Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: November 20, 2018

Thank you for using this service, which is performed by LSC Inc. (“LSC”, “we”, “us”, or “our”).

Scope of This Policy

This online privacy policy (this “Policy”) applies only to information collected through LITA.co-owned platforms on which it is posted (collectively, this “Site”), including our website at www.lsc.lita.co. Some of the information we collect through this Site may be “personal information”—information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us. It does not apply to third-party platforms or to other platforms owned by LITA.co. It also does not apply to information collected through other channels, such as over the phone or in person.
For individuals located in the European Union, please pay particular attention to the section “European Data Protection Law” which, in addition to the general information in this Policy, contains further information about our processing of your personal information, as required by European data protections laws.

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review this Policy before using this Site. By using this Site, you are consenting, to the extent permissible under applicable law, to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this Policy, you may not use this Site.

This Policy is Part of Our Terms of Use


This Policy is part of the Terms of Use that govern your use of this Site. A link to our Terms of Use provided at the bottom of each page of this Site.

Types of Information We Collect


Information You Manually Provide. LSC collects the information you manually provide (using your keyboard, mouse, or touchpad) when you use this Site. For example, we collect the information you provide when you create an account, make a donation, or otherwise interact with this Site. Some of the information you manually provide may be personal information, and types of information we may collect include your name, first name, username and password, postal address and country of residence, date of birth, email address and debit or credit card information.


Cookies and Other Technologies


The use of the Site features may require the establishment of "cookies", namely a text file which, placed on your computer during your visit to our Site, proves to be essential to the use of our services, either by optimizing the consultation by improving and personalizing your user experience. They can also allow us to know the use that is made of our Site (pages visited, visit course), to establish statistics of attendance to improve the ergonomics of it. These are implemented by Google Analytics.
In any case, refusing these cookies or deleting them does not affect your ability to browse our Site.
As indicated in article 6.1 hereof, the connection can be done from your Google+ or Linkedin account, which generates a third party cookie from the social network.
You have various means to manage the implementation of these cookies including their permanent deletion. As a reminder, most browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.) accept these cookies by default. You can change this default setting by going to the settings of your browser, each configuration is different (see the conditions of your browser and the path of its own).
You can either block them or ask that your browser inform you before installing a cookie, or delete it, remembering that they have a limited life on your computers.

How Can You Reject Cookies?

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this Site.

Information About Third-Party Cookies


To learn more about Google Analytics, click here. Other third parties may deliver cookies to your computer or mobile device for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors over time and across nonaffiliated websites and/or delivering targeted advertisements either on this Site or on other websites.

Where Can You Get More Information on Cookies?


You can find general information and details about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies.

How We Use Information Collected Through This Site

Generally, we use the information we collect through this Site:


• the provision of our services, including our newsletters and regular communications regarding the follow-up of the companies having won the challenge,
• promoting future Laudato Si 'Challenge by LSC Inc. which holds the rights of use operating and manages this site,
• promoting the services of 1001Pact (LITA.co), to which this website belongs and which has granted a license to use this website to LSC Inc. for the Laudato Si 'Challenge 2018,
• the tax and regulatory obligations that result and necessary for the performance of our services, particularly in terms of monitoring your file and ensuring the quality and safety of our services,
• Regarding our website, it is essentially limited to collecting statistical data of visits, through "Google Analytics" (see the section Cookie Management in Article 9 below).

Your Choices

In General. We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use, and disclose the information you provide on or through this Site. This Online privacy policy describes some of your other choices, such as your choice to opt in of receiving “cookies.”

Do Not Track Mechanisms. Your browser may deliver a “Do-Not-Track (‘DNT’) signal” to this Site. Because of the changing state of technology and indecision within the technology and marketing industries regarding the meaning of DNT signals, we currently do not make any guarantee that we will honor DNT signals.

Previously Expressed Preferences. You may change previously expressed preferences regarding how we use information you provide on or through this Site. For example, if you have provided your contact information and receive periodic emails from us, you may decide to stop receiving those emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in an email’s footer. Otherwise, please contact us using the information provided below.

Direct Marketing. We will not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, without your consent. We obtain your opt-in consent to our marketing communications via the Site. We include an “opt-out” link in electronic newsletters and promotional emails we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us or from LITA in the future. If at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Policy. We will honor your request within a reasonable period of time and, in any event, within the time limits set by applicable law.

How to Access, Update or Correct Your Information


If you have created an account on this Site, you may be able to access, update or correct your information through your account settings. Otherwise, you may need our help. Please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Policy. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and, in any case, within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identity. If you seek deletion of information that you provided when you were a minor, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Policy.

Steps We Take to Safeguard your Information


We maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, physical and technological measures to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information you submit on or through this Site. Unfortunately, no website, server or database is completely secure or “hacker proof.” We therefore cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.

How We Share Information With Others


With Third–Party Vendors. LSC shares information collected through this Site with third-party service providers who act on our behalf. For example, we use third-party service providers to design and operate back office of this Site; to secure online payments; and to help us with our promotional efforts. These third-party service providers may need information about you to perform their services. Typically, they are required by contract to keep your information confidential and to use it only to provide services on our behalf; however, as described below, we may allow them to use aggregate or de-identified data for their own purposes or to market the services of their other clients.

Within LITA.co. We may share information collected through this Site with other members of the LITA.co staff, who have received security and confidentiality training on managing your data. Before doing so, however, we may offer you the opportunity to “opt in,” as required by applicable law. LITA.co staff members are required to handle information collected through this Site in accordance with this Policy.

With Third-Party Social Media Platforms. We may provide functionality on this Site that allows you to automatically post information to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest). If you choose to take advantage of this functionality, people with access to your profile on the third-party platform will be able to see your post. Thus, you should have no expectation of privacy in those actions.

In Aggregate or De-Identified Form. We use information collected through this Site to create a compiled, aggregate view of usage patterns. We may share aggregate information with third parties so we and they can better understand our user base. We may also share with third parties information about how particular individuals use this Site, but only on a de-identified basis (“Individualized Data”). Individualized Data is not personally identifiable, but it does reflect the usage patterns of a particular Site user, as opposed to Site users collectively. We may provide basic demographic information (age) in conjunction with providing Individualized Data. Third parties typically use this information for analytical purposes and to market their own services.


To Comply With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose your information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose your information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of this Site; to enforce or apply our online Terms of Use other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it and in accordance with applicable law and legitimate business interests.
When assessing the data retention period, we take into account the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Accuracy of Information

We strive to keep our records accurate and will make appropriate corrections when you notify us. Please let us know if there is incorrect information in any statements or other communications that you receive from us. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, please contact us using the relevant contact details below.
European Data Protection Law

This section applies only to individuals who are located in the European Union (“EU”) whose personal information is collected and used by LSC. Nothing is this section is intended to bind LSC in respect of the personal information of any other individual.

For the purpose of applicable data protection laws in the European Union (including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679)), LSC, is the data controller of your personal information. You may contact LITA.co at the contact details provided below.


Our Legal Grounds for Using Your Personal Information


We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
• the provision of our services, including our newsletters and regular communications regarding the follow-up of the companies having won the challenge,
• promoting future Laudato Si 'Challenge by LSC Inc. which holds the rights of use operating and manages this site,
• promoting the services of 1001Pact (LITA.co), to which this website belongs and which has granted a license to use this website to LSC Inc. for the Laudato Si 'Challenge 2018,
• the tax and regulatory obligations that result and necessary for the performance of our services, particularly in terms of monitoring your file and ensuring the quality and safety of our services,
• Regarding our website, it is essentially limited to collecting statistical data of visits, through "Google Analytics" (see the section Cookie Management in Article above).


We may process your personal information for more than one legal ground depending on the specific processing purpose for which we are using your information.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground which allows us to do so.

Your Rights
Subject to any local or national law exceptions, if you are a resident of the EU and your personal information is processed by LSC, you have certain rights:
• Access. Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we are processing about you, which we will provide to you in electronic form.

• Rectification. You have the right to require that any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we process about you is amended or corrected.

• Deletion. In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we delete personal information that we process about you.

• Restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal information where: (a) you believe such information to be inaccurate, (b) our processing is unlawful but you oppose the deletion of your personal information, (c) we no longer need to process such information for a particular purpose, but where we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation or because we require the information in connection with legal claims, or (d) you have objected to the processing of your personal information.

• Portability. You have the right to request that we transmit the personal information we hold in respect of you to another data controller, where this is (a) personal information which you have provided to us, (b) the processing is by automated means, and (c) we are processing that information on the basis of your consent or in order to perform our obligations under a contract to you.

• Objection. Where the legal justification for our processing of your personal information is our legitimate interest, you have the right to object to such processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will abide by your request unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests and rights, or if we need to continue to process the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim.

• Withdrawing Consent. If we rely on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This includes cases where you wish to opt out from marketing messages that you receive from us.

• Making a Complaint. You may make a complaint at any time with the national data protection authority in the EU country where you are based. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach your supervisory authority so please contact us using the contact details provided below.

You may contact us on our contact details below at any time to exercise any of the rights which apply to you. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights).

Cross-Border Data Transfers

The personal information we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EU, including the United States of America. It will also be processed by personnel operating outside the EU who work for us. To the extent permitted by law, such submission also constitutes your consent for the cross-border transfer.
With respect to transfers from the EU to the United States and other non-EU jurisdictions, we implement standard contractual clauses as approved by the European Commission, and other appropriate solutions to address cross-border transfers as required or permitted by Articles 46 and 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation. Where required by such laws, you may request a copy of the suitable mechanisms we have in place by contacting us.
Privacy Rights in Other Jurisdictions
You may have rights in relation to your personal information under applicable data privacy laws in other jurisdictions. If you wish to exercise any such rights, please contact us using the contact information below.

Children Under the Age of Eighteen


We are proud of this Site and we strive to ensure that it doesn’t offend people of any age. However, this Site is not intended for children or minors under the age of eighteen years without the permission of a parent or guardian. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information on or through this Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact us using the information provided below so that we can take appropriate action.

Links to Other Sites


This Site may provide links to other websites operated by third parties, including in some cases our third-party services providers. LSC does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. Any information you provide to third parties on their websites is covered under their privacy and data collection policies and is not covered by this Policy. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information.

This Policy May Change


We are continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of this Site and the services we offer through this Site. As a result of these changes (or changes in the law), we may need to update or revise this Policy. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Policy at any time, providing any notice required under applicable laws, by posting the revised version of this Policy behind the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of this Site. To the extent permissible under applicable law, your continued use of this Site after we have posted the revised Policy constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Policy. However, we will honor the terms that were in effect when we gathered data from you.

For your convenience, whenever this Policy is changed, we will update the “effective date” at the top of this page. Be sure you check the effective date to see if this Policy has been revised since your last visit. We recommend that visitors to our Site review this Policy from time to time to learn of our new privacy practices and changes to our policies.

You may access the current version of this Policy at any time by clicking the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of this Site.

Contact Us


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Laudato Si’ Challenge Foundation
1050 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Email: info@lsc18.org