Last update 21/09/2022
1. Information We Collect
We collect information and data about users of our website, blog, online learnings, virtual summits, mobile site, about individuals that attend events organized or hosted by us, or when individuals otherwise contact us.
(a) Information You Choose to Submit
When you create an account and profile on our website or attend an event organized or hosted by us, we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide.
(b) Information We Automatically Collect
(c) Third-Party Sources
We occasionally obtain information from third parties. These third-party sources include:
Applications and services, such as social networks, that make users’ information available to others;
Partners with which we jointly provide services; and
Publicly-available sources, such as open government databases or other data in the public domain.
We protect information obtained from third parties according to the practices described in this statement, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the information.
When you are asked to provide personal information, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide information that is necessary for us to provide our services, we may not be able to provide those services to you.
2. How We Use Your Information
We use personal information gathered through our services for purposes described in this privacy statement or otherwise disclosed to you. For example, we use your personal information to:
3. How We Share Your Information
We share personal information with your consent or as necessary to complete your transactions or provide the services you have requested or authorized. For example, when you provide information in the course of making a payment, we will share that information with banks and other entities as necessary for payment processing, fraud prevention, credit risk reduction, or other related financial services.
We share personal information with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement. For example, companies we’ve hired to provide accounting services, website hosting, event support, and cloud-based office productivity services may need access to personal information to provide those functions. In such cases, these companies must abide by data privacy and security requirements and are not allowed to use personal information they receive from us for any other purpose. We may also disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger, transfer, divestiture, or sale of all or a portion of our business or assets.
Finally, we will access, transfer, disclose, and preserve personal information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:
4. How We Protect Your Information
The security of your information is important to us. DTC Drive Community Inc has implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password and keeping it private, as well as logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when finished using DTC Drive Community Inc services on a shared or unsecured device.
5. Choice and Control of Your Personal Information
Access, correction, and deletion. If you wish to request access to, or correction or deletion of, personal information about you that we hold, you can do so by contacting us as described at the bottom of this privacy statement. However, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to charge a fee or decline requests that are unreasonable, excessive, or prohibited by law, could adversely affect the privacy or other rights of another person, or where we are unable to authenticate you as the person to whom the data relates.
Communications preferences. You can choose whether you wish to receive promotional communications from us by email, SMS, physical mail, and telephone. If you receive promotional email or SMS messages from us and would like to stop, you can do so by following the directions in that message, or by contacting us as described at the bottom of this privacy statement. These choices do not apply to mandatory service communications such as billing statements or communications that are part of our ongoing services.
Authorized Agents. If you would like to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, please be sure the agent can (i) demonstrate you have provided written permission for the agent to submit the request on your behalf, and (ii) provide proof of his or her own identity. If the agent does not satisfy these requirements, we will deny the request.
6. Retention of Personal Information
We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide the services and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary in the context of different services and engagements, actual retention periods can vary significantly based on criteria including the types of data, the nature of the engagement and relationship, and our legal or contractual obligations.
7. Location of Personal Information
The personal information we collect may be stored and processed in your country or region, or in any other country where we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. Currently, we store data primarily in the United States. We take steps designed to ensure that the data we collect under this statement is processed according to the provisions of this statement and applicable law wherever the data is located.
8. California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights
California Consumer Protection Act
Without being discriminated against for exercising these rights, California law gives its residents the right to request that we disclose what Personal Data we collect from you, to delete such Personal Data, and to opt out of the sale of your Personal Data (if we sell such information), subject to certain restrictions. For security purposes, we will verify your identity – in part by requesting certain information from you -- when you request to exercise your California privacy rights. You also have the right to designate an agent to exercise these rights on your behalf. This section describes how to exercise those rights and our process for handling those requests.
Right to Know
If you are a California resident, you may submit, free of charge, but no more than twice in a 12-month period, a verifiable request for the following information:
• The specific pieces of Personal Data we have about you;
• The categories of Personal Data we collected, sold, or disclosed for a business purpose about you within the last twelve (12) months;
• The categories of sources from which the Personal Data was collected;
• The purposes for which the Personal Data was collected or sold; and
• The categories of third parties to whom the Personal Data was sold, disclosed for a business purpose, or otherwise shared.
If possible, we will provide this information to you in a readily usable format that allows the transmission to another entity. The easiest way to submit a request and receive your report is to contact us.
Right to Delete
If you are a California resident, you may submit a verifiable request for us to delete the Personal Data we have collected about you. The easiest way to submit a request for deletion is to contact us.
Right to Opt-Out
California residents may opt-out of the “sale” of their Personal Data, as defined by the CCPA. This does not include when:
• You direct us to disclose your Personal Data or use us to interact with a third party and the third party does not sell the personal information;
• We use or share an identifier solely to alert a third party you have opted out of the sale of your Personal Data;
• Your Personal Data is transferred as an asset as part of a transaction in which the third party assumes control of all or part of our business, in which case the third party would have to tell you in writing if it materially changes how the information is used or shared; and
• We use or share your Personal Data under a written contract with a service provider necessary to perform a business purpose. Here, the service(s) that the service provider performs is on our behalf, and our written contract prohibits it from keeping, using or disclosing your Personal Data for any purpose other than for the specific purpose identified in the contract.
Right to be Free from Discrimination
We may not discriminate against you because you have exercised your rights, including, for example, by denying you access to our owned and/or operated websites.
9. European Data Protection Rights
If the processing of personal information about you is subject to European Union data protection law, you have certain rights with respect to that data:
You can request access to, and rectification or erasure of, personal information;
If any automated processing of personal information is based on your consent or a contract with you, you have a right to transfer or receive a copy of your personal information in a usable and portable format;
If the processing of personal information is based on your consent, you can withdraw consent at any time for future processing;
You can object to, or obtain a restriction of, the processing of personal information under certain circumstances; and
For residents of France, you can send us specific instructions regarding the use of your data after your death.
To make such requests, contact us at the address provided at the bottom of this statement. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, but we encourage you to first contact us with any questions or concerns.
For general inquiries, privacy-related matters or to access your personal data, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org