https://www.diasporaresource.net Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) or SPI ‘Sensitive Personal Information’ is being used online. PII, as described in 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 get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

diasporaresource.net may change this privacy policy at its discretion without prior notice to users that changes will be made. We advise you to read it regularly. Important changes to the privacy policy will be announced on the website. The amended privacy policy will be effective immediately once it has been posted to the diasporaresource.net website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an ad, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, open a support ticket or enter information/interact with the diasporaresource.net website. We automatically collect the information sent to us by your computer, mobile device or other equipment that provides access. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Information from your interaction with diasporaresource.net and it’s services
  • Device ID
  • Device type
  • Geo-location information
  • Computer and connection information
  • Statistics on page views
  • Traffic to and from diasporaresource.net
  • Referring URL
  • Ad data
  • IP address and standard web log information
  • Information collected through cookies
  • Information collected through web beacons and similar technologies.

Information you provide to us:

We collect and store any information you enter on the website or that you provide to us when you use when you uses services in conjunction with diasporaresource.net. This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Information that you provided when you register for an account or for the services that you use;
  • Additional information that you may provide through social media sites or third party services
  • Information provided in the context of dispute resolution, correspondence through the diasporaresource.net website or correspondence that is sent to us
  • Information about your location and the location of your device, including your device’s unique identifier information if you have enabled this service on your mobile device
  • Information you provide us with via feedback on our products or services.

How do we use your information?

If you provide us access to personal information stored on third party websites, the scope of access to this personal information shall vary per website and will be determined by both your own browser settings and your consent. If you wish to connect your third party account to your diasporaresource.net account and you consent to us accessing the information in these third party accounts, you agree that we can collect, use and store information from this third party website in accordance with the diasporaresource.net privacy policy.

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, browse the diasporaresource.net website, or use certain other site features which include however not limited to the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service
    requests
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To quickly process your transactions
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
  • To prevent, detect and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities, fraud and security breaches
  • To enforce our terms and conditions

How do we protect your information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes, and what are cookies? Aside from a tasty snack, cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We also use cookies to:

  • Help us identify you as a user
  • Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits
  • Keep track of advertisements
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer
    better site experiences and tools in the future
  • We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf

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 settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t drastically affect the user experience however keeping cookies enabled will make the diasporaresource.net website experience more efficient.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

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.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets 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 out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original
    transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at legal[@]diasporaresource.net or Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

We do not tolerate abuse of the diasporaresource.net website. Users do not have permission to add other diasporaresource.net users to their mailing list (e-mail or postal) for any purpose, even if a user has purchased or communicated with another user, unless the user has given their explicit consent. If you notice that someone is abusing the diasporaresource.net (spam or spoof emails), please notify us by sending an email to support[@]diasporaresource.net.

It is not allowed to use our member-to-member communication resources to send spam or content that violates our Terms of Use in any other way. For your security, we may scan messages automatically and check for spam, viruses, phishing and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content. We do not permanently store messages sent through these channels.

Last Edited on 2017-11-16