Privacy Policy

The following terms and conditions apply to all visitors to or users of the Distribution Contractors Association (hereafter refered as DCA) Web site. By accessing this Web site, the user acknowledges acceptance of these terms and conditions. DCA reserves the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time at its sole discretion, and in the case of any violation, reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented. However, content and product information is subject to change without notice as DCA may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this Web site at any time. Therefore, DCA makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information or other items contained in the site or in any site linked to or from the site. Mention of products or services offered by other entities is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.

Unless otherwise noted, all DCA presentations, page text, downloadable documentation, site design, and logos are the property of DCA and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All other copyrighted materials are the property of their respective owners.

Trademarks and Logos
Distribution Contractors Association, DCA, and the DCA logos (old and new) are the property of DCA. All other trademarks and logos belong to their respective organizations.

DCA, the owner of www.dcaweb.org, is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its members, customers, and visitors. This privacy policy describes what information DCA will collect from members, conference participants, and visitors, and how we will use that information once it is collected. This policy does not apply to the practices of any third party, affiliate, or business partner that DCA does not own or control.

What Web Sites Does This Policy Apply To?

The privacy policy applies to DCA's Web site. It does not apply to Web sites of any DCA member or affiliate. It does not apply to Web sites operated by organizations or groups who associate themselves in any way with DCA. It does not apply to any other Internet Web sites including those that have hypertext links to the DCA Web site.

Collection of Non-Personal Data
If you browse DCA's Web site, you do so anonymously. We do not collect personal information such your email address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to tell us which areas of our Web site you visit and how long you spend there. We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. We track from what country you are accessing the Internet, and what time and day you visited. Your browser automatically provides us with the type of computer and operating system you are using. We use this information to learn more about our visitors as a group, not about you as an individual. The information helps us identify overall usage patterns and trends on the site.

Collection of Your Personal Information

We obtain information you provide to us such as your name, address, email, and phone numbers in connection with forms, surveys, conferences, and data registration. We may use this information to provide you with information about the services offered by DCA. Online forms are available for customers to request information or register. In addition, this site uses registration forms for customers to enroll in conferences. We collect information about you only if you voluntarily provide contact information through these forms.

Control of Your Personal Information
The information you share may be used to provide you with information from DCA about news services or activities that may be of interest to you. DCA will not sell your email address with other organizations. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including electronic newsletter delivery and event registration processing. 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. If you supply your personal information to a DCA partner such as a registrar or training center, please be aware that DCA no longer has control over the use of your personal information. We will not partner with companies that we know abuse personal information, but these companies may contact you if you choose to conduct business with them.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

DCA will not disclose any personal information unless required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) satisfy a legal order or comply with legal process; (b) defend the rights of DCA or its affiliates or business partners; or (c) protect the personal safety of DCA employees, agents, affiliates, business partners, customers, or site users.

Access to Your Personal Information
You can review and edit your personal information in the Account or Permission area after login. You will be asked to enter your ID and password before viewing your personal information. DCA member information is available behind a password.

If you need to change your membership information to the DCA, first log in to the DCA member portal and utilize the online system to change your contact information or company information. If you need assistance, please email the DCA Staff, or call +1-972-680-0261. Office hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US Central Time.

About Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that a Web site stores in a specific file on your computer. It can be used to identify you when you enter a site, which can then access only the information stored in your cookie, not information put in your cookie by other sites. DCA is one of many sites that use cookies. The cookie lets us know whether you have registered with us. Why do we use cookies? We use cookies primarily to identify you and your interests. We also use cookies to track usage of the site. We are interested in the number of users accessing this site, the frequency of their return visits, and the pages accessed. We do not provide information about our registrants or their browsing habits to outside parties.

Could a different site steal my information? No. The information is not readable by any other site through your browser. This is a specific design feature of browsers. Please note, however, that if other people sit down at your computer and bring up DCA, they will have full access to the site under your registration.

Will I receive unsolicited email by accepting cookies from DCA?
As a member, you will receive newsletters, announcements, and notices about upcoming events and organizational activities that empower your membership.

Credit Card Information
We collect credit card information, such as card number and card expiration date, when you purchase products through this Web site. We will not voluntarily disclose your credit card information without your consent. We do not store your credit card number on our system.

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We have taken the necessary steps to provide a secure server for transmission of sensitive data to and from our site. All data (including your credit card number) transmitted through our secure Web server is fully encrypted.

Use of Email Addresses by DCA or You

We do not rent or sell email addresses. At the same time, you do not have permission to use email addresses found on this Web site to send non-organizational email or spam. The DCA broadcast email list is dynamically generated from the DCA computer systems. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from the DCA, please email the DCA staff, or call +1-972-680-0261, or remove your account from the system.

Your Consent

By using the DCA Web site, you consent to the collection and use of information as specified above.

Governing Law
Any claim relating to DCA web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

DCA Privacy Policy Changes

If DCA decides to change its privacy policy, those changes its privacy policy, those changes will be posted on this page.