DSS does not sell, share or rent this information to others. Instead, DSS collects information from users and visitors for the sole purpose of analyzing visitor interests, administering the site, tracking movement, to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, and for other purposes described more fully below.
1. Children's Privacy and Protection
The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. DSS will not knowingly collect and maintain personally identifiable information from children 13 years of age or younger.
2. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
DSS collects several types of information from and about users and visitors, including information:
By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and credit card information.
About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our website and usage details when accessing our website.
DSS collects this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to DSS.
Automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, and other tracking technologies.
When you fill out forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service, posting material, or requesting further services. DSS may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
From records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact DSS.
From your responses to surveys that DSS might ask you to complete for research purposes.
From details of transactions you carry out through our Website and from the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through the Website.
Your search queries on the Website.
3. How We Use Your Information
DSS uses information collected about you or that you provide to use, including any personal information:
To present the Website and its contents to you.
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from DSS.
To carry out obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and DSS, including for billing and collection.
To respond to your inquiries and requests for information.
To fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter.
To communicate with you about DSS programs and services.
In any other way DSS may describe when you provide the information.
To allow you to participate in interactive features on the Website.
For any other purposes with your consent.
3.1 What are cookies?
Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites.
First party cookies are set by the site you are visiting.
Third party cookies are set by a third party site separate from the site you are visiting.
3.3 Cookies Served Through the Website
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through the Website and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:
Essential Cookies These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through the Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website, you cannot refuse them without impacting how the Website functions.
Performance and Functionality Cookies These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of the Website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Analytics and Customization Cookies These cookies collect information that is used to help us understand how the Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help DSS customize the Website and services for you in order to enhance your experience.
Advertising Cookies These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
3.4 Other Tracking Technologies
DSS may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs”) and other tracking technologies. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited the Website, or in the case of web beacons, opened an email that DSS has sent them. This allows DSS, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within the Website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have reached the Website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair functioning of these technologies.
Some links on the Website point to documents and websites that are not located within the DSS domain and, therefore, are not managed or controlled by DSS. DSS exercises no authority over linked documents or sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. DSS assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk.