Please read this policy carefully, especially before providing personal information or submissions to us.
1. Information We Collect
Personally identifiable information
Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your first and last name, your email address, your physical address, phone number, etc.
We collect whatever personal data about you that you choose to give us, such as contact email addresses and profile information. If you give us an email address, we might send you promotional messages once in a while; we’ll try to make them engaging and interesting but of course, you’ll be able to opt out at any time using the unsubscribe link in the email.
Aggregate information (non-personally identifiable information)
DBI may, from time to time, automatically collect aggregate information about our visitors to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners and affiliates. This aggregate information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses connecting to our site, how many persons visited a particular page or activity, dates and times of image uploads, device characteristics, operating system, browser type, type of connection, page and image viewing statistics, and incoming and outgoing links.
Like most websites, we use log files to store this information. None of this automatically collected technical information is associated with an identified person at the time it is collected, but it could be associated with you under two circumstances: First, if you choose to give us personal data about you as described above, the technical information we collect that would otherwise be anonymous could instead be logged as coming from you. Second, if we are required to disclose our server logs as a result of a subpoena or other legal process, some third party such as your internet provider could match our anonymous technical information with you, using information beyond what is found on our servers.
2. Information Use & Disclosure
DBI will never share, sell, lease, or rent PII to unaffiliated third parties, except in the following circumstances:
a) If we have a good faith belief that we must disclose such information for legal reasons, such as to enforce our Terms of Service, protect or assert the rights, property interests, or personal safety of (including its employees, directors, suppliers, distributors, service providers, users of the Website or others), or if we are otherwise required to disclose such information by law. We will disclose information only to the extent necessary to comply with the purpose of the request.
b) We may share aggregate, anonymous or summary information regarding our customers and their behaviors with partners, advertisers or other third parties. This data is not personal information and so will not identify you personally. We may share information with companies that provide support services to us, such as a printer, mailing house, fulfillment-company, credit card processor, email service provider or web host, amongst others. These parties may need personal information about you in order to perform their functions. However, these parties may not use any personal information we share with them about you for any other purpose other than in connection with performing supporting functions for us.
3. Protecting Your Information
DBI has implemented certain physical, administrative, and technical security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information you provide. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, DBI cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure when it is transit. Any transmission of data is at your own risk. You should take safety precautions to prevent unauthorized access to your information such as by limiting access to your computer or mobile device.
4. Do Not Track
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a preference you can set in your browser to let websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you. DBI does not currently respond to, or honor, Do Not Track signals or requests from your browser.
5. Your Rights Regarding The Use Of Your Personal Information.
6. Creating an account
(DBI does not currently offer users the ability to create accounts on our site. However, if and when this feature is enabled in the future, the following terms will apply.)
In order to access a profile and post comments on DBI you must first create an account with a username and password. The registration system requires that a valid email address be used to confirm the account. You should choose a username that does not include your last name and does not specify your city or your address. DBI asks that you use your first name only, or an alias, for your display name. This is to safeguard your privacy and protection.
DBI accounts are backed up regularly. If a user changes the information on his or her account, DBI stored data backups may include the user’s original information. If you email anyone at DBI, a record of the addresses and correspondence will continue to exist. We save this information so that we can respond to you and have a record of that correspondence.
7. Links to Other Websites
8. Anti-SPAM Policy
DBI is 100% opposed to unsolicited commercial email (“spam”). We do not have any desire to send unsolicited marketing emails to anyone without permission and we do not sell or provide user email addresses to any unauthorized third party in violation of this Policy. All of our newsletters and other general email marketing communications also include an “unsubscribe” opt-out link that you may use to tell us to stop sending you marketing emails.
9. What if DBI is sold or closes up shop?
10. Sharing of Information with Partners
As stated above, we may collect and provide aggregate information about our visitors to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners, and affiliates.
The third-party companies that will be serving advertisements on DBI may include DoubleClick, Google and Blue Kai. If you would like more information about the collection, use and disclosure practices of these companies, and/or your options for not having this information used by these companies, click on the company names above and follow the links to the company websites.
12. Contact Information
Last Updated: 18/03/2019