Your privacy is critically important to us.
Minnesota Lyme Association is located at:
PO Box 533
Our website address is https://mnlyme.org.
Like most website operators, Minnesota Lyme Association collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Minnesota Lyme Association’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Minnesota Lyme Association’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the Minnesota Lyme Association may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Minnesota Lyme Association also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://mnlyme.org blog posts. Minnesota Lyme Association only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Minnesota Lyme Association’s websites choose to interact with the Minnesota Lyme Association in ways that require Minnesota Lyme Association to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Minnesota Lyme Association gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://mnlyme.org to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links To External Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Minnesota Lyme Association discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Minnesota Lyme Association’s behalf or to provide services available at Minnesota Lyme Association’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Minnesota Lyme Association’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Minnesota Lyme Association will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Minnesota Lyme Association discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Minnesota Lyme Association believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Minnesota Lyme Association, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://mnlyme.org and have supplied your email address, Minnesota Lyme Association may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Minnesota Lyme Association and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Minnesota Lyme Association takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Minnesota Lyme Association may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Minnesota Lyme Association may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Minnesota Lyme Association does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, the Minnesota Lyme Association uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.