Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how the LSST Discovery Alliance (LSST-DA) uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

What data do we collect?

LSST-DA collects the following data when you directly provide it to us:

  • Personal identification information (Name, address, email, phone number, etc.)
  • Credit card information (if you make a donation)

How do we collect your data?

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

  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Make an online donation
  • Complete the “Contact Us” form
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies

How will we use your data?

LSST-DA collects your data so we can:

  • Send you emails about LSST-DA 
  • Acknowledge your donation
  • Respond to your questions

We do not sell, rent, or exchange your data with any other organization.

How do we store your data?

LSST-DA securely stores your data in DonorPerfect (nonprofit management software) and SafeSave (payment processor).  Scientific, professional email lists are managed by an enterprise system, such as Microsoft 365.


LSST-DA would like to send you information about our organization’s activities and opportunities for supporting us. If you have agreed to receive emails, you may always opt out at a later date. 

What are your data protection rights?  

LSST-DA 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 LSST-DA 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 LSST-DA correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request LSST-DA to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that LSST-DA erase your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that LSST-DA restrict the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to LSST-DA’s processing of your personal data under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that LSST-DA transfer the data 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.


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 further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

LSST-DA uses cookies in various ways to improve your experience on our website. For example, 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. We also use cookies to recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. 

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 LSST-DA 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.

Children and privacy

We believe in the importance of protecting the privacy of children online and do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Our services are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. To notify us of our receipt of information from children under 13, please contact us.

Changes to our privacy policy

LSST-DA keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on November 10, 2023.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about LSST-DA’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or if you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

LSST Discovery Alliance
933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721