Collection of your Information
When you visit and/or use the Website, we receive and collect certain information about you.
Information You Choose to Submit. DSS collects and stores any information you enter or submit on the Website, such as information provided through forms, surveys, applications, other online fields, or given to us in any other way. Information you provide may contain personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that can identify a specific person and includes your e-mail address, name, home or work address, and telephone number. DSS also collects submitted demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. We may combine this online information with information collected from offline sources, information we already have (including from your other devices), or information that is publicly available. It is possible to browse our Website without submitting any personally identifiable information.
Please keep in mind that if you disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Website’s public message boards, this information may be viewed, collected, and used by others. Additionally, any information you share through social media pages, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube is visible to all participants on these social media sites, and you should never post any sensitive personal information on these social media sites. These social media sites may have different privacy policies from ours, so please be sure to carefully review the policy of each social media site.
Automatically Collected Information. Every time you visit the Website, some information is automatically collected by us and our third-party service providers. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain name(s), access times, geo-location of the device, and referring Website address(es).
Use of Information
We may use the information collected from and about you in a number of ways including maintenance and improvement of the Website, consumer service and user experience, advertising, and security.
Information You Choose to Submit. DSS may use the information, including personally identifiable information, you choose to provide us through the Website in a number of ways, including to deliver the services you have requested, to personalize your experience on the Website, to inform you of products or services available from DSS and its affiliates, to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, to deliver marketing communications that may be of interest to you, including advertisements or offers tailored to you, to verify your identity and/or location in order to prevent fraud and protect the security of your information and the Website, to conduct research surveys about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered, and to comply with laws and regulations, and to comply with other legal process and law enforcement requirements.
DSS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. DSS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, DSS may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to or on behalf of DSS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Automatically Collected Information. DSS may use information automatically collected, including through cookies and other technologies, in a number of ways, including to keep track of the Website and pages our customers visit in order to deliver customized content and advertising, to recognize your device and allow you to use online products and services, to facilitate navigation of the Website and ensure technological compatibility with your device, to improve our products and services, to provide advertisements and marketing offers and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and content, to ensure the Website functions properly, for fraud detection and prevention and other security purposes, to collect statistical information and conduct aggregate analyses on usage patterns of the Website and response rates, and to help diagnose server problems.
Like many websites, we use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your computer or device to distinguish you from other visitors to the Website. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your device. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. We and/or our third-party advertising providers may place cookies or similar files on your hard drive to collect or track information about your activities while using the Website.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize DSS pages within the Website or register with DSS, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing address, shipping address, and e-mail address. When you return to the same DSS Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the DSS features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You can also delete cookies from your device. Most browsers and devices offer their own privacy settings for managing cookies and you will need to manage your own cookie settings for each device and browser that you use. If you choose to decline or delete cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website or DSS services.
Use of Pixel Tags
In addition, we use “Pixel Tags” (also referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, which are used to track online movements of Web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in Web pages. Among other things, Pixel Tags allow us to send e-mail messages and determine whether those e-mails have been opened, to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. DSS does not read any of your private online communications.
We may use information about your relationship with us, including your location, to help determine which advertisements and offers to present and to make those advertisements and offers more relevant for you. We partner with third parties such as Google, Google Analytics, and AdRoll to display advertising on our website and/or to manage our advertising on other sites. We and/or our third party advertising providers may collect certain information, including through cookies and similar technologies, about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our Website, such as pages visited and search terms entered to help determine which of our advertisements or offers may be of interest to you. Advertisements for DSS may appear on other websites that use the same third-party advertising providers as us.
Third Party Websites
We recognize how important your online privacy is to you, so we offer the following options for controlling the targeted ads you receive and how we use your data.
- You can opt out of receiving targeted ads served by us or on our behalf by clicking on the blue icon that typically appears in the corner of the ads we serve or by clicking here.
- To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers and customized Google Display Network ads, visit the Ads Preferences Manager.
The Website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we request that all visitors to the Site under the age of thirteen do not provide any personally identifiable information through or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen without parental consent.
Security of your Personal Information
To protect personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, DSS uses security measures that comply with all applicable federal and state laws. These measures may include device safeguards and secured files and buildings as well as oversight of our third party service providers to ensure information remains confidential and secure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Notice to Persons Accessing this Site Outside the United States
If you reside outside of the United States, any information you provide to us on the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. If you do not want personally identifiable information to leave your country, do not provide the information to us. By providing personally identifiable information to us, you explicitly consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.
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