Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to Embrace Living Communities (ELC) Site including embraceliving.org The information on this Site is being collected by ELC. This privacy policy is designed to tell you how we collect and use personal information so you can make an informed decision about using our Site. Please read this policy before using our Site or submitting any personal information to us. By using our Site, you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. ELC reserves the right to change the provisions of this privacy statement at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the privacy statement the date it was last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. We encourage you to review our privacy statement whenever you visit any of our Sites to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

ELC may collect certain information from you through the Site, including personal information (i.e., individual information that may be used to personally identify or contact you). Collection is done both actively (information you voluntarily submit to us) and passively (information automatically gathered from your computer within our site analytic capabilities).

Active Collection

At several places on our Site, we collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personally identifiable information. For example, if you make a donation, request information, fill out a form through the site, we may collect your name, phone and email.

Passive Collection

Our website content platform automatically collects certain information from your computer (such as your Internet address and browser type) using two methods: (1) “cookies” and (2) log files.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use cookies to track a user’s path for security purposes, to collect aggregate web statistics and in an effort to enhance the experience on our site. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. If a user rejects a cookie, they may still use our site, however they will be limited in some of its areas. For example, the user may not receive certain information from us.

Log Files. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather very broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?

ELC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Personal information that you provide (such as a personal email address) may be used by ELC in the following ways:

    • to contact you about your use of the site or about our programs, services, products, activities or special events;


    • to respond to your comments or requests;


    • to request feedback and to enable us to develop and improve the site and our products and services;


    • for internal and marketing, promotional, informational and fundraising purposes; and


    • for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.


What Personal Information Do We Share with Third Parties?

We will not sell, share, or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement without first obtaining your authorization. We may provide aggregate information (i.e., information we collect that does not allow you to be personally identified or contacted) to third parties, such as our marketing firm, without your authorization, such as information about your access and use of the site.

We may disclose personal information you provide to independent contractors, volunteers, agencies, service providers and consultants who are engaged by or working with ELC and who need access to such information to carry out their programs or services.

Please note: This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ELC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users/subscribers to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information. Similarly, if you entered this site through another website, ELC is also not responsible for the privacy practices of that site, and you should review the privacy policy of the originating site before providing any personal information to that site. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on this site.

What Steps Do We Take to Protect Your Information Online?

We use reasonable precautions to protect user information online. For example, our employee’s computers are password protected, and we provide regular education to our employees regarding our security and privacy practices.

How Can You Correct and Update Your Personal Information?

If you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information, please contact us by calling (630) 766-3570 and we will correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided us as you indicate to the extent such information is not necessary to complete any services or transactions with us.

What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?

You may “opt-out” of receiving communications from ELC, except to the extent such information is necessary to complete any services or transactions you have entered into, by emailing us at aoliva@embraceliving.org or call us at (630) 766-3570.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or how personal information collected on our Web sites is used, you can contact us at aoliva@embraceliving.org or call us at (630) 766-3570.

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