Effective Date: July 28, 2020
and our use of social media sites (collectively, the “Sites”), and any other personal information obtained when you call, email, or otherwise communicate with DCIIA. We are committed to protecting the privacy of those who entrust us with their personal
information. Our users trust and expect that we will protect their personal information in accordance with the promises we make. “Personal information” means any information pertaining to an identified or identifiable individual and may include, for
commitment to your privacy.
agree to the policy, please do not use the Sites or otherwise provide your personal information to us.
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If we need, or are required, to contact you concerning any event that involves your information, we may do so by email, telephone, or mail. If you make a payment, we will send you a confirmation email.
|Category of Personal Information Collected
||Purpose for Collection
||Categories of Recipients
|Contact information: such as name, email address, mailing address, billing address, and telephone number
||From you when you register on the Sites, make purchases, sign up for our newsletter, contact us, or participate in a Site promotion or survey
||To provide, manage, support, improve and personalize the Sites and any related transactions, and to communicate with and respond to you about the Sites, including to validate your identity or to meet legal obligations
||To provide, manage, support, improve and personalize the Sites and any related transactions, and to communicate with and respond to you about the Sites, including to validate your identity or to meet legal obligations Our affiliates, agents
and successors; and, to the extent relevant, select marketing, technical and other service providers (who perform certain services and functions on our behalf and who are bound by confidentiality obligations)
|Posted information: such as information you submit for posting on the Sites (e.g., a blog, review or forum) or enter into any other collaborative environment or communication tool available on or through the Sites
||From you when you input information into any such environment or tool
||To collaborate and communicate, as contemplated by such environment or tool
||Users who are authorized to view or use such environment or tool (or the applicable portion thereof) or to whom such information is communicated or designated; our affiliates, agents and successors; and, to the extent relevant, select technical
and other service providers (who perform certain services and functions on our behalf and who are bound by confidentiality obligations)
|Browsing information: such as your IP address or other device identifier, the kind of browser or device you use, pages and content that you visit on the Site, what you click on, the state and country from which you access the Sites,
date and time of your visit, and web pages you linked to the Sites from
||To evaluate usage of the Sites and improve functionality and performance; to protect the security and integrity of the Sites and our business, such as preventing fraud, hacking, and other criminal activity or to meet legal obligations
||Our service providers who help us with fraud protection and website analytics
|Payment information: such as name, card issuer and card type, credit or debit card number, expiration date, CVV code, and billing address
||From you or your payment card issuers
||Authorizing of credit card and other financial transactions with respect to your subscription or other payment obligations, as applicable, related to the Sites
||Our service providers who process payments for us—they are prohibited from using personal information for any other purposes and are contractually required to comply with all applicable laws and requirements, which includes the Payment Card
Industry Data Security standards
|Legal process-related information: such as details of your identity, or suspected or alleged criminal, dangerous, impermissible, unlawful or other relevant behavior
||From crime and fraud prevention agencies, you, witnesses or law enforcement agencies
||To protect users, the public and our business against risks and crime
||Law enforcement and other governmental authorities in accordance with applicable law, our technical and other service providers, and our professional advisors
Information That You Give Us
We collect personal information from you when you submit it to us, including by: (1) registering on the Sites; (2) making payments; (3) signing up for our newsletter; (4) contacting us; or (5) participating in a Site promotion or survey. This information
may include, for example, your name, email address, mailing address, billing address, telephone number, and payment method. We may combine the information we collect from you with information we receive about you from other sources, such as address
Our card processor stores all credit card information. They conduct the entire credit card transaction using industry standard 128 bit SSL encryption. We only store a record that the transaction took place.
In some jurisdictions, individuals may have the right to opt-in or withdraw consent for certain uses. If you reside in such jurisdictions, you may have additional rights which are detailed below, “Access, Correction and Deletion.”
Information We Collect Automatically
When you visit the Sites, we may collect certain information from you, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, MAC address, browser type, operating system, device-identifying information, the specific web pages visited during your connection, and
the domain name from which you accessed the Sites. In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit the Sites, the areas or pages of the Sites that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing
the Sites, the number of times you return to the Sites and other clickstream data. We may also use non-personal or aggregated information for statistical analysis, research, and other purposes.
Like many commercial websites, we analyze how visitors use our Sites through what is known as "cookie" technology. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you access the Sites and allows us to recognize you each time you visit
and our products and services. If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual cookies or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help file directions. However, if your browser
is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, you may have some trouble accessing and using some of the pages and features that are currently on our Sites, or that we may put on our Sites in the future. Note that browser-management tools
for cookies are outside of our control and we cannot guarantee their effectiveness.
We may also use web beacons on the Sites, in our emails. Web beacons are tiny graphic images that are used to collect information about your visit to the Sites, such as the pages you view and the features you use, as well as information about whether
you open and/or act upon one of our emails. We may also collect the URL of the website you visited immediately before coming to the Sites. Web beacons help us analyze our Site visitors' behavior and measure the effectiveness of the Sites. We may work
with service providers that help us track, collect and analyze this information.
We may combine the information we collect through cookies and web beacons with other information we have collected from you or information from other sources.
We may use Google Analytics to evaluate use of the Sites for our internal purposes. To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit: “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
Do Not Track (DNT): This is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At the present time, the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has not yet established universal
standards for recognizable DNT signals, and therefore we and the Sites do not recognize DNT.
Use of Information
We may use the information we collect from and about you for any of the following purposes: (1) to respond to your inquiries; (2) to send you a confirmation email when you make a payment; (3) to review Site usage and operations; (4) to address problems
other informational and promotional materials from us and third party marketing offers from our trusted partners, as well as from other companies.
If you sign up for our mailing list, we will send you informational emails about our news and events. At any time, you can ‘unsubscribe’ yourself from our email list simply by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button.
If you do not wish to receive communications from us about news and events, you can opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the messages you receive. Even if you opt-out of receiving these messages, we reserve
the right to send you certain communications relating to the services we provide, and we may send you service announcements and administrative messages. We do not offer you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving those communications.
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose information collected from and about you as follows: (1) to our related companies and service providers, to perform a business, professional or technical support function for us; (2) as necessary if we believe that there has been a violation
on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and (4) in the event that our company or substantially all of its assets are acquired, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets. We may
also disclose your personal information with your express consent. We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about Site users with third parties.
Please note that if you voluntarily submit any personal information for posting on the Sites, such as a review or a blog post, the information becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others, so you should use care before posting information
about yourself online.
Access, Correction, & Deletion
We respect your right to access and correct your personal information. If you are a DCIIA member, you may access your personal information by signing into your account. From there, you can correct or modify your information. You may also exercise your
rights, subject to applicable laws, to request that we delete or restrict access to your personal data. We may need to retain it for legally permitted purposes and this will be explained to you if necessary.
If you need assistance correcting or updating your personal information, or would like to request that we delete your personal information, please contact us using the contact information detailed in the Contact Us section.
Retention of Personal Information
Personal information that we collect, access or process will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which it was collected, unless otherwise provided in agreements between you and DCIIA or as required or authorized
by law. Personal information that is no longer required to fulfill the identified purposes will be destroyed, erased or made de-identified.
Where applicable, we use industry-standard technology in connection with the Sites to help protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Even though we seek to follow reasonable procedures
to try to protect the information in our possession, no security system is perfect and we cannot promise, and you should not expect, that your information will be secure in all circumstances.
The Sites are not directed toward children, and we do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information online from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has submitted
personal information online without parental consent, we will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our databases and and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child
or others as required or allowed by law). If you become aware of any personal information we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the information detailed in the Contact Us section.
Third Party Websites
The Sites may contain links to third-party websites, such as social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on these websites.
and retroactive manner, we will provide appropriate notice to you.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law provides you with the following rights with respect to your personal information:
- The right to know what personal information we have collected, used, disclosed and sold about you. You may submit a request to know by using the information detailed in the Contact Us section. You also may designate an authorized agent to make a request
for access on your behalf.
- The right to request that we delete any personal information we have collected about you. You may submit a request for deletion by using the information detailed in the Contact Us section. You also may designate an authorized agent to make a request
for deletion on your behalf.
When you exercise these rights and submit a request to us, we may verify your identity. We also may use a third party verification provider to verify your identity. Your exercise of these rights will have no adverse effect on the price and quality of
our goods and services.
Visitors from Outside the United States—Cross-Border Transfer
protection and other applicable laws of the United States or other countries may not be as comprehensive as those laws or regulations in your country or may otherwise differ from the data protection or consumer protection laws in your country. Your
information may be available to government authorities under lawful orders and law applicable in such jurisdictions. By using the Sites and/or providing personal information to us, you consent to transfer of your information to our facilities as described
contacting as using the information detailed in the Contact Us section. We take your questions and concerns seriously, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve them.
Right to Lodge Complaints
We are transparent about the ways in which we collect and use personal information, and welcome your questions and concerns. If you have any concern or complaint about the way we handle your personal information, please contact us using the information
detailed in the Contact Us section. To the extent you believe we have not addressed your concerns or otherwise choose to do so, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the country where you reside and/or the United
States. You may contact the US Federal Trade Commission regarding your concerns. For more information, please see https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc.