Lodestar Technology Labs LLC has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate
our firm commitment to privacy. The following statement discloses the information
gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site, as well as our philosophy
and practices with respect to personal information.
As an organization committed to the advancement of small business, we want to give
you the comfort and confidence you need to fully participate in our product & service
Toward that end, we have identified the following points as critical to maintaining
our internet sites.
- Adequate notice of our practices with respect to personal information.
- Choices about how the personally identifiable information that you provide us may
- The ability to easily update or correct the personally identifiable information
that you provide us.
- Protection of personally identifiable information from loss, misuse and unauthorized
- Providing multiple methods of contact for you to share your opinions and concerns
about our practices with respect to privacy of personal information.
Notice with respect to information practices
To maximize the value of our services, we may request information from you when
you visit our Web site or use our services. When we collect information from you,
we will tell you what is being collected, how it is collected, by whom it is being
collected, why it is being collected and to whom it may be disclosed. We identify
the information that is necessary to fulfill your request. Whenever we ask for additional
or optional information, we identify those fields appropriately so that you know
what is required to provide the requested service.
How the Personally Identifiable Information You Provide Us May Be Used
When you register/activate your subscription, we request certain personally identifiable
information, including your name, address, phone number, Fax number, URL, e-mail
address and company name. We use this information to send you any newsletters that
might be included in your subscription and to communicate with you about other matters
that we believe you will find useful in growing or running a business.
We may also use this information to communicate with you with respect to special
offers available to active subscribers. In addition, under certain circumstances
we may share limited contact information with selected third parties such as selected
online service providers, so that they may provide you with information about special
offers we believe will interest owners of small businesses.
Credit card information is used only to provide payment for the services to which
you have subscribed. We do not share your credit card information with third parties
except as required to process the payment for your subscriptions.
Certain of our applications will call for input of information about your company
or about individuals related to your company in order to complete the documentation
that the application is designed to produce. Information provided as part of the
purchased functionality will not be used for any purposes other than preparation
and storage of the documents described in our service offering.
A "Cookie" is a small piece of information that our Web site may provide to your
to your interests.
each time you visit certain password restricted portions of our site.
understand Web site usage in the aggregate. Our objective in using Cookies in this
manner it to better understand what areas of our site users prefer (e.g., based
on the number of visits to those areas). Except in password restricted areas, these
Cookies are not linked to the personally identifiable information that you provide
us elsewhere on the site. You do not have to accept Cookies from our site. Only
the areas that require registration require Cookies. Most browsers are defaulted
to accept and maintain Cookies.
Third party tracking systems in use on behalf of this Web site may assign different
Cookies to you. These Cookies may be used to track your involvement with certain
links on our site to help us better understand and improve our site. You may choose
not to accept these Cookies and will still have full access to site functionality.
These Cookies do not follow you once you leave our site, nor are they linked to
personal information you provide elsewhere on our site. If you have any questions
about our third party tracking system, please contact us at email@example.com.
Web Site Usage Data
Our web sites keep track of usage data, such as the source address that a page request
is coming from, as well as the IP address or domain name, the date and time of the
page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. We
use this data to better understand Web site usage in the aggregate so that we know
what areas of our Web site users prefer. We may also use this information to track
purchases of goods and services to a particular referral source for payment of commissions.
This log information is not linked to personally identifiable information gathered
elsewhere on the site.
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC maintains web sites that are branded as either GoSmallBiz,
MasterSuite or StarterSuccess sites and/or applications. Each of these web sites
may provide links to third-party Web sites, such as those of our business partners,
providers of relevant content and online advertisers. On these sites our partners
may collect information about you. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC is not responsible
for the actions of these third parties. We encourage you to review their privacy
policies to learn more about what, why and how they collect and use personally identifiable
Required and Optional Information Fields
We identify the information that is necessary to fulfill your request. Whenever
we ask for additional or optional information, we identify those fields appropriately
so that you know what is required to provide the requested service.
On occasion we will outsource the completion of certain processes to third parties.
It may be necessary to share certain of your personal information to those third
parties. For example, if we deliver a newsletter through a third party e-mail service,
it will be necessary to supply that third party with your e-mail address. Service
providers are strictly prohibited from using your personally identifiable information
for purposes other than to act on our behalf.
Data Collection from Children
Because we provide services exclusively to businesses and tailor our content specifically
for business owners, our products & services are not designed to appeal to children.
Therefore, we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from
If we plan to make significant changes to any of our privacy policies or practices
with respect to how we use personally identifiable information, we'll post those
changes to each of the GoSmallBiz, StarterSuccess and/or MasterSuite web sites 30
days before they take effect.
In some cases we may be required to disclose certain information to comply with
a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant.
Choices about use of your personally identifiable information
You have the opportunity to tell us you do not want us to use or share the personal
information for purposes other than fulfilling your request. We will provide you
the opportunity to opt-out of secondary uses of personal information you provide
Simply notify us during the information collection process or contact us via email
at privacy@ lodestartechlabs.com.
Update or corrections of personal information
We provide you the opportunity to update or correct your personal information online
using the My Account feature or by sending us an e-mail at either firstname.lastname@example.org
Protection of personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration
We employ industry recognized security safeguards to help protect the personal information
that you have provided to us from loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration. Whenever
we prompt you to transmit sensitive information, such as a credit card number, we
support encryption of your data as it is transmitted to us.
We work to protect personally identifiable information stored on the site's servers
from unauthorized access using industry standard computer security products, such
as firewalls, as well as carefully developed security procedures and practices.
All employees must review and sign a written statement of these practices, which
include limiting access to sensitive information to those employees who require
such information and enforcing strict password protocols for all employees. We review
the adequacy of our security measures on a regular basis.
Method of contact regarding privacy concerns
Questions regarding the Lodestar Technology Labs LLC privacy statement, our online
site should be directed to us at email@example.com or provided in written
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC
3340 Peachtree Road, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30326
We provide you the opportunity to subscribe to e-mail newsletters and other e-mail
communications. You may unsubscribe by following the instructions provided in each
Contests and Surveys
From time to time, we may conduct surveys or run contests on our sites.
rticipation in these contests and surveys may include asking you for contact information,
preferences, or other information. This information may be used to conduct research,
improve our offerings, or award prizes. We may also ask for more specific demographic
information such as age or gender to better understand who uses our site and to
make the site more useful for you. Our contests may be conducted jointly with certain
of our business partners, and certain of the information provided may be shared
with those business partners.
The contest rules will identify how the information that you supply will be used
in each case.