Who we are

Local Media Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association serving local media organizations predominantly in North America. Local Media Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with LMA. Our primary website address is https://localmedia.org/.

LMA and LMF are located at:

P.O. Box 450
Lake City, MI 49651
United States
Phone: (410) 838-3018

It is LMA/LMF policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting our website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, LMA/LMF collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. LMA/LMF’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LMA/LMF’s visitors use its website. From time to time, LMA/LMF may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

As of July 1, 2021, this website does not accept comments on posts, or uploads of media files or other documents, from end users. Interactions with end users that result in LMA/LMF collecting end user personally identifying information are limited to user-initiated actions such as submitting event registration forms, newsletter subscription requests, or grant applications via third-party platforms.

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with LMA/LMF in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LMA/LMF gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

LMA/LMF also may collect potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users, users completing and submitting website forms, users leaving comments on website posts, or users uploading media files or documents to the website. LMA/LMF only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described in this Privacy Policy.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

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 complete and submit a form or newsletter subscription, or register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide for the purpose of enacting their specific requests.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, have submitted a form, or 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.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by LMA/LMF and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to external sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

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.

Aggregated statistics

LMA/LMF may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. LMA/LMF may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, LMA/LMF does not disclose your personally-identifying information.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, LMA/LMF uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. LMA/LMF uses cookies to help LMA/LMF identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. LMA/LMF visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using LMA/LMF websites, with the drawback that certain features of LMA/LMF websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to LMA/LMF use of cookies.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, LMA/LMF may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in LMA/LMF’s sole discretion. LMA/LMF encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Credit and contact information

This privacy policy was created at termsandconditionstemplate.com. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email or phone.