Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 11/25/20

Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms

Leadership Studies, Inc., doing business as The Center for Leadership Studies (CLS), is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy is designed to assist you in understanding how any personal data we collect from you or that you provide us when you use our website, (the “Website”), will be processed by us. Please read this privacy policy to learn more about the ways in which we collect and use your data. For the avoidance of doubt, this privacy policy is explicitly intended for this website only. By accessing www.lessonsfromleadersbook, you acknowledge and fully understand this privacy policy and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in it. If we make any material changes to this privacy policy, we will notify you in accordance with the process described in the “Changes to This Privacy Policy” section.

Third Parties and Participating Merchant Policies

We use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and other technology and services required to operate and maintain the Website and provide services to you. As part of this, we may be required to transfer (some of) your personal information to these vendors and partners.

Related services and offerings with links from the Website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective site. Online merchants and others who participate in providing you services directly relating to the Lessons from Leaders book are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude toward consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

Data we Automatically Collect

When you access the Website whether by computer, mobile device, or other device, we automatically collect certain data about your use of the Website. This data may include without limitation: geographical location, IDs of your computer, mobile or other device; bandwidth used; system and connection performance; browser type and version; operating system; referral source; length of visit; page views; IP address or other unique identifier for your computer, mobile phone, or other device using technologies such as cookies from Google Analytics or built in logging. This data is not linked to your personally identifiable information (PII) unless you consider an IP address to be PII, as most or all of this data is typically associated with the IP address you were assigned at the time when we collected such data.

Data You Provide to Us

In some situations, you may provide us with your PII. PII could include your name, street address, phone number, email address, social media account handles/links, credit card and/or other payment/ordering information, if necessary, and any other data we collect about you that by itself is not PII but combined with PII could be used to personally identify you.

You may provide us with PII when you

  • complete a survey
  • complete a form
  • make a purchase
  • register for certain services, or register and/or set up an account/profile to access, visit and/or use certain portions of the Website
  • make any other transaction with us or in relation to our services

How We Use Your Personal Information

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways to

  • process transactions
  • personalize your experience
  • improve the Website
  • improve customer service
  • send periodic emails
  • contact you about Lessons from Leaders


Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other visitors to provide you with a better experience and to help us improve the Website. By continuing to browse our Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies as stated below. We also use cookies as part of our services to the extent reasonably necessary for us to provide these to.

A cookie is a small data file placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. A “session cookie” expires when you end your session (i.e., close your browser). A “persistent cookie” stores information on your hard drive so when you end your session and return to the same website at a later date, the cookie information is still available. A “web beacon” is a small string of code that represents a clear graphic image, a redirect URL or JavaScript and is used in conjunction with a cookie.

Our Website may use session and persistent cookies. The cookies placed by our server are readable only by us, and cookies cannot access, read, or modify any other data on your computer. We may use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your usage of the Website and interaction with emails from us. For example, we may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to the Website in order to improve our Website and email communications.

The Website and services may contain links to other websites including share and/or “like” buttons. These other sites, services, and applications may set their own cookies on users’ computers, collect data, or solicit personal information. You should refer to their cookie and privacy policies to understand how your information may be collected and/or used.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on the Website.


CLS maintains reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your information from loss, destruction, misuse, unauthorized access, and/or disclosure. These measures help ensure that your data is safe, secure, and only available to you and to those you provided authorized access. However, no data transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be 100% secure. Although we will do our utmost best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your data transmitted to the Website or otherwise gathered by us; any transmission and supply of personal data to us is, therefore, at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

In compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – article 17 and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you may, at any time, request us to change, update, or completely remove your data (i.e., “right-to-be-forgotten”). Please contact us as to request immediate action.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The services are not directed at or intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly allow anyone under 18 to provide any personal information on the Website. Children should always get permission from a parent or guardian before sending personal information over the internet. If you believe your child may have provided us with personal information, you can contact us using methods in our “Contact Us” section of this privacy policy and we will delete the information.

Right to Opt-Out from Marketing

You may, at any time, unsubscribe from receiving emails from The Center for Leadership Studies. Unsubscribe links are provided at the bottom of all emails or you may contact

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on the Website. You should visit this page occasionally to ensure you agree with any changes. When we post a revised privacy policy on the Website, we will update the effective date at the beginning of this policy to reflect the date of the changes.

By continuing to use the Website after we post any such changes, you accept the privacy policy as modified.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, our treatment of your information, or questions or concerns about the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and our treatment of European Union or European Economic Area personal information, please write to our Information Security Officer by email at or by postal mail at:

Attn: Information Security Officer
The Center for Leadership Studies
280 Towerview Ct
Cary, NC, 27513