Collection and use of information

In general, you can visit this site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. It is our intent to let you know before we collect personal information from you and to tell you what we plan to do with that information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have personally identifiable information used for further contact with you, we will do our best to respect your wishes. If you sign up to receive an electronic newsletter or enter your name on an email list, each message will include instructions on how to "unsubscribe" from that list.

To improve our website and collect reader profile information, we may ask you to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experience with our products and contact preferences. We use this information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. You can choose not to supply us with your personal information. In that case, you can still visit most of this site, but you may not be able to access certain offers and services. We will also collect information from you to complete a transaction. In addition, LSI collects information on the domains, IP addresses and Web browsers from which people visit our site. We use this data to track trends in our site traffic and for making improvements. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is not associated with a particular individual.

LSI and its financial services providers will only use credit card information for payment processing and fraud prevention. The information is stored encrypted using only the last four digits of your credit card. Credit card information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services, unless you ask us to retain your credit card information for future purchases.

Sharing of information

LSI will not sell, rent or lease your personal information except as described in this Privacy Statement or with your consent. LSI shares personal information as follows:

LSI uses service providers and suppliers to deliver products and services and to assist LSI with marketing and communications. Examples of such providers include credit card processors, customer support providers and shipping agents. Suppliers and service providers are required by contract to keep confidential the information they receive on LSI's behalf and they may not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for LSI.

LSI requires the export of your personal information to other LSI-owned business entities in the US and worldwide in accordance with this Privacy Statement to satisfy your request. Such export is a requirement of providing the information to LSI.

LSI will also share the personal information you provide to LSI with non-LSI third parties without your permission when responding to duly authorized information requests of law enforcement and governmental authorities; complying with any law, regulation, subpoena, or court order; investigating and helping prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; and enforcing or protecting the rights and properties of LSI, its subsidiaries, business partners, suppliers or clients, and others when we have reasonable grounds to believe that such rights or property have been or could be affected.

In the event that LSI decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in the U.S. or worldwide, any such transaction may involve the disclosure and transfer of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers. LSI will seek appropriate protection for such personal information in these types of transactions.

Linking to other Web sites

This site contains links to other websites. LSI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked by us for accuracy or completeness. Inclusion of any linked website on our site does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by us.

Using cookies

LSI uses cookies on website pages to help us serve you better. Cookies enable us to provide you with a more valuable experience by telling us which areas of the website are of most interest to you. You can set your browser to warn you before you collect a cookie. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our website but you may be unable to experience all of the site's features and functionality.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google® Analytics _utma
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. View the overview of privacy at Google
LSI site cookie acceptance LSICookiesAccepted This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the LSI website.  
Online notification form cookie ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is essential for the online notification form – the form that data controllers can use to notify LSI – to operate. It is set only for those people using the form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser. Visit the Microsoft website
 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube® channel, and YouTube may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. To find out more please visit YouTube’s privacy policy page.

Search engine

The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular Bing® search engine Bing. The search is made possible by Microsoft® FAST search engine and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the FAST search engine and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Microsoft.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

If we change this Privacy Statement, we will post the revised statement here, with an updated revision date. If we make significant changes to our statement, we may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email.

May, 2012