DVC Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the DVC Foundation Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the DVC Foundation website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
DVC Foundation collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number or information enabling us to serve you better. DVC Foundation also collects anonymous information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites, so that we can improve the user experience of our website.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by DVC Foundation. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by DVC Foundation for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the DVC Foundation Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through DVC Foundation public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: DVC Foundation does not read any of your private online communications.
DVC Foundation encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from DVC Foundation so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. DVC Foundation is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the DVC Foundation and DVC Foundation family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
DVC Foundation collects and uses your personal information to operate the DVC Foundation Web site and deliver the services you have requested. DVC Foundation also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of services available from DVC Foundation and its affiliates. DVC Foundation may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
DVC Foundation does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. DVC Foundation may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, DVC Foundation may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to DVC Foundation, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
DVC Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
DVC Foundation keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within DVC Foundation, in order to determine what DVC Foundation services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within DVC Foundation to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
DVC Foundation Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on DVC Foundation or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of DVC Foundation; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of DVC Foundation, or the public.
The DVC Foundation Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize DVC Foundation pages, or register with DVC Foundation site or services, a cookie helps DVC Foundation to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as recognizing you as a valued Donor for the DVC Foundation. When you return to the same DVC Foundation Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the DVC Foundation features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the DVC Foundation services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
DVC Foundation secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. DVC Foundation secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. DVC does not retain personal payment information such as a credit card numbers. Payment information is transmitted to a secure payment gateway protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. For increased security, payment information is only retained with the secure payment process, not on DVC website or databases.
Changes to this Statement
DVC Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. DVC Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how DVC Foundation is protecting your information.
DVC Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that DVC Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact DVC Foundation at GChavaria@dvc.edu. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.