Privacy Statement

    DSC South Texas ("DSC South Texas", "we" or "us") and dscsouthtexas.org (the "Service") collects information from you when you visit our website and use the Service.  The Privacy Policy describes what we collect and how we use it. 

    What Information do we Collect?

    When you register for the Service we ask for information, including your name, company name or other affiliation, mailing address, email address, phone number or other contact information.  We also collect such information as you may otherwise voluntarily provide to us from time to time, such as by registering for events, buying event tickets, completing surveys or providing suggestions or other feedback regarding the Service or billing address and payment information, including credit card information.   All credit card information is entered and or processed through DSC South Texas’ merchant account and third party-providers (e.g., PayPal, Clover, or Square), and is not stored by DSC South Texas.

    Additionally, we may collect aggregate information concerning what pages you access or visit, and we use session “cookies” – a piece of information stored on your computer – to allow the Service to uniquely identify your browser while you are logged in and to enable to process your online transactions. Session cookies also help us confirm your identity and are required in order to use the Service.

    If you choose not to provide personal information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Service.  Additionally, users who disable their web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will be able to browse our website, but their access to the Service may be limited.

    How do we use the Information we Collect?

    We use the information we collect to deliver the Services to you and to otherwise support your membership relationship with us, to bill and charge fees to your approved payment method, to improve the quality of the Service and to communicate with you regarding the Service.     

    Periodically, we may also send you information about our various products and services or other products and service we feel may be of interest to you.  Such mailings may be sent electronically or in physical form.  Only DSC South Texas and agents and contractors working on behalf of DSC South Texas will send you these mailings.  You can also opt out of receiving further marketing from us by contacting us and requesting to have you name removed from our marketing lists.  In addition, with respect to mailings sent via email, you may also click the “unsubscribe” link in the email and have your email address removed from our marketing list.  All requests to unsubscribe will be handled in accordance with applicable law.

    Information Sharing and Disclosure to Third Parties

    We do not share or sell information that we collect from you to third parties other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, including: 

    • To agents and contractors of DSC South Texas for the purpose of providing the Service on our behalf (including, but not limited to, vendors and hosting partners that provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run both our website and the Service).  

    • If we or our contractors or agents determine in good faith that it is necessary to share information in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

    DSC South Texas may also provide non-personal, summary or group statistics about our members, sales, traffic patterns, and related website information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

    Security

    We take precautions to ensure the security of your personal information.  We do not, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.  We cannot guarantee that hackers or unauthorized personnel will not gain access to your personal information despite our efforts.  Further, you should note that in using the Service your information will travel through third party infrastructures which are not under our control.  We cannot protect, nor does this Privacy Policy apply to, any information that you transmit through those infrastructures or that you otherwise provide or transmit to others.

    You should never transmit personal or identifying information to other users of the Service.

    Children

    The Service is not intended for children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.  By using the website and the Service, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old.

    Terms of Service

    This Privacy Policy is subject to the Terms of Service, when you access and use the Service, you are subject thereto.

    DSC South Texas reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and shall post any updated or changed Privacy Policy to the website or will otherwise provide you with notice.  Your use of the Service after any such changes are posted to the website shall constitute your consent to such changes, which shall be deemed to apply from the date of posting, unless you terminate your subscription or other use of the Service upon notification of the change or immediately after your next use of the Service, whichever occurs earlier.  If you do not agree to the changes, you must immediately discontinue your access to and use of the Service.  Your continued access to or use of the Service will constitute your agreement to be bound by such changes.  You can review the most current version of this Privacy Policy at any time.

    Questions

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or believe that your information has been used in violation of this Privacy Policy, please email us at president@dscsouthtexas.org or contact us by mail at:

    DSC South Texas, 7700 Broadway St, Suite 104-229, San Antonio, TX 78209

    We take our commitments to you under this Privacy Policy seriously and want to know about any concerns that you may have.  If you believe that any of your information has been used improperly, by us or by any third party, please notify us promptly. 

    Last Updated:  October 4, 2017