Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the web site located at the URL

Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of online visitors, and to handle information that you may provide us in a safe and responsible manner.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  1. The information we collect through the site;
  2. How the information is used;
  3. With whom your information may be shared;
  4. Your choices regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  5. How we protect information under our control from loss, misuse or alteration;
  6. How you can correct your information; and
  7. How we protect your information.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

We collect personal information when you voluntarily provide it in the course of interacting with our site. Our registration form asks for name and e-mail address, and may also ask users to give us contact information, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

If you provide your e-mail address and you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail to or calling 301-770-8329 or changing your personal profile.

If you provide your postal address to us online, you may receive periodic newsletters or mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If do not wish to receive mailings from us, please let us know by sending us an e-mail to or by updating your personal profile. In order to save vital funds, we occasionally exchange donor names with carefully selected not-for-profit organizations.

You can have your name put on our do-not-share list by calling 301-770-8329 and including your exact name and mailing address.

If you provide your telephone number online, we will only call to discuss your event registration or donation.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect IP address information from visitors to our site. We may use this information to analyze traffic at our site and to deliver customized, personalized content.

Use of “Cookies”

Our site may use cookies to help you use our site more efficiently. If you choose to have your browser refuse Cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.


All information provided to CESLC is transmitted using TLS (Transport Layer Security) .


If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we will ask for your friend’s name and email address. CESLC will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. CESLC stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Web Sites

Our site contains links to other web sites that we believe you will find useful. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which Charles E. Smith Life Communities has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Other Privacy Issues

We welcome children to learn more about our programs, and where appropriate, volunteer opportunities. We encourage this to be done only with parents’ knowledge and supervision. We protect medical and health information of our residents according to HIPAA guidelines. See our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, above.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD  20852

For questions about donations or event registrations made online, please contact us at the above address or call 301-770-8329.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting changes on this site. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting