Last Updated: July 2016
Information DBIA Collects
THE TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED BY DBIA WILL VARY WITH YOUR PARTICULAR USE OF THE SITE. Below, DBIA provides more specific examples.
Contact Information: DBIA may require you to provide certain contact information, such as, without limitation, your name, phone number, address, and email address.
Demographic & Survey Information: DBIA may collect demographic and general profile data (e.g., educational, interest, professional, and geographic information).
Financial Information: DBIA may collect credit or debit card information.
Transactional Information: DBIA may create and maintain a database of aggregated information about the transactions that occur on the Site (e.g., tool or feature (and related database) utilization, registration information, and activity, navigation, exit page tracking, or content selection data).
Technical Information: DBIA may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or a unique identifier for a mobile device from users of the Site as well as the date and time of access and the Web page(s) accessed. DBIA may also catalog your log-in information and the type of computer, browser, or operating system you use.
Use of Information
DBIA may use data to operate the Site and provide and/or improve certain of the Site’s features, tools, functionality, or related services. Below, please find additional information on how DBIA may use data collected from the Site.
Contact Information: DBIA may use your contact information (i) to advertise DBIA’s events, programs, products, services or software solutions, including through DBIA’s direct mail efforts, (ii) to create a personalized experience for you when using the Site, (iii) to provide you with news, materials, and information, (iv) to assist with security or fraud prevention or response measures, (v) to facilitate a website feature or tool that requires user input, such as certification registration or renewal, (vi) to allow you to make a payment or donation, (vii) to allow you to participate or register for a DBIA activity, event, or program, (viii) to get in touch with you with respect to any (a) transactions conducted through the Site, such as making a donation, registering for an event or program, or ordering materials, (b) support or customer service, (c) material changes made by DBIA to the Site’s policies and/or agreements, or (d) new programs, events, products, services or software solutions offered by DBIA, or (viii) for any other lawful purposes as determined by DBIA in DBIA’s sole discretion.
DBIA may also share your contact information with third parties including, without limitation, DBIA’s vendors, advertisers, or business partners, to (i) facilitate or implement the foregoing DBIA usage, (ii) advertise the services or activities of others, or (iii) process payments, order fulfillment, or donations. In addition, DBIA may (x) supplement the PII collected from you with information about you obtained from other sources, such as, without limitation, from DBIA’s vendors, advertisers, or business partners, or (y) engage in cross-border transfers of PII with respect to any of the foregoing use of the contact information.
The Site may also offer message boards or interactive communication functionality. This functionality will identify a user (as the user designates during the registration process(s)). DBIA also wishes to remind you that any information you disclose in these areas, including any PII, will become public information.
Demographic & Survey Information: DBIA may use demographic information for marketing, administrative, management, and monitoring purposes in order to continue to provide or improve the Site. In addition, DBIA may share survey results and aggregated demographic data collected through the Site with DBIA’s vendors, business partners, the general public, the news media, and with the U.S. Government and state governments, not only as may be required by law, but also for advertising purposes, for release to third parties, and to participate in government programs and initiatives. But, such survey or aggregated information will not identify any particular user.
Financial Information: DBIA will use financial information to facilitate a payment or donation.
Transactional Information: DBIA may use transactional information for marketing, administrative, and support purposes in order to provide or improve the Site or any software solutions, programs, events, products or services that DBIA may offer. In addition, DBIA may also share such transactional data on an aggregated basis (which will not identify any particular user) with or to third parties, including, without limitation, vendors, advertisers, or business partners.
Technical Information: DBIA may use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with DBIA’s servers, analyze Site usage trends, track user movements on the Site, and to otherwise administer, improve, manage, and monitor DBIA’s Site.
Business Transactions: In the event that DBIA goes through a business transaction, such as a bankruptcy event, merger, investment transaction, or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of DBIA’s assets or ownership interests (or equity), please note that the PII collected and retained by DBIA may be among the assets transferred or reviewed.
Legal Action. DBIA may disclose PII when legally required to do so in accordance with subpoenas, government requests or regulations, or legal proceedings. DBIA may also disclose PII to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend DBIA’s rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of others.
Cookies and other related techniques enable DBIA to manage and/or customize your experience on the Site, including available advertisements. Cookies and other related techniques also make Web-surfing or Site review easier by automatically performing certain functions such as saving your personal preferences and by providing targeted content.
Links to Third Party Sites
The collection, use, and sharing of your PII may be necessary for DBIA to provide certain features, programs, events, resources, products, services and software solutions made available on the Site, and to operate and/or improve the Site. For example, all users who register to access and use the Site will need to submit certain PII to DBIA. However, under other circumstances, you can decide if you wish to provide your PII to DBIA or opt-out of doing so. Specifically, users may opt-out of including the PII they provide to DBIA in connection with the following activities: (i) email communications, newsletters, or postal or facsimile communications sent by DBIA, (ii) (offline or online) donor communications, (iii) advertising arrangements, and (iv) sharing arrangements with DBIA’s vendors or business partners for donation purposes. DBIA also recommends review of your browser settings to determine if additional opt-outs are available.
What about Children?
DBIA cares about the safety of children on DBIA’s Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Although the Site is suitable for a general audience, the Site is intended for use only by users who are over eighteen (18) years of age. Accordingly, DBIA does not knowingly solicit PII from children or send them requests for personal information. If you become aware that your child has provided PII to DBIA, please contact DBIA immediately so that such information can be deleted and DBIA otherwise discontinues any further services provided to such child.
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