2. RESTRICTED ACCESS
In the event that DECA or our Affiliates unknowingly send an e-mail or other message to a child (a person under the age of 13 years) who has improperly registered with the DECA WEBSITE, the child or the child's parent or legal guardian always have the right to unsubscribe (opt-out) from receiving future e-mails or text messages using the opt-out (e.g., unsubscribe) mechanism contained in the e-mail or message, or to request termination of the child's registration and status as a registered user with the DECA WEBSITE.
3. GENERAL PRIVACY INFORMATION
The DECA WEBSITE is designed and targeted to United States ("U.S.") audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. DECA makes no representation that the DECA WEBSITE is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations or is governed by other nations. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you use the DECA WEBSITE, you do so at your own risk and initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all of the laws and regulations that apply to you. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to DECA or DECA obtains as a result of your use of the DECA WEBSITE, will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using the DECA WEBSITE, participating in any DECA WEBSITE activities and/or providing DECA with your Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and processing of Personal Information to the U.S. and in other countries that may not have an equivalent level of protection or a level of data protection considered adequate in the European Union or European Economic Area. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.
If you provide personal information to us with respect to potential employment opportunities with DECA, such as your resume, DECA will treat such personal information as confidential and use it only to consider you for current and future employment opportunities and to contact you with respect to employment with us or DECA’s Affiliates. An "Affiliate" is a person or entity that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under common control with, DECA. We may retain your information for further recruitment opportunities that may arise, unless you tell us that you no longer wish for us to retain your information.
4. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
A California resident who has provided Personal Information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purpose is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of Personal Information, upon receipt of a request by a user, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom Personal Information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of Personal Information that were disclosed.
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact us by regular mail at: DECA, Attention: VP, Programming, 1299 Ocean Ave., Ste. 410, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled "Your California Privacy Rights" on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. (Your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via e-mail. Please include your zip code for our own recordkeeping.) DECA will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. DECA is not responsible for notices that are not labeled or not sent properly or do not have complete information.
5. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
DECA collects Personal Information about you when you visit the DECA WEBSITE and when you input information, whether you are registering to use any services, features or functions of the DECA WEBSITE, participating in promotions, or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. DECA may use the information DECA obtains from you, including Personal Information, to tailor your experience on the DECA WEBSITE, to display Content DECA thinks may be of interest to you, or to let DECA customize what you see when you visit the DECA WEBSITE according to your preferences.
It is your responsibility to give DECA current, complete, truthful and accurate information and to keep the Personal Information that you provide to DECA up to date. DECA cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give DECA accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give DECA.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your user name and password and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on the DECA WEBSITE and for any use of the website or any other activity or conduct in connection with the DECA WEBSITE, by any others who use your user name or password, unless and until you notify DECA that your user name or password may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken, or used by another party. Bear in mind that when you submit information to DECA, it does not guarantee that DECA will permit you to use any or all of the features of functions of the DECA WEBSITE.
When you register with the DECA WEBSITE, you are required to provide DECA with your e-mail address, as well as additional Personal Information. DECA will allow you to change the password portion of your User ID, as well as certain other Personal Information you have given DECA in order to keep your information current, but once you select a user name you will not be able to change that user name you have given DECA during registration and which is associated with your User ID. Among other things, these kinds of information help DECA securely identify you as a registered user of the DECA WEBSITE and those services, features and functions you have registered or are otherwise authorized to use (e.g., Communities, User Submission). As a registered user of the DECA WEBSITE, from time to time, DECA may also provide you with certain options to opt-in to subscribe to e-mail newsletters and other periodic information. You will also have the right to opt-out or change your preferences at any time by logging in with your User ID and changing the settings in your account or you can opt-out or unsubscribe to particular e-mail communications by responding to that e-mail and using the 'unsubscribe' or opt-out procedure included in that communication.
7. CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
DECA may ask you to provide your credit card and billing information. Before providing you goods, content, products, memberships or services requiring payment, DECA must verify that the credit card you provide to DECA is valid. All of this information is used for credit purposes and is shared with third parties only as necessary for the processing of payments. All credit card information is handled over secure, encrypted connections provided it is submitted by the user through the normal registration process; however, DECA does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
8. CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES
Registration may be required to enter promotions such as contests and sweepstakes (collectively, “Promotions”) on the DECA WEBSITE. These may have a separate registration or entry process and may require your submission of Personal Information. The entry page and/or rules will provide the specific requirements for the Promotion involved. You may also have the opportunity to opt-in to special offers from our advertisers in connection with many of these types of Promotions.
9. PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS
DECA may contact the DECA WEBSITE users or others that have registered for or participated in various DECA WEBSITE Promotions, transactions or events, or send offers for the purchase of goods and/or services that may of interest to users. You can also use the opt-out mechanism that is contained in the e-mails DECA sends you. However, DECA may continue to contact you via e-mail for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding any services, features or functions you have enrolled or registered to use, any Promotions you have participated in or have entered, goods or services you have ordered or other transactions you have undertaken with the DECA WEBSITE.
10. POLLS & SURVEYS
DECA may from time to time request that you participate in polls and/or surveys. The information you provide to DECA if you participate in such polls or surveys is provided voluntarily by you. If you participate in polls or surveys, you do so with the understanding that DECA reserves the right to store the information you provide and to use such information for the general improvement of the DECA WEBSITE.
11. SHARING OF AGGREGATE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
12. USE OF COMMUNITIES
If you use any of the community features and functions that may be made available on or through the DECA WEBSITE, please remember that any information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public. You should exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information in such communities, as you do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. DECA will be in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues, if any, and you should assume that any disclosure you do make in these venues will be available publicly, even without your knowledge or authorization. Additionally, to the extent that the DECA WEBSITE may have certain features that allow you to send information to others, DECA may monitor such messages via electronic software or personnel to check for obscenity, defamation or other types of abusive language, as well as for content that may infringe DECA’s rights or the rights of others, all of which we may remove at any time. DECA will not otherwise access these messages except in certain cases, including but not limited to times when we receive specific complaints related to a particular message or are compelled to do so by law. Also for administrative purposes, DECA may opt to keep a mail log that will include a record of which users sent messages and to which users or email addresses they were sent. We will use the addressee information you enter only to send the emails you request.
14. LOG FILE INFORMATION
When you use The DECA WEBSITE, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
15. WEB BEACONS
When you use The DECA WEBSITE, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
Although DECA may track the numbers of visitors to inform DECA on how best to improve and update the DECA WEBSITE and enhance the experience for all visitors, Personal Information is not extracted in this process. DECA uses tracking information on an aggregated basis to help DECA operate the DECA WEBSITE, enhance and improve DECA’s service, improve the look of the DECA WEBSITE and display advertising and marketing information.
17. USER SUBMISSIONS
18. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
DECA does not sell, rent, lease or disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities or entities that are not our advertisers, except in the limited circumstances listed below. When DECA plans to disclose your Personal Information to advertisers, DECA will ask you to opt-in to do so, in which case their use of your information is subject to the advertisers' own privacy policies. DECA may disclose Personal Information to Affiliates for marketing or administrative purposes.
19. OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
DECA retains the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining the DECA WEBSITE services, features, functions and operations. DECA will refer to these third parties as "operational service providers" and DECA uses operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of Content and the services, features and functions we bring you and we request that our operational service providers also protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with the DECA WEBSITE. Additionally, such operational service providers are not permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.
20. OTHER NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES
DECA will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties in the following limited circumstances:
· When DECA is compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);
· If, in its sole discretion, DECA believes such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect DECA ’s business and assets, to defend DECA’s interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; or
· In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving DECA.
21. SECURITY & PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
DECA maintains reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. DECA also limits access to the DECA WEBSITE by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. DECA requests that our service providers follow the same policy.
22. REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Generally, you may review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by the DECA WEBSITE. You may also correct factual inaccuracies. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility cannot be deleted, but can be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information. Deletion or attempted deletion of certain Personal Information, such as your user name, may not be permitted and/or may result in suspension or termination of any registration you may have made. To review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by the DECA WEBSITE, please go to your account page from either the parentsask.com home page or any of the links to edit your preferences or the information associated with your account on the DECA WEBSITE.
If you wish to review Personal Information collected for Promotions such as contests and sweepstakes, you will need to send an e-mail to email@example.com, or you may contact us by regular mail at: DECA, Attention: VP, Programming, 1299 Ocean Ave., Ste. 410, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Personal Information collected for certain Promotions, such as contests or sweepstakes entries are subject to corporate and regulatory recordkeeping requirements and will not be deleted upon the user's request unless the entrant is a child under the age of 13 years old.
23. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
DECA reserves the right to deny access, use and registration privileges to any user, including, without limitation, a user of any services, features or functions of the DECA WEBSITE, if DECA believes there is a question about the identity of the person trying to access any services, features or functions of the DECA WEBSITE. If the burden or expense of providing access to your Personal Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide access to such information. In such cases, DECA will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and a contact person for further inquiries.
Last Updated On: October 27, 2010