PRIVACY POLICY


The name, address, e-mail, and any payment information provided by You to Lightning Source LLC dba IngramSpark ("Lightning Source"), together with information regarding the manner of use via this Site, will be processed by Lightning Source and its affiliated companies, and third party service providers, and not further disclosed to other third parties except as permitted by this Privacy Policy or as required by law or regulation.

By using this site, You agree Lightning Source may share aggregate information, individual information, and locator information gathered by this site with other parties in the course of Your continuing individual use of this Site. "Aggregate Information" is information which describes the habits, usage patterns, and/or demographics of Users as a group, but does not describe or reveal the identity of any particular user. "Individual Information" is information about a User that is presented in a form distinguishable from information relating to other Users, but not in a form that personally identifies any User or enables the recipient to communicate directly with any User


Third Party Use of Personally Identifiable Information 
Additionally, by agreeing to this Privacy Policy and continuing to use this site, You agree Lightning Source may share Your name, e-mail address, physical address, and other information submitted by You (“Personally Identifiable Information”) with our affiliated companies and other third parties limited to providing You information about our services, offers, or to assist You with the services we provide to You. Personally Identifiable Information also includes any information You provide us or we collect that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context, such as Your name, e-mail address, or phone number.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
Lightning Source will share Your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy. We do not trade, rent or disclose Your information to others, except: (i) we provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with third parties where sharing of information is necessary to use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites, to deliver services, and provide information regarding services of our affiliated companies. For example and not an inclusive list, we would release Your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on our sites; release Your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that You ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us deliver the services including customer service; and (ii) Lightning Source will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in the following circumstances: if it is required by law enforcement or judicial authorities, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation; if we have a good faith belief that we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process; to protect the rights, reputation, property or safety of Lightning Source or its affiliates.

Marketing
Lightning Source and its affiliates, or its third party providers may provide additional information to You via e-mail, including service messages with important information about your account, informative newsletters, special promotions, and other announcements. You will have the option to manage Your subscriptions to these communications or unsubscribe from receiving e-mail messages.

Children's Privacy 
You must be 18 years of age or older to create an account on this website. Lightning Source does not knowingly solicit orders or collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen. If We have reason to believe that any personally identifying information has been submitted to Us by a child under thirteen, contact Us and We will delete that information as soon as possible. We will not disclose that information to any third party or use it ourselves in any way.

Cookies 
This Site employs "cookies" to speed navigation of the site, recognize each User and the User’s (or “Their”)access privileges, and track a User's site usage. Lightning Source uses cookies so that it may customize the site for your use. A cookie is a series of data characters that, when programmed into a site, is placed by the web server into the browser's application folder on your computer and will allow this Site to associate You with your information. Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. A User can set the User’s (or “Their)browser to refuse cookies, but the User may not be able to use all functions within Lightning Source if cookies are disabled. Certain applications on this site require cookies to function correctly, such as a shopping cart and quotes. The Lightning Source cookies do not have the capability of infiltrating a User's hard drive and gathering a User's personal and confidential business information. The use of cookies by our third party service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our third party service providers, use session ID cookies to make it easier for You to navigate our site, in order for You to use our services.

Google Analytics 
Lightning Source uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to help us improve our site. Google Analytics uses cookies which are persistent in nature to help analyze how users navigate this Site.

The table below explains the Google Analytics cookies we use and why we use them.

Cookie Source

Cookie Name

Function

Expiry Date

Google Analytics

_utmt
_utma 
_utmb 
_utmc 
_utmz

 

These cookies belong to third parties and are used to collect information on how visitors use this site. Collected information is used to compile reports and to help improving the site. The cookies collect information in an anonym way, including (i) the number of visitors to the site, (ii) where visitors have come to this site from and (iii) the pages of this site they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

 

 

_utmt expires 10 minutes after your visit
_utma: 2 years from the date that it was set
_utmb: 30 mins from the date that it was set 
_utmc: end of session/close of browser 
_utmz: 6 months from the date that it was set

 

 

Google Analytics cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons)
Our third party advertising partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.

Security

We work to protect the security of Your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information You input. We also use encryption technology and a firewall in an attempt to protect information against unlawful intrusions; however, Lightning Source cannot guarantee complete security, as it does not exist on the Internet. It is important for You to also protect yourself against unauthorized access to Your password and to Your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished and when using a shared computer.

Links to Other Sites 
This Site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that Lightning Source is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of such other web sites. We encourage You to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy practices may differ from ours.

Updates to This Policy 
If Lightning Source changes or updatesthis Privacy Policy, it will post those changes and updates on this page so that the User is always aware of what information Lightning Source collects, how it uses that information, and under what circumstances Lightning Source discloses it. Lightning Source encourages each User to review this Privacy Policy from time to time so Users will know if the Privacy Policy has been updated or amended. If you have any questions about the Lightning Source Privacy Policy, please contact us at: inquiry@lightningsource.com or if you have any legal questions, we can be reached at: legal@ingramcontent.com.