Privacy Policy

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of your personal information. As an interactive publication and distance-learning tool of LISC, our Web site ( collects some information about the people using it and therefore operates in accordance to the following privacy policy. By using the LISC Web site, you are accepting the practices described in this policy. LISC reserves the right to modify our privacy policy periodically to reflect changes in site content and services and will clearly explain any changes that we make in our privacy policy

Information Collected by LISC
If you are accessing the general LISC Web site, we do not collect any personal (user) information. However, the LISC Online Resource Library and several of LISC's field office sub-sites do collect limited personal identifying and demographic information (such as, name, email address, and description of the organization you work for or are affiliated with).

Email Notifications
Visitors to the LISC Online Resource Library and to some of LISC's field office sub-sites have the option of receiving email event announcements, newsletters, or surveys that are relevant to their interests and professional affiliations within the community development field. Users of these sections of our site, that no longer wish to receive email notifications from LISC, have the option of removing themselves from our mailing lists.

Disclosure of Information
Any personal information collected by LISC is used only in aggregate. The reason for aggregate collection is in order to provide demographic data to our grantors that require such information, as well as for us to enhance our site content. Other than for the purposes of addressing email notifications and for ensuring an appropriate level of accountability during online discussions and events, personal information is not used to identify individual users, nor is it distributed to other organizations to be used for commercial purposes.

In order to improve your experience with the LISC Web site and tailor content to your interests, the Online Resource Library and some of the field office sites use cookies (elements of data that a Web site can send to your browser and store in your system). You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and choose whether to accept or refuse it. You can also set your browser to refuse all cookies. However, you will not be able to access these areas of the LISC Web site if you do not accept cookies coming from LISC.

Commitment to Data Security
LISC has taken significant steps to make sure that our server is as secure as possible. All information submitted through our Web site is protected by the best security methods available.


Linking to External Web Sites Through
On certain Web pages of the LISC Web site there are links to other organizations. Once you open one of these links, a separate browser window will open. Once on an external site, you are no longer governed by the LISC privacy policy, and should be aware of the privacy policy of the site that you are visiting.

Linking to
LISC welcomes links to its Web site. If you want to link to the LISC Web site, you may do so. By establishing a link to the LISC Web site, you’ll be deemed to have agreed to the following link conditions:

  • You are granted by LISC a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the LISC name, LISC logo and LISC tag line ("Helping Neighbors Build Communities") - all of which are covered by service mark protection - solely for the purpose of linking your Web site to the LISC Web site. You may not use any other LISC or LISC-affiliated company service marks for any other purpose. This license may be terminated at any time in LISC's sole discretion, at which time you agree to remove all links to the LISC Web site and cease using the service mark protected items described above.
  • You acknowledge that all rights to said service marks, the Web site content, and the appearance of the Web site belong to LISC and its third party licensors. If you link to the LISC Web site, you may not (1) create frames around the LISC Web site or alter the visual presentation of the LISC Web site, (2) imply that LISC is endorsing you or your products or services, (3) imply an affiliation between your organization and LISC without LISC's prior written consent, (4) misrepresent your relationship with LISC or present false or misleading impressions about LISC's activities, publications, programs or services.
  • LISC may amend the link conditions at any time and you agree to abide by the terms of all such amended conditions.


The content of LISC's Web site may not be reprinted or distributed by outside individuals or organizations without the prior written consent of LISC. However, registered users of the LISC Online Resource Library are permitted limited distribution of Resource Library materials.