Privacy Policy

Digital Brand Architects (“DBA”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the data of its clients, associates, suppliers, and website visitors.  We want you to understand how we collect and use information from our website so you can interact with DBA with confidence. By using DBA’s website (“Website”) you accept and agree to the practices this Privacy Policy describes.

Information We Collect

When you use our Website, we may collect and use personally identifiable information about you, as well as other information.  “Personally identifiable information” includes your name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, and other similar information that can be used to identify you.  More specifically, when you use our Website, we may collect and store the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Company name
  • Correspondence sent to us through the Website
  • IP addresses
  • Browser type
  • Computer operating system
  • Web log information
  • Date and time you visit the Website
  • Other click-stream data
  • Consent and Use of Your Information

When you provide us with personal information to sign up for our newsletter or send us a message through the Website, we imply that you consent to our collecting and using your information for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will ask you directly for your express consent.

You may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by clicking “unsubscribe” directly in the newsletter you receive or by contacting us at pingme@thedigitalbrandarchitects.com.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that website’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. We use cookies to analyze visitor activity to improve the website. You can learn more about cookies at https://www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com. You can, however, view which cookies DBA uses here.

When you are on one of DBA’s partner websites, we do not collect cookies nor use them for ad serving.

Security
We use commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Website. These procedures include, but are not limited to, encryption, SSL (secure socket layer), passwords, and physical security.  We also limit access to any personally identifiable information we receive to employees who need access to that information in order to do their jobs.  However, no data protection procedures are entirely infallible. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure.

Sharing Your Information

We may share your personal information with trusted third parties, such as service providers under contract who help with our business operations, including Mailchimp. We encourage you to read Mailchimp’s privacy policy here.

We may also share aggregated non-identifiable information about our general readership with third parties in order to improve the functionality of our Website.

Such third parties have access to personal information as needed to perform their functions, but they are not allowed to use it for other purposes.  We do not sell or rent personal information collected through DBA’s Website to anyone.

Other Circumstances:  We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to:

Comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal process (such as a subpoena), or enforceable government request;
Enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations of such Terms, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; and
Protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of DBA, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

Third-Party Websites and Social Media Features
DBA’s Website may contain links to other websites, including those of third parties or business partners.  While we seek to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices other websites use.  By accessing other third party websites or applications through our Website, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. It is possible that other parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use DBA’s Website.

International Visitors
DBA’s Website is hosted and operated in the United States (“US”) and elsewhere in the world.  By using the Website, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to the US.  If you are accessing DBA’s Website from outside the US, please be advised that US law may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.

Review and Correction of Your Information
You may review and edit the information DBA collected about you at any time by contacting us at the address below.  If your information has been shared with a third party, as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, then that third party has received its own copy of your data.  If you have been contacted by one of these third parties and wish to correct or delete your information, please contact them directly.

California Privacy Rights
California’ Shine the Light Law (Cal. Civil Code § 1798.83) allows California residents to ask companies with whom they have an established business relationship to provide certain information about the companies’ sharing of personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. DBA does not share any California consumer personal information with third parties for marketing purposes without consent.

California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this law or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices may contact us using the contact information set forth below.

Users Only of Legal Age of Majority

Our Website is intended for a general audience over 18 years of age and is not directed to children under 13 years of age.  We do not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) (“Children’s Personal Information”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA, and for any children’s or mixed-use portions of our Website (if any) we will comply with COPPA.  If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected Children’s Personal Information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please contact us at the address listed below (Attention: Legal) and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.

Parents may want to consider commercially available parental control protections to limit what minors can access online and/or monitor their minor children’s online activities. Examples include:  www.netnanny.com; www.webwatcher.com and www.sentrypc.com. We do not endorse these or other services and are not responsible for them.

Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 4, 2018.

We update the Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it regularly. If we materially change our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by contacting you through your user account e-mail address or by posting a notice on our Website. Your continued use of the Website will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy.  If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Website and notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.

Contacting Us

Please contact us at pingme@thedigitalbrandarchitects.com to submit any questions, comments, or complaints you may have regarding this Privacy Policy.

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