This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.
Personal Information Collection
For each visitor to our web pages, our web server automatically recognizes the consumer’s domain name and email address (where possible).
- The domain name and email address (where possible) of visitors to our website.
- The email addresses of those who communicate with us via email.
- Aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit.
- User-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit.
- Information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations, name and address, telephone number, etc.
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter information on our site.
Personal Information Use
We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter, surf the website, or fill out a form, or use certain other site features to send periodic email newsletters or to follow up with you after correspondence (through email or our contact form).
This information is used to:
- Improve the content of our website.
- Notify consumers about updates to our website.
- Contact consumers for marketing purposes.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
To maintain the safety of your personal information, we implement a variety of security measures anytime you enter, submit, or access information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Use of ‘Cookies’
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some features may be disabled.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions to improve our website experience, including Demographics and Interests Reporting.
To opt out or set preferences, users can use the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Updating Personal Information
You can update your personal information by emailing us or by using the email newsletter preferences link at the bottom of each email newsletter.
Do Not Track Signals
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, we plant cookies, or we use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Third-Party Behavioral Tracking
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practice Principles
The Fair Information Practice Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States, and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will notify you via email within 7 business days should a data breach occur.
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Send emails after signup for our email newsletter has occurred.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify advertisements in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.
925 13th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Last Edited on Aug 17, 2021