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PRIVACY POLICY FOR DIPLOMATICOURIER.COM

Diplomaticourier.com, (“we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and subscribers (“you” or “your”) to www.diplomaticourier.com (the “website”).

We have adopted the following privacy policy for the collection and use of all information regarding Users and Subscribers, and their activities and interactions with the website.

Information we may gather

Diplomatic Courier is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Diplomatic Courier may obtain the following types of non-personally identifiable information from users and subscribers:

Site usage data

We collect non-identifiable information to measure how our Users and Subscribers use our Web site. This information may include statistics about the numbers and timing of unique visits to the site, repeat visits, and which pages are viewed.

IP address data

When you register for the website or subscribe to our content, we collect your IP address for analytic purposes. If you have access to the website through a business or employer account, we use your IP address to identify you with the account so you may access the website. We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you. For example, we may receive information about you from a social media site if you connect to our website through that site. Our collection of Personal Data is limited to the collection of necessary and adequate information required to accomplish the purposes described above. When you provide Personal Data, it is being provided directly by you to us, unless we receive it from publicly available sources such as a social media site. When you provide Personal Data to us you agree to ensure that it is accurate, up to date, and correct. In order to change or update your Personal Data, please see the “Contact Us” section below.  If all or part of the requested Personal Data is incorrect or is not provided, the information you requested may not be delivered to you. If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you (for example, via a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.

Sign up and subscribe features

If a user wishes to subscribe to the Diplomatic Courier, we ask for contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, and financial information. Diplomatic Courier may ask for additional information, such as content preferences. This information is used to contact the user/subscriber about the content for which they have expressed an interest. PayPal, the financial institution working with the Diplomatic Courier will ask for financial information.

Financial information

Credit or debit card information and personal financial account information is considered “Sensitive Information.”   We do not collect credit card, debit card, or personal financial account information when you subscribe to our content, because we use a third party vendor via our fulfillment vendor PayPal, to process our subscription billing. When you provide payment information to subscribe to our content you provide it directly to PayPal and not to our website. PayPal is a third party vendor and has its own privacy policy, which may be different from ours. This Privacy Policy does not cover PayPal and www.diplomaticourier.com is not covered by PayPal’s privacy policy.

Opt-in

Sending us emails, registering for the website, and subscribing to our content are completely voluntary and are by opt-in only.  You can opt-in by registering for our events, subscribing to our website, subscribing to our content, or by emailing us for information.  When you opt-in, you will also be opting-in to receiving promotional emails from us.

Registration and subscription

When you register or subscribe we collect your first name, last name, and email address in order to deliver requested items such as our newsletter, products, content, magazine subscriptions, or event invitations. We also collect your username and password, so we may track your usage of the website internally and make your experience more enjoyable and convenient.  We also collect non-personally identifying information such as your job title or industry in order for us to learn more about our audience and to tailor our products and offerings.

Email subscription

We collect your email address online if you email our website for information or to share your opinions or insights, so we may respond to you. When you provide an email address through registering, subscribing, or emailing us, we place your email address on our distribution list to receive promotional information such as newsletters and press releases from us. Canadian residents will not receive promotional emails without their express consent as defined under the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL). You may opt out of receiving promotional emails at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” as indicated on the promotional emails you receive.  We retain your email address to continue sending promotional information as long as you do not opt out of receiving further emails.

Tell-a-Friend Feature

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site or specific articles, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Diplomatic Courier will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site or an email with the specific page or article. Diplomatic Courier will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact the Diplomatic Courier at info@diplomaticourier.org to request the removal of this information from the database at any time.

Links

Diplomatic Courier website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our website.

Correcting and updating personal information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code or email address), or if a user no longer desires to subscribe to Diplomatic Courier or any of our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by emailing us at info@diplomaticourier.org.

Security and protecting your information

Product, content, and subscription purchases made on our website are directed through a secure transaction server to protect your personal and financial information. We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our website, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this website could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our website without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

Children’s online privacy protection act compliance (COPPA)

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), as we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. The website and its content are directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older.

California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information, which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address:

ATTN: Diplomatic Courier
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20036

Choice and consent/Opt-out

By emailing us or by registering or subscribing to our content, you expressly consent to the collection, use, retention, transfer, and disclosure, including cross-border disclosure, of your information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy.  Each time you email us, or renew a registration or subscription, you are giving your express consent to the collection, use, retention, transfer and disclosure, including cross-border disclosure, of your information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy. If you wish to opt out and withdraw your consent, you may do so at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” on any electronic communication or by writing to: info@diplomaticourier.org. If you opt out and withdraw your consent you will no longer be able to view or receive certain content and we will not have any means by which to respond to your questions or comments that you email to the website or to provide you with newsletters or other promotional information.

Information related to our website advertising

We serve advertisements and also allow third parties advertisements on our website and email communications, including newsletters, event invitations, and press releases. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users and may come from third party companies called “ad networks.” Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. Advertisements served through our website or email communications may be targeted to users who fit a certain general profile category, may be based on anonymous information inferred from information provided to us by a user, including Personal Information (i.e. gender or age), may be based on the usage patterns of particular users, or may be based on your activity on Third Party Services. We do not provide Personal Information to any ad networks for use outside of our website.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this website and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

We use a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this Privacy Policy and periodically verifies that the Policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible.

If you feel that Diplomatic Courier is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should contact our Publisher at: info@diplomaticourier.org

Revised August 2015.