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Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Maple Lawn Homeowner’s Association (“Maple Lawn”, “HOA”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) respects individual privacy and values the confidence of our members and community. This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy principles that we follow with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide us through the HOA website,

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using our website or submitting information to Maple Lawn through the website.

Information We Collect

You can access some areas of the website without submitting any information to us. However, if you wish to access additional content available on this website, we may ask that you provide us personally identifiable information.

Information That You Voluntarily Provide To Us. Maple Lawn only collects information you voluntarily submit to us. When you create a profile on our website, we will collect the information that you elect to upload to your profile, such as name, email, biography, and profile picture . Other registered users of our website may also view your profile information. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal data and tailor any content you submit appropriately. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form. .

Automatically Collected Information. When you visit the website, we may collect and store certain other information automatically that may not identify you personally:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you access the Internet.
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • Date and time you access our website
  • The pages on our website that you access

We use the foregoing information in the form of summary statistics to help us make our website more useful to our visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Maple Lawn will not sell, distribute or share any personal information you provide to third parties for commercial purposes. Any personal information we collect from you will be used for the intended purpose of administering the relationship between you and Maple Lawn.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Maple Lawn may disclose your personal information as required by law or as needed in legal proceedings when Association believes in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request. When you terminate your membership or cancel the website account access, Maple Lawn may continue to share information about you according to our legal and regulatory requirements.

In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale or transfer of some or all of our assets to a third party, we may also disclose your personal information to the third parties concerned or their professional advisors. In the event of such a transaction, the personal information held by Association will be among the assets subject to the transaction.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security Measures

The website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Maple Lawn’s control. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) as part of the purchase process, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

When you submit information to Maple Lawn through our website, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we take reasonable security measures to protect your information when we receive it, you also need to ensure you take appropriate steps to protect your information.

Social Media Widgets

The website includes social media features, such as the Twitter and Facebook buttons, that run on our website. These features may collect your Internet Protocol address and which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Amendments and Updates

Association will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted here so that users will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices and this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: March 2023