Explicit Information Gathering
With respect to the Lincoln web site, there are two options regarding your personal information. If you wish to contact Lincoln about its products or services, then you need to disclose your contact information so that Lincoln can service your request. Alternatively, if you do not wish to contact Lincoln about its products or services, then you will not need to disclose your contact information. You can examine Lincoln’s entire public web site (i.e., Lincoln’s web site excluding any extranet or other private network) without providing any information whatsoever. Lincoln’s web site’s user-submitted forms (e.g., a request-for-more-information form or a joining-of-a-mailing-list form) require users to provide Lincoln with contact information. This information is used to provide information to those who inquire about Lincoln’s products and services and to handle related business matters. This information is also used to get in touch with customers when necessary. In addition, this information may be used to ship and bill orders. From time to time, the information gathered through this web site may be used to notify you about products and services that Lincoln believes will be of interest to you.
Lincoln’s web site may make available blog spaces, message or bulletin boards, and other such public forums (collectively, “Public Forums”). Please remember that any information which you disclose in Public Forums becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in such areas. Lincoln reserves the right, at its sole and exclusive discretion, to save and archive any content of any nature posted on the Public Forums of this web site. Lincoln may, without liability to any user, disclose such content if required to do so: (a) to comply with legal processes; (b) by law; (c) to respond to claims that any of the content violates the property, privacy, publicity or other rights of others; and/or (d) to protect the rights, property, or safety of any party. For further information regarding the rules of conduct applicable to Public Forums on this web site, please see the Lincoln web site Terms and Conditions of Use.
Covert Information Gathering
Precautions for Children
Lincoln does not attempt to collect personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. If a child sends personal information to Lincoln, and this information can be identified as originating from a child, the information will be deleted. Lincoln cannot always determine which information originates with a user that is a child. Lincoln does not maintain databases about children.
When you disclose personal information to Lincoln, that information remains with Lincoln. The only exception involves disclosure to governmental authorities according to normal business practice (e.g., for the collection of taxes or according to the orders of a court in responding to a subpoena or search warrant). Lincoln does not sell, rent, trade, lend, or otherwise transfer such personal information to affiliates, subsidiaries, sister companies, holding companies, parent companies, strategic partners, or any other party.
Links to Other Sites
Links to other web sites are provided for convenience to provide further information. Lincoln is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, practices, or other materials on or available from any third party website. The inclusion of any link on this site does not imply endorsement of the linked-to web site.
Lincoln’s web site is protected with a variety of security measures such as change control procedures, passwords, and physical access controls. Lincoln also employs a variety of other mechanisms to ensure that data you provide is not lost, misused, or altered inappropriately. These controls include data confidentiality policies and regular database backups.
Sale or Merger
This Lincoln web site is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States of America. It is intended for use by U.S. residents only. Lincoln makes no representations that this web site is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nations. By using this web site and submitting any personal information, non-U.S. visitors: (a) understand, acknowledge, and agree that this web site is subject to U.S. law; (b) consent to the transfer of personal information to the U.S.; and (c) waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.
If you wish to remove your name and related information from Lincoln’s database, Lincoln will promptly take action to comply with your request. Lincoln is pleased to process address error correction notices and address change requests submitted to Lincoln via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.