Access to and use of the Syntopic Intelligence or Leadership-Toolkit or Leadership-UltraNet! or Leadership-Tools or Knowledge-Work-Skills Advisor or Paragons of Knowledge! or Leaders' Edge! family of web sites is available only to United States residents who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you may not use the Web site. If you are a minor, you may use the Syntopic Intelligence or Leadership-Toolkit or Leadership-UltraNet! or Leadership-Tools or Knowledge-Work-Skills Advisor or Paragons of Knowledge! or Leaders' Edge! family of web sites only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult. We urge supervising adults to actively oversee minors' online use.
A Note About Minors
In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, no one under 13 years of age can use the Web site. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the Site only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult.
What Information Do We Collect?
The goal of the Syntopic Intelligence or Leadership-Toolkit or Leadership-UltraNet! or Leadership-Tools or Knowledge-Work-Skills Advisor or Paragons of Knowledge! or Leaders' Edge! family of web sites is to be your favorite professional, career and personal development destination on the Internet by providing you with the information, services and product offerings that are most relevant to you. To achieve this goal, we collect two types of information from you when you visit the Site: personally identifiable information you voluntarily choose to disclose, and "aggregate information" about your use of the Site, which is automatically collected when you visit the Web site.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Personally identifiable information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are. Personal information is collected when you voluntarily choose to request information from a service that is featured on the Site. As a site user, you are asked to provide certain basic information such as your name, current e-mail address and areas of interest. You may also provide additional personal information at your discretion. Further, if you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.
How Do We Use The Personal Information That You Provide To Us?
Broadly speaking, your personal information is used to help match your interests with schools that provide the training you seek. If your search yields no results, we may store your information and send you updates if and when programs you specified do become available.
We also use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
Aggregate information refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after the Web site) the date and time of your visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Web site, browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform), and IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. When you request a page from one of our Sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers and partners, and for purposes of system administration. This allows these parties to advertise more effectively and allows you to receive advertisements that are most relevant to your personal interests.
The Syntopic Intelligence or Leadership-Toolkit or Leadership-UltraNet! or Leadership-Tools or Knowledge-Work-Skills Advisor or Paragons of Knowledge! or Leaders' Edge! family of web sites, along with thousands of other web sites, uses standard technologies, such as cookies and web server logs to enhance your web viewing experience. Cookies and web server logs automatically track certain information about you that is based upon your activity on the Site. A cookie is a small piece of data transferred from a web site to the hard drive of your computer so that the web site may track your activities on the site. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit the Web site and also to evaluate the Site's visitor capacity.
Sharing Information With Co-Brand Service Providers
Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. offers a number of third party services from the Site. If you choose to use these optional services, we may provide some of your personally identifiable information to the Co-Brand Service Provider offering such services. Conversely, the Co-Brand Service Provider may provide Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. with personal information about you.
Sharing Information With Affiliated Businesses, Strategic Partners, Subsidiaries, Advertisers, And Other Third Parties
We may enter into strategic marketing alliances with third parties, such as advertisers, businesses, strategic partners and subsidiaries, who may be given access to personal information, including your name, address and e-mail, for the purpose of providing you with information about products and services that may be of interest to you. Advertisers and other third parties may place cookies on your browser when you visit the Site. Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. has no control over what third parties do with this information. Further, we cannot and do not make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.
Information Collected In Ad Delivery
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
Notice Of New Services And Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the Web site, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect. This software provides a limited degree of protection against unauthorized access or disclosure, as well as accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Do We Comply With Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?
What About Other Web Sites Linked To Or From The Web Site?
Tell A Friend
We take the privacy of our users very seriously, and as such, no information from the Tell-a-Friend link is logged at any time. Tell-a-Friend is a referral service in which e-mail addresses are used only to send this one-time message. The e-mail addresses are then automatically wiped from our system, and neither e-mail addresses nor names of either party are kept, stored or sold at any time. The e-mail sent is immediate, the information is not passed along to our server, and no data is kept for comparison purposes. Because of this, it is possible to receive more than one e-mail from our site, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.