Privacy Policy

Table of contents

Information we collect and how we collect it | How your information will be used | How you can correct your information | Our email policies | Security and passwords | Changes to this policy | How to contact us | Other disclaimers | Copyright and trademark

The Direct Marketing Club of New York is an independent, non-profit organization serving members and site visitors interested in direct marketing.

Our privacy pledge to you: We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we are committed to do so carefully and sensibly. We are the sole owner of all information collected on our site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this policy statement. Here is our promise to our members:

  • We will safeguard, according to strict standards of security and confidentiality, any information our members and visitors share with us.
  • We will limit the use of member/visitor information to the minimum we require to deliver superior service to our members/visitors, which includes advising our members/visitors about our events, services and other opportunities, and to administer our business.
  • We may exchange or share your personal information with other reputable direct marketing companies or organizations. If you prefer that we do not share this information, please send an email to info@dmcny.org.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT


Many of the services and content on the DMCNY site are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can use our site and view much of our content anonymously.

The information we gather online falls into two categories: (1) personal information you voluntarily supply when you join, register for an event, complete a survey, or provide your e-mail address, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.

Personally identifiable information
There are many features on our site for which no registration is required. You will need to provide us with personal information about yourself if you are interested in obtaining certain information or services, or in participating in certain activities (such as becoming a member or registering for an event). When you do this, we collect personally identifiable information about you, including, but not limited, to your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit-card information, and user name and password.

Aggregate information collected through technology
< When you use our site, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and pages visited on the site. None of this information identifies you personally; we collect it for aggregate reporting on site activity. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our site, or which pages or features get the most attention. We use this information to make our site more useful to you.

Most aggregate information is collected via cookies. Cookie information is used only by the DMCNY and our agents and is not provided to any other organization. It is used in aggregate for traffic analysis and to provide relevant information to our visitors. It is also used for Web site and system administration, including research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE USED


Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience when visiting our site and to make our site more useful to you.

DMCNY uses personally identifiable information collected in a limited number of ways. We use the information to complete transactions and fulfill requests for our services. For instance, if you become a member or register for an event, we use your information to process your request, or if you contact us for help, we will use the information to reply to you. We also use the information you provide to send you e-mail, faxes and mail for DMCNY programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive these communications, you can opt-out of each individual channel by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication or by sending an email to info@dmcny.org.

Sharing your personally identifiable information
We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your personally identifiable information. We will therefore share that information only with the following entities, and only in the manner described below.

Third parties
If you join DMCNY, register for an event, participate in a bulletin board or respond to a survey we may occasionally exchange or rent your information with other reputable companies that offer direct marketing services and information.

Service providers
We contract with other companies to provide certain services on our behalf, including credit-card processing, and e-mail distribution. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for DMCNY, and they may not share or resell this data.

We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena.

Site visitors
Visitors to the DMCNY site can view name and address information in the Membership Directory. They cannot view email addresses.

Members
DMCNY members have full access to contact information as listed in the print and online Membership Directories.

Event sponsors
When you attend an event we do share your contact information with the sponsors of the event.

HOW YOU CAN CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION


DMCNY provides members with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. To update the information retained about you, please log in to the Membership Directory. For any other requests, write to us at:

Direct Marketing Club of New York
54 Adams Street, Garden City, NY 11530

To protect your privacy and security, we will also verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

OUR EMAIL POLICIES


Member and services related e-mail
We will send you e-mails relating to your membership. These include membership registration and event confirmations, renewal/expiration notices, and credit-card problem notifications.

Upcoming events:
We will send members and visitors email notifications of upcoming events. If you no longer wish to these notifications, follow the "Unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email.

Promotional e-mails:
As a rule we do not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes. However, on occasion you may receive messages that we think may be of interest to you about other direct marketing, services and programs. You may opt out of receiving all e-mails from us although you will also be unsubscribed from receiving event notifications.

SECURITY AND PASSWORDS


We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We maintain a secure process to collect, transmit, and store your personally identifiable information. When you provide credit-card information, we use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect it. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY


This Privacy policy may be amended from time to time. Any modifications will be reflected first on this page, so check back often. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, we will make you aware by prominently posting a notice on our Web sites.

HOW TO CONTACT US


If you have any questions or concerns about the DMCNY Privacy policy or its implementation, please feel free to contact us at DMCNY, 54 Adams Street, Garden City, NY 11530. Or, if you would like to contact us via e-mail, send an email to info@dmcny.org.

If you feel that we have not followed our Privacy policy, please let us ’ know. Additionally, you may contact your state or local consumer protection office, The Direct Marketing Association's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the?dma.org.

OTHER DISCLAIMERS


DMCNY Refund Policy
DMCNY will refund or provide a credit for any event registrations, if registrants cancel their registration by noon on the day before an event. To contact us for a credit please contact our Executive Director Stu Boysen via email info@dmcny.org or call (516) 746-6700.

Hypertext Links
Our Web sites may contain links to other Web sites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other sites.

DMCNY Information
All information provided by DMCNY on this site is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. While DMCNY believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, DMCNY does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. Neither DMCNY, nor any of the sources of the information, shall be responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of, this information.

Endorsement
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by DMCNY.

Submissions
All information submitted to DMCNY via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of DMCNY. DMCNY shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in information a visitor to this site provides DMCNY through this site. DMCNY shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding submitted information except as agreed by the DMCNY entity having the direct customer relationship or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will DMCNY be liable for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this site or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if DMCNY, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. Hyperlinks to other internet resources are at your own risk; the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these resources are not investigated, verified, monitored, or endorsed by DMCNY.

Copyright and Trademark Information
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By accessing this site and any pages thereof, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions below, do not access this site, or any pages thereof.

Copyright © DMCNY. All rights reserved. Copyright in the pages and in the screens displaying the pages, and in the information and material therein and in their arrangement, is owned by DMCNY unless otherwise indicated.

Trademarks
The DMCNY logo is a registered trademark. All other logos depicted are service marks and trademarks of their respective owners.