Only registered users may post on our webpages and before a student can register on our website, their parent or guardian must submit an application authenticated with a credit card or other payment mechanism. The application includes their consent to the collection and use of their and their child's personally identifiable information in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof, as well as an acceptance of the all terms and conditions hereof, including acceptance of the terms relating to amendments or modifications hereof.
The student's participation in our program is not conditioned on acceptance of the terms and conditions hereof, but use of our online registration system or online services and networks is so conditioned. Make sure you have read them in their entirety and that you have asked any questions and understand and agree to these terms before proceeding. Your or your child's use of the website, online services or networks is proof of your acceptance of these terms, assuming the authentication of your payment-mechanism is obtained.
LeadAmerica uses secure connections when accepting any registrations or payment information. While no one can guarantee absolute security of any Internet communication, we use the most secure commercially-accepted technologies and methods of protecting your personal information.
Our students may also request a directory of others who have attended their conference or other conferences. Unless you expressly notify us in writing that your child's contact information cannot be included in such a directory, we reserve the right to include your child's name, city and state, school and e-mail address and telephone number in this directory. The directory may be posted on our internal webpages in full or abbreviated form.
Our staff members often are asked to stay in touch or put together contact lists of students in their groups. They may ask our students to provide contact information to allow their group to stay in touch with each other. While this is not an official data collection and does not occur using our online services, websites or network, you should discuss this in advance with your child and advise them whether they should or should not be providing contact information with other students, their Team Leader or other staff member or others they meet while participating in a LeadAmerica conference or event.
We request personally identifiable information from you when you register your child for one of our programs or request information about our programs. This includes information about your and your child, any special needs (including dietary, faith-based, special family situation or medical needs) that apply to your child, emergency contacts and information about their school, classes and special interests. This information will be shared with our personnel, Team Leaders and onsite staff, accommodation partners and service providers, as well as transportation partners and other partners and providers contracted to provide services to the students in connection with their conference and to arrange for your child's participation in our programs. Note that this will include private health information about your child, should you identify any special medical situation or special ability needs, including prescription and medication information and medical treatments. You expressly consent to such use and sharing of such information as provided herein.
We also request information that we need in order to process your payment (including credit card or banking information, for example). LeadAmerica may use this information internally to process your child's application, your payment or for your child's participation in our programs. We will share your payment process information with our banking and financial service providers (under a confidentiality agreement) to enable them to process payments.
Note that we will send you communications from time to time about our own services, products and information which we believe will be of interest to you. In addition, we survey our students and their parents about our programs and other information which LeadAmerica believes to be helpful in helping design their programs and strategic relationships. From time to time, LeadAmerica shares the results of these surveys, in aggregate, as well as specific responses, with third parties. In some cases we select survey response quotes for use in our marketing materials or on our websites. In such cases, we use the first initial, last name and city and state of residence of the adult responder, and the first name, last initial and state of residence of the student responder.
We also track data on our users in aggregate, and in some cases personally identifiable, form. If we track this use and identify the user, we do not share that information with any third parties and use it only to identify specific services and features that will better serve that user's needs. The aggregated data does not identify you in any personally identifiable form, but helps us track trends and general information about our website users and our conference participants and their families. We may share this aggregated data with others and will use it and other information we collect to help fashion a better conference and online experience for our students and their families.
Some sections of our websites and online services are available, without registration, to the general public. We do not condition the use of those sections on the age of the student or having obtained parental or school consent. These site and service sections do not collect personally identifiable information from our site users. Note that certain passive data collection processes, including cookies, are used by our websites and online services and networks. You can learn more about that below.
We work closely with educators and schools in delivering and promoting our programs. We sometimes ask educators and schools to recommend students for our programs and/or scholarships. We may also provide information to the schools and educators about our students and applicants in order to help them learn more about our programs and suggest others who might benefit from our conferences and programs. The information shared may include name, address, telephone number and other personally identifiable information about the student, their school or their family as well as if they have inquired about or registered for a LeadAmerica program. The educators and schools also provide information to LeadAmerica about their students, which will be used to help identify potential LeadAmerica conference participants. That information will not be shared with third parties and will be used by LeadAmerica only for the purposes provided by the school or educators. If one of these students registers for a LeadAmerica program, this information will be combined with the registration information provided by the student and their parents, or collected through the website, online services of via e-mail.
In addition, parents may ask us to delete the personally identifiable information of any of our students. Information necessary for our records on any programs for which the student had been registered or attended will not be deleted pursuant to this request, but the student's online account will be terminated upon request. Note that any request to delete personally identifiable information provided by a student may impact that student's ability to participate in any of our programs and LeadAmerica reserves the right to determine whether or not to allow the student to proceed under these circumstances.
If any student inquires about our programs or otherwise e-mails us, we will respond one time to such inquiry. If the student is under the age of thirteen at the time the inquiry is sent, we will not store the e-mail address or other personally identifiable information provided by the student without providing notice to the parent. Otherwise, any information provided to us via e-mail shall be stored and used by us as data collected from our website or online service in accordance with the terms hereof.
We also use "cookies" to help create a better and, for our registered users, a more personalized experience. Cookies can only track information provided to the site itself. They are not "spyware" but only store information you have provided in personally identifiable form, or your website activities. This includes your user name and password, to avoid your having to retype it every time you return to the website. Cookie information is stored on your computer, not ours. Your browser and other security applications can be set to prompt you when a website is setting a cookie or to reject all cookies. Unless you accept our cookies, you will not be able to use our websites effectively, and many site sections and applications will not function properly or at all.
We also collect and maintain logs of our website usage. This includes information about the service providers used by our site visitors, their browsers, how long they visited the site and where they surfed on our sites. It also includes country of origin of any surfing session and other aggregate usage information collected by most sites and web services.
Note that corporate successors to LeadAmerica (by operation of law or otherwise) or its business, conferences or programs, are included within the term "LeadAmerica" for the purposes hereof. Your information may be transferred to such entity, in the event of any acquisition of the business or assets of LeadAmerica or other business combination (by operation of law or otherwise).
For any questions about this or any of our policies, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.