1. General details.
Please be aware that advertisers or other web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to DLC Companies are not covered by this privacy statement.
2. What is collected?
Some general information is gathered when you visit each part of our site. This is done using the normal web server log file which is active on almost every other web site you visit.
Whenever you use any feedback or contact form on this site we may ask you for personal information. You may choose to provide only the minimum needed to enable us to serve you. If you contact DLC Companies, for example using forms or email, we may keep a record of that correspondence. DLC Companies also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes.
DLC Companies does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information specifically provided by you, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve you, our customer.
We may also use the information we collect for system administration.
3. How do we use the information?
Knowing that you use certain services or features helps us to provide you with better and more relevant content and links, to help us complete any order you place with us, to respond to your enquiries, and occasionally send you email about important functionality changes to the Web site, new services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable.
Information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. DLC Companies may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.
We do not make personally identifiable information available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding your usage on DLC Companies are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.
DLC Companies does not sell or rent user information to anyone.
DLC Companies may release information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (I) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements or (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of DLC Companies, our users, or others.
(ii) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing DLC Companies is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
(iii) Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of DLC Companies web sites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on DLC Companies a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.
4. Your choices
We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use or participate in that particular service or offering.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those DLC Companies services that require registration in order to participate. You can still browse most of the web site and use most of the resources and services even if you do not accept cookies.
DLC Companies may choose to operate 'opt-in' email list services. You can choose not to subscribe to email lists, and to be removed from the email list. In addition, if you indicated upon 'opt-in' registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from our partners and trusted third parties, we may occasionally send you direct mail or email about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only DLC Companies (or agents working on behalf of DLC Companies and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do choose to discontinue receiving such mailings, you can remove yourself from the mail list at any time.
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may choose to do so in the future with trustworthy third parties, but you will able tell us not to.
5. Security precautions
Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, DLC Companies cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Even if you no longer visit our web-site, and/or have unsubscribed from our mailing lists, residual information will remain within our archive records, and may be kept for 10 years or more.
6. What else you should know about your online privacy.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
We at DLC Companies are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect on the site to keep DLC Companies web site fresh, interactive, relevant and to enhance your overall web site experience