COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
WDC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by WDC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the WDC website. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through WDC’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. WDC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from WDC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. WDC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the WDC website.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
WDC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. WDC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from WDC and its affiliates. WDC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Personal information collected at events hosted by the WDC, such as market days, may be shared with participating partners and sponsors. Only data collected for and during the event will be shared such as registration and RSVP information. WDC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. WDC 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 transferred to the third party. WDC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to WDC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. WDC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within WDC, in order to determine what WDC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within WDC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. WDC 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 WDC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WDC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WDC, or the public.
The WDC website may 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 WDC pages, or register with WDC site or services, a cookie helps WDC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same WDC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WDC 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 WDC services or websites you visit.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
WDC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
CHILDREN UNDER THIRTEEN
WDC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
OPT-OUT & UNSUBSCRIBE
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from WDC by contacting us here:
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
WDC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. WDC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how WDC is protecting your information.
WDC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WDC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WDC at:Washington Design Center1099 14th Street, NWWashington, District of Columbia 20005
Effective as of January 01, 2015