Privacy Policy

In order to provide service and support for the Lancaster Photography Association (LPA), we sometimes need to collect information about you. This Privacy Policy explains:

  • what information we may collect about you
  • how we use that information
  • whether we'll disclose your details to anyone else
  • the use of cookies on the glFusion website

What information will this site collect about me?

When you create an account on, you will need to provide a unique username and your email address. The email address is required to validate your account, support resetting your password if needed and to allow you to opt-in to content notifications such as new forum posts or comments.

Other profile information is collected for club members, such as address, city, state, and phone number. This information may be visible to other club members unless you uncheck the "List in Member-Only Directory" option under the "Privacy" tab in your account profile. This information will still be visible to club officers, site administrators, and certain committee members.

Social Site Login

If you utilize the Social Site login feature, allowing you to log into using an existing social site login such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. We will also capture and store the following information:

  • Twitter username and website URL
  • Facebook UID and website URL
  • Google UID and website URL
  • Microsoft UID and website URL
  • LinkedIn UID and website URL
  • GitHub UID and website URL

All other account profile information like location, bio, signature, etc. are optional.

Usage Tracking

This site also collects page view statistics using the glFusion Usage Stats plugin. The following information is logged for each page view:

  • Userid – if an authenticated user
  • Browser User Agent (identifies the browser and version)
  • IP Address
  • Host name
  • date and time
  • page viewed
  • Referring page (if linked from another site)
  • Full URL of the page / action

Registered users can opt-out of having their usage tracked.

How We Use Your Information

User information is used to support the collaborative nature of this site. Your username and other optional profile information, such as, location, bio, signature are displayed with your Forum posts, comments and on your profile page.

Your email address is used to allow you to receive opt-in notifications of new forum posts, comments or other submissions where you have selected to be notified.

Usage tracking data is used to help identify BOTs and other nefarious actors who attempt to exploit common hacks and vulnerabilities.

We also use the usage tracking data to understand what pages are most popular and which ones are not popular to better improve our service.

Usage tracking data is kept on hand for 3 months.

External Services

This site uses several external services to moderate registrations and content submissions to stop spam posts and registrations. The following services are used:

What Information Do We Share

The LPA does not share any information or provide any user information to any other sites or services. All personal information collected at this site is used strictly by the LPA and never provided to any other entity.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you access most websites.

At we make use of cookies to improve your experience and to provide us with information about how the web site is being used. Our cookies do not store personal information such as your name or email address. Cookies are required to log into the site.

In addition to our own cookies which are essential to run our site, we also uses third party tools which also use cookies. Information about the third party tools can be found below.

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to help us understand how the site is being used. Google Analytics reports this information without identifying individual users.

To find out how to prevent tracking by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

CloudFlare - The LPA utilizes CloudFlare to speed up and protect our website. CloudFlare will set a cookie when visiting __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (e.g. because they've completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.

AddToAny Social Sharing - The LPA utilizes AddToAny’s social sharing capabilities for stories. AddToAny will set a cookie to Updates the counter for the web site's social sharing features.

Changing your browser settings to stop cookies

You can choose to manage the cookies used on this website through your internet browser settings at any time. For information on how to do this, follow the appropriate link below.

Further information about cookies

If you wish to learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit

Right to be Forgotten

The way to be forgotten is simply to delete your account. All your submitted content, such as Forum posts, comments, uploads, etc. will be anonymized so there will be no way to link anything back to you directly.

All user profile information such as username, email address and any other optional data such as location, bio, etc. will be deleted from our database immediately when the account is deleted.

Your right to extract your personal data

You can download all personal data stored by this site from the My Account -> Privacy panel. An XML file of all personal data will be immediately available to you.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or anything else, please contact us.


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