COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
At The Development Initiative, our intent is to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. In general, you can visit www.thedevelopmentinitiative.com without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may require information from you, such as your name and address. It is our intent to advise you prior to collecting information from you on the Internet.
If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet that we or our business partners may need — to correspond with you, process an order, or provide you with a subscription, for example — it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your request. Please be advised that we keep track of the domains from which people visit us. We analyse this data for trends and statistics, and then discard it.
Information Security and Quality
We are aware of Internet users’ concerns about the privacy of their information. We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Access to our system is limited to specified The Development Initiative employees and is carefully monitored.
In addition, we intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate technical and managerial procedures to maintain information that is accurate, current, and complete. We will make a sincere effort to respond to your requests to correct personal information inaccuracies in a timely manner.
The Development Initiative does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through our website. Please note that any information or material sent to The Development Initiative will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending The Development Initiative any information or material, you grant The Development Initiative, an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit, and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that The Development Initiative is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) we ask your permission to use your name; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
E-mail and Direct Mail Marketing
From time to time, The Development Initiative may engage in e-mail and direct mail marketing. E-mail or direct mail address lists for these marketing campaigns are compiled from information voluntarily provided by you or based upon information gathered by or from The Development Initiative.
WE DO NOT SEND OR SUPPORT THE DELIVERY OF UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL E-MAIL (A.K.A. “SPAM”)
In order to receive an e-mail message that is part of a marketing campaign created by The Development Initiative, you must have chosen to receive e-mail from us. To further ensure we have your consent, we make sure each e-mail we send you presents an additional opportunity to opt-out of receiving future e-mails. Thus, if you are not interested in receiving future e-mails from us, you may choose to opt-out.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to The Development Initiative services and products, such as service announcements, administrative messages, etc. that are in conjunction with services being provided to you by The Development Initiative, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Development Initiative’s services are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.
Information Use and Sharing
Generally, your information will be used solely to market opportunities to you and to inform you of products or services available from The Development Initiative.
We will not rent, sell or share any personal information we gather from you to third parties except as indicated below or to provide information regarding the products or services you have requested.
There are other circumstances where your information may be shared with other parties for non-marketing purposes. The following describes the ways that your information may be disclosed in the normal course of business to provide our services.
We provide information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with The Development Initiative under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help The Development Initiative communicate with you about offers from us and or our partners. However, these companies do not have an independent right to use, share or sell your personal information.
Other websites and Your Privacy
Third Party Processors
We may occasionally send information about members of our database to third-party processors (“Third Party Processors”) to organize, administer, process, append and/or analyze our data on our behalf. We may also use Third Party Processors to deliver offline materials to you. All such Third Party Processors are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Development Initiative, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Legal Requests/Questionable Activities
The Development Initiative cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as with other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, and to help protect you from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, usage history, IP address, access times and fraud complaints without a subpoena. Further, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, IP address, access times and company name to Clients under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.
We reserve the right to transfer information about you if The Development Initiative is acquired by another company (either in a stock sale or a sale of substantially all of The Development Initiative’s assets) or merged with another company.
Limitations on Privacy
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We disclaim and you agree that we will not be liable to you for any damages caused by acts or events beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, fires, floods, acts of terrorism, wars, civil disturbances, sabotage, accidents, labour disputes, governmental actions, and failures or delays of transportation that result in our disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
Policy Updates and Site Maintenance