Your privacy is important to us
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.
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.
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.