IDC PRIVACY

International Design Club (“IDC”) operates several websites including designassociation.net, designassociation.net index, and designassociation.net forums. It is IDC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. Please mind that IDC is not a nonprofit organization. Members of IDC accept also usage terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, IDC 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. IDC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how IDC’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IDC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

IDC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on discussion works. IDC 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.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to IDC’s websites choose to interact with IDC in ways that require IDC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that IDC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for IDC membership to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with IDC – by purchasing guidelines or kits, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, IDC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IDC. IDC 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.

Aggregated Statistics

IDC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, IDC may monitor the most popular discussions in the forum or use suggestions by members to improve or undertake initiatives. IDC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IDC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

IDC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on IDC’s behalf or to provide services available at IDC’s websites, and (ii) that 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 IDC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. IDC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IDC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when IDC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IDC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an IDC website and have supplied your email address, IDC 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 IDC and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. IDC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Contact Exchange

During your application, if you wished to see other members' contact details, you are required to fill your contact exchange details and you are also granting other members to see your contact exchange details in this condition. If you do not provide contact exchange details, other regular members will not be able to contact you, however moderators and the board could still contact you.

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. IDC uses cookies to help IDC identify and track visitors, their usage of IDC website, and their website access preferences. IDC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using IDC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of IDC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If IDC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that IDC 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 IDC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by IDC and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our 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.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, IDC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in IDC’s sole discretion. IDC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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IDC
Via Manara 9
22100 Como
Italy
P: +39 031 449 19 43
F: +39 031 449 19 53
E: secretariat@designassociation.net
 
 
 
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