DIMA recognises that its customers, visitors, users, email recipients and others who use our websites (collectively or individually known as “Users”) value their privacy.
The Information DIMA Collects
User Provided Information:
You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your email address) to DIMA when you register for the member’s section of the website, which is secured by SSL encryption, when you sign up to the monthly newsletter or when you e-mail us directly.
When you visit our website, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.
DIMA uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information:
When you use our 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 (“IP”) 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.
Clear GIFs Information:
When you use our 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 (e.g: the DIMA newsletter) sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
The way DIMA Uses Information
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through our website, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of our website.
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific promotion or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major website changes or for customer service purposes) or for accounting purposes.
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, etc.) to improve the quality and design of our website and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
When DIMA Discloses Information
We do not share or sell your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with any third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your explicit consent.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, and/or functionality on our website.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and laws (such as Irish Copyright Law) or respond to a court order.
DIMA also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that DIMA believes, in good faith, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of DIMA, our Users or others.
Your Choices About Privacy
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through our website, in which case DIMA may not be able to provide certain services to you.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (for example such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to our newsletter subscription service.
Third Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
DIMA does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
Currently, DIMA has no relationships with any third-party online ad servers or ad networks.
Our Commitment to Data Security
DIMA uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to DIMA and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, DIMA makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If DIMA learns of a security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. DIMA will post a notice if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, DIMA does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information by us from persons under 13 years of age. If DIMA learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected on the DIMA website without verified parental consent, then DIMA will delete this information.
Notice to International Users
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that DIMA is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganisation, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Effective Date: March 2014