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Privacy Policy


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Lighthouse Family Retreat’s privacy practices, please contact us using the information at the end of this document. 



This Privacy Policy applies to Information (as defined below) collected about you by Lighthouse Family Retreat and its third-party service providers. As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means information that reasonably identifies you, and “Non-Personal Information” means information that relates to you but does not directly identify you. “Information” is collectively used herein to refer to both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information. We may combine any of the Information collected about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  


Lighthouse Family Retreat and our third-party service providers collect Information about you from a variety of sources, including Information you provide directly to us, and Information we collect about you when you interact with us. For example, we and our third-party service providers collect Information both directly and indirectly from you when you:  

  • contact or communicate with us;  

  • request information about us or any of our Programs;  

  • apply or register for any of our Programs;  

  • apply for a Program staffer position or other employment opportunity with us;  

  • create an online registration account with us;  

  • participate in any of our Programs;  

  • donate to or otherwise support us, our Programs, and ministries;  

  • access or use our pages or accounts on any third-party social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter (“Social Media Pages”);  

  • sign-up for communications (e.g., direct mailings, e-mails, text messages, or social media notifications) from us;  

  • participate in a survey or evaluation that is not anonymous;  

  • provide or submit comments, stories, suggestions, or other content or input to us; and/or otherwise interact with us and our Online Service.  

We may combine any of the Information collected about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  



We and our third-party service providers collect Personal Information provided by you or on your behalf, including, without limitation, your:  

  • name; 

  • contact information (e.g., home address, phone numbers including mobile numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.);  

  • date of birth; 

  • demographic information;  

  • family information;  

  • medical information and records;  

  • educational records;  

  • employment information;  

  • personal references; and/or  

  • payment and financial information (e.g., credit card numbers and banking information).  

We may also collect your Personal Information from others who refer you to us. Additionally, we may collect Personal Information about you from third parties to supplement, update, or verify your Information, and/or in connection with your application for and participation in a Program. Applicable law may require that you authorize a third party to share your Personal Information with us before we can acquire it, including medical and school records.  


We use your Information that we collect, including Personal Information, for a variety of business purposes, including:  

  • processing your applications and registrations;  

  • processing your payments and donations;  

  • communicating with you;  

  • tailoring our Programs, Online Services, and communications to your interests;  

  • creating and managing your accounts with us and our Programs;  

  • seeking donations and other support for our Programs and ministries;  

  • responding to your inquiries, comments, stories, or postings;  

  • improving and customizing our Programs, Online Services, and communications;  

  • for internal operations such as enhancing our Programs, marketing efforts, and to conduct research and analysis;  

  • developing new programs and ministries;  

  • for our marketing purposes;  

  • enforce our Terms of Use; and/or protect the security and integrity of our Programs and Online Services.  



We share and disclose your Personal Information under the following circumstances:  

  • with third parties that provide a variety of services on our behalf (e.g., the development, maintenance, and support of our Online Services and Social Medial pages, application and registration submission and processing, and payment processing, etc.), or assist us in providing our Programs and ministries (e.g., facilities, food servicing, medical providers, communications, marketing research and analysis, etc.);  

  • within Lighthouse Family Retreat and its various Programs (as defined above in this Privacy Policy) and ministries;  

  • with our sponsors and partners (which include, without limitation, churches that host and/or participate in our Programs) in order to facilitate our Programs and ministries and for marketing purposes;  

  • to comply with law, a court order, or other legal process, or in connection with a legal investigation;  

  • as may be necessary to protect the safety, property, or other rights of Lighthouse Family Retreat, our employees, participants, partners, sponsors, users, visitors, or any other person or entity;  

  • to enforce or apply any applicable terms and conditions and other agreements;  

  • in the event of a corporate transaction;  

  • in aggregated or other non-personally identifiable form; and/or in accordance with your consent.  

We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes.  



We provide you with the opportunity to update and/or delete certain information and to opt-out of having your Personal Information used or disclosed for certain purposes. For example, you may  

  • correct and/or update your online accounts;  

  • change your choices for subscriptions and certain communications (e.g., mailing lists, electronic communications, and other notifications);  

You may exercise your choices by contacting us via the Contact Information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy, or following instructions provided in communications sent to you.  

Because we plan our communications in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective. If you continue to receive our communications after expressing an opt-out preference, please let us know so that we can investigate the situation.  

Please be aware that, if you do not allow us to collect and use your Personal Information, you may not be able to participate in our Programs, ministries, and other offerings.  



Our Online Services and Social Media Pages may allow users to post messages and submit their own content (e.g., stories, comments, blogs, postings, etc.), which may include Personal Information. You are responsible for all actions resulting from any information, including Personal Information, which you post on our Online Services or Social Media Pages. Please remember that any Information you post becomes public information, is not subject to this Privacy Policy, and Lighthouse Family Retreat is not responsible for the results of such postings.  



We do not knowingly collect Personal Information online from children under the age of 13 without parental or guardian consent. Please contact us via the Contact Information provided below if you believe we may have collected such information without parental or guardian consent or other than in a manner authorized by law, and we will work to delete it.  



We seek to keep your Personal Information secure and implement reasonable safeguards to help us protect such information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. However, no method of electronically transmitting or storing data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be accessed, used, or disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.  



"Phishing" is a scam designed to steal your Personal Information. If you receive an e-mail, text, or any other communication that looks like it is from us asking you for your Personal Information, it may be a scam; please notify us via the Contact Information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy if you ever feel like this may be the case.  


Our Online Services and communications may contain links to other third-party websites and social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter (collectively referred to herein as “Linked Sites”). We are not responsible for the privacy practices, policies, or content of any Linked Sites, even if you link to them from our Online Services or communications. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Linked Sites. We have no control over the collection or use of Information, including Personal Information, on any Linked Site. We encourage you to read and understand the privacy policies of any Linked Sites that you visit.  

OUTSIDE OF THE United States

If you are visiting our Online Services or Social Media Pages from outside of the United States or otherwise contacting or visiting us from outside of the United States, please be aware that your Personal Information is transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By providing your Information, you understand that it will be transferred to our facilities and to those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.  



We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time effective upon posting the revised Privacy Policy, along with the date on which it was most recently updated, on our Online Services. Please check our Privacy Policy periodically to see if it has been updated. Your continued use of our Online Services and/or provision of your information thereafter constitute your acceptance of such changes. Please contact us as described below if you would like information regarding any changes.  


This Privacy Policy was last updated June 2019. 

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