Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Modified September 29, 2019

This Privacy Policy applies to information that Osseo Lions Clubs (“Osseo Lions,” “our,” “we” or “us”) collects on the and other connected applications, websites and services to which this Privacy Policy is linked (collectively, the “Services”).



  1.  SCOPE 

This Privacy Policy describes the information that OSSEO LIONS CLUB collects (directly or indirectly) through the Services, why we collect it, what we do with the information we collect, and how you can manage your Personal Data (defined below). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any application, website or other connected service that does not display or link to this Privacy Policy.


Personal Data is information that directly or indirectly identifies you, such as your name, email address, date of birth and telephone number.

Other Information is information that, by itself does not individually identify you, such as browser type, operating system, the webpages you viewed and how long you viewed them.

OSSEO LIONS CLUB generally does not treat Other Information as Personal Data unless required by applicable law. If OSSEO LIONS CLUB links together different types of Other Information or links Other Information to Personal Data, OSSEO LIONS CLUB treats the linked information as Personal Data when it directly or indirectly identifies you or another person.


You may choose not to provide OSSEO LIONS CLUB with your Personal Data. If you choose not to provide your Personal Data, you may not be able to enjoy the full range of the Services.

OSSEO LIONS CLUB collects information:

When you register for the Services: When you register for the Services, we collect Personal Data, including your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number(s), and information related to your inquiry, request, or needs. If you are a member of OSSEO LIONS CLUB, we may also collect additional Personal Data under certain laws to enable current and accurate membership data and communications.

When you use the Services: We collect information about the Services you’re inquiry about and how you use them. We may also ask for information, some of which is Personal Data, so that we may keep you informed about OSSEO LIONS CLUB, provide you with information on upcoming events in your area or inform you of opportunities to support OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s mission.

We provide areas in the Services where registered users can post information to search engines or social media in an effort to share information, submit reviews, communicate with other users or upload content (such as photographs) (collectively, your “Submissions”). If you choose to submit a Submission to any of those resources, your Submission may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your Submission. When you voluntarily disclose Personal Data in your Submissions, others can collect and use your Personal Data. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We encourage you to exercise caution because we cannot control what other users may do with the information in your Submissions.

From Your Device: We collect information about your computer, tablet or mobile telephone (“Device”), such as model, operating system version, mobile network information, telephone number, internet service provider and similar identifiers. We may collect and store information (including your Personal Data) on your Device through browser web and web application data caches.

We also may collect your geolocation information (“Location Data”) from your wireless carrier, through a wearable or other device you have connected (for example, wirelessly) to our Services, and/or directly from the Device on which you use our Services.

How OSSEO LIONS CLUB collects Location Data will differ depending on your Device’s operating system. We do not collect Location Data unless you have “allowed” its collection in your Device’s operating system settings. If you decline to allow Location Data we will not collect your Location Data unless you manually enter it.

Through Data Collection Technology: We use cookies and similar technology (“Data Collection Technology”) to automatically collect information (including Other Information) about you when you use the Services. Please read below to learn more about how OSSEO LIONS CLUB uses Data Collection Technology.

Through Server Logs: A server log is a list of the activities that a server performs. OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s servers automatically collect and store in server logs your search queries, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL and certain cookies that identify your browser or OSSEO LIONS CLUB account. Some of this information is collected through Data Collection Technology.


Data Collection Technology collects all sorts of information, such as how long you engage with the Services, the content you view, your search queries, error and performance reports, as well as Device identifier or IP address, browser type, time zone and language settings and operating system.

Data Collection Technology deployed through the Services includes cookies.

Cookies: Cookies are small text files that are sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier. A cookie also may contain information about your Device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services.

The Services use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies, which are required for the operation of the Services. Without them, for example, you would not be able to register or log in for the Services that OSSEO LIONS CLUB offers online.
  • Analytical/performance cookies, which allow OSSEO LIONS CLUB to recognize and count the number of visitors, learn how visitors navigate the Services, and improve the Services and information provided through our online resources.
  • Functionality cookies, which OSSEO LIONS CLUB uses to recognize you when you return to the Services.

To learn more about cookies visit

OSSEO LIONS CLUB also uses analytics services, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Google Analytics or Insights, to collect information. Generally, analytics services do not identify individual users. Many analytics services allow you to opt out of data collection.

For example, to learn more about Google Analytics practices and to opt out, visit or by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at

How OSSEO LIONS CLUB Uses Data Collection Technology: Some Data Collection Technology is deployed by OSSEO LIONS CLUB when you visit the Services. Other Data Collection Technology is deployed by third parties with which OSSEO LIONS CLUB partners to deliver the Services.

Data Collection Technology helps us improve your experience of the Services by compiling statistics about use of the Services and helping us analyze technical and navigational information about the Services.

We also may use Data Collection Technology to collect information from the Device that you use to access the Services, such as your operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your Device is located. This helps OSSEO LIONS CLUB determine our visibility and information is relevant to the user’s expectations.

Your Control of Cookies: Some web browsers (including some mobile web browsers) and Device operating systems provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your Device. Although you are not required to accept cookies or Device identifiers, if you block or reject them you might not have access to all features available through the Services. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by OSSEO LIONS CLUB only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third party.

Do Not Track: Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many website operators, including OSSEO LIONS CLUB, do not respond to DNT signals.


In this Privacy Policy, to “process” Personal Data means to perform any operation on Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collecting, recording, organizing, storing, adapting, using, disclosing, combining, erasing, or destroying.

OSSEO LIONS CLUB processes Personal Data:

  • To set up and maintain your registration and account with the Services;
  • To communicate with you;
  • To deliver relevant content to you;
  • To provide features through the Services, such as social networking options;
  • To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses of the Services;
  • To protect our rights and property;
  • To operate, manage and improve the Services; and
  • To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Services.

OSSEO LIONS CLUB processes Other Information:

  • To administer and improve the Services and your experience on the Services;
  • To analyze trends and gather broad aggregate demographic information;
  • To statistically monitor how many people are using the Services or opening our emails;
  • To develop, improve and protect the Services;
  • To conduct audience research;
  • To audit and analyze the Services; and
  • To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Services.

We may share your Personal Data collected via the Services as follows:

  • OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s Service Providers: OSSEO LIONS CLUB shares information with OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf, such as event registration, web hosting or data storage. These third parties may use your contact information for communications and marketing purposes that support our mission and activities. These third parties are required to use your Personal Data only for the specific purpose for which it was provided and must agree to safeguard it in substantially the same manner as OSSEO LIONS CLUB has described in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with all applicable laws.
  • In Connection with a Business Transaction. OSSEO LIONS CLUB will not share your personal data with any entity outside of OSSEO LIONS CLUB controlled organizations without your consent.
  • To Protect Legal Rights. Applicable law may require OSSEO LIONS CLUB to disclose your Personal Data if: (i) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant) or other legal requirements; (ii) disclosure would mitigate OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (iii) necessary to protect legal rights of OSSEO LIONS CLUB, users, customers, business partners or other interested parties; or (iv) necessary for the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law).

OSSEO LIONS CLUB may aggregate information collected though the Services and remove identifiers so that the information no longer identifies or can be used to identify an individual (“Anonymized Information”). OSSEO LIONS CLUB shares Anonymized Information with third parties and does not limit third parties’ use of the Anonymized Information because it is no longer Personal Data.


The Services are not directed to or intended for use by children under the age of 13 (“Minors”). Consistent with the requirements of applicable law, if we learn that we have received any information directly from a Minor without his or her parent’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that Minor (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the Minor that he or she cannot use the Services and subsequently will delete that information.

Children below the age of 16: For children under the age of 16 to use the Services consent must be provided by the holder of parental responsibility over the child. We shall make reasonable efforts to verify in such cases that consent is given by the holder of parental responsibility over the child.

Minnesota Minors: While the Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, if you are a Minnesota resident who is under age 18 and you are unable to remove publicly-available content that you have submitted to us, you may request removal by contacting us at: When requesting removal, you must be specific about the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, such as the URL for each page where the information was entered, so that we can find it. We are not required to remove any content or information that: (1) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain; (2) was not posted by you; (3) is anonymized so that you cannot be identified; (4) you don’t follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or (5) you received compensation or other consideration for providing. Removal of your content or information from the Service does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information from our systems or the systems of our service providers. We are not required to delete the content or information posted by you; our obligations under Minnesota law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the content or information or render it invisible to other users and the public.


OSSEO LIONS CLUB takes precautions intended to help protect information that we process but no system or electronic data transmission is completely secure. Any transmission of your Personal Data is at your own risk and we expect you will use appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Data.

You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account credentials for the Services. OSSEO LIONS CLUB will treat access to the Services through your account credentials as authorized by you. Unauthorized access to password-protected or secure areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution. We may suspend your use of all or part of the Services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. If you believe information you provided to us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately using the contact information provided below.

If we become aware of a breach effecting the security of your Personal Data, we will provide you with notice as required by applicable law. To the extent permitted by applicable law, OSSEO LIONS CLUB will provide any such notice that OSSEO LIONS CLUB must provide to you at your account’s email address. By using the Services, you agree to accept notice electronically.


OSSEO LIONS CLUB retains Personal Data in identifiable form only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the Personal Data was provided to OSSEO LIONS CLUB or, if longer, to (i) comply with law legal obligations, (ii) detect and prevent fraud, (iii) resolve disputes, (iv) enforce agreements, (v) take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of the Service or our users, and (vi) similar essential legal purposes.

In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.

  • Your Privacy Preferences. When you register for the Services, you consent to receive email messages from us. You may modify this consent later by written notification. You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails by clicking the opt-out request in each marketing email. (It may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request.) You may not opt out of transactional emails, such as service announcements, administrative notices and surveys.

OSSEO LIONS CLUB also may deliver notifications to your Device. You can disable some of these notifications through your Device’s operating system, through your account settings or by disabling the applicable Service.

Changing information in your account or otherwise opting out of promotional email communications will only affect future activities or communications from OSSEO LIONS CLUB. If OSSEO LIONS CLUB already provided your information to a third party (such as a service provider) before you have changed your account settings or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party.

  • Your Right to Review Your Personal Data: If you would like to review the Personal Data that OSSEO LIONS CLUB maintains about you, please contact us in writing using the contact information below. If you are a registered user, you can review certain Personal Data that you provided to OSSEO LIONS CLUB by logging in to your account. If you are not a registered user, OSSEO LIONS CLUB may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing access to Personal Data. Inquiries to review personal data can be sent to OSSEO LIONS CLUB by email at
  • Your Right to Correct or Delete Your Personal Data: The easiest way to correct or delete certain Personal Data that you have provided to the Services is to log in to your account and enter the necessary changes to your user profile. If you have additional questions regarding the correction or deletion of your Personal Data, please contact OSSEO LIONS CLUB at

OSSEO LIONS CLUB will review your request but may not be able to grant access to or change or delete certain of your Personal Data. We will respond to your requests within the time allowed by all applicable data protection laws and will make every effort to respond as accurately and completely as possible. If OSSEO LIONS CLUB cannot provide access or correct or delete your Personal Data, then OSSEO LIONS CLUB will notify you within 30 days.


OSSEO LIONS CLUB has Personal Data processing practices designed to assure information is appropriately protected. OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s primary data centers are in the United States.  If OSSEO LIONS CLUB discloses Personal Data to a third party outside of the United States, we will seek assurances that any Personal Data that we provide is safeguarded in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the requirements of applicable privacy laws.

If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your Personal Data by OSSEO LIONS CLUB from your region to countries in which privacy laws might not provide the same level of protection. By providing your Personal Data, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.


If you have any complaints regarding how OSSEO LIONS CLUB processes your Personal Data, please contact OSSEO LIONS CLUB at with a detailed description of the complaint. OSSEO LIONS CLUB responds to complaints as soon as practicable, and in any event, within the time limits prescribed by law.


If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy and its effective date on this page. If OSSEO LIONS CLUB makes material changes that reduce your privacy rights, OSSEO LIONS CLUB will notify you in advance by sending you an email and/or by posting a notice in the Services.


These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions, and any dispute arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or your use of the Services will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the Hennepin County, Minnesota, other than for actions to enforce any order or judgment entered by such courts. This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any Personal Data about any specific user.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about how we handle your Personal Data, then please contact us as follows:

Postal Address: Osseo Lions Club

PO BOX 473
Osseo MN 55369

  1. EU Privacy Notice

For residents of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) whose information has been knowingly collected by OSSEO LIONS CLUB, the following information applies to you:


This EU privacy notice (‘EU Privacy Notice’) should be read in conjunction with OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s Privacy Policy and provides further information as required under EU Data Protection Law on how we handle or process the personal data we collect and who we may share it with.

If you are an EU or EEA resident and OSSEO LIONS CLUB knowingly collects your personal information (also called ‘personal data’), we will do so in accordance with applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, without limitation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and EU member state national laws that implement or regulate the collection, processing and privacy of your personal data (together, ‘EU Data Protection Law’).

This Privacy Notice also provides information on your legal rights under EU Data Protection Law and how you can exercise them.

When personal data is collected

When you register for the Services, join a Lions club or make a donation, we collect Personal Data, including your name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number(s). If you are a member of OSSEO LIONS CLUB, we also collect additional personal data. In the case of donations we may also be collecting payment information through 3rd party financial institutions or credit card processing vendors.

Because of the global nature of our organization and its structure of clubs, districts and multiple districts, OSSEO LIONS CLUB may hold and process personal data collected from clubs, districts and partner organizations around the world, including within the EU/EEA.

This also means if you are a member or individual contact of this network resident in the EU/EEA, your personal data may be transferred from the EU/EEA to OSSEO LIONS CLUB headquarters in the United States.

US data privacy laws are currently not considered to meet the same legal standards of protection for personal data as set out under EU Data Protection Law. However, in order to safeguard personal data received from the EU/EEA, we only allow such a transfer of personal data to the US or other third countries under an approved contract or another appropriate mechanism which is legally authorized under EU Data Protection Law.

This is to make sure the personal data that OSSEO LIONS CLUB receives and processes (so far as it relates to residents of the EU/EEA) is properly safeguarded in accordance with similar legal standards of privacy you would enjoy under EU Data Protection Law.

The lawful grounds on which we collect and process personal data 

We process your personal data for the above purposes, relying on one or more of the following lawful grounds under EU Data Protection Law:

(a)  where you have freely provided your specific, informed and unambiguous consent for OSSEO LIONS CLUB to process your personal data for particular purposes:

(b)  where we agree to provide services to you as a member of a Lions club, donor or other lawful purpose, in order to set up and perform our contractual obligations to you and/or enforce our rights:

(c)  where we need to process and use your personal data in connection with our legitimate interests as a global network and being able to effectively manage and operate our organization in a consistent manner across all territories. We will always seek to pursue these legitimate interests in a way that does not unduly infringe on your legal rights and freedoms and, in particular, your right to privacy: and/or

(d)  where we need to comply with a legal obligation or for the purpose of us being able to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

Please also note that some of the personal data we may unintentionally receive and may include what is known as ‘sensitive’ or ‘special category’ personal data about you, for example, information regarding your ethnic origin or political, philosophical and religious beliefs. This is not the type of data that OSSEO LIONS CLUB or chartered Lions clubs would routinely collect, but if we process such sensitive or special category data we will only do this in specific situations where:

(a)  you have provided this with your explicit consent for us to use it: or,

(b)  there is a legal obligation on us to process such data in accordance with EU Data Protection Law

(c)  it is needed to protect your vital interests (or those of someone else) such as in a medical emergency: or,

(d)  where you have clearly chosen to publicize such information: or,

(e)  where needed in connection with a legal claim that we have or may be subject to.

Direct Marketing

If OSSEO LIONS CLUB provides direct marketing communications to individuals in the EU/EEA regarding services and/or events which may be of interest, this will be done in accordance with EU Data Protection Law, and in particular where we contact individuals for direct marketing purposes by SMS, email, fax, social media and/or any other electronic communication channels, this will only be with the individual’s explicit consent or in relation to similar services to services that the individual has purchased (or made direct enquiries about purchasing) from OSSEO LIONS CLUB before.

Individuals are also free to object or withdraw consent to receive direct marketing from us at any time, by contacting us at or by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any marketing email received.

Disclosing vour personal data to third parties

We may disclose your personal data to certain third party organizations who are processing data solely in accordance with our instructions (called ‘data processors’) such as companies and/or organizations that support our business and operations (for example providers of web or database hosting, IT support, payment providers, event organizers, agencies we use to conduct fraud checks or mail management service providers) as well as professionals we use such as lawyers, insurers, auditors or accountants. We only use those data processors who can guarantee to us that adequate safeguards are put in place by them to protect the personal data they process on our behalf.

We may also disclose your personal data to third parties who make their own determination as to how they process your personal data and for what purpose(s) (called “data controllers”). The external third-party data controllers identified above may handle your personal data in accordance with their own chosen procedures and you should check the relevant privacy policies of these companies or organizations to understand how they may use your personal data.

Other than as described above, we will treat your personal data as private and will not routinely disclose it to third parties without you knowing about it. The exceptions are in relation to legal proceedings or where we are legally required to do so and cannot tell you (such as a criminal investigation). We always aim to ensure your personal data is only used by third parties we deal with for lawful purposes and who observe the principles of EU Data Protection Law.

Your personal data rights

In accordance with your legal rights under EU Data Protection Law, you have a ‘subject access request’ right under which can request information about the personal data that we hold about you, what we use that personal data for and who it may be disclosed to as well as certain other information.

Usually we will have one month to respond to a subject access request. However, we reserve the right to verify your identity and we may, in case of complex requests, require a further two months to respond. We may also charge for administrative time in dealing with any manifestly unreasonable or excessive requests. We may also require further information to locate the specific information you seek and certain legal exemptions under EU Data Protection Law may apply when responding to your subject access request.

Under EU Data Protection Law. EU/EEA residents also have the following rights, which can be enforced by making a request in writing:

(a)  that we correct personal data that we hold about you which is inaccurate or incomplete:

(b)  that we erase your personal data without undue delay if we no longer need to hold or process it:

(c)  to object to any automated processing (if applicable) that we carry out in relation to your personal data. for example, if we conduct any automated credit scoring:

(d)  to object to our use of your personal data for direct marketing:

(e)  to object and/or to restrict the use of your personal data for purpose other than those set out above unless we have a compelling legitimate reason: or

(f)  that we transfer personal data to another party where the personal data has been collected with your consent or is being used to perform contract with you and is being processed by automated means.

So, we can fully comply, please note that these requests may also be forwarded on to third party data processors who are involved in the processing of your personal data on our behalf.

If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below.

If you make a request and are not satisfied with our response or believe that we are illegally processing your personal data, you have the right to complain to the Office of the Information Commissioner in the United Kingdom.

How long we retain your personal data

OSSEO LIONS CLUB retains personal data identifying you for as long as necessary in the circumstances – for instance, as long you are a member of a club or have a relationship with our network: for a reasonable period to send you marketing where we have regular contact with you, or as may be needed to enforce or defend contract claims or as is required by applicable law.

OSSEO LIONS CLUB retains Personal Data in identifiable form only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the Personal Data was provided to OSSEO LIONS CLUB or, if longer, to (i) comply with law legal obligations, (ii) detect and prevent fraud, (iii) resolve disputes, (iv) enforce agreements, (v) take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of the Service or our users, and (vi) similar essential legal purposes. This criteria takes in to consideration the reasonable expectations of those whose personal data we collect in these circumstances, taking into account various legislative requirements and guidance issued by relevant EU regulatory authorities.

In accordance with the above retention policy, the personal data that we no longer need will be disposed of and/or anonymized so you can no longer be identified from it.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about OSSEO LIONS CLUB’s privacy protection practices or believe we have not adhered to this Policy, please contact us at