Denver Ballet Guild Website
What information we collect and how we use it
Information we collect -- When you browse our www.denverballetguild.org and do not interact with the site for any online service or product from the DBG, you browse anonymously. Information that identifies you personally—such as your name, address, phone number and email address—is not collected as you browse.
When you create an account to become a registered user on our sites, or choose to interact with us in other ways, such as subscribing to DBG publications, purchasing an DBG product, applying for DBG membership, participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, email address, credit card information and other demographic information. We do not collect Social Security numbers via any DBG website. The product or service that you seek will determine the personal information collected.
How we use personal information -- Once collected, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
You can manage your account, limit alerts or opt-out of some or all future communications. All e-mail communications contain an “unsubscribe” option in case you want to discontinue the communication at any time. Contact us via the phone number or email address on our website at any time to:
When we hire vendors to deliver emails to you on our behalf, they are under agreement and limited from using your email address and other personal information for any other purpose.
These email messages may contain "clear GIFs" or "Web beacons" to measure the offer’s effectiveness so we know how to serve you better. We do not collect information that identifies you personally through "clear GIFs" or "Web beacons." You may refuse or remove the placement of these and other cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser.
How to opt out of email -- To opt out of future emails and newsletters, go to our DBG e-newsletter sign-up page or click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email or e-newsletter from the DBG.
With whom we may share information -- The DBG may share personal information (except your email address) with our business partners in order to provide them an opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to you. The DBG also occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf including, but not limited to, processing credit card transactions, packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, consulting services, data modeling, session monitoring and website analytics, printing, sending postal mail and processing membership and event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. They are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. Except as described in this section, third parties may not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time or across different Web sites when you use our web sites.
Tracking activity on our website -- We track how our sites are used by both anonymous visitors and registered users who interact with the site. One way we track is by using "cookies." A cookie is a small file or string of text on the site user's computer that is used to aid Web navigation. Two types of cookies are commonly used. A session cookie is created by a website when that website is accessed; that type of cookie is automatically deleted by closing the Web browser. A persistent cookie is a cookie that is stored on the hard drive of the user’s computer for a period of time chosen by the website that set the cookie, usually for a number of years, unless the user deletes it manually. This policy distinguishes between short-lived cookies and long-lasting cookies. Short-lived cookies include all session cookies and those persistent cookies that are set to be stored for no more than one week. DBG-related websites may at times require users to accept short-lived cookies in order for the websites to function properly. Long-lasting cookies may be used on the site to track visitor practices to help determine which site features and services are most important and guide editorial direction. Other long-lasting cookies may make it possible for the user to access the site without requiring entry of a user name or password, allow the user to view different restricted areas of the site without reregistering, allow the user to personalize the site for future use and provide other features and benefits. Users who do not desire the functionality created by the long-lasting cookie can disable the long-lasting cookie function, either by indicating when asked that they do not wish to have a long-lasting cookie created or by disabling the long-lasting cookie function on their Web browser. Individuals can opt out of long-lasting cookie functions at any time. We also collect unique device identifiers and geolocation data related to devices that access the site, for use in analyzing visitor’s practices and preferences.
Cookies are required for the Members-Only and e-commerce sections of the website. Cookies are essential for site administration and security. Another way we track site activity is by using transparent electronic images called "clear GIFs," "Web bugs," or "Web beacons" on Web pages.
Information security -- The DBG implements security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to our board and the DBG’s business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
How we safeguard information
Site security features
DBG realizes the importance of security, so we've taken a number of steps to enhance the protection of personal information sent to or from DBG over the Internet. DBG uses a database management and web hosting system through Wild Apricot. Wild Apricot is equally dedicated to security - to read their security processes please go to https://www.wildapricot.com/security-policy-overview . Furthermore, the DBG has gone a step further to ensure our transactions are secure. We have an Extended Validation SSL Certificates with Comodo, the e-commerce standard for trust and security. The EV certificate was designed to strengthen e-commerce security and combat phishing attacks to make EV SSL the most complete SSL certificate available. Obtaining an Extended Validation SSL Certificate requires full organization validation which ensures the green address bar is associated with only the most trusted companies. The Comodo EV certificate is a 2048-bit, highest assurance SSL Certificate, with 99.9% Browser Recognition.
User ID and password -- Many areas of the site require the use of a user ID and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information. This allows DBG to verify who you are, thereby allowing you access to your account information and preventing unauthorized access. When you have finished using a secure area of DBG’s website, make sure you always click on the "Log Out" link which appears on every secure page. When you click on the "Log Out" link, you will be given the option to end your secure session. No further secure transactions can be conducted without re-entering your user ID and password. You should be aware that browser software often "caches" a page as you look at it, meaning that some pages are saved in your computer's temporary memory. Therefore, you may find that clicking on your "Back" button shows you a saved version of a previously viewed page. Caching in no way affects the security of your confidential user ID or password.
No guarantee -- Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, DBG cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. Email messages sent to or from a website may not be secure. Confidential information should not be sent by e-mail. Site visitors sending e-mail accept the risk that a third party may intercept e-mail messages.
Linking to other Internet sites
You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the DBG sites or to an DBG email may contain privacy provisions that differ from these. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.
Last Updated: April 30, 2018