LEAD’s Privacy Policy


LEAD values your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes what information we gather from you, how we use that information, and in some instances how we share that information. By using the LEAD Site, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Privacy Policy.


Attendees & Publication Subscribers
If you register for an event or sign up for a publication, you may provide us with what is generally called “personally identifiable” information, including contact information (such as your name, email address, physical address and phone number).


General Uses
Depending on your interactions with LEAD, we may use information submitted by you in the following ways:

  1. as part of the registration process if you apply to become a LEAD participant or to receive information;
  2. to send information to you relating to LEAD (including but not limited to information on educational resources and content from the online community);
  3. to contact you regarding feedback and surveys;
  4. to provide you with Subscriptions;
  5. to address any legal issues pertaining to LEAD (including but not limited to intellectual property infringement, defamation or rights of privacy issues).

We also use your information: (a) for purposes of operating and maintaining the LEAD Site; (b) to improve the way the LEAD Site works and looks; (c) to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; (d) to create new features and functionality on the LEAD Site; (e) to ensure that Users of the LEAD Site are abiding by our Terms of Service; and (f) for other non-promotional or administrative purposes such as notifying you of major site updates or responding to your communications.

We may use automatically collected information to: (a) remember your information so that you do not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the LEAD Site; and (b) monitor aggregate usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.


Event Participants & Volunteers. LEAD may have access to the Contact information of Event participants who have attended training and events with LEAD or LEAD partners. In addition, such information may be provided to the Strategic Partner Sponsor that has provided grant funds for the courses/events/training.

Community Participants
Our online community is, or likely will be made, available to other staff members and employees of our nonprofit or corporate partners. If you participate in our online community or consent to us disclosing your information to the online community, the following information may be made available to the other Participants: (a) any Posted Content; (b) Contact Information that you have submitted to us (including but not limited to your name and geographic area); (c) any optional information that you have provided to us for this purpose (including your photo and public LinkedIn profile); and (d) information related to your involvement with LEAD. In addition, Posted Content may be made publicly available in the form of a newsletter, email or other form of communication. Please note that LEAD may include your first name, photo, employment related information and background information with the publicly available Posted Content but will not include any other personally identifiable information without your consent.

All Users
We may disclose any collected information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to process such information on our behalf, to provide website hosting and maintenance and security, to offer certain features on the LEAD Site, to assist us in improving the way the LEAD Site works and looks, to deliver communications and to create new features. We use reasonable efforts to: (a) see that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy; (b) limit their use of such information; and see that these parties use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. Notwithstanding these efforts, we have limited involvement with (and cannot be responsible for) the activities of such third party providers.

We may also share the information you provide us if we reasonably believe that doing so is required by law or is in our interests to protect our property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others.

You will have the ability to opt-in in the event that we share your information with other third-party organizations for: (a) their marketing or promotional uses; (b) your receipt of specific Subscriptions; or various other programs or features.


We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides information to LEAD through the LEAD Site represents that they are 13 years of age or older. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at LEAD@waytolead.org.


The LEAD Site contains links to other websites. LEAD is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. If you have questions about the privacy policies of those websites, please visit them directly.


To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting profile access. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

The LEAD Site has commercially reasonable safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Notwithstanding these efforts, we can make no assurances that the information you submit will be secure, and that unauthorized third parties will not be successful in breaching our security measures and accessing your information. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the LEAD Site or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the LEAD Site. If a security breach occurs, we may post a notice on the LEAD Site or send an email to you at any email address you may have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us via email at LEAD@waytolead.org.


Because we want our Users to feel completely comfortable using the LEAD Site, we provide you with various opportunities to control how the information you provide to us is used.

To unsubscribe from a Subscription, follow the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email we send you. You will not receive any further communication from us within one week of us receiving your request.

To have us cancel your account, send an email request to remove at LEAD@waytolead.org. Be sure to send this message from the email address you provided us in your registration.

If you would like to change any of your Contact Information in our database, you can do so by logging onto your account and following the directions. This process will automatically change the information contained in our database.


This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically without further notice to you and such revision will be reflected by a “last modified” date below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the LEAD Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.


This Privacy Policy is effective as of July 1, 2013. This Privacy Policy was last modified as of July 1, 2013.


If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the LEAD Site, or your dealings with LEAD, you can contact:

Privacy Advisor