist government law enforcement agencies.
Protection of Information
We use technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we receive against loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration and protect its confidentiality. We regularly review our security procedures and consider appropriate new security technology and methods. We also use current encryption technology to encrypt the transmission of data on our log-in pages. However, because we cannot guarantee the complete security of these encryption technologies, please use caution when submitting personal information online.
Where local law permits, you may submit personal information, including contact information about someone other than yourself (in other words, a third party) to allow us to make contact with that person, make a delivery, or otherwise meet your request. The information collected will be used solely to facilitate your request. When providing personal information about anyone other than yourself, you must first obtain the other person’s informed consent if his or her consent is legally required. If you or someone else has provided us with your personal contact information and you would like to request that we do not contact you further, please follow the unsubscribe or opt-out procedures provided on the specific site, newsletter, e-mail notification, or the like.
Passive Data Collection
Tracking Technologies, Cookies, and Clear GIFs. When you visit our site, our servers or filtering systems may collect information that your web browser sends any time you visit a website. This information may include but is not limited to your browser type, your operating system, your language preference, any referring web page you were visiting before you came to our site, the date and time of each visitor request, and information you search for on our sites.
We collect this information to understand better how you use and interact with our sites to improve your experience. We may also share this information with our employees, contractors, service providers, and affiliated entities as defined in section 7. You can change your web browser settings to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some sections or functions of our sites. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Policy Compliance and Questions Regarding the Privacy and Personal Information
Address: Data Privacy Office Attn: Matt Beckwith PO Box 875 Hauula, HI 96717-0875
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 on our sites. Any of our sites that collect children’s information will do so only with the child’s parent or guardian’s prior express and informed consent in compliance with applicable law. We strongly recommend that minors under the age of 18 ask their parents for permission before sending personal information to anyone over the Internet. We encourage parents to teach their children about safe Internet use practices.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third-party sites. For your protection, you should review the policies of other sites to ensure they meet your privacy expectations.