This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Information Collection and Use We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
What Information Do We Collect or Receive?
We collect or receive information in several different ways. In many cases you choose what information to provide.
Directly from You. We collect a variety of information from you when you provide it to us directly or when we request it from you. Some examples of these instances are as follows:
Personal Data that you Provide to Us. We receive, store, and collect any Personal Data you provide to us directly through one of our outreach marketing efforts (emails, telephone communications etc.…). For example, when you fill out and submit one of our survey forms, or download specific technology content from us, you automatically become a member of The Launchpad IT Community.
Third Party Service Providers and Partners. We engage third party service providers and partners to provide us with information, and we also use publicly available sources, to supplement our member account information to help improve personalization of our Premium Services. For example:
- Supplementary and Third-Party Information. We may collect, obtain, or supplement your Personal Data from third parties who license it to us or otherwise provide it to us. This may include information provided through telephone, mailings, or events, from customers, vendors, suppliers, third parties, or commercially available sources (e.g., data brokers, data aggregators, public databases, etc.), and from third party partners or affiliates running co-branded campaigns or membership initiatives. For example, we may contract with a third-party partner or affiliate to contact you by email or telephone to determine if you would be interested in certain content tailored to your professional interest and/or becoming a member.
- Public and Social Network Sources. We may collect or obtain your Personal Data from publicly accessible sources like corporate websites, business listings, or social networking platforms. You can opt-out of the third parties’ (such as a social media network or advertiser platform) collection and use of information for ad targeting by updating your account ad settings with the third party or by following the instructions regarding Tracking Technologies described in the paragraph below.
Why Do We Collect Personal Data?
We collect Personal Data about you to provide you with the best and most useful content and services and to offer you opportunities to obtain other products and services from us and our Partners. By providing us with your Personal Data, we can cater our content and services to your interests and ensure that you receive relevant offers. Additionally, the collection and use of your Personal Data helps us tailor and improve our services and communicate with you effectively as we know many of our website visitors and members make use of a range of media channels. Finally, collecting and sharing your Personal Data with our Partners makes it possible to operate our business and provide you with free content, products, promotional incentives, or services relevant to your professional interests.
Who Do We Share Your Information With?
Partners: The Launchpad provides our Partners with access to business contact lists and reports that may include your Personal Data and information about your areas of interest derived from your activity on our websites and interaction with our content or Partner content that has been provided via our marketing outreach efforts. Partners use this information to improve their sales and marketing outreach to their target audience and to optimize their sales and marketing strategies. They may also use this information to contact you about products or services that are relevant to your professional interests. The Launchpad may also disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, “35% of our users are interested in Networking”) to our customers, prospective customers and Partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. The Launchpad’s contractual arrangements with its Partners, when subject to our standard Terms & Conditions, require, among other things, that our Partners (a) only use this information to contact you via email, telephone, mail or other means of communication for internal sales and marketing purposes; and (b) secure and protect your information in accordance with applicable law and our instructions. If you do not want this information shared, please contact us at Compliance@TheLaunchpadLeads.com
Types of Data Collected
Personal Data: While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address, First name and last name, Phone number, Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send. You may also request that your data is removed from our master database repository by emailing us at Compliance@TheLaunchpadLeads.com
Personal Information Collected from Other Sources
We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners and social media platforms, and combine that with information we collect about you. To the extent we combine such third-party sourced information with Personal Information we collect directly from you, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information obtained from third parties or third-party practices.
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
The Launchpad Group, Inc uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain our Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
To provide customer support
To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
To monitor the usage of our Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information
To generate a quarterly technology marketing brief that is shared with our clients and other interested parties. This information is obtained by aggregating data provided to us, which does not identify you or de-identified information about you, with third parties or affiliates.
Information You Give Us
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We and our Partners may use information about you for the following purposes:
- To provide, maintain, protect, and improve our Services, develop new services, and protect The Launchpad Group and our users.
- To facilitate, manage, personalize, and improve your online experience.
- To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters, brochures, emails, and other marketing communications.
- For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, enhancing, improving, or modifying our Services, identifying usage trends, and operating and expanding our business activities; and
- To send you advertisements and communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events we believe may be of interest to you.
If you are a user from the United States, we may use your Personal Information with our partners, clients or other relevant third-party companies for direct marketing purposes. If you are a user from outside the U.S., we will not use your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes unless we have received your express consent. As a Non-U.S. User, you have the right to opt-out from direct marketing and can require us to cease using the data at any time for direct marketing purpose at no cost to you
SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS, AND PROMOTIONS
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) jointly sponsored or offered by third parties that may require submitting Personal Information. If you voluntarily choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering a Promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that particular Promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES AND SOCIAL FEATURES
Third Party Responsibility
Your California Privacy Rights and How to Exercise Them
Right to Know: California consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request to know what Personal Information we collect, use, disclose, and sell. To do so please email us at Compliance@TheLaunchpadLeads.com
Right to Delete: California consumers have the right to submit a verifiable request for deletion of their Personal Information that we have collected or maintain. To do so please email us at Compliance@TheLaunchpadLeads.com
Right to Opt Out of Sale: California consumers have the right to opt out of the sale of their Personal Information. California consumers under the age of 16 must opt in to the sale of their Personal Information, or their parent or guardian must opt in on their behalf. To do so please email us at Compliance@TheLaunchpadLeads.com
Right to Information About Disclosures of Personal Information for Direct Marketing Purposes:
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. For our U.S. users, we may from time to time elect to share certain information about you collected by us on the Service with third parties or affiliates for those third parties’ or affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, you may opt-out of such future sharing by contacting us at Compliance@TheLaunchpadLeads.com
Disclosure of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, The Launchpad Group, Inc may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
The Launchpad Group, Inc may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Comply with a legal obligation</li>
Protect and defend the rights or property of The Launchpad Group, Inc</li>
Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service</li>
Protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public</li>
Protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
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Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.