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18.1 The leadership story you propose shall essentially demonstrate high levels of commitment to improving quality of life, well-being, living conditions, environmental protection, socio-economic development, social and technology innovations that positively change the lives of human beings, etc. A mere success of being number one in certain business or being a highly popular personality wouldn’t meet the requirements to be published in LEAD.
18.2 Since the main objective of the CONTRIBUTE feature of LEAD is to bring to limelight people and organisations doing excellent work but remain unnoticed, article/video contributions directly or indirectly relating to political and business leaders who are already popular in the mainstream media will not be generally accepted.
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19.1 Collection of your personal information
When you register as a user in LEAD Digest or want to subscribe to LEAD Digest or contribute an article or video, or want to contact us through the Contact form, we ask you for certain personal data such as name, e-mail address, mobile number, your city and country, postal code, etc. (but NOT your full postal or locational address).
It is possible that some information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by LEAD Digest. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by LEAD Digest for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service and to obtain general statistics regarding use of the LEAD Digest website.
LEAD Digest is supported by way of advertisements received through Google AdSense, with links to the advertiser. In order to offer you better privacy, we have opted out of personalized ads and have chosen to have only non-personalized Google advertisement. Google defines non-personalized ads as ads that are not based on a user’s past behavior. They are targeted using contextual information, including coarse (such as city-level) geo-targeting based on current location, and content on the current site or app or current query terms. Within the provisions of Google AdSense, we have tried our best to filter out sensitive and apparently unreliable advertisements, and we will continue to do so through frequent monitoring. (Also, read section 21.0 fully for COMPLETE details)
However, please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through LEAD Digest, this information may be collected and used by others unconnected with LEAD Digest. LEAD Digest encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from LEAD DIGEST so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LEAD DIGEST is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of LEAD Digest website.
19.2 Use of your personal information
LEAD Digest collect your personal data with one or more of the following purpose: (a) to communicate back to you electronically (b) to generally identify the geographic region you belong to, within a global context, but certainly NOT your exact postal or locational details (c) to ensure that our forms are actually filled by real persons and not machines/bots, and (c) verify the user by using e-mail verification or mobile OTPs. In the case of contributors, we also collect some additional data through standard forms as provided in the CONTRIBUTIONS page, again mainly for the purpose of ensuring that we are dealing with legitimate persons or organizations and their authentic works. The Copyright and Consent form is also used for this purpose.
LEAD Digest collects and uses your personal information to operate the LEAD Digest web site and deliver the services you have requested. LEAD Digest also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from LEAD DIGEST and its affiliates. LEAD Digest may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
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LEAD Digest websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on LEAD Digest or its websites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of LEAD Digest; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of LEAD Digest, or the public.
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LEAD Digest secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. LEAD Digest secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
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21.0 IMPORTANT Note on advertisements and weblinks appearing in LEAD Digest
LEAD Digest is supported by way of advertisements received through Google AdSense, with links to the advertiser. In order to offer you better privacy, we have opted out of personalized ads and have chosen to have only non-personalized Google advertisements. Google defines non-personalized ads as ads that are not based on a user’s past behavior. They are targeted using contextual information, including coarse (such as city-level) geo-targeting based on current location, and content on the current site or app or current query terms.
Within the provisions of Google AdSense, we have tried our best to filter out sensitive and apparently unreliable advertisements, and we will continue to do so through frequent monitoring. However, there is no way we can ensure the reliability of these advertisements, advertisers and their claims about products and services, appearing here through a global network from all around the world. We also cannot assure the security and privacy levels associated with connecting to websites linked to those advertisements. The users are fully responsible for making their own judgements on all the aforesaid aspects with regard to any advertisement or other external weblinks appearing on LEAD Digest, before clicking and connecting to the respective websites. LEAD Digest, its owners, associates and employees will remain completely and fully indemnified against any such unfortunate losses and damages to the users on account of the above.
Further, LEAD Digest encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from LEAD DIGEST so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LEAD DIGEST is not responsible for the privacy, security, content or any other aspect relating to websites outside of LEAD Digest .
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