Privacy Policy

1.0 Who We Are

Our website address is: https://dmsonline.us.

2.0 Basic Information

Your privacy is very important to us. At DMS we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

3.0 Website Visitors

Like most website operators, DMS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. DMS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DMS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, DMS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

DMS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. DMS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

4.0 Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to DMS’s websites choose to interact with DMS in ways that require DMS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DMS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive DMS updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, DMS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DMS. DMS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

5.0 What Personal Data We Collect and Why

5.1 Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

5.2 Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

5.3 Aggregated Statistics

DMS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, DMS may monitor the most popular pages on the DMSonline.us site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. DMS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DMS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

5.4 Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. DMS uses cookies to help DMS identify and track visitors, their usage of DMS website, and their website access preferences. DMS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using DMS’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of DMS’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

6.0 Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

7.0 Who We Share Your Data With

DMS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees that:

  1. Need to know that information in order to process it on DMS’s behalf or to provide services available at DMS’s websites, and
  2. Have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using DMS’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

DMS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, as described above, DMS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DMS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of DMS, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an DMS website and have supplied your email address, DMS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with DMS and our products.

DMS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

8.0 How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

9.0 What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

10.0 Business Transfers

If DMS, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that DMS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of DMS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

11.0 Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, DMS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in DMS’s sole discretion. DMS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

12.0 Our Contact Information

DMS administrators may be contacted via the following email address:  wpAdmin@dmsonline.us