We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and clients, and as such we want to make certain that you are fully aware of our privacy policies and procedures.

Welcome to DEGdigital.com, the website for DEG. We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and clients, and as such we want to make certain that you are fully aware of our privacy policies and procedures. Please read the following and contact us if you have and questions or concerns.

Security and Privacy

DEG uses security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We store the information in a database in a secure environment at our data center.

We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you e-mails based on your requesting information.

Choice Opt-in

Our members and their subscribers are given the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.

Users of our website will always be notified if their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this to ensure that our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

 Information Tracked

At times we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. We also may track browser types to help us understand our visitors’ needs related to our web site design.

There are optional sections of our web site where input forms may require your name, phone number, company, and e-mail address. These forms shall provide the ability to opt-in to receiving future emails of any sort from DEG. If you opt-in to receiving email communications from us, then we may send information to you on our products or services.

This information will not be used for any other purpose. We do, however, reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

You may review and change your information with us at any time by clicking on the “modify profile” link found at the bottom of emails sent via our system.

To opt-out from having any provided information used for email communications from us, please click on the opt-out (unsubscribe) link in any message you receive from us. This will allow you to unsubscribe or update your message preferences.

Web Beacons

In order to determine a user’s ability to receive HTML email in addition to whether or not an email has been opened, DEG includes a “web beacon” in a majority of the HTML email messages we send. A web beacon (actually a small .gif image) is activated when an HTML email is opened via a request for the image on our servers.

This capability helps DEG send email in a format users can read and enables DEG, and our clients that use the functionality, to track the aggregate number of emails opened. The web beacon does not collect any personally identifiable information. Users that do not want to receive email messages with web beacons can choose to receive their emails in text (non-HTML) format.

We also use, and provide our clients with, the capability to track when a URL has been clicked inside of an email message sent by our system. We use this functionality to track which links were clicked and in what quantity, as well as the aggregate number of links clicked. This click tracking functionality does not collect any personally identifiable information.

 Cookies

Client-side cookies may be used to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site; however, the user may not be able to access all areas of our site.

 Links to other Websites

DEG is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which we link.

 Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our website.

Data Security, Integrity, and Access

We employ physical, electronic, and managerial measures, including education and training of our personnel, designed to provide the personal information in our possession with reasonable protection from accidental loss or destruction, improper use, alteration, or disclosure. Personal information collected or displayed through a web site is protected in transit by industry standard encryption processes. However, we cannot guarantee the security of personal information accessible on or transmitted via the Internet.

We process personal information in ways compatible with the purpose for which the personal information was collected, or as otherwise authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.

 Amendment

We may amend this notice from time to time by posting a revised notice on this website, or a similar website that replaces this website. If we amend the notice, the new notice will apply to personal information previously collected only insofar as the rights of the individual affected are not reduced.

Information Subject to Other Policies

Other information we receive may be subject to policies that may differ in some respects from the policies set forth in this notice. Certain of our websites have their own privacy policies that apply specifically to those websites. Those policies may be accessed through the websites in question. Information obtained from or relating to clients or former clients is further subject to the terms of any privacy commitment made to the client, any agreements with the client, and/or any applicable laws and professional standards.

Privacy Policy Effective Date: June 30, 2009

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or this website, please contact us.