Privacy Policy

Lawrence Hall (LH) respects the privacy of visitors to its website. LH strongly believes that website users must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, LH has implemented the following policy.

Information Collection and Use

LH does not collect any personal information from users browsing its web site. When visitors use the public areas of LH’s website they are doing so anonymously. LH collects aggregate use information such as the number of visits per page. Aggregate data is used for internal and marketing purposes, but LH does not collect any personally identifying information.

When individuals visit LH’s website and order a product, make a donation, or request information, they will be asked to provide certain identifying information. In all cases, this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, visitors will be asked for their name and email address. When making a purchase, individuals may be asked for their name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information in order to complete their purchase. Similar information may be submitted to LH on a direct mail donation form, special events registration form, or other form that may be required to make a purchase.

LH utilizes secure transaction methods when collecting credit card information over the Internet. LH does not disclose credit card information provided by its donors. It is the policy of LH to collect and store only personal information that our visitors knowingly provide. This information is used for billing purposes and to fill orders. Should LH experience difficulty processing an order or request for information, they will use this information to contact the visitor(s).

LH does not sell its donor or volunteer lists. Individuals who visit LH’s website or become a supporter of LH, their name and mailing information will not be sold to any other entity.

LH will use the name and email address of individuals who wish to subscribe to the LH newsletter(s), to send them the newsletter. LH respects the privacy of others and provides a way to unsubscribe. Refer to the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

LH does not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

LH does not share the profile or personally identifiable information of others with other third parties.

LH reserves the right to disclose individuals’ personally identifiable information as required by law. When LH believes that disclosure is necessary to protect its rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.


LH provides individuals with the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when LH asks for this information. For example, if an individual purchases a product or makes a donation but does not wish to receive any additional marketing materials from LH, they can indicate their preference on LH’s order form. If an individual no longer wishes to receive LH’s newsletter and promotional communications, they may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication, or by emailing LH at information@lawrencehall.org, or contacting LH at 4833 N. Francisco Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, (773) 769-3500.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, LH gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. LH uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. LH does not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. LH does use cookies on this site but they do not link the information that they store in cookies to any personally identifiable information that individuals might submit while visiting LH’s site.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by LH. Please be aware that Lawrence Hall is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. LH encourages individuals to be aware, that when they exit the LH site, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If an individual’s personally identifiable information changes, or if they no longer desire the services of LH, they may contact LH through email information@lawrencehall.org or by contacting LH by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

Lawrence Hall Institutional Advancement Department
4833 N. Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 769-3500
Fax: (312) 629-2647


The security of an individual’s personal information is important to LH. When an individual provides sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on LH’s registration or order forms, LH encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology.

LH follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received by LH. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while LH strives to ensure commercially acceptable means to protect an individual’s personal information, LH cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Questions about security on LH website can be emailed to information@lawrencehall.org

Changes to Privacy Statement

If LH changes its privacy policy, they will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places deemed appropriate by LH so that individuals are aware of what information LH collects, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, LH discloses it.

LH reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time; therefore, individuals are encouraged to please review it frequently. If LH makes material changes to this policy, they will notify individuals here, by email, or by means of notice on our home page.

Contact Us

Questions or suggestions regarding LH privacy policy may contact LH at:
Lawrence Hall
4833 N. Francisco Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 769-3500

Lawrence Hall is the sole owner of the information collected on www.lawrencehall.org.