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Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use

Effective date of terms of use: 22nd October 2020
These terms and conditions apply to this website and any other website, application, online portal or service that is in any way related or linked to this website and/or its terms and conditions such as author websites and such created, operated and/or made available by OPST (collectively referred to as sites). All software used on this site and all content included on this site (including without limitation site design, text, graphics, audio and video and the selection and arrangement thereof) is the property of OPST or its suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws.

These terms and conditions form the contract of usage between “you” (user) and “us” (One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd, abbreviated as, ‘OPST’) and govern your use of the sites. This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of OPST’s rules and policies collectively constitute and shall be referred to as the “Agreement” between you and OPST. By accessing this site, you are giving your consent to be borrowed by this agreement. If you do not agree with the terms of usage provided as terms and conditions, you must leave this site immediately.

All content provided and materials made available on this site are purely for home and/or non-commercial purposes only.

Your use of this site does not provide you with the ownership of any content or material available on the website.

 

Changes to Terms of Use
Leadstart (a brand of One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd) (“OPST”, “We”, “Us”, or “Our”) reserves the right at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms and conditions of use at any time. Please check these terms of use periodically for changes. All changes will become effective after 24 hours of posting and our continued use of the sites following the posting of changes to these terms of use will mean you accept those. There may be other extant terms and conditions governing the purchase of products such as the return and shipping policies.

 

Copyright and Ownership

All content on this site including but not limited to the text, music, sound, photograph, videos, graphics and images are governed and protected by the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 and subsequent amendments, the Trademark Act, 1999 and the subsequent amendments, moral rights, and other laws relating to intellectual property rights.

None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written permission of the copyright holder. This excludes the material specifically made available for ‘downloads’ and sharing on social media on any single computer for personal, non-commercial home use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact.

Modification of any of the content or use of any of the content for any purpose other than as set out herein (including without limitation on any other website or computer network) is prohibited.

Except as permitted under applicable copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before re-using any copyrighted material that is available on the Sites. Such permission and requests to republish and/or reuse any of the content and to use quotations or extracts from any books published by OPST or made available on the website, should be addressed to the Publicity Department on info@leadstartcorp.com

 

Site Access License

OPST grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Sites or their Content and not to download (other than page caching or unless otherwise allowed by OPST or permitted by law) or modify all or any portion of the Sites and their Content. This license does not include any re-sale or commercial use of the Sites or their Content; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Sites or their Content; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Sites and/or any portion of the Sites or their Content may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without OPST’s express prior written consent. You shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of OPST, its content providers or its affiliates without express prior written consent. You shall not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name or trademarks without our express prior written consent.

Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or any activities conducted on the Sites; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you.

 

Corporate Identification and Trademark
All of our trademarks, service marks and trade names used herein (including but not limited to the corporate names and logos of OPST and its publishing divisions and imprints, names and designs of the Sites, and any logos) are trademarks or registered trademarks of OPST or its affiliates, partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify such trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Sites, without OPST’s express prior written consent. The use of our trademarks on any other website or network computer environment is not allowed. You are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to create a link to any page of the Sites so long as the link does not portray us, our content providers, our licensors, our affiliates, or our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any OPST logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. 

You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Sites. The Sites, the Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of OPST and its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Sites.

The trademark and registered logos are protected under the trademark laws applicable in India including the Trademark Act, 1999 and the subsequent amendments to it, if any.

 

Links to third party web sites:
The site may include links to third party Internet websites which are controlled and maintained by others. These links are included solely for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement by OPST of the sites linked or referred to, nor does OPST have any control over the content of any such sites.

You shall not use OPST’s name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in OPST’s judgment, imply OPST’s endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without prior written consent.

 

Fees:
For all charges for any products and services sold on the Sites, OPST or its vendors or agents will bill your credit card or an alternative payment method. When you provide credit card information to us or our vendors, you represent to us that you are the authorized user of the credit card that is used to pay for the products and services. In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you agree to reimburse OPST and its vendors or agents for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorney’s fees and other legal expenses. You are responsible for purchase of, and payment of charges for, all Internet access services and telecommunications services needed for use of the Sites.

 

Privacy Policy

Data collection and use, including data collection and use of personal information is governed by OPST’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and is a part of this Agreement.

 

User Submissions

Where we have specifically invited or requested user submitted content of any kind, we encourage members of the public to submit such content (e.g., user generated content, postings to forums, comments on content, participation in communities) to OPST that they have created for consideration in connection with the Sites and any related programs (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remain the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting your content on the Sites, you expressly grant OPST a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. We may refuse or remove User Submissions for any reason and without notice. All User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and OPST shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.

By submitting any User Submissions, you consent to the following rules:

  • User Submissions must not infringe on the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of any third party.
  • It must be an original work, and if it is not, the user must obtain all necessary permissions from any persons who contributed to or otherwise may control rights in all or part of the User Submission to submit the User Submission in accordance with these Terms.
  • User Submissions must be respectful of others. Epithets or other language or material intended to intimidate or to incite violence are strictly prohibited. Your User Submission may not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or physical handicap or that are defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit.
  • Do not impersonate any other person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • The user shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Web Site.
  • The user shall not be a party in activities that may involve spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” logging-in or registering on the Site, harvesting of e-mail addresses, contact or personal information of Users or wireless addresses, or any other automatic means of registering, accessing or logging-in to the Websites or for any services or features provided on or through the sites, or obtaining or accessing other information or features provided on, from or through the Websites or the services offered on or through the Site, including and without limitation, any information residing on any server or database connected to the Website or any services offered on or through the Website.
  • The User shall not use the Website or the services provided on or through the Website in any way with the intent to interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the sites or such services, including, without limitation, sending mass unsolicited messages or “flooding” servers with requests.
  • Remember that forums and other areas of the Sites are public. It is advised not to post personal information (e.g., full name, password, phone number, address, email address or other personally identifiable information or contact information) in these areas.
  • Use the Websites or the services provided by the Websites in any way that may stand in conflict to laws in effect within the territory of India.

All User Submissions must comply with these rules and any additional guidelines posted on the Sites, as applicable. User Submissions do not represent the views of OPST or any individual associated with OPST, and we do not control this content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, OPST’s endorsement of User Submissions. OPST does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any User Submissions, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading User Submissions on the Sites. Through your use of the Sites, you may be exposed to Content and User Submissions that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using the Sites, you assume all associated risks.

 

Representations And Warranties

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions, your use of your registration and the consequences of posting or publishing or participating in the Sites. In connection with User Submissions and your use of the Sites, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:

  • you are over the legal age to contract (or your parent or guardian has consented to your User Submission and your use of the Sites) and have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, and are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions and obligations herein;
  • you have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any other proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, to grant the licenses herein;
  • if necessary you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Submission to use such persons name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Sites and these Terms of Use, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use;
  • you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of this Agreement;
  • the User Submission and OPST’s use thereof as contemplated by these terms and the Sites will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity;
  • the User Submissions do and will not contain:
  • material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm OPST or any third party;
  • content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law;
  • advertisements or solicitations of business; or
  • impersonation of third parties, other than those which are readily apparent and not otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use.

 

Removal of User Submissions

We will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a user’s email unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the Sites and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on OPST or the Sites; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of OPST, the Sites, or the users of OPST; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests, the Sites, or the public. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and OPST shall have no obligation to pre-screen any such content. However, we shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Sites. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to remove any material that we find to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable, and the additional right to deny any user who fails to conform to any provision of these Terms of Use access to the Sites.

In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, the immediate removal of the related materials from the Sites. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

 

Account Registration and Security

If you decide to register as a member of a Site, you may receive or establish one or more user names, passwords and accounts. In consideration of use of your registration, you will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or OPST has grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, OPST has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites (or any portion thereof). You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the registration and Sites. We have the right to provide user billing, account, content or user records, and related information under certain circumstances (such as in response to legal responsibility, lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our rights, customers or business) to third parties.

 

Termination

OPST may suspend or terminate any user’s access to all or any part of the Sites including any account thereon, without notice, for any reason in OPST’s sole discretion, including without limitation OPST’s belief that such access would violate any applicable law or would be harmful to the interests of OPST or another user. Upon termination, you will lose access to all the Sites and all Content thereon. The obligations that you have to OPST under these Terms of Use will continue even after we suspend or terminate your access to the Sites.

 

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Your use of and browsing of the Sites are at your own risk. Except as otherwise provided above, everything on the sites, including any products or services offered for sale, is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non infringement. OPST makes no warranties or representations regarding the information or content contained on the sites, and specifically disclaims any warranty as to the suitability, reliability, timeliness or accuracy of the information or content contained on the sites for any purpose. OPST does not warrant that the functionalities contained in the content will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites or the server that makes such content available are free of viruses or other harmful components. OPST does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the contents in the sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not OPST) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. To the extent applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Under no circumstances shall OPST or any of its vendors be liable for any damages that result from the use of or inability to use the OPST sites, including but not limited to reliance by a user on any information or content obtained from OPST’s sites that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to OPST’s records, programs, or services, or otherwise. User hereby acknowledges that this disclaimer and limitation of liability shall apply to all content, merchandise, and services available through the sites.

In no event shall OPST or any affiliated OPST entity or individual, licensor or vendor be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the sites or the content thereon, whether in a contract action or based on negligence, or other tort action, or any other claim whatsoever, even if OPST or a OPST authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent applicable law does not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall OPST’s aggregate liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise arising out of the agreement and your use of the sites and the content exceed the amount paid by you for any content purchased by you on the sites or the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the sites.

 

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold OPST, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, directors, officers, employees, service providers, and agents from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these terms by you, or in connection with the use of the Sites or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on the Sites by you.

If you registered as a member of a Site, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account and agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the above-mentioned parties for any liability or expense arising from such use or misuse. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

Neither OPST nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their respective reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.

 

Governing Law

The Sites are created and controlled by One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd. These disclaimers, terms, and conditions of use are governed by all the laws applicable within the territory of India. By using any of the Sites, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Mumbai, India, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Sites. If any portion of these terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law to the greatest extent possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect. OPST’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Disputes may be referred to Arbitration at the choice of OPST only, which shall then be governed as per the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

 

Agreement

This Agreement is the entire agreement between the user and OPST and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).

 

User Information

OPST collects information on what pages are accessed or visited by consumers, as well as information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. OPST uses this information for internal review, in order to improve the content of the Site and to notify consumers about updates to the Site.

OPST guarantees that if you supply your postal address on-line you will only be sent the information for which you provided your address but if you do not wish to receive e-mail from OPST in the future, or if you wish to be removed from mailing lists, please let us know by sending an e-mail at info@leadstartcorp.com

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Debashis Biswas

With more than 15 years of experience in book sales and distribution, Debashis currently oversees Leadstart’s business activities in eastern India and neighbouring countries. He has previously worked with several leading book publishers and distributors.

Walid Jalal

Walid has 7 years experience in online listing & marketing Working in SEO firm & Publishing sector. He worked in a Restaurant as a Manager in Sharjah for two years. He loves cricket & cooking.

Jayati Sarkar

Jayati has been into literature studies and has pursued her Mphil in Australian Aboriginal Poetry from the University of Calcutta. She is an avid reader and her love for books has brought her to the field of Publishing. For years she has explored the other side of the book as a reader and now she works with Leadstart as the Senior Executive in the Editorial Department. Her work profile includes working closely with Authors, managing the projects from end to end and also working with national and international publishers for management of Secondary Rights.

Ashwini Jadhav

Ashwini has about a decade’s experience in design. She is a Master of Commercial Art, who has worked in the publishing and advertising sectors as a visualiser & designer. She was judged as the third best in the state, when she finished her foundation course in applied art. She is a practicing calligrapher in Modi Lipi (a script in the Marathi language) and is a Rangoli artist who has won several accolades in those domains. During the popular Ganesh Chaturthi festival, several idols of Ganesha in varying sizes get made, one the most important finishing touches to the idol is that of painting the eyes, which Ashwini has practiced to perfection and does it for hundreds of idols every year. In addition to the above, she is also a trained classical dancer, a national level Kabaddi player and loves cooking.

Ananya Subramanian

Graduation in journalism and love for books, led Ananya to take up a career in publishing. With her experience in the field, she has come to believe more and more in the power of stories and the people who tell them. She is a vegan and an animal-lover; and loves to dance, tend to her pet plants and often find solace in solo travelling.

T. Vijay Kumar

Vijay has over a decade’s experience in supply chain management working in India and the Middle East. He heads the production, supply chain and receivables management for Leadstart. Prior to his current role at Leadstart, Vijay worked in inventory management for five years, in Abu Dhabi.

Iftikar Shaikh

Iftikar has a decade & half years of experience across publishing and the banking sectors in the finance domain. He enjoys working on numbers and loves uncovering stories that the numbers tell. A fitness enthusiast, he loves trekking and travelling.

Maneesha Arun

Maneesha has an experience of over two decades in the content industry spanning over publishing, media and secondary rights business domains. She has a deep interest in psychology.

Mahendra Rawat

With more than a decade’s experience in book sales and distribution, Mahendra comes from a family immersed in the book trade. He worked with several book distributors and publishers before his current assignment with Leadstart.

RAJESH KRISHNAN

With more than 15 years of experience in book sales and distribution, Debashis currently oversees Leadstart’s business activities in eastern India and neighbouring countries. He has previously worked with several leading book publishers and distributors.

Rajesh Krishnan

Rajesh comes with over 3 decades of experience spread over various business domains. He oversees Leadstart’s business development & sales across southern & western India, Sri Lanka and Middle-East. His hobbies include dancing, trekking and travelling

Pooja Dutt

Pooja has over a decade’s experience in operations, sales and people management in various business domains. She loves to interact with authors and helps them meet their publishing goals. She is fond of travelling & cooking.

Bhavika Bharambe

After completing her MBA in marketing, Bhavika has focused on roles that helped her to become an experienced marketing professional today. She has worked for brands from various industries; Educational, Tourism, Retail, Entertainment, Airlines, Banking and more. She loves to spend her time by reading books and listening to music.

Naina Solanki

Naina leads the project management and author support functions at Leadstart Publishing. She is fond of being abreast of the latest developments in technology and is a keen learner of the six sigma methodology. She loves reading and travelling.

Preeti Chib

Preeti has a decade’s experience in brand and communication management with most influential and innovative media companies. She is passionate about building brands by translating consumer insights into product innovations and campaigns. She is a compulsive reader and considers a day gone without some bit of reading a day wasted. She loves reading stories to her children every night. A lover of visual art, to delve a bit deeper into the same, she took up formal training for design as well.

Malini Nair

Malini is passionate about Literature and Business Management. After her MBA (Marketing) from St. Xavier’s, she took up roles that involved sales, marketing, costing, MIS etc. in multiple sectors like Banking, Insurance, E-broking, and even the Steel industry. Eventually, her passion for languages and books compelled her to re-route her career to literature. This led to a career break and a Masters Degree in English Literature; post which she took up a role at Wordit CDE & Leadstart, enabling her to work towards both her passions.

Chandralekha Maitra

With two decades of experience as a book publishing professional, Chandralekha began her career as a features writer and columnist, working with publications across India, before moving into book publishing full time, with India Book House. She received her training in editorial title management from Book House, London. Over the years she has worked with some of the finest publishing houses in India and overseas, and across genres and markets. She has also worked with Osian’s-Connoisseurs of Art, India’s first auction house, gaining in-depth exposure to research and publishing in the fine arts-antiquities-cultural heritage genres. Additionally she has had a parallel, specialist career in Human Resources, working at Group HR, Tata Group, among others. She continues to write, train and mentor in this domain as her publishing commitments allow.

Raj Supe

Aka Kinkar Vishwashreyananda, Raj Supe is a poet, storyteller and novelist, as well as a seeker and devotee of Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath. An MBA by education, his career spanned advertising, research and creative consulting, before devoting his time to literature and spirituality. His works include Three No Trumps (novel), Sagarika Anusagarika [Echoes of Nine Rivers] (poetry), Pilgrim of the Sky (spiritual memoir), and translations of religious texts such as Cloudburst of A Thousand Suns and Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari. He has also worked on film scripts with Ram Gopal Verma and Ashutosh Gowariker, and on plays with Makarand Deshpande.

Dr. Rabindra Kumar Nanda

An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Stanford University, Dr Nanda is also a National Science Talent Search Scholar. He holds five Patents and is a published author of 50 national and 52 international research papers.

Swarup Nanda

Swarup has over a decade and half’s experience in multiple business domains related to content. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, he has worked with a couple of MNCs in the media space. His passion for literature and books is his motivation for building Leadstart.