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Online Privacy Policy July 16, 2012

Leading Edge International, Ltd. is committed to earning your trust by maintaining the highest standards of integrity. As a corporation and as individuals who are frequent users of the Internet we respect your desire to keep your online experience satisfying and safe. We have developed this Privacy Policy to ensure our web visitors that information you provide to websites of Leading Edge will not be shared with any third party.

Awareness - Leading Edge International provides this Online Privacy Policy to make you aware of our Privacy Policy and security practices, and to inform you of the way your information is collected and used. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.

Information Collection - On this Leading Edge International website you can provide contact information for ministry-related purposes or make ministry contributions. Here are the types of personal information that we collect:

  • Contact information: name, organization name, complete address, phone number,
    email address;
  • Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
  • Information concerning how you heard about Leading Edge;
  • Information you wish to leave: questions, comments, suggestions; and
  • Your request to receive periodic updates: e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic e-mails related to specific fund-raising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

Information Use - Leading Edge International uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on ministry happenings, and to personalize our website for you. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

No Sharing of Personal Information - Leading Edge International will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all who contact us through our websites will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of Leading Edge International and only to further the ministry activities and purposes of Leading Edge International.

Security - Leading Edge is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Leading Edge International staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Disclaimer - Leading Edge International provides this Web site solely as a service to individuals interested in learning more about or being involved in the various ministries of Leading Edge International, which makes no representation or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on them. Leading Edge will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of these sites, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Links - Web sites of Leading Edge International may contain links to other sites. We make every effort to link to sites that reflect our calling and commitment to the highest standards of integrity. The privacy and data collection practices on linked Web sites are entirely separate from Leading Edge and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

The hyperlinks on this website are provided as an additional resource only and should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites accessed through our site. No inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that Leading Edge International is connected with, operates or controls these websites.

Removing Your Name from our Mailing List - Our website gives you the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list so that you do not receive any future communications from our ministry. If you desire to remove your name, you can send us an email at write@leadedge.org. Please write unsubscribe in the subject line of your email.

Children Under 13 - Leading Edge International encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children. Parents should consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help supervise their children's online activities. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing their name, address, and other personal information online without parental permission.

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information (e.g., name, email, mailing address, phone number) from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental or legal guardian consent in compliance with the Act. No information should be submitted to this Site by visitors under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Parents can email us to have any of their child's information removed from any further use or communications at write@leadedge.org.

Changes to our Policy - Leading Edge International reserves the right to change or modify portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy linked from our policy button on this Site. We want you to always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose this information. Our Privacy Policy will indicate the date it was last updated. Your continued use of this Site following posted changes of this Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of these changes.

Contacting Us - If you have comments or questions about our Privacy Policy, please send us an email at web@leadedge.org.