Effective Date: 8/23/07
Thank you for visiting the website located at www.leadstorm.com (the
"Website," "we," "our," or "us""). The Website is a business
division of, and operates as a separate line of business within, Interactive Market Solutions, Inc. ("IMS").
We respect the privacy of the personally identifiable information of the users of this Website
(“you” or “your”). We provide this notice explaining our online information
practices and the choices available to you concerning the way that we use the information collected
online at this Website.
Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information
The types of personally identifiable information that we collect at this Website, during registration and when you make a purchase include, without limitation, your name, street address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, social security number and credit card information. In addition, we may request information about your use of, or interest in, the types of products and services offered by the third-party advertisers with whom we have partnered to offer you the products and services available at this Website and at other websites.
How We Use Your Information
WE MAY USE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE, INCLUDING SELLING OR TRANSFERRING INFORMATION AT ANY TIME TO THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING INTERNET MARKETING COMPANIES, FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE. By submitting that information to us, you affirmatively consent to and grant to us the right to use your personal information for any legal purpose including, without limitation: a) effectuating a purchase from us that you make at the Website; b) transferring your personal information to a third party to effectuate a purchase from a third party advertiser at the Website; c) marketing purposes such as sharing your information with affiliated and non-affiliated (i) financial service providers, such as mortgage lenders or brokers, insurance companies and title companies or (ii) non-financial companies such as third party advertisers, retailer or direct marketers; d) providing promotional offers to you by means of e-mail advertising, telemarketing, direct mail marketing, pop-ups, pop-unders, SMS cell phone text messaging, and/or online banner advertising; e) tracking compliance with both IMS's affiliate marketing terms and conditions and with the Website's terms and conditions, if any are so provided; and f) for validation, suppression, content improvement and feedback purposes.
You agree that we may contact you at any time with updates and/or any other information that we may deem appropriate for you to receive in connection with your continued use of the Website. With regard to SMS cell phone text messaging, you agree to pay any transmission costs directly to your cell phone service provider.
We also reserve the right to release current or past member information in the event that we believe that this Website is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts, if the information is subpoenaed, or is required to be disclosed pursuant to other legal process, if we are sold or acquired or when we deem it necessary or appropriate.
In connection with the products and services available for purchase at the Website, we will collect your credit card information. We will use your credit card information to bill you for your purchases and we may share your credit card information with third parties for the sole purpose of effectuating any transactions that you enter into at the Website. In addition, by submitting your credit card information to us, you authorize us to periodically verify that your credit card account continues to be a valid and active one by charging and, thereafter immediately crediting, a small sum to the card. Such verification may be conducted through a third party service provider and, in that case, we will share your specific credit card information with this third party for verification purposes. Apart from the foregoing uses, we reserve the right to share with other third parties the fact that we have credit card information on file for specific individuals, but we will not share the actual credit card information with other third parties without the applicable individual's prior informed consent.
In addition, you agree that by submitting your personal information at the Website, such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR Part 310 (the "ATSR"). Notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Call List, we retain the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the ATSR. Moreover, by registering with, making a purchase from, or requesting information from, a third party advertiser at or through the Website, such action shall constitute a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application with the respective third party advertiser for purposes of the ATSR and you may be contacted via e-mail, direct mail and/or telephone by such third party advertiser.
We may share with third party advertisers certain Website usage information of individuals that have received targeted promotional campaigns for the purpose of formatting future campaigns and upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics. For this purpose, we may track some of the pages that you visit on our Website through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs). By submitting information at and/or registering at this Website, you agree to allow us to share such Website usage information with third parties. Furthermore, your submission of personally identifiable information by registering with this Website shall be considered as your providing affirmative consent to become a member of our list(s), an opt-in, and as such you expressly waive any privacy protection or other benefit(s) afforded by any national or state "Do Not Call" or other similar lists or registries. Such waiver is void in jurisdictions that expressly do not allow such waiver of rights.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you when you visit many of the pages of this Website. This non-personally identifiable information includes, without limitation, the type of browser that you use (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), your IP address, the type of operating system that you use (e.g., Windows or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink).
We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Website and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze Website usage, as well as to offer you products and services. We may disclose nonpublic personal information about you as permitted by law. We also reserve the right to use aggregate or group data about our visitors for lawful purposes. Aggregate or group data is data that describes the demographics, usage and/or characteristics of our visitors as a group. By visiting and/or supplying your personal information at this Website, you agree to allow us to provide such aggregate data to third parties.
Third Party Links
To opt-out from receiving any additional email communications regarding this website, click here.
To opt-out from receiving any additional SMS text messages, simply reply to any text message you receive from us with "STOP", "QUIT" or "END".
In addition, please note that if you subsequently sign up on one of IMS's websites for another product or service offerings, you will need to reconfirm any information sharing preferences that you have previously changed.
To opt-out from receiving any additional email communications regarding this website and any other websites that IMS or any of its business divisions operate, click here.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes, please click here or email us at: email@example.com. However, where California residents opt-out from permitting their personal information to be shared with third party marketing partners, such individuals may still receive selected offers directly from us, in accordance with the law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we agree not to share the social security number of California State residents with third-parties without first obtaining their consent to do so pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the California Financial Information Privacy Act ("CFIPA"). For purposes of compliance with the CFIPA, we will not share "nonpublic personal information" (as defined in the CFIPA) with our affiliates without providing California State residents with an annual notice explaining that we will be sharing this nonpublic personal information with our affiliates. To fully execute a CFIPA consent acknowledgement, click here.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits visitors to this Web Site, who are California residents, to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us:
267 Kentlands Blvd Suite 1080
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Important Information for Vermont Customers
In accordance with Vermont law, we will not share information we collect about Vermont residents to nonaffiliated third-party companies except with the authorization or consent of the Vermont resident. By submitting personal information to us, you are providing your affirmative consent for us to sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose information we collect about you to affiliates and non-affiliated third-parties for the purposes identified in this policy. You may revoke your opt-in choice at any time by contacting us at email@example.com
This Website is not directed at individuals under the age of 18, nor do we knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 18. No information should be submitted to, or posted at, this Website by individuals under 18 years of age. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.
We employ industry standard security measures to safeguard against unauthorized access to information that we collect online. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, we endeavor to keep this information protected both online and off-line. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
When our registration/order process asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also endeavor 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 a billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Access is nto granted to employees who do not have a “need to know.” In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, we shall notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that there has been an information security breach. By submitting personally identifiable information to us, you are providing your affirmative consent to receive such notifications via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determine the scope of breach and/or network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.
If you have any questions regarding this statement, or would like more information on our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org