Your privacy is important to Lauren Mackler & Associates LLC (“LMA,” “we” or “us”). To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining what information we collect, how we might use that information and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at (the “Web site”).

The Information Collected

At the Web site, you can subscribe to one of our services (e.g., our online information services, blog, or our E-Newsletter), express an opinion, and connect to third-party web sites to order services and products. We collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected on the Web site include your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and mailing address.

All of this information is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “personally identifiable information.” If you choose to access, visit and/or use any third party social networking service(s) that may be integrated with the Web site, we may receive personally identifiable information that you have made available to those services. For example, some social networking services allow you to push content from our Web site to your contacts. Your decision to use a social networking service in connection with our Web site is voluntary.

Use of the Information

We use the personally identifiable information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for and provide you with access to our services and products, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other services, programs, or products that may be of interest to you. We also may use this information to communicate with you when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.

We will not sell, transfer or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as follows: (i) we may use third parties to perform specific functions on our behalf and we may disclose such information to help those parties perform their services; (ii) we may disclose such information in response to a legal process, order or investigation (for example, a subpoena or court order); (iii) we may disclose personally identifiable information where disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights or to protect us or others (for example, in order to reduce the risk of fraud or illegal activities); (iv) we may share such information with companies related to ours, and our affiliates, subsidiaries, and business partners for the purpose of marketing products, programs and services to you.


No one under age 13 is allowed to register for the Web site or provide any personally identifiable information or use our social, community, and public discussion areas. As stated in the Terms of Use, you have represented and warranted that you are at least 18 years of age or using the Web site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, do not, under any circumstance, submit any personally identifiable information to us and always rely on a parent or guardian to assist you.

Licenses and Idea Submissions

You grant to LMA a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, sell, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you submit to public areas of the Web site by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive your moral rights in any such materials and information, and you hereby warrant that any such materials and information are original to you, or that you have the right to submit and license such materials and information in the manner described herein. You agree that you shall have no recourse against LMA for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us.


We take precautions and have implemented certain technical measures intended to protect against unauthorized access to, disclosure of, and unlawful interception of personally identifiable information submitted via the Web site. However, because no data transmission is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers, networks or databases. Your communications containing personally identifiable information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the Web site may be subject to network attacks or malfunctions. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your personally identifiable information or any other information is completely secure and safe from any risk, and you provide information to us at your sole risk. By using the Web site you agree that we are not responsible for any inadvertent loss of such information or the consequences thereof.

Links to/from Other Sites

The Web site contains links to other web sites that are operated by third parties. With prior permission, other sites may also reference or link to the Web site. To obtain permission, send an e-mail to Some of the products described or advertised on the Web site are sold by other parties on other sites. LMA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other sites. LMA makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of sites to which it may be linked and has no control over information submitted to other sites. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices prior to submitting any information to those sites, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.


We may modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time without notification to you. The current version of this Privacy Policy will be posted to the Web site. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy from time to time.


This Privacy Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Massachusetts, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. All disputes shall be resolved as described in LMA’s Terms of Use.