DMI is a membership organization; as a result, we collect member information, including email address, username and certain member preferences. At this time, we do not expressly request a user’s proper name, address and other demographic information. However, as we move more member services to the web, we will, by necessity, request and process that information online as a benefit to our members.
Your email address is required to send you information relating directly to your DMI membership, such as; membership renewal notices and to recover a lost password. Your email address may be used to send you periodic information from DMI, but you may choose to opt-out of email notices.
We collect user session connection information as a means to provide additional security to members. Collecting session information allows us the ability to automatically log out a user who may have forgotten to log out after pre-determined time of inactivity. This is especially helpful for members who may be accessing the website from public computer terminals such as public libraries and internet cafes.
To maintain our quality of service, we may also gather additional data on connection information, including the timing and size of all packets sent over the Internet during a session. The gathered information is not correlated with personally identifiable data about individuals and is used only to ensure the highest quality experience possible.
In addition to required member information, we may conduct surveys and ask users to volunteer demographic information to be used on an aggregate basis for internal member research. We use such information to better focus and personalize our services offered to each individual user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.
By setting a cookie on our site, users would not have to log in a password more than once per session, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. However, they will be limited in the use of certain areas of the website – such as areas that require user logon.
TRAFFIC PATTERNS/LOG FILES
We also collect aggregate traffic statistics throughout our site to show the number of visitors to our site, the requests we receive from our website, and the ISPs that those requests came from. These statistics are used by internal DMI staff to improve our website and provide better services to members.
With whom does DMI share my member information?
DMI does not release information about a member or rent our membership email file.
DMI is not able to control the practices of external websites and organizations that we may provide links to. If you have questions about how such organizations use the information gathered when you link to their sites please read their privacy policies.
How does DMI secure member information?
DMI takes reasonable precautions to protect our users’ information. When our registration form asks members to enter member information (such as member id, username and password), that information is protected by encryption before being sent to us. Also, the member information you provide is stored in a secure location, and is accessible only by appropriate staff.
If you have any questions about the security of our Web site, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I review, update and correct my member information?
Members can update their username and email address on their first login session. Additionally, members can update their username, email address preference information from the “member center” area of the website at any time.
What communication can I expect from DMI based on collected information?
Members and Non-Member Guests can opt to subscribe to the dmi:Conversations newsletter and informational emails, we ask for a profile with current contact information.
Service and Membership Announcements
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Also, members may be sent a courtesy email notifying them of an impending membership renewal/expiration date. Generally, members may not opt-out of these communications. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
How can I opt-out of DMI EMAIL?
Members and Non-Member Guests may to opt-out of any emails (except the service and membership announcements as described above) from DMI. Members that choose not receive an email have an option to opt-out by using the “Unsubscribe” statement within the email they receive. Every email will have a link at the bottom, giving a Member and Guest Non-Member the chance to opt-out of that email list. Members using the unsubscribe feature will be linked to the “Email Preferences” page, where they can deselect the email correspondence they wish not to receive.