Our Commitment To Privacy
Information We Collect On Our Site
Information You Provide To Us
Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect personally identifiable information from you (such as name and email address) when you register to participate in interactive features on the Site (such as signing up for one of our programs or submitting a blog or other public comment). We will only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us (such as when you register for a program or promotion, or email us). We may also collect demographic information.
Information We Collect Automatically
Whenever you visit or interact with the Site, DSPlus, as well as its service providers and contractors, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how the Site is accessed and used (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, and the preceding page views. This statistical data provides us with information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on.
We may also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, “Device”) you use to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.
The technologies used on the Site to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, may include:
Web Beacons. Web beacons are small graphic images or other web programming code that may be included in our Site. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site.
Also, by providing information to the Site, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing, and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries and territories, including outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), which may not have data protection laws as comprehensive as those that exist in the EEA.
How We Use Information Collected Through Our Site
We will use your personally identifiable information to provide you with information you may request. We will also use your personally identifiable information when you request to participate in promotional activities and programs conducted through the Site.
Unless you tell us not to, we may also use your personally identifiable information to contact you with information we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive commercial email messages from us, our e-mail messages will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving this information.
Sharing of Information
In addition, through a merger, acquisition or reorganization, any information that we have collected in connection with the Site may be transferred. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information may be considered one of our assets and may be sold or transferred to third parties.
We may also transfer and disclose information, including your Usage Information and Device Identifier, (including IP address), when we determine it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or to protect our interests and safety and those of other visitors to the Site.
The Site is not directed to children under 13.
We use certain reasonable security measures. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the Site and provide us with your information at your own risk.
The Site may contain links to other websites that we do not own or operate, including those of other third parties whose trademarks may appear onc the Site. This may include links from service providers, affiliates, and partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. We do not control, recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these websites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices. These other websites may send their own cookies to your Device, they may independently collect data or solicit information from you and may or may not have their own published privacy policies.
The Site may make comments, questions, and other community functions available to its users. Remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and may be viewed by others. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal, financial or other information. You should use such community functions at your own risk.
How To Contact Us
2 North Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
Effective Date: June 1, 2015