Last Updated: January 6th, 2020
The Lead Group ("Company") is committed to safeguarding your privacy on our website located at www.theleadgroup.com.
What Information Do We Collect and How?
Anonymous and Aggregated Web Traffic Information.
General traffic, site usage, browser information, length-of-stay information, and location data is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is collected and shared on an anonymous, aggregated basis meaning that we do not connect this information to your name or other personal information.
Personal Information (non-financial).
We collect all or some of the following personal information on our homepage, application to work with us, and via the Contact Us Form: first and last name, email address, phone number, fax number, mailing address, user name and password, and information volunteered by users.
Categories of Sources.
We collect information from the following categories of sources:
Directly from you. For example, when you complete online forms or use our website to utilize our services.
We may combine personal information we collect from you with other information about you that we receive from third party sources.
What We Do with the Information We Collect:
We use anonymous and aggregated information to operate, develop and improve our services.
We process your personal information for the legitimate interest of vetting you as a potential business client.
We may also use or disclose your information where we conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Company, its users or the public.
Processing your information for the purposes described is necessary for us to do what we do and it's in both of our interests. When we use your information based on our legitimate interests, we conduct a balancing test based on the legitimate interest, necessity of processing your information, and how such processing impacts you.
If you have any questions or concerns with us processing your information for this legitimate interest, please contact us.
We'll ask for your consent before using your information for a purpose that extends beyond what you may reasonably expect from a Company trying to obtain business clients and that has a more significant privacy impact.
Company works with trusted vendors in the following categories to help fulfill our mission and process your information for the purposes described: call center services, delivering email, and storing data. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are contractually prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
What Are Cookies and How Do We Use Them?
Provide you with personalized content based on your use of our websites
Enable you to more easily use our websites by remembering and using contact information and form information
Evaluate, monitor and analyze the use of our websites and their traffic patterns to help improve our websites and services
The types of technologies we use include:
You may disable browser cookies in your browser or set your browser to warn you when a cookie is being sent. You may lose some features or functionality when you disable cookies. Remember, also, that disabling cookies is browser specific. If you log on using Microsoft Edge, you must also disable cookies in Safari if you use that browser at a different time.
"Log files" track actions occurring on our websites and collect data including your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages and date/time stamps.
"Web beacons," "tags," and "pixels" are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the site. You cannot disable web beacons or pixel tags and they are not visible when browsing.
Choices You Have Regarding Your Information:
You have the right to have your personal information corrected and/or erased. You may contact us to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. Please note, we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
You may have heard about "Do Not Track" (DNT), which is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. Our website does not support DNT codes.
How We Protect Your Information:
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those employees and service providers who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
Our online forms use encryption technology for personal information.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
How Long We Keep Your Information:
We keep your information only so long as we need it to provide the service you've requested and to fulfill the purposes described in this policy.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance:
This website is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18. We are in compliance with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and services are directed to people who are at least 18 years of age and older. When notified of a user who is not over the age of 18, we will take immediate remedial measures to remove that individual from our user database.
For Our Friends in CA:
The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") grants State of California residents the following rights, to:
Know what personal information is being collected about them;
Know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom;
Say no to the sale of their personal information;
Access their personal information;
Have their personal information deleted; and
Have the right to equal service and price, even if they exercise their privacy rights under this law.
Categories of Personal Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies you, your household or your device or is reasonably capable of being connected with or linked to you, your household, or your device ("Personal Information"). Personal information does not include public information available from government records, de-identified or aggregated information or information that is protected by certain laws such as HIPAA for health related information and the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) for certain financial information.
We collect the following categories of Personal Information:
First and last name
User name and password
Internet Protocol (IP) Address
Personal Information Listed in the California Customer Records Statute
The above identifiers
Characteristics of Protected Classifications
Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information
Browser type and version
Information that tells us from where you access our website
Professional or Employment-Related Information
Employer phone number
Employer fax number
Employer preferred payment method
Employer advertising properties (URLs)
Employer line of business
Non-public Education Information
Inferences Drawn from Other Personal Information
Categories of Sources of Personal Information
We collect information from the following categories of sources:
Directly from you. For example, when you complete online forms or access our Website to utilize our services.
Third Parties. For example, when we receive data from an aggregator, marketer, lead generator, referring website or advertising campaign.
How We Share Your Personal Information
We share information in each of the above categories as follows:
All categories of information
We will share information in all of the above categories if our company is sold or we engage in a merger or other such transaction.
We will share information in all of the above categories of information in connection with a law enforcement request that is compliant with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
We share identifiers with service providers who use that information only to provide services to us such as shipping, name and address verification, email distribution and promotions management.
Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information
We share this information with our data analytics providers.
Professional or Employment-Related Information
- We share this information with service providers. To opt-out of this sharing, see how to submit an opt-out request below.
How We Use Your Information
See "What We Do with the Information We Collect" above to learn how we use your information. We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
How We Retain and Store Your Personal Information
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which we collected it and to comply with applicable laws. We use reasonable security precautions to protect your information while in storage.
Requests to Know
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
The categories of personal information we collected about you.
The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Requests to Delete
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
Comply with a legal obligation.
Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
How To Submit a Request to Know or a Request to Delete
To request this information please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
Calling us at 1-870-397-6432 or
Contacting us at the Contact Us Form on our website.
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. To designate an authorized agent, Contacting us at the Contact Us Form on our website and we will provide you with a form to make a designated agent request.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. To make a request, you must:
Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information or that you are an authorized representative
If you request the categories of information we collect, we require your first and last name and your date of birth.
If you request the specific information or to have your information deleted, we require your first and last name, date of birth and at least one additional data point from the above list of identifiers.
Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to understand, evaluate and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
How To Submit an Opt-Out Request
Timing and Fees for Requests
We will try to respond to your request within forty-five (45) days of when we receive it. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance, specifically by electronic mail communication.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
Deny you goods or services.
Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information's value and contain written terms that describe the program's material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
Other California Privacy Rights
California's "Shine the Light" law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the Contact Us Form on our website. Please make sure to state that you are a California resident.
Your Nevada Privacy Rights
Nevada law (SB 220), permits customers in Nevada to opt-out of the sale of certain kinds of personal information. A sale under Nevada law is the transfer of this personal information to third parties for monetary consideration so these third parties can then re-sell or license the sold information. If you are a Nevada resident and wish to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you must send a request by contacting us at the Contact Us Form on our website. Please make sure to state that you are a Nevada resident.
How We Make Changes to This Policy:
We may change this policy from time to time and if we do, we'll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use our website after those changes are in effect, you agree to the new policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notice or get your consent, as required by law.
With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your web browser or your mobile device. These notifications may include marketing messages from us or from third parties. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device or browser.
How to Contact Us:
If you have any questions about this policy or need to contact the Company to exercise your privacy rights, please contact The Lead Group's Privacy Officer at the Contact Us Form or by phone at 1-870-397-6432.