PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us

We at DDC are committed to ensuring that our visitors and users understand our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy will explain what type of data we collect, how it is utilized, and how it is protected within the secure infrastructure of DDC. This Privacy Policy applies to this website (“Site”), the information we collect from individual users of our services, and the email services we provide to our customers (as further explained below).

Other than as direct customers, there are two ways in which you might interact with DDC. The first way is by visiting our site. The second is by receiving email from us as part of our services to our customers—that is, we send emails to individuals (employees, members, business partners, etc.) from lists provided to us by our customers.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Site, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online). We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Site as well as our services.

For users of our products and services, DDC offers users the option to provide us certain personal information. This information may be required in order to receive certain services from us. By providing us with such information, you are agreeing that we may store, process, and review such information and that we may use it for the purpose for which it was collected. For example, we may use this information to enable you to communicate with you legislators or to personalize your user sessions. We may also use email and street addresses voluntarily provided by site visitors to notify them of updates, products, services, or upcoming events. Site visitors who do not wish to receive such notifications via email can choose to opt out of receiving such information at any time by so indicating either at the time of registration or upon receipt of any promotional email.

You may also receive emails from our service, which have been sent by an employer, business partner, or other entity with which you have a relationship (such as a non-profit organization). Communications sent through DDC’s servers are at the expressed direction and use of our clients and their constituents. Our service allows our customers to send out emails to their members, employees, business partners, etc., advising them of news and important developments, requesting that they take certain action, requesting that they contact their political representatives, and the like. It is our policy that such emails contain an “unsubscribe” function, along with instructions on how to do so.

We recognize that when users choose to provide us with information about themselves, they trust us to protect their privacy and to provide them with choices about how that information is shared. We will not sell or disclose the information you provide or information we receive from our customers, unless required to do so by law. We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal processes, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action on illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, verification and enforcement of compliance with the policies governing our Site and applicable laws, or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements. In addition, we may transfer personally identifiable information about you if we are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

Please understand that we may have received your email address from our customer. As stated above, we will not disclose it to others, but understand that it may have been disclosed to us from someone other than you. Presumably, that individual or entity has a relationship with you; however, if not, you have the option of unsubscribing.

Lastly, we may use aggregated, non-personally identifiable information in order to gauge the effectiveness of certain grassroots activities. We use this information in our consulting business but please be assured that there is no personally identifiable information of yours disclosed as part of our use of this aggregated information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to a users’ hard drive when they visit the site. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user ID, which the site uses to match with the registration information the user has already provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information the user supplies. A cookie cannot read data off a user’s hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. DDC websites use cookies to authenticate users and keep track of user sessions.

LINKS

DDC websites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that DDC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage users, when they leave a site, to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding what we do with information provided to us, please contact us.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect.

DDC provides data and website services to some of the country’s largest companies and associations. DDC’s physical security, network security, and data integrity procedures are continually evaluated by our clients and third parties to ensure that our systems and procedures meet the high standards required by our clients.

DDC has a robust, multi-layered network infrastructure and monitors its entire network around the clock to identify any perceived threats and monitor the performance of our products to ensure that our entire infrastructure remains highly available and secure.

PASSWORDS AND OTHER IDENTIFIERS

In the event you are issued a password or other secret identification in order to receive a service from us you must not disclose or share your password with any third party. If you lose control of your password, you may lose control over the information you have provided to us, and you will be responsible for any legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password, or, if we provided your password, notify us so that we may issue you a new password.