Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy has been developed to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally identifiable information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in United States privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, protect, and handle your PII.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website, or newsletter?
When subscribing to our newsletter, The Vanguard, you will be asked to enter your email address and other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to the newsletter or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, read pages on the website, or use certain other site features to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

How do we protect visitor information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We use regular Malware Scanning. We do not use an SSL certificate as we do not sell any goods or services. Our email service provider is encrypted with SSL.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. 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 (e.g., Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox Mozilla) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s <Help> menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third Party Links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

Google
Google’s advertising requirements for AdWords are found under its AdWords Policies. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for Internet users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

Google AdSense
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site and we may do so in the future. This Privacy Policy will be updated in the future to reflect the addition of Google AdSense.

We have implemented the following:
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 compile data on content readership on our website. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting PII from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more at CalOPPA http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
Visitors will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy (this page). Subscribers can change
their personal information through the signup option in each newsletter or by emailing us.

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow 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 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s 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.

D.A.R. Partners is a business-focused company. Our clients include organizations from the government, non-profit, and commercial industries. We market to professionals. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices 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.

To follow the Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive actions and notify subscribers within seven business days should a data breach occur. We will continue to update subscribers as pertinent information becomes available.

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally 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 a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law setting 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 penalties for violations.

To be in accordance with CAN SPAM Act, if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence or you may use the information/links in each of the newsletters

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy please contact us through this site.

Last Edited on 29 June 2016.