This privacy policy applies to information we collect when you use www.lehighvalley.org and any other websites, mobile applications or services that post a link to this privacy policy. will explain how LVEDC uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website. This policy does not apply to information or data about you collected or received outside of the “service” except to the extent it is combined with information or data collected by us via the “service”.

Topics:

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities
  • What data do we collect?

What data do we collect?

LVEDC collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, mailing address, location, phone number, date of birth, credit card information, and personal information as necessary)
  •  Other personal information necessary to track your inquiry.
  •  Business Information: If you choose to submit an inquiry related to your business on our Website, we may ask specific information related to your business in order to create the inquiry.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide LVEDC with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

LVEDC collects and uses personal data only as necessary for the purposes for which it was obtained. LVEDC may use data for some or all of the following purposes:

  • Process your inquiry.
  • Email you newsletters or messages regarding upcoming events.
  • Respond to your customer service inquiries.
  • Consumer engagement.
  • Offer services you want or to get you actively engaged with our services.
  • Improve our website design.
  • Account maintenance.

How do we store your data?

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Marketing

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop LVEDC from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

What are your data protection rights?

LVEDC would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request LVEDC for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that LVEDC correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request LVEDC to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that LVEDC erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that LVEDC restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to LVEDC’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that LVEDC transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: [email protected]

Call us at: (610) 266-6775
Or write to us:
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.
2158 Avenue C, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For cookies that track activity in connection with targeting advertising, you can opt-out of third-party targeting cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page or the Network Advertising Initiative consumer choice page or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance consumer choice page. Other tools offered by third parties can help you see and manage the types of cookies and trackers that you encounter. More information about cookies and cookie management can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org and www.aboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

LVEDC uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Understanding where you are accessing our website from

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – LVEDC uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising – LVEDC uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address.
  • Third Party Websites’ Cookies- Third party cookies are cookies set by someone other than the website owner for purposes such as collecting information on user behavior, demographics, or personalized marketing. When using our website, you may encounter embedded content or you may be directed to other websites. These websites and embedded content may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites, even if you are directed to them from our website.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The LVEDC website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

LVEDC keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on or about June 14, 2019.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about LVEDC’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise your data protection rights related to your personal data, please contact us.

Email: [email protected]
Call: (610) 266-6775
Write:
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.
2158 Avenue C, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18017

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that LVEDC has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can visit the website here:

https://ico.org.uk/

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