Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the collection, use and disclosure of information collected through the DEAMcon.org website, owned and operated by DirectEmployers Association, Inc. (hereafter, “DE”, “We”, “Us”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Information Collection and Use

We collect the following personal information from you when you visit our websites or sign up for the DirectEmployers Annual Meeting & Conference:

  • Contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number
  • Company name and address

We use this information to:

  • Assess the needs of your business to determine suitable events
  • Send you requested conference information
  • Respond to customer service requests
  • Create your community profile
  • Send you conference communications
  • Send you marketing newsletters and/or communications
  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Improve our website and marketing efforts
  • Conduct research and analysis

Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell, rent or otherwise distribute your personal information to third parties.

Service Providers
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as offering customer service or sending emails. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are contractually obligated to keep your information confidential.

Business Transfers
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Legal Disclaimer
We may also disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • if DE is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information;
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

User Access and Choice

If your personal information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by submitting a service request via the DirectEmployers Right to be Forgotten page.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Opt-out Preferences
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us via the DirectEmployers Contact page.

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on our sites to identify and track visitors, their usage of our websites, and their website access preferences across multiple requests and visits. We link the information we store in cookies to personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but the functionality of some areas of our site will be limited.

Tracking Technologies
Analytics services we employ use beacons, pixel-sized images, tags and scripts to track users’ movements around the site. These data are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these services on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

Analytics / Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

3rd Party Tracking
The use of tracking technologies by our service providers, technology partners or other 3rd party assets (such as social media) on the site is not covered by our privacy policy. These 3rd parties may use cookies, clear pixels, images, and scripts to help them better manage their content on our site. We do not have access or control over these technologies. We do not tie the information gathered to your personally identifiable information.

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting
We may partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Security

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you may contact us using the DirectEmployers Contact page.

Additional Information

Links to 3rd Party Sites
Our sites include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of DE. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Testimonials
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you may contact us using the DirectEmployers Contact page.

Social Media Widgets
Our website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, links to our various social media pages and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Children
DirectEmployers Association has no intention of collecting any personal information from individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. If a child has provided us with personal information without the consent of a parent or guardian, a parent or guardian should contact us at: DEAM@DirectEmployers.org, if they would like us to delete this information from our files.

Contact Information
If you have questions, comments, or need additional information about DirectEmployers Association, Inc.’s privacy policy or practices, please contact us at: DEAM@DirectEmployers.org. You may also call us at 1-866-268-6206, or send U.S. mail to: DEAMcon, c/o DirectEmployers Association, Inc., 9002 N. Purdue Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Changes To This Policy
We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

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