Information Collection and Use
L.A. SHARES is the sole owner of the information collected
on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information
to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this
statement. L.A. SHARES collects information from our users
at several different points on our website.
Users that register with L.A. SHARES will be required to give
their contact information (such as name and e-mail address).
This information is used to contact the user about the services
on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is
optional for the user to provide demographic information (such
as income level and gender), and unique identifiers (such
as social security number), but encouraged so we can provide
a more personalized experience on our site.
Donate or Receive
We request information from the user on our donor and recipient
forms. Here a user must provide contact information (like
name and shipping address) and other identifying information
(such as organization type). This information is used for
accepting and distributing donations. If we have trouble processing
a transaction, this contact information is used to get in
touch with the user.
It will sometimes be arranged for a recipient school or non-profit
organization to pick-up donated items directly from the donating
company. In such a case, the donor's name and address will
be disclosed to the recipient party. Direct pick-up will not
be done without the donor's expressed permission.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive
containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is
in no way linked to any personally identifiable information
while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the
cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie
on our site, the user would not have to log in a password
more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If
a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. Cookies
can also enable us to track and target the interests of our
users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site,
track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information
for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally
We will share aggregated demographic information with
our partners. This is not linked to any personal information
that can identify any individual person.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware
that we L.A. SHARES are not responsible for the privacy practices
of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when
they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of
each and every web site that collects personally identifiable
information. This privacy statement applies solely to information
collected by this Web site.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for
contact information such as name and e-mail address.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from
users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys
or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore
has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
Information requested may include contact information (such
as name and shipping address), and demographic information
(such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be
used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information
will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use
and satisfaction of this site.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing
a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name
and e-mail address. L.A. SHARES will automatically send the
friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site.
L.A. SHARES stores this information for the sole purpose of
sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact L.A.
SHARES at firstname.lastname@example.org
to request the removal of this information from their database.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users'
information. When users submit sensitive information via the
website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
If you have any questions about the security at our website,
you can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Supplementation of Information
In order for this website to properly fulfill its obligation
to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the
information we receive with information from 3rd party sources.
Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates.
Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements,
which contain important information about the service. We
communicate with the user to provide requested services and
in regards to issues relating to their account via e-mail
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes
(such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our
service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update
or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can
usually be done at the member information page or by e-mailing
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Changes
those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware
of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances,
if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally
identifiable information in a manner different from that stated
at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way
of an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not
we use their information in this different manner. We will
which the information was collected.