DiscoverOurTown takes your privacy seriously. Please read the
- This policy covers how DOT
treats personal information that DOT collects and receives, including
information related to your past use of DOT products and services.
Personal information is information about you that is personally
identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and
that is not otherwise publicly available.
- This policy does not apply to
the practices of companies that DOT does not own or control,
or to people that DOT does not employ or manage.
Information Collection and Use
- DOT collects personal
information when you register with DOT, when you use DOTís services, when
you visit DOT pages or the pages of certain DOT partners.
- When you register we ask for
information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip
code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. For some financial
products and services we may also ask for your address, Social Security
number, and information about your assets. Once you register with DOT and
sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
- DOT collects information
about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners,
including information about your use of financial products and services
that we offer.
- DOT automatically receives
and records information on our server logs from your browser, including
your IP address, DOT information, and the page you request.
- DOT uses information for the
following general purposes: to customize the advertising
and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services,
improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous
reporting for internal and external clients.
- DOT will not contact children
under age 18 about special offers or for marketing purposes without a
- DOT does not ask a child
under age 17 for more personal information, as a condition of
participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given
activity or promotion.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
- DOT does not rent, sell, or
share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated
companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we
have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- We provide the information
to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with DOT under
confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal
information to help DOT communicate with you about offers from DOT and
our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any
independent right to share this information.
- We respond to
subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise
our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
- We believe it is
necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take
action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations
involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person,
- We transfer
information about you if DOT is acquired by or merged with another
company. In this event, DOT will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different
- DOT displays targeted
advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad
serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or
click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, women
ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
- DOT does not provide
any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view
a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are
consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the
assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
- DOTís advertisers
include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents,
stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as
stores, airlines, and software companies).
- DOT works with vendors,
partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries
and categories of business.
- DOT uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on our Web site, other Web sites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp.
- DOT may set and access DOTís
cookies on your computer.
- DOT lets other companies that
show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on
your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their
own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not
have access to DOTís cookies.
- DOT uses web beacons to
access DOTís cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in
connection with DOTís products and services.
Confidentiality and Security
- We limit access to personal
information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come
into contact with that information to provide products or services to you
or in order to do their jobs.
- We have physical, electronic,
and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect
personal information about you.
- To learn more about security,
including the security steps we have taken and security steps you can
- DOT may update this policy.
We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal
information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in
your DOT account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
Questions and Suggestions
- DOT is trustcertified and
the certification applies to all English-language sites under the DiscoverOurTown.com†
domain. If you feel that your inquiry has not been
satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe,
an independent privacy organization. TRUSTe serves as a liaison with DOT
to resolve your concern.
- If you have questions or
suggestions, please send your comments to info@DiscoverOurTown.com† you can contact us at:
535 Port Terminal Circle