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Privacy and Security Policy

Your right to privacy is important to We recognize that providing us with personal information is an act of trust. Therefore, we have created a privacy policy to protect your personal information.  Questions regarding this statement should be directed to



When you enter your credit card information into a form field into the website, your credit card information is encrypted and transmitted securely to PayPal for processing. Neither nor PayPal stores your credit card information on a permanent basis; your credit card information is only used for the duration of the transaction and is then deleted.

We take the utmost precaution to keep your credit card information safe and secure. If you are uncomfortable submitting your credit card information online, you can also contribute to by mailing your donation to:
P.O. Box 842294
Houston, TX 77284


All sensitive information (such as your credit card information) provided to is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. No data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure. Nevertheless, we always strive to protect your information to the fullest extent feasible.



Cookies are small files sent from a web server to your computer through your browser program.  A non-persistent cookie enables a web site to temporarily keep information on your computer as you travel from one page to another on our web site. This cookie is automatically deleted from your machine when you close your browser. Because these cookies are necessary to provide some functions, failure to allow such cookies may make some of the functions on our web site unavailable to you.

OUR USE OF COOKIES uses cookies for various reasons. We only read information from the specific cookies that are written by our websites. Cookies may be used to store some history about the parts of our web site that you visited to help you navigate our websites more easily or to alert you to related pages on our web site that may interest you.



Generally, when you access (visit) web site and access information you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our web site. You do have an option to join our mailing list, make a financial contribution and we collect contact information as warranted. If a contribution is involved, credit card information is also collected.  

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT mailing list form requires users to give contact information that may include name, e-mail address, physical address and phone number. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as social security numbers or birthdates.  The credit card transaction available through our web site is handled by a secure, encrypted process provided by a third party, PayPal processing services.


On a selective basis, personally identifiable information is used internally to identify recipients for written and e-mail communications designed to inform individuals of organizational updates, builds, events, volunteer activities, other activities and campaigns for financial support. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT-OUT of these mailings and can do so by notifying of this preference. will never sell or share your personal information with outside organizations.

To protect your privacy and security will take reasonable steps to verify your data before granting access or making corrections.


An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our web site. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our web site, analyze usage trends, track users’ interactions with the web site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate usage to improve the web site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Lanterns for Light Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, is the fiscal sponsor of links all donations through PayPal portal under the name of Lanterns for Light Foundation. Also, will sometimes provide links to third party websites existing outside of site. Since we do not control the content or functionality of these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites. Any link from to such a third-party web site does not denote an endorsement of its viewpoint(s) or mission(s).

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