The Developmental Services Network (DSN) respects the privacy of visitors to its website. DSN strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, DSN has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does DSN Collect?
Most data collected by DSN is used only to help DSN better serve its customers. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our customers and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Website.
For General Users: DSN does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Website. Users to the public areas of the DSN Website browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.
For DSN Customers, Meeting Registrants, and Other Customers: To gain access to customers-only resources and personalization features on the DSN Website, customers and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This data is submitted voluntarily. DSN asks users to provide their name, organization name, address, business phone, e-mail, and payment information (including credit card numbers). Similar information may be submitted to DSN through membership applications, meeting or seminar registration. Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by DSN to its customers through its electronic communications, DSN may collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, DSN may monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. DSN only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its customers. This information is not sold or distributed in any manner.
How Does DSN Use Data Collected?
DSN uses information voluntarily submitted by customers and other customers in the following ways:
DSN Member Services and Products. Generally, DSN and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences.
Disclosures to Third Parties. DSN also makes member contact information available through the DSN Membership Directory to other customers using its Website and to those who register for its conferences.
Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), DSN or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Website. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Website in order to allow DSN (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.
Credit Card Account Information. DSN does not disclose credit card account information provided by its customers and customers. When customers and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, DSN submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This Website contains links to other websites. DSN has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of those sites.
What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any User suspects DSN has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy ststatement, please contact us by e-mailing to <email> or by calling (916) 993-9316