Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to LCExplorer.com, LC Explorer Mobile Apps and LC Explorer embedded widgets (collectively called LC Explorer) and governs data collection and usage. LC Explorer is a free tool to discover, track and share real world activities in Lorain County. By using the LC Explorer, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
LC Explorer may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by LC Explorer. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the LC Explorer.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through LC Explorer’s sharing features, this information may be collected and used by others.

LC Explorer encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from LC Explorer so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LC Explorer is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content outside of LC Explorer.

Use of your Personal Information
LC Explorer collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s), mobile apps and deliver the services you have requested.

LC Explorer may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from LC Explorer and its affiliates. LC Explorer may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

LC Explorer does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

LC Explorer may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. LC Explorer may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to LC Explorer, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

LC Explorer may keep track of the data users access within LC Explorer, in order to determine what LC Explorer services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within LC Explorer to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

LC Explorer will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on LC Explorer or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of LC Explorer; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of LC Explorer, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The LC Explorer may use “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize LC Explorer pages, or register with LC Explorer site or services, a cookie helps LC Explorer to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same LC Explorer website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the LC Explorer features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the LC Explorer services.

Security of your Personal Information
LC Explorer secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Personal Information and Usage Information collected by LC Explorer is securely stored, and standard, industry-wide, commercially reasonable security practices are used, such as encryption, firewalls and SSL (Secure Socket Layers) for protecting your information – such as any portions of your credit card number which we retain (we do not ourselves retain your entire credit card information) and geo-location information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet or wireless communication, and any information you transmit to LC Explorer you do at your own risk. We recommend that you not disclose your password to anyone.

Children Under Thirteen
LC Explorer cares about the safety of children. No one under 13 is allowed to register with or use LC Explorer. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If we discover that we have collected personal information from a person under 13, we will delete that information immediately. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of thirteen (13) and believe he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at ed@emergeinc.com.

Disconnecting your LC Explorer Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your LC Explorer account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR LC EXPLORER ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by contacting us at ed@emergeinc.com.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from LC Explorer by contacting us at ed@emergeinc.com.

Changes to this Statement
LC Explorer will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. LC Explorer encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how LC Explorer is protecting your information.

Contact Information
LC Explorer welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that LC Explorer has not adhered to this Statement, please contact LC Explorer at:

LC Explorer
c/o Emerge Inc.
412 Avon Belden Rd.
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Email Address:
Ed@EmergeInc.com

Telephone number:
440-284-4949

Effective as of May 14, 2015