This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for our company, Direct Development, Inc., in connection with its website directdevelopment.com (the “Site”). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected on our Site, and governs how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.
We are the sole owners of the information, including personal information, collected on the Site. This information is comprised of information you voluntarily give us via email, through direct links from third party websites, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We collect the following types of personal information: name, email address, industry, and phone number. We may also collect additional contact information and credit card information. When you post information on our Site, we may use this information to reach you, to fulfill your requests, provide a relevant product or service, or for anti-fraud purposes. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our company, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to process a payment.
In addition to the foregoing, we collect the following categories of information within the preceding twelve (12) months:
(i) contact information, such as name, address, personal identifier, IP address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, or passport number;
(ii) information subject to record retention laws, including signature, telephone number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, or financial account information;
(iii) internet or other electronic network activity, such as browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement;
(iv) geolocation data;
(v) professional or employment related information; and
(vi) inferences drawn from the information above to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Upon request, you may be “forgotten” and your personal information deleted.
Finally, to comply with certain privacy laws required in the State of California, if you are a California resident, you may request a breakdown of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you, but you may not do so more than twice in a twelve-month period.
A. User Accounts/Registration
In order to use all functions of the Site, a user may be asked to complete a registration form. In such circumstances, a user is required to give certain personal information (such as name, industry, phone number, and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our Site in which you have expressed interest.
No minors (children under age 18) are permitted to use this Site, and we do not knowingly gather information from minors. If you are a parent or legal guardian who believes that your minor child provided us with any personal information, please contact us as noted at the conclusion of this policy.
B. Cookies and Tracking Technologies
We may use “cookies” and other technologies. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of the Site are most often visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information.
In keeping with most internet services, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the Site, to learn about user behavior on the Site, to improve our products and services, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In short, we believe these tracking technologies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience of the Site and our ability to help our customers.
C. Sharing of Information
We partner with other parties to provide specific services, such as a credit card processor. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
If required to do so by law, legal process, litigation, or by request from public and governmental authorities, we will disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
D. Links to Other Sites
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
E. Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time, our Site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for a variety of purposes, including monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Site, or to improve our company services as a whole.
Direct Development, Inc.
10427 North Street, Suite 201
Fairfax, VA 22030
4834-4180-8303, v. 1