Privacy Policy

The Leading Business Ventures (“LBV”) Privacy Statement describes how LB Ventures and its subsidiaries treat personal information when you use LB Ventures services, including information provided when you use LB Ventures. In addition, the following describes privacy practices specific to LB Ventures. To understand how we treat the information you give us as you use LB Ventures, you should read this policy and the LB Ventures Privacy Policy. LB Ventures adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce‘s web site . For more information about our privacy practices, go to ICS Sciences’ Privacy Policy

This statement of privacy (”Privacy Policy”) describes our commitment to your privacy and our information gathering and dissemination practices for LB Ventures for physical participation in its activities and events (“Event Attendee”) and registration (“Website”) for virtual participation in its web-based offerings, such as the blog, wiki, RSS feeds, and social networking community (”Member”) – Member and attendee are collectively herein as “Community Participant” We urge you to read the following information so that you will understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and how you participate in that commitment.

LB Ventures is committed to building a relationship of trust with all visitors to our websites. This trust begins with our commitment to respecting and protecting your privacy. Our corporate website was designed to allow users to browse and learn about our company and products in a worry free manner. Individuals are able to visit without revealing any personal information. Data collection is done while maintaining the anonymity of individual users, voluntarily, or through email communications.

Voluntarily Provided Information

When you become a registered user (”Member”) of the Website, you voluntarily provide personal information to LB Ventures. LB Ventures may also collect other information that Members voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, postings on message boards, or through online feedback mechanisms. We will continue to use Members information as described in this Privacy Policy unless and until a Member notifies us that they do not want their information used by LB Ventures.

Members voluntarily provide information such as their name, specialty, institution, mailing address, zip code, and email address. We require Members to submit a valid email address so that we may contact them about changes to this Privacy Policy and other important matters.

A Member must create and use a username and password to verify the users identity when logging into the Website. Members may modify their password and other personal information at anytime by logging into the Website with their unique username and password and selecting “My Account”.

Information Collection and Use

LB Ventures does not collect personal information unless it is voluntarily submitted. We employ website activity analysis tools that gather usage metrics, but do not capture any individually identifiable information.

All individually identifiable information submitted voluntarily to LB Ventures is managed with the utmost confidentiality. LB Ventures will not disclose, sell, rent, license, exchange, or release any of your individually identifiable information without your explicit consent. We do not sell or share email addresses or any other visitor information with third parties.

Visitors to the LB Ventures websites typically provide individually identifiable information under the following circumstances:

  • To inquire about our products, services or business
  • To request information about LB Ventures initiatives
  • To submit feedback to LB Ventures
  • To inquire about employment opportunities or submit a resume for consideration

Release and Use of Your Information

LB Ventures is the sole owner of the information voluntarily provided to us by Members. We will not share with any third party any information (such as name, email address, or mailing address) that can identify a Member personally, or allow a third party to contact a Member, except under the special circumstances described in the next paragraph.

LB Ventures may share personally identifying information with a Members direct, explicit permission. LB Ventures may share personally identifying information in other special cases when we have good reason to believe that sharing this information is necessary to identify or bring legal action against someone who may not be following the LB Ventures terms and conditions or may be causing injury to (either intentionally or unintentionally) other Members, LB Ventures itself, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Lastly, LB Ventures must cooperate and share personally identifying information if required by applicable law.

LB Ventures may do internal research using the information provided to us by Members when registering, our system activity files or any other information that our Members voluntarily provide to LB Ventures. LB Ventures will analyze only information about users that is stripped of any personally identifying information (such as name, email address, or postal address) and then summarized so that our employees do not access users’ personally identifying information. LB Ventures may share some of this summarized information, containing no personally identifying information, with business partners. If a Member has agreed to allow LB Ventures to communicate with them, LB Ventures may use the Members information to communicate with them as a user of our services. Members may choose to remove themselves from future mailings at any time (please see the opt-out section below).

Use of Materials Available on this Website

Permission to use the materials on this website (including white papers, presentations, etc.) is granted, but only if the following conditions are met: Use of the materials is solely for personal, informational purposes and in no way is utilized for commercial purposes The copyright notice is included on all copies of the materials The materials are not modified in any way The materials will not be copied or posted on any network computer or website. Any other use without the express written consent of LB Ventures is expressly prohibited by law and can result in civil and criminal penalties.

If you would like to request permission to reprint or redistribute any materials on this website, please send an email to

Our Opt-out Policy (How to Ask Us Not to Use Your Information)

At registration, LB Ventures provides Members the opportunity to opt out of receiving any communication from us. We also give all of our Members the option to remove any and all of their information from our databases and to not receive future communications by sending an email to


Our site is protected with a variety of security measures such as passwords and physical access controls. We have firewalls to protect the corporate website and network. We also employ a variety of other mechanisms to ensure that data you submit are not lost, misused, or altered inappropriately. LB Ventures utilizes methodologies to monitor and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, cause damage, or access non-public information within the domain. Unauthorized attempts to damage or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. Information gathered regarding possible violations of law might be provided to law enforcement officials. All of our employees are dedicated to maintaining and upholding your privacy and security. Only employees who require information to perform a specific job are granted access to the individually identifiable information (i.e., reviewing a resume, responding to email or request) you volunteered. Our employees use the utmost discretion when working with any sensitive information based on our internal privacy and security policies. LB Ventures takes all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Members of this Website. The servers on which we store personally identifiable information are owned by LB Ventures and kept in a secure location. If others have access to a Members computer, Members should log out and close their browser when finished accessing the Website. This action prevents other people from accessing a Member’s information.

Member Responsibility for Protecting Information

If you are a Member of this Website, it is solely your responsibility to control any and all access to your username and password, to log out when you leave the Website, and to immediately inform LB Ventures of any reason to disable your username and/or password.

Public Forums

LB Ventures provides Members of the Website with message boards and other public forums. Please remember that any information disclosed on these public forums becomes public information and Members should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information. In addition, Members should exercise caution and be aware of professional ethical guidelines and laws that restrict the disclosure of certain personal and health information about patients. Any information (including personal and medical information) that Members reveal in the Website’s public forums is not subject to this privacy statement and will be seen by third parties not related to LB Ventures. Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members LB Ventures members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. LB Ventures stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend’s list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations LB Ventures does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from LB Ventures may contact LB Ventures to request the removal of their information from our database. LB Ventures members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal LB Ventures address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses. You may prevent email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject “BLOCK” to Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.

Our Use of IP Addresses

LB Ventures collects and stores Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We collect IP addresses to maintain and analyze our system. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computers are identified on the Internet using IP addresses. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. LB Ventures’s use and analysis of IP addresses does not personally identify Website Members. However, LB Ventures may attempt to use IP addresses to help locate users who refuse to follow this Website’s Terms of Use and to identify users who threaten our service, site, customers, or others.

Our Use of Cookies

We may also collect information about Members and their use of the Website through the use of “Cookies”. Cookies are small computer files that are transferred to a computer’s hard drive from websites. Cookies allow websites to display content on web pages specifically tailored to each user. If you do not want information to be collected through Cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browser software programs that allows you to reject or accept Cookies. However, since our Website is personalized for each Member, our Website requires the use of Cookies for you to use many of the Website features. If you link out of our Website to Third party websites, they may also use Cookies. We do not control third parties use of Cookies or how third parties use the information they gather.

External Links to Third Party Websites

LB Ventures may provide links to third-party external websites as a convenience to Members. It is important to know that this Privacy Policy does not cover any of these external websites. These third party external sites have their own privacy policies. LB Ventures has no control over the privacy policies or content of any third party external websites. Please be sure to check the privacy policies of each site you access through our Website, as they may differ.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

If a Member has supplied LB Ventures with a valid email address, LB Ventures will send notification to the email address supplied by the Member if there is a significant change in this Privacy Policy. We will also post a changed Privacy Policy on our Website thirty days prior to using a new Privacy Policy. For any Member who chooses not to agree to this or any new Privacy Policy, please refer to our opt-out policy above.