Privacy Policy

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (the Center) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

This site does not collect personal information such as names and email addresses unless individuals knowingly provide that information.

By visiting, making a donation, registering for a program, or through social media correspondence such as the Center’s Facebook profile or Twitter account, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

We use your contact information for in-house purposes only and may provide your contact information to an organizational partner with whom we are providing a program or service. We do not share any personally identifiable information about you with third parties. Program registration, purchases, and donations made through our website opt you into our e-newsletters, from which you are able to unsubscribe at any time.

What personal information does the Center gather?

Information you give us

We receive and store any information you enter into our website or give us in any other way. This includes subscribing to our e-newsletters, purchasing a membership, registering for a program, making a donation, bringing an animal to the Center for rehabilitation, submitting a form on our website. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request, provide a program or service, acknowledge your donation, or reply to your inquiry. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request, provide a program or service, or complete your transaction or registration.

From time to time, we will send you e-mail announcements about programs, services, events, offers, and information. We will send publications, surveys, solicitations to your e-mail or postal mailbox. The Center is a non-profit organization that is supported by donations, fundraising events, and earned income from class fees. Promoting our programs and donation opportunities is an important part of delivering our mission and supporting our organization. We never make any personal data available to a third party.

E-mail Communications

We send e-newsletters several times each month. Occasionally, we may send surveys and solicitations by e-mail in support of the Center mission. We do not rent our e-mail list.

Social Media & Comments

The Center uses social media such as website comments, and networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to engage readers in dialogue. As mentioned above, the Center makes use of data collected via these functions on our website. On other networks, we abide by the terms and conditions of that website/service and reserve the right to use those networks for marketing purposes. Comments made on the Center’s website and Facebook account are reviewed and published at our discretion, and through the use of these functions, you accept that the Center is permitted to edit, moderate, and reuse comments for in-house promotions. Promotions and advertising are not permitted in this medium, nor is derogatory or hateful speech.

Automatic Information

When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our websites and individual sections and pages within them. At this time, our general website does not use cookies (alphanumeric identifiers that can be stored by a visitor’s browser to identify them on a future visit, or during a single visit), but they are used on our ordering website to keep track of the items in your shopping cart.

The website automatically collects information about computer hardware and software. This can include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times, and the referring websites that visitors use to access this website. The site uses this information to maintain the quality of the service while you are on the website, as well as to collect general statistics about the site.

How secure is information about me?

All computers that receive or store personal information are secured by firewalls and other security measures. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

The privacy policy may be revised at any time. We may revise the policy in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage website users to periodically visit this page to review the most current policy.

Conditions of Use

If you have any concern about privacy at the Center’s website, please send us a description of your concern to, and we will try to resolve it.

Contacting us:

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Attn: Website privacy request
28728 Wolf Road

Via email:

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