Information Collection & Use
Leading Edge Administrators (hereinafter “Leading Edge”) is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Leading Edge collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use the online shopping and certain community functions of this website, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used in order processing and or to contact the user about the services on our website for which they have expressed interest. At times we may ask the user to provide demographic information (such as hobbies and gender), and unique identifiers (such as names or birthdays). This information is completely voluntary and in no way impedes the user’s ability to use the website. This information is collected primarily so we can provide a more personalized experience on the website.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. For instance, by setting a cookie on our website, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time when visiting our website. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our website. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our website. For example, the user may not be able to participate in some featured areas that require cookie information. Cookies can also enable us to track and target your interests to enhance and personalize your experience on our website.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We may use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This web website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that Leading Edge is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every web website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web website.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the security icon will be enabled in your web browser. To learn more about SSL, please visit www.verisign.com
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
Site & Service Updates
We also send the user website and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.
Updating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member information page or by emailing our Customer Support.
Notification of Changes