This Policy covers only personal information (as described below) collected through the Site and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of webpages to which the Site links, or data that we collect offline or through webpages that do not display a direct link to this Policy.
Types of Data and Collection Methods including the Use of "Cookies"
Through the Site, we receive personal information that you actively submit as well as data that we track:
Actively Submitted Data: When you request information, subscribe to a mailing list or for a service or respond to an online survey, we may collect your personal information. We define “personal information” as information that is unique to you and might include your name, e-mail address(es), mailing address(es) and telephone number. If you encounter a screen or page that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not enter the information and do not proceed with that screen or page. If your personal information is required in order to allow us to respond to your inquiry, you will receive a notice advising you of this. In each such instance, you will know what personal information we collect through the Site, because you actively submit it.
Collection Purposes, Use of Data
We collect passively tracked data primarily for purposes of administering, protecting and improving our Site and our systems, to better understand the preferences of our Site visitors, to identify server problems, to compile aggregated statistics about Site usage, and to help personalize your experience on our Site. We collect actively submitted data primarily for two purposes: firstly, for the purpose for which you originally sent us the data (e.g., to provide information to you or sign you up for a free trial); and secondly, for purposes of contacting you to further discuss your interest in our company, the services we provide and ways we can improve them to provide information on services, promotions and events. You can opt out of receiving marketing emails as explained below.
Disclosures of Personal Information
We are not in the business of selling or renting your information to telemarketers and we do not share your personal information with others except as otherwise described in this Policy. If you do provide us with personal information, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected, and we will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of LSN unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our trusted service providers or agents to provide services for us, (3) in order to provide our products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of LSN or the merger of LSN into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which LSN is not the survivor, or (6) otherwise as we are required or permitted by law. Also, we reserve the right to fully use and disclose any information that is not in personally identifiable form (such as statistics and survey results that do not identify you individually by name).
The following are ways in which we may use the information we collect about you on our Site:
• To enable LSN to better identify and serve its customers and the marketplace and to respond better to their needs and their requests.
• To answer your e-mail, to complete and manage your personal profile and to measure the overall interest of visitors to the various sections of this Site.
• To understand the marketplace better.
• To develop and provide advertising and products tailored to your interests.
• To track which parts of our Site are of interest to you.
• To protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions.
• To monitor traffic patterns and usage of our Site and to help LSN improve its designs and layout.
• To analyze the use of our products, services, and Site, understand how you arrived at our Site and determine the effectiveness of our advertising.
We may request your email address or other information needed to contact you online. This information may reveal who you are or be linked to you personally. We use it to complete and support the immediate activity requested, customize and personalize content to your request, improve the Site for everyone, market things to you in the future (other than by telemarketing), build a profile of your habits, interests or activities to treat you as an individual, build individual profiles for ongoing research, analysis and reporting, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to our staff, to our agents, partners or affiliates or as otherwise required by law.
We may also provide your information to our business partners and/or service providers so that they or their affiliates may extract information from all user information collected at this Site and use this information with any other data in connection with research and development or creation of data and analytics tools and products in accordance with applicable law. Subject to applicable law, such third parties will be able to access and use such information including, without limitation, use it in commercial products developed as a result of or in connection with such research and development activities.
LSN shares aggregated information with potential partners, advertisers, investors and other interested third parties in connection with the marketing of LSN's products and services. However, aggregated information does not include any of your personal information.
If you are a member of a social network service (such as Facebook, MySpace, etc.) or you use other Internet sites where you have authorized them to gather information about your online behavior on LSN, including participation in any behavioral reporting program that they may operate on or off of their own site (i.e., Facebook Beacon, etc.), LSN may share information regarding your activities on our Site or other service with those third parties pursuant to your authorization, and they may associate that information with personal information they already have about you (such as your Facebook profile) and use it to improve their site or services or for other purposes. LSN does not control the privacy policies of such third parties, and their privacy policies will govern their use of your information once it has been transmitted by LSN as more fully described below.
If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your information (whether collected online or offline) with third parties for their marketing purposes. Please tell us your preference by contacting us as indicated in the "Contact Us" section of this Policy.
In connection with promotions or other projects, we may ask you specifically whether you have objections with respect to a certain kind of data use or sharing. If you opt-out under such circumstances, we will respect your decision. To opt out of receiving commercial communications from LSN, please click on the "opt-out" or "unsubscribe" link in the communication or please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
If personal information you have submitted through the Site is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please send an e-mail to email@example.com . Upon appropriate request we will usually be glad to update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful.
We appreciate your questions and comments about our Site and services and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our Site. We will share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your email address will not be used for any other purpose.
We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our Site to our employees or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our normal business operations. While no website can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the Site. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons.
Links to Other Sites
For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites and web pages that we do not control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these websites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages.
Visiting our Site from Outside of the United States
If you are visiting our Site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.
Effective Date, Amendments
We may change this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy. This Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party. When you visit the Site, you are accepting the current version of this Policy as posted on the Site at that time. We recommend that users revisit this Policy on occasion to learn of any changes.
Connecticut Privacy Protection Notice.
If collected, we will take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers and limit access to those with a need for such information. We prohibit the unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers.
Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions or suggestions you might have regarding the information practices described in this Policy. You may send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last Updated: February 28, 2011