1. Personal Information DAW collects personal information online, including names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers, billing information, vehicle information such as vehicle identification numbers, and complaint information. DAW may also collect business information from sole proprietorships that apply for accreditation and for program participation, some of which could constitute personal information, as well as personal information from individuals acting solely in their business capacity. DAW does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of our sites are designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13. We also use personal information about you for sales, to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; to statistically analyze site usage; to improve our content and product offerings; and to customize our sites' content, layout and services. We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, new services and promotions. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our visitors' needs DAW does not collect personal information automatically, but we may combine non-personal information collected automatically with your previously submitted personal information. 2. Aggregate and Statistical Data DAW uses web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to help us design our website, to identify popular features, and for other managerial purposes. However, web logs may be used if necessary to help identify any person attempting to break into or damage our website. We may share web log information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.
Data Sharing & Transfer
1. How We May Share Information Except as stated below, we will not share, trade or sell personal information of our visitors for use by any business. However, aggregated and statistical data from our visitors may be shared with our partners. For example, we may let a partner know that approximately "75% of our visitors use high speed connections or access our site after 7pm." Occasionally, we may share personal information from you (such as name, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses) with vendors, contractors or partners of DAW in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with or provide to DAW. These vendors, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for DAW, and they may not share or resell this data. The services they provide may include such activities as program features, direct mailing, fulfillment services, or e-mail campaigns. DAW may share your information with any person or company that acquires DAW business or any portion of the DAW business to which your information relates. DAW will ensure that any person or company to which your information is transferred agrees to abide by the same privacy obligations as DAW. DAW also reserves the right to share the information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. 2. Data Transfers Your personal information will generally be stored in our DAW databases, which are located in various geographies within the United States. DAW's data protection standards are the same, regardless of where your personal information is stored. DAW adheres to U.S. Department of Commerce European Union Safe Harbor principles. If you feel that we may have violated Safe Harbor privacy principles, you may contact DAW or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with your complaint.
Our Web sites are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. No personal information is collected. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. DAW uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use DAW sites if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you. Cookies help us in many ways to make your visit to our websites more enjoyable and meaningful to you. DAW may use such "cookie" technology to obtain non-personal information from you as an online visitor. As an example, this might entail recognizing several web page requests coming from the same computer and therefore the same visitor. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
DAW is committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. Vendors, contractors, or partners of DAW who have access to your personal information in connection with providing services for DAW are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us. When necessary, we use secure connections on our web sites to protect information during its transmission.
Access to your Information & Complaints
At certain points where personal information is collected on our site, there may be a field where you may indicate you would like to be on a mailing list to receive information about other DAW programs and services and about ways to support DAW. If you select this field, you are accepting that we may contact you in the future using the information that was entered. We attempt to keep your files complete, up-to-date, and accurate. We tell you how and where to conveniently access your personal information and how to notify us about errors. We are committed to working with you to obtain fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes about privacy. In order to process a complaint, DAW may send the complaint and customer information to other parties, handle it itself, or refer the complaint to another appropriate organization for handling. By completing a complaint form or sending us a request or inquiry, you are allowing us to forward your information to the appropriate personnel, if necessary, and potentially also to the proper partner. Consumer inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate DAW by email, and consumers should recognize that this method of transmission may not be secure. Without submission of the requested information, DAW will not be able to process your complaint. We never sell or rent your personal information. DAW may also release personal information under the following circumstances: Where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation or is requested by a government agency; Where our records indicate a company may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of; To appropriate governmental authorities, where warranted by a company's failure to participate in the advertising self-regulatory process or respond to an online privacy complaint, or where a company fails to honor the recommendations of the National Advertising Division, Children's Advertising Review Unit or National Advertising Review Board; To appropriate persons, where your communication suggests possible harm to others.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please e-mail us with the new information or your review request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us also know what led to your submission of personal information so we may efficiently locate your information.