- This privacy statement covers the site www.30dps.com. We are committed to respecting and maintaining the privacy of our clients and visitors, and wish to demonstrate that commitment by adherence to the following policy. This policy defines the following topics:
- What personally identifiable information 30dps collects.
- What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the Web site.
- What organization collects the information.
- How 30dps uses the information.
- With whom 30dps may share user information.
- What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
- What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under 30dps control.
- How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection and Use
30dps is the sole owner of the information collected on www.30dps.com. 30dps collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
Credit Card Numbers
30dps stores only the last four digits of its clients' credit card numbers, passing all of the information to the secure credit card processing system for payment.
To use online registration on this Web site for a 30dps-sponsored event, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We use this information to contact the user about changes to the event for which he has expressed interest. Information specific to the event, especially on the forms labeled 'SPECIAL' is optional, but highly recommended for the event.
To subscribe to the e-dreamin' newsletter, users are required to give a name and e-mail address. This allows the newsletter synopsis page to be e-mailed to user.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and clear gifs to create a composite profile of our users. Profile information stored includes as a minimum the name, e-mail address, business type and preferences on receiving information by e-mail (newsletter and news releases). Through the business type, this information is joined to newsletter content and news releases to record a composite view of specific business types: content preferences. Profile information is used to tailor a user's visit to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. Your profile is shared in aggregate form only.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
The cookies set by the site flag a user as having the Macromedia Flash plug-in, identify if the user has seen a particular cartoon sequence on main pages, and provide business type information for content metrics on newsletter articles and news releases. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. See the "Profile" section.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring:exit pages, platform type, date:time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons:Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons:Web Bugs), that helps us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs in the e-mail synopsis page of the newsletter are tied to users' personally identifiable information, in that they pass a unique user ID back to the server to enable setting (or reading) a cookie.
In addition, we use clear gifs in our HTML-based e-mails to let us know which e-mails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If users would like to opt out of these e-mails, please see the "Opt out" section.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify profile information. Established members who have subscribed to the newsletter or news releases will receive regular mailings. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the "Choice" and "Opt out" sections.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address. Out of respect for our users' privacy we provide a way to opt out of these communications. Please see the "Choice" and "Opt out" sections.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an e-mail. Generally, users may not opt out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via e-mail or phone, in accordance with the user's wishes.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and clients. This information consists of correlating survey results or article reading preferences with business types. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
These are the instances in which we will share users' personal information. We DO NOT share personal information with third parties.
In the event 30dps goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via e-mail and a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If, as a result of the business transition, the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, they will be given a choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Our users are given the opportunity to "opt out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point that we ask for information. For example, our order form has an "opt out" mechanism so users who buy a product from us, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their e-mail address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt out of receiving these communications by clicking on the link at the bottom of the message, or by e-mailing us at email@example.com with 'UNSUBSCRIBE' in the subject line, or the user may contact us at (719) 380-9996.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, 30dps, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user, therefore, has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Anonymous survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correcting:Updating:Deleting:Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done by e-mailing our Customer Support at email@example.com. Or, contact us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases in which we post a notice we will also e-mail users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
phone: (719) 380-9996 ext 4225
fax: (719) 380-9997
118 N. Tejon St.
Suite 304, Colorado Springs, CO 80903