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Privacy Policy

The Luminary Project wants to make sure that you understand how we use the personal information you submit to the project. We also want you to be aware that you have choices about how we use this information.

Visiting the Site
The Luminary Project is genuinely concerned about the privacy of its users, and is committed to providing a secure environment for the free flow of information. This site is open to all visitors to read, search, browse, and download, at no cost. Visitors need not register or give any personal identification to use the public areas. No software or hardware techniques are employed to covertly capture a user's name or email address.

What We Collect

When you submit your story, we ask for basic contact information such as your name, telephone number, email address, and location. We also ask that you provide contact information for a peer or supervisor who is familiar with your work and could confirm your story.

How We Use Your Information
We will use this information to contact you if we have questions about your submission. We also include basic information about you - your name and location - as part of your story on the site. If you choose to be a mentor to other Luminaries or potential Luminaries, we share your contact information with those interested in the mentor program through our website. Additionally, we may use this information for other purposes, such as contacting you about other programs or activities associated with the Luminary Project. The Luminary Project will never share your personal information with outside companies for marketing purposes.

Your Choices
To submit a Luminary story, we ask that you include your name, location, and contact information for you and a supervisor or peer who is familiar with your work and could confirm your story. To describe your location, you may choose to provide either your facility name or the names of your city and state. You may also choose to be a mentor to other nurses interested in lighting the way in their facilities. Participation in this mentor program is optional, and means sharing your contact information with other Luminaries or potential Luminaries through our website. If you do not want to be contacted about other programs or activities of The Luminary Project, you can contact us using the information listed below. 

Non-personal Information
We may use certain tools to generate statistics about how many people visit pages on our site, and to evaluate the technical operation of our website. These tools do not collect personal information about our visitors. We do not use cookies to collect personal information.

Links and Partners
The Luminary Project may partner with or link to other organizations to provide information and services to users, and their pages are governed by their own privacy policies. The Luminary Project cannot be held accountable for the policies or practices of these third parties. We recommend that visitors to any website examine the privacy policy posted on that site for their own protection.

Policy Changes
This privacy policy describes the types of information we currently collect, and the ways we use that information. From time to time, we may collect different types of information and use that information in different ways. We may edit this policy to explain the new practices and policies. We do not expect major changes in policy. However, if we do make significant changes, we will include announcements on the home page of this site, so that you will know to review the revised policy.

For More Information
For more information about this privacy policy, or about The Luminary Project, please contact us at:

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